New Affiliation!!!

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We have been accepted into a new affiliation! Read on to find out more!

 

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen (who says only women can tat? Huh? Who?!) we have been accepted into the affiliation with Tatting Corner!

 
Hooray!
 

So what does that mean exactly? Well the short answer to this is that now we have a special link just for us that we can share on our blog, in our ad space, on Facebook, Twitter, and even in promotional photos on Instagram. When someone visiting OUR site clicks one of these links and purchases one of the items on Tatting Corner, we gain a commission from that purchase!

 

What does this mean for you, as a reader or customer? Simply that you will start to see more Tatting Corner ads on our webpage and will find links to the specific products used to make our items when we talk about them on our blog. This will help you find the specific materials you need to complete future projects and tat-along events we will be hosting throughout the year.

 

Now we want to stop here and specify that just because these ads are present on the site, and just because we link the materials back to Tatting Corner where we purchased them, that does not mean that you, the customer/reader/fellow tