Winter is coming to a close…hopefully

As winter comes to a close, I start to think about spring blooms and blossoms. I look for the Daffodil shoots, Forsythia buds and tiny crocuses that are always the first to bloom. But I still am making snow for customers all year long. I just enjoy it more when it is 70 and sunny out. Ha ha. Here are some of the satin ornaments that are for sale and ready to ship in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter:

~Snowball No.6~

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~Snowball No.28~

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~Snowball No.10~

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Have a lovely day wherever you are!

Live, Love, Tat!

Jennifer

Visiting Hocking Hills Ohio

Many of you who have followed my blog from the beginning know that my husband and I take a vacation in March of each year. Our wedding anniversary is the 12th and our birthdays are the 13th and 23rd so we like to get away and celebrate everything all at once. This year I decided to step it up a notch. We normally get a cabin here in Pennsylvania that has a few amenities but no real luxuries other than a roof and walls and running hot water. I started poking around the internet and came up with a new location for our getaway, Hocking Hills, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh Snow!

I have been working through this fall to list my own snowflake patterns in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter. All together I believe I have 17 patterns. One by one I have been tatting, stiffening and taking photos of these new flakes and listing them.  I have made them plain.  (Beaded snowflakes are one-of-a-kind and called “Ice Crystals”.) And they have options of being tatted in two sizes in several different colors. These new flakes are replacing the tatted flakes of another designer that I have been making. I feel it is more appropriate for me to have everything in my shop be my own original styles and patterns at this point. I began tatting other people’s patterns years ago and that is how I became proficient in the art. But now I have been designing ace for half a decade and I am proud that my little business has flourished on that basis. Here is the latest snowflake that can be found in my shop and the link to the listing as well.

~Burst Flake~

All of my new snowflakes come in 1 or 2 sizes and can be made in 10 colors. The quantity listed is up to 3 but I can make more upon request. I am keeping the quantity low so that crazy people that want to deck out their entire tree can’t order 100 of them and I end up tatting snow for 3 months. 🙂

You can find Burst Flake and many other Snowflakes, Ice Crystals and satin Snowballs here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnappyTatter?section_id=10834973

Live, Love, Tat!

Jennifer

Holiday updates, Weekend sale, Free Shipping and mailing upgrade!

Hi there WordPress peeps! Below is the holiday edition of the Snappy Tatter e-Newsletter including the latest sales and coupon codes. Please forgive any format bloops…I copied and pasted from the actual email and sometimes the formatting does not translate.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Greetings from Snappy Tatter! Before the holiday turkey is mutilated and all you crazy peeps get in line to shop at 3 am, I thought I would send out a quick snappy Tatter-land update.From today until Monday, December 2nd, my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter, will have FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on all purchases. Just use coupon code SNAPPYTHANKSGIVING* during checkout. You can use the coupon as many times as you like.

And for everyone that just can’t resist the urge for that last minute online shopping and are worried about time, here’s what I can do for you:
~I can ship domestic packages through Priority Mail up to 12/21 and your package should be received by 12/25.
~For International orders I can ship Priority Mail up to 12/14**.
~If you think a package won’t make it to you in time, I can ship direct to the recipient for you. Make sure you notify me by leaving a message during checkout or send me a convo or email. Otherwise I always ship to the Etsy address provided.
~Finally, I have some seriously beautiful black and white floral Snappy Tatter wrapping paper and red ribbon. I am more than happy to gift wrap! I can use small stickers that are removable so you can take a peek before you give it as a gift, as well!

From 12/1 to 12/20 there will be a FREE PRIORITY MAIL UPGRADE*** on your holiday order. Just write “Free Priority, Please” in message to seller and I will upgrade your shipping at no cost. Note: This promotion does not speed up my actual tatting! 😉

One last and important note: Thank you everyone who came to visit at the Adams Ridge Holiday Show. I had a great time and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves. Unfortunately, because of a change in my priorities, I will not be attending the Keystone Summit this year. If you would like to see my work in person…you will just have to travel to Snappy Tatter-land! Thanks so much for all of the encouragement and support you all give me throughout the year. I would just not be as Snappy without all of you!

Everyone have safe and wonderful holidays with all of your families and friends. The next newsletter will be out in the New Year. Until then…

Live, Love, Tat!

