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.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Finally up and running again

It has been a tough few weeks as we have had our house up for sale - like many crafty people I am not in the least bit tidy. My desk is a bit of a creative nightmare and my shop takes up about a quarter of the craft room

SO what happens when you prepare your place for the market and you have to live in what my husband calls a 'pristine house not a home.' Firstly all your creative stuff you have relied on for so long gets put into storage, your shops and other precious things is relegated to the wardrobe (not user friendly by any means) and you have to live in your home like noone lives there at all.... stressful

I guess also having the Autumn Escape coming up quickly has also been exciting but added its own stress...... So there we are - no wonder the shop has been chugging slowly for a while.

What I will say though - is that I have learnt how important it is to have regular updates on the blog and facebook if I need to keep things moving in the shop. Certainly people are happy to know what is happening but on the other hand it is hard to sell items in the shop if people aren't reminded that it is there......  so that is a learnign experience for sure

So without further ado - I have been busy and here is what I have been up to - they are in my shop and already selling well!

Vintage Tiles 
These are a very good seller because simply there are nothing like these on the market - the big craft companies are startign to create some but mine are very different to what is available out there - plus they are cheaper and come with an embellishment. Simply each card is unique and you won't see it anywhere else.

All Vintage Tiles in the Tattered Inspirations Etsy Store can be found with this link  Vintage Tiles

Vintage Sprigs
These are now back in the shop but sell very well and over 1/2 have already been sold within 12 hours..... wow. They are smaller than others being only 12 - 15 cm but I think that makes them far more usable. There are two types in the shop at the moment - bouquet and sweet sprig types. They are all hand pieced, wired and then bound by florist tape - and they are totally gorgeous

All Vintage Sprigs in the Tattered Inspirations Etsy Store can be found with this link  Vintage Sprigs

I am hoping that these will keep you busy for a while

Please pop into my shop and have a look - there is a lot to see

Love Carol


  1. Hi Carol, gorgeous products. Do you have direct deposit ?


  2. I certainly do Mary
    When you make your order at the end instead of pressing the Paypal button press 'other'
    This will then send you the invoice via email and the details of the direct debit is on that invoice
    Once it hits my bank account I will post your order
    I hope that helps
    Lots of people pay by this method... so it is not a problem at all

  3. Thanks Carol I just came on here to say not to worry all sorted. I thought you did as I have purchased that way from you before. I was just confused as it was asking my to sign up, but I hadn't actually logged into Etsy .... Der
    One of those days lol


  4. I have those too!! More often than not lately
    Have a great weekend