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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

new items and lots to show you

Before I chat about Tattered Inspirations and what we are doing I would like to tell you about a champion - Angie Ballard is the daughter of my good friend Kristin Ballard. Angie had a car accident when she was 7 years old and has competed in the Para Olympics for many years. So this time around Angie won 2 silvers and 1 bronze medal and came 5th in her only other event. Angie you are a total champion - congratulations!

Angie Ballard - Champion!
As you can see I have not updated this for some time - it does not mean we have not been busy - the August sale in the shop was huge and we made way for new stock! And we have now completed 2 markets with the Old Bus Depot and I have another this weekend. WOW!! The best thing is meeting people and chatting away with them and the stall holders. So if you are in the area please pop in and say hello. It was great meeting Chris R at the last markets and my friend Di and her family also popped in.
The markets are getting busier and I guess as it comes up for Christmas I will really notice an increase of interest - I must say I am surprised and the numbers of people who don't scrap but buy things for friends and loved ones who do! Also people are buying things and using them in other crafts, flowers to make broches nad shoe decorations.... and kids love those cameos, Buz Lightyear and Hello Kitty! One family was doing a tribute album for their dear gran who passed away recently. They have never scrapped before! What a wonderful tribute.

So the market days look like this at the moment:
  • 16th Sptember - Tharwa
  • 14th October - Old Bus Depot Kingston 
  • 18th November - Old Bus Depot Kingston 
  • 1st December - Old Bus Depot Kingston 
  • 2nd December - Old Bus Depot Kingston 
In September we have launched these cuties...... little tea sets that just are so sweet...... porcelain, hand finished and totally cute. And they are selling really well!

Tea for Two and Tiny Tea Sets 
Are available here in the shop

 You are Tea'riffic 
Card and diaorama by Helen Jolly
Tattered Inspirations Dessign Team

Our Guest designer for the month of September was Jenni McKinder and she used a great kit called 'Its a boy thing' .... now this kit is a bit special because it has a piece of embroidered tablecloth in it which my Mum did when she was 12. The cloth had seen better days- it had been used so much it was threadbare - so instead of throwing it out (eeeek) it ripped off the edges and popped the embroidery in the kit.

Jenni McKinder
September Guest Designer

Jenni has used one kit to make 3 layouts - including a bit of packaging I sent her too! Well done Jenni!

'Its a BoyThing' Mini Kit
Available in the shop 'Its a Boy Thing'

Jenni's layouts 
they are absolutely great Jenni ..........thank you!

New Flatback Buttons are now in store again .... lots of gorgeous new ones and faves as well - as always some lovely Parisian ones - just beautiful!

 Cappucino Flat back buttons - sets of 3 for $3.50
 Available here .... Flatback Buttons

The Design Team have also  had a lovely time enjoying the new bits and pieces so their challenge this month was to use 'bits' and they did!

Layout buy Belinda Comerford
Belinda has used ribbon, seambinding, buttons, lace, ephemera, hatpins, bottletop

Layout by Michelle Lark
Michelle has used hatpins, posie, cameo, lace, buttons. bottletop

 Stepping Lightly
Layout by Deb Clark
Tattered Inspriations Design Team

Deb Clark used the new 'Gentle Lady Mini Kit'

I have been busy with launching new kits into the store too - some faves like the Postman Pete and Fireman Jim which always sell well and they are back with Little Fairy and Mermaid diecut kits ... they are totally easy to use - all you need ios a photo, a bit of paper and a title.... easy as!

I will pop some samples below - but there are 10 or more and I won't pop them all here - but if we have a sample to show you I have placed it on Etsy for the 5th photo.... please feel free to lift any ideas we have!

That smile
Layout by Carol Mead
Tattered Inspirations

Growing Up (boy)
Kit is available here Growing Up 

 Music Recital
Is available here

Angels Whisper 
Is available here

Little Fairy 
Is available here

And lastly the Design Team have been enjoying workign with the awesome card kits - if you are a card maker these are great - but even if you are not - you will love these card kits they make it so easy!

The card kits can be found here - Card Kits

 Cards by Deb Clark
Tattered Inspriations Design Team

Cards by Michelle Lark
Tattered Inspirations Design Team

Wow if you got through all of that well done! I have heaps of new vintage lace that has just come in and it will be in new kits soon - plus there are more dyed laces to go into the store! So stay tuned - I just have to get time to photograph and upload them!

I promise that I won't be so remiss and will update in the next two weeks

have a wonderful creative week
Love Carol and the Team at Tattered Inspirations

1 comment:

  1. Wow that was a long blog post but full of lots of gorgeous creations and products as usual!