Thursday, August 5, 2010


So the day was slightly less chaotic though my oldest cat, the one recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, was a little extra vomit happy...minus the happy I imagine. I've heard tale that the medication she's on can do that. Knowing that it is common does not however help me clean it up.

I did get back on track, tatting wise anyway. I got that sepia boutonniere made up. I had bought some gold plated lapel pins just for the purpose, enough though I generally dislike working in that metal. The browns came out lovely in the design, though I knew they would as they have made such lovely pieces before. I really will be sad when the discontinued light brown finally runs out. I really don't know what these thread companies have against darker browns. It's likely little demand, but I like them...not as much as black of course, but still.

I got one other sepia piece made up and then I sold a bracelet so I shifted gears to make a second of those. Oddly all my recent sales have been international. I wonder if it has anything to do with the new currency conversion on etsy allowing customers to browse in their own currency. I imagine it's easier to shop when you don't have to do any complex math in your head. Yes, I consider multiplication with decimals complex, I am that awesome.

I've also been fielding some interesting and strange questions via email and formspring lately. They range from pattern help to item requests that never seem to result in sales. What I find most odd are the requests for patterns I haven't made. No, not ones for piece people like, but random requests for simple patterns. Since when did I replace google? Seriously, I do like to help people and I don't want to come off like a witch but you type in 'free tatted earring pattern' and like magic, they appear. Okay, that was snarky, I apologize, but you get the point. Now it's back to battling the six legged menace and the unsettled stomachs of my cats...wash my hands and then tat.


Gina said...

LOL! I've kind of wondered if google was a secret kept from some people too.

BTW, I liked your necklace with all the chains too.

mica said...

The butonniere is really pretty. I'm with you on the browns too. Dark brown is my favorite color, but it's really hard to find good dark brown thread. hat's why started dyeing my own. I like my dark browns to be almost black, with just a hint of warmth from the brown. I have yet to see one like that for sale though.

. c h o k l i t . said...

LOVE this sepia stuff, absolutely lovely!