Jennifer Kohr
🙂

Want to purchase outside of Etsy? Send me an email with what you would like to purchase. I accept PayPal, money orders and checks for email sales. My Etsy shop can take all credit cards directly.Are you interested in custom or bridal work? I will be happy to collaborate. *Free shipping is for Domestic shipping only. Please contact me if you would like reduced International shipping for this promotion. SNAPPYTHANKSGIVING can be used as many times as you like. Only one coupon code can be used at a time. Enter Coupon Code in Coupon Code box during Checkout. **As with all International mailings, I cannot guarantee when you will receive your package in a specified time because it depends on the workings of other country’s postal services. ***Free Priority Mail upgrade does not speed up the production of any made to order items. Made to order purchases are created in the order that they are received. This promotion only changes the type of shipping that is chosen from standard First Class to Priority Mail 2-3 day. This promotion is only applied if it is mentioned during the purchasing process. Please contact me with any questions. If you do not use the code or mention it in “message to seller” free shipping or Priority Mail Upgrade will not be applied.

Snappy Tatter style…new Couture and snowflakes

Hi all! To say I am busy right now would be a ridiculous understatement. I am in that clerical/business management phase that I have to go through in preparation for a holiday show. Everything that has been packed away has to be brought out and evaluated: signage, table decor, displays, boxes, bags, labels, pamphlets… Today I will be mostly working on inventory and display as well as finishing about a dozen pairs of earrings. I also have made snowflakes and a garden watch and all of these items need photographed. In the meantime I wanted to share with you some of my most recent works but I don’t have much time to chat about them. I will make sure I come back and tell you more about the process and elements that went into making them after the dust settles. Enjoy!

~Petite Full Bloom Rose Gala~

(sold)

~Vixen Collar~

~Pink Dianthus Gala~

~New, original, Snowflakes and Medallion~

That’s it for now. Time to get into that studio and start sorting it all out. I will be working late tonight and tomorrow for that matter but it is all worth it when I feel prepared and can be at my best. I can’t wait to meet new peeps and explain my work. If you are in the area, come visit! Information is in the post below. I will (hopefully) be posting more pics later of work you will see at the show.

Live, Love, Tat!

Jennifer

Adams Ridge Holiday Show

This is where I will be this coming weekend peeps! All work that is available in my shop that is not Made to Order will be there with me. So you can actually see it in 3-D reality and touch it too. And if you really like it you can take it home with you for the fee on the tag plus a little tax so the misers of the State can get their share. 😀 All Made to order listings will remain in my shop and be available to purchase through the event. Ready made items will not be available online from Friday to some time on Sunday after I recuperate from all the excitement.

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And I have great news: I will be able to take credit cards on the spot thanks to Intuit’s GoPayment app! Yahoo! I hope to see my local peeps there. And if you are the adventurous type and would like to come for the event, I can recommend a nice hotel for you to stay in. Happy Holiday shopping you crazy people!

Live, Love, Tat!

Jennifer

Latest Snappy Tatter discounts for you!

Hi peeps! The latest Snappy Tatter e-newsletter is out with lots of new info and holiday discounts. If you would like to receive this e-Newsletter via email when it comes out so you can take advantage asap, just send a message to jjskohr@embarqmail.com. My newsletter comes out every 2-3 months and showcases new work, talks about future plans and contains exclusive discounts that are hard to find!

Here’s the holiday newsletter!

Greetings everyone! Well, camping season is officially over here in Snappy Tatter-land. Booooo. We eeked out one more trip this past weekend and it was almost too chilly at 50 degrees during the day and 40’s at night. Almost. And yes, we were in a tent! And no, there was no heater! As the year winds down, business winds up in Snappy Tatter-land with the holiday season fast approaching. Enclosed in this e-Newsletter are future ST plans and recent works as well as the much coveted exclusive discounts for my followers. Read the rest of this entry »

Fingerless mitts for everyone!

Happy New Year everyone! Every Christmas I try to make something handmade for the girls in my family. I have my mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law and five young nieces. Last year, when I was sick in September, I got on a crocheting kick and made myself a huge poncho, which I still have not taken a photo of and matching fingerless gloves. I have been getting so many compliments and they are so comfortable to wear, I decided all the women in my family should have a pair. That is 8 pairs! A lot of crocheting and about a pound of yarn!

I made the patterns of the bodies of the gloves in sets of two and all of the edgings different. I do love to crochet on occasion. It whizzes by so fast compared to shuttle-tatting. My husband thinks its hilarious that he will leave the room to check dinner and come back and I have a glove done!

