Monday, August 15, 2011

What Day Is It?

You know, most people inform others that it is their birthday for the sole purpose of receiving special attention or treatment. I thought about how it's really the same as saying 'hello, how are you?' to someone so that they will return the greeting so you can vent about your day or fishing for compliments by insulting yourself. I thought about how it's kind of manipulative and a very large percentage of that 'special' treatment is less than sincere, but then...you know, I don't care. Hey world, it's my birthday...so happy birthday to me!

I was thrown a lovely party by my husband on Saturday. He was trying to make up for a run of bad birthdays I've had that's lasted a few years now. He did. I received a few very lovely gifts from friends and spent the evening in great company that even the children enjoyed. So, here on my actual birthday I actually feel pretty good even though today is the first official day of school so I couldn't really plan anything good for today. Oh, just in case you're interested I did plan one thing, a coupon code, one day sale for the etsy shop. Use the code 'HappyBirthday25' to receive 25% off. No, I did not turn 25, you can add a decade to that number, but if I kept giving out discounts based on my age, things would get ugly pretty fast.

I have two custom orders in queue right now but before they came in I had started on an unexpected project. Well, not really unexpected, more unplanned. It started with this motif that made up what the antique pattern book called, a beading. I don't know what that is, but I liked the shape so I made one up. I initially thought I was going to continue the pattern as written, but instead I modified the stitch counts and started a new circlet design using this and a small flower tatted around a steel ring. I think that it's done at this point save for the hardware. It makes a lovely necklace as well, so I'm going to try and make it convertible with some chains, Obviously I failed to take any more pictures as that's the same time when I got a mask order in followed by one for a custom length choker. I've still got both of those to finish today before I can spend anymore time on this piece.

I also took a trip to Michael's yesterday and picked up some frames for some art prints I've been hoarding and some crystals and shirts for the kids to play with. That turned into our Sunday afternoon project. They designed shirts that I hot fixed together for them and yawned a lot. Yes, I stayed up too late on Saturday and no, I still haven't fully recovered, but it was worth it. So to recap, birthday, coupon code, custom orders and schooling...away I go.

12 comments:

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely day despite the schooling!
Jane

EKS said...

Happy Birthday! I too have had a string of really bad birthdays! Even tho I do not really want anymore birthdays (no, it couldn't be the age thing-ha-ha) I am hoping this year is better! If not my husband is thinking of putting me in a glass box--hmmm, not sure that sounds right lol! Have a nice day and SMILE!!!

Gina said...

Birthdays are a celebration of life so go for the gusto of it! I'm glad you had a good birthday. There are times when you just want to ignore them but most birthdays are worth shouting out.

Suztats said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you!

Anika said...

Happy birthday! (:

louine said...

Happy Birthday, I saw it on Intatters too.......Oh, to be 35 again......

H J Hess said...

Happy birthday to you. May all your birthdays be joyous.
Your birthday is one day before my husband's birthday.
Glad you had fun.

Nedret said...

It's like a Chinese Knot Button . Why don't you them?:))

Nedret said...

Hi,Could you please put the black thread that you use for tatting and the matching needle on your Etsy Shop for me to purchase if possible?
I cannot find them anywhere and I really like your professional work.I am just a beginner in tatting and I won't be selling my tattings on Etsy.
I will be happy if you could help me with these materials. Thank you and best regards.

TotusMel said...

@nedret I have no plans to sell any supplies in my etsy shop at this time. However, You can find needles online through hhtatting.com amazon.com and roseground.com in the UK as well as a few more sites. The black thread I use generally is DMC Cebelia and it can be found at those same site as well as many yarn and craft supply shops.

Nedret said...

Thank you so much:)

Nedret said...

Could you tell me needle and thread size that you use please.?