Monday, February 16, 2015

What will they think?

This is the question that probably runs through every designer's mind at least once. What will the client think of the finished product?

This can be quite gruelling when you are just starting out in the handmade business, making a couple of things here and there, most as presents, because then you know for sure they will not easily refuse or criticise your work. It is a time of great doubt, when your confidence is below sea level and when you find a hundred little flaws in everything you make.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love is in the air

It is still very cold here and it seems that winter doesn't want to step aside just yet.
However, rather than snowflakes, it's time for hearts (and kisses and huggies :D) for the upcoming Valentine's Day and Dragobete, which is a Romanian holiday that takes place 10 days after, on the 24th of February.

One of the old customs was that young people went in groups to the woods to look for spring flowers and then sit and talk. Around midday, the girls would run back home chased by boys that liked them. If the boy was fast enough and caught the girl he liked and she liked him back, they would kiss in front of everybody.

Such lovely traditions our country has!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Snowflakes, lots of snowflakes

What does a tatter make for the winter holidays? Lots of snowflakes, of course.

And that is also what I have been doing, in lots of sizes and colors, but just one design, this one, by Jennifer at Cariad Tatting. It is sturdy and very pretty as well.

You might have seen my set of snowflakes with beads in my Jewelry page. I called it the "Snow for Christmas" set, since we all like a little bit of snow for the holidays.

"Snow for Christmas"