The gold pair are actually more creamy colored and were for my mother-in-law. They were particularly special with a more complicated pattern and a wonderfully soft yarn. Here are all the details of the edgings:

I just used a pound of Caron’s worsted weight acrylic in black for the bodies. One pair are brown to match my niece’s winter coat. The edges on 4 of the pairs is Lily’s sugar’n cream cotton. I used Lion’s acrylic for the rest and the gold pair are Caron’s Simply Soft, which is a delight to work with.

All the girls seemed to love them! The fit was right and I think they loved the styles. It is so fun to see them all running around, opening gifts with fingerless mitts on!

I thought you all might want to see what a Snappy Tatter does when she is not tatting! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I will be back soon!

😀

Jennifer

p.s. The patterns are all mine. I am considering writing them down and selling the pdf. Anyone interested?

Gone but not forgotten…Snappy Tatter buying trends

The art shows and holiday bazaars are over folks. It was hectic and exhausting but well worth the time and effort. I met many new people and was able to show them a different type of artistry, fiber art and tatted lace. Many people I met had never seen this type of work and were curious as to what a fiber artist does. I was able to give small demonstrations and talk about the tools and cords I use and how I came to be a fiber artist years ago.  It is simply the medium I use now instead of pen and paper although I still draw to draft new ideas.

Anyhoo-this post is about some of my favorite work that is now in the hands of some Snappy Tatter fan somewhere beginning with one of my favorite Snappy Couture pieces that was actually purchased by my sister-in-law, Jen.

Summer Gala

Summer Gala

I can’t believe how lovely this looks on her. It certainly did not look this nice on me. I am so glad that someone has it that it seems such a perfect fit for.

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Isn’t she pretty! Thank you Jen. Here is your 15 minutes of fame.

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Just perfect for her!

Another Snappy Couture design that is gone is the Maple Gala:

And here are other items that are treasured one-of-a-kind work that will not return to my shop:

The Duchess

The Duchess

Splendor with Hematite pendant

Splendor with Hematite pendant

Gold Vivien Stickpin

Gold Vivien Stickpin

Snowball No.22

Snowball No.22

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Snowball No.1

Snowball No.1

Snowball No.16

Snowball No.16

Vivien's Playground

Vivien’s Playground

Darla Butterfly Box

Darla Butterfly Box

And now some work that may be reproduced in a similar way sometime:

Flourish with red jade beads

Flourish with red jade beads

Grace earrings with Swarovski pearls

Grace earrings with Swarovski pearls

Strand earrings

Strand earrings

Strand with Howlite

Strand with Howlite

Dainty Flakes with CZ's

Dainty Flakes with CZ’s

MOD II pendant with Czech glass

MOD II pendant with Czech glass

Many items have sold but these are a few of my favorite things. As the year winds down I am still busy tatting the days away fulfilling orders for Christmas. And I am thinking ahead for how I would like to spend my time at the beginning of the new year when everything settles down and I have more time to do whatever I want. I have some new plans that I will share later.

Etsy has begun to provide some new options for shop owner’s that I will have the time to take advantage of in the new year. For example, I can now have multiple quantities available in one listing. I also can provide various options for my simpler work such as color and size options. You can now pick the color and size from drop down menus as you purchase. Etsy is getting better and better at providing a venue that is competitive with other online shopping options but still is primarily a handmade marketplace. The options of accepting credit cards directly, having gift cards available and better search variances are creating a more professional environment for buyers and sellers alike.

In the new year I will be reviewing all 200+ listings as I usually do. I will be checking for discrepancies and updating photography and listing information. I will also be taking advantage of the variations options for my Made to Order work. I am doing that now in a few of my listings where you can choose cord or bead color and length. Going through each listing one by one is a time consuming process that I save for the (generally) quietest months of the year, February and March. This is very important to me. I am a nut for consistency and professionalism in my listings. So I look for poor photos, inaccurate spelling or grammar and update links that may go nowhere and correct as much as possible.

In the meantime, I still have Free Priority Mail upgrade for all domestic orders $20 or over until 12/20. And a $5 gift certificate to my shop is included in all December sales. I have to evaluate all Made to Order purchases on a case by case basis because of my current workload. Ready to ship items will ship in time for Christmas at this point.

Enjoy your day everyone!

Jennifer

December promotion and holiday shipping information

I have been working hard since this morning gathering the many things I will need to have a comfortable, successful show next Monday and Wednesday. Much of what I need is still packed from earlier this month making this a little easier on me. I needed to pop in and give everyone a heads up on Holiday plans in Snappy Tatter-land. read more…

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