Friday, July 3, 2015

Sale and Lace

I started yesterday by finishing the crochet cord for the next lace piece I wanted to try. I thought that the first motif I did would look great as a slave bracelet if I could add a bit more to it. Of course then there were errands to run and walks to take with the kids, so it was put aside. When we got back I decided to go ahead and bite the bullet and run a coupon code sale in my shop. These things have never worked all the well for me in the past, but I figured it couldn't hurt. I've got the sale running through the 9th of July. It's 25% off everything in the shop with the code 'SUMMER25'. I woke up to far more sales than I expected. I know my expectations were very low, but now I'm hoping that I can actually make a dent in those car bills. So please do share the code about if you think anyone could use it for patterns or my tatted lace.

Speaking of lace, once I'd gotten the sale up and running and posted about, I got back to the new piece. I made some different choices with regards to the fill in stitching. I was also much more precise with all the stitching this time. It also helped that I'm using a nice vintage looking color. It's actually a discontinued cebelia thread. Anyway, I added a finger loop and again I went with the crochet cord and macrame slide closure. I am really loving using that, of course part of the reason is the simple lack of cost associated with it. It's just thread and you know that I have plenty of that. I even tried this on my foot and so help me, it looks really neat as a barefoot sandal too. To that end I've started another cord to do a second one. I need to see if I can make a matching piece with a used pattern. It should work, but this is all new territory for me.

The husband is off work today, so I might not get much done. I do have plenty of work though. I've got all those wonderful orders to attend to, the pieces that sold will need to be remade, and I have this RPL to work on. I'll also keep pushing the sale in my shop and crossing my fingers that the momentum holds.


Madtatter80 said...

Beautiful work!

Claire said...

I shared your sale code on our Facebook tatting group in French. Maybe that will bring you some sales.