A Little about Tattered Inspirations

Tattered Inspirations is a little business which aims to provide products with a vintage heart to use in your crafts - be it scrapbooking, card making or other crafty pursuits.

The Tattered Inspirations shop is here
Tattered Inspirations

Markets - we will keep you informed as we have no idea when we will be able ot go to the Old Bus Depot due to their rennovations. once I know I will pop it here :)

The business is only tiny and is not in any way out to make lots of money but rather to offer products to compliment the usual supplies available by big companies.

The Design Team Rachel Walsh, Belinda Comerford, Kathy Marchant, Daniella Tassone and Suzie Lowe creatively use the products to show people what can be done - and I treasure their input and design work immensly.

Thank you for dropping by, we aim to encourage and inspire you to do something different out of your comfort zone, in new and exciting ways.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fabulous Day at the Old Bus Depot Markets

What a fabulous day we had today at the Old Bus Depot Markets ..... lots of lovely people and customers..... and the Christmas stock is going well....

What Christmas stock you may ask??

Sweets and chocolates
Reindeer Food
Christmas Tags

So pop into the Old Bus Depot Markets on these dates for a real treat and come and say hello to us

24th November

7 & 8th December

21st & 22nd December

Lots of love

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fabulous Day at Fernwood Tuggeranong

What an absolutely fabulous day today at the Market Day event at Fernwood Tuggeranong.

Lot of gorgeous people, talking to other stall holders and chatting about markets and products and of course life!!

Lots of sales and lots of comments.

Thanks to Lana and Donna and all at Fernwood for putting on this fab event

See you next year again for another one!!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Spring Fling is almost here

I cannot believe how quickly these retreats come around. One minute I am talking about 12 months away and the next they are in a couple of weeks!

The Spring Fling is now in two weeks time and I think everything is finally ready!!

The shop is overflowing with goodies including new stock too of flowers, dimensional tiles, laser cuts and all sorts of gorgeousness

The class kits and workshop kits are being put together by my wonderful Canberra crew who work like Santas elves for love not money.... :)

And the ladies are all pumped and ready for an awesome retreat!

We have gifts, sponsors and prizes ..... and thankfully 23 shops that have given us discounts from all around Gold Creek for hte ladies shopping pleasure!

Everything is going to plan!

So today I will be getting all the of the retreat stuff inside and make lists to assist my Canberra Crew in packing the goodies, I will cook ready to feed them tomorrow and somewhere I will find the time to wash my top to wear to the 80s night tonight where I will dress up in a rahrah skirt and pink leg warmers!

Busy - yes
Frantic - sometimes
Enjoying life - hell yeah!!

Lots of love

PS we have lots of markets planned for the rest of the year - dates are in the top section - so if you are local please visit us. The online shop will be closed this week for a few weeks until I restock

Monday, August 19, 2013

Parisian Romance is now open for deposits

Anyone want to go to Paris.....?

I have 10 spots for the Parisian Romance Retreat at Gold Creek Resort Canberra next year from the 11th to 13th of April. 

Classes, workshops and beauty in the gorgeous ballroom, exquisite catering (all gluten and nut free) plus we are in the middle of a boutique tourist village with shopping to die for. 

It is really important you book and pay deposits now .... please message me for further information and a retreat pack with all the details ..... Ooooo lala

Deposits can be made here

I cannot wait to bring this to you



Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Little Tea sets and New Lace

Wow - I cannot believe how quickly this year is going - I turn around and it has been 2 months since I updated here .... I know .... but it seems to be all I am saying at the moment .... where is hte year going?  crazy!

So the Spring Fling is going well - the retreat is in 6 short weeks - 6 weeks!!! But I am pretty much organised and so is hte DT so we will be fine... great in fact!  Awesome event - awesome bunch of ladies and a wonderful venue!

And now it is time to show you some goodies int eh shop - I have been busy and after ht eSpring Fling I have a heap more to put up here too....  my stock levels are ridiculouly high at the moment

The cutest tea sets in the world are here... 17 pieces and oh so cute!!

You can find them here in my Etsy Shop Tea Sets

Tea Set 17 piece porcelain hand finished
The little cup, saucer and plate

I have been dyeing lots of lace lately and here is a couple of gorgeous examples

The vintage hand dyed lace can be found here in my Etsy shop Hand Dyed Lace

The full lace set - 1 metre of lace and some sweet flowers

Closeup of hand crochet lace

And Cameos - ever popular and I try to source lots of lovely different ones of the highest possible quality

There are here in my Etsy shop Cameos 
Lovely Samantha - I love the elegance of this cameo

How cute is this cat - I have it in 4 colours

I don't get the skull thing but I know a lot of people do so here is Lolita

 I hope you enjoy these and there is a lot more to come too

Fabulous new stuff, lovely favourites and a few surprises

Have fun creating

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Tattered Inspirations is now on sale

We have only 2 days to go

So pop into the shop for amazing value

The coupon code is maysale15 and if you enter this (where the payment options are) you will receive 15% off all stock

Here is the link to the shop :)

Tattered Inspirations

Love Carol and the team at Tattered Inspirations

Friday, May 17, 2013

New kits and the Tattered Inspirations Shop will have a sale 20th to 24th May!!

Have you every felt totally inundated - of course you have - you are a woman, you work hard, you excercise or do hobbies or both, probably a mother or grandmother and you are trying to fit everythign and everyone into your busy life. Yep that was me this month. I felt overwhemed and totally out of control.

So thankfully my wonderful Design Team are always here to back me when things go a bit hard here - and we brought out the newsletter late because I didn't really have time to do anything else.

But again what a newsletter it was! 10 pages (rather than the usual 14 - something had to give) full of gorgeous inspiration and delight. I love how my team creates in different and unusual ways with the products and kits I make. And I am so happy that it brings so much happiness to others too.

Here are the new kits for this month - all six of them

Mini Scrapbook Kits
Has creating a page ever been easier ??? Just pick your photo, some lovely pattered paper or cardstock nad some adhesive and away you go to creat a gorgeous unique layout. Use your imagination or refer to our newsletters for inspiration..... and have some fun with it! You will find they are so easy to use and really rewarding because everything goes together . No more worrying or rifling through your craft stuff - and may I say - perfect for retreats!
A gorgeous subdued coloured kit with awesome ephemera

A terrific kit for a man or medieval layout great colours

 This kit brings the bst in Art Nouveau and mixes it with
 gorgeous handmade lace and embellishments

Card Kits
These card kits are great value they make 3 cards and include the cards and evelopes plus lots of gorgeous embelishments and ephemera.... all you need to add is some patterened paper, adhesive and your imagination!

 A card kit with a real feminine touch - and a 1950's lady too

 For the men in your life lots of great embellishments

Isn't this the cutest - it is my favourite kit for this round 

Vintage tiles now on sale!!
Our winderful vintage tiles are now on sale as they are being replaced by dimensional wooden tiles - out in October! These are lovely embellishements and are now at cost price. There are heaps to choose from but once they are gone they are gone - so be quick they won't last long at this price!! 

Vintage Lace
 Hand dyed vintage lace is always a big seller so I have added more to the vintage lace stock.... this is the last lace of this type adn new lace will be added in October. So pop in and have a look - lots of gorgeous patterns and textures with over 1 metre total of the lace and 5 different types. Please note that the dyes I use are waterbased and cannot be laundered which makes them unsuitable for wahing or clothing - however they are awesome for creative people and items like bags perhaps that will not be washed!! At $5.50 I don't think you will find more beautiful lace at such a good price!

Vintage Blossoms
I hand craft these gorgeous blossoms using vintage laces, findings, buttoms and add them to materials which are of the bhighest quality to create these beauties. There are other colourways in the shop too - and have proven to be popular. When I get time there are more to come... but they look fabulous grouped together on a special page and really have the wow factor!
Look out from trims and bows in October which will add to the range!

The shop will be on sale from the 20th to the 24th May
The coupon code is maysale15
15% off everything in the store including the on sale items
So pop in and buy a bargain

Lots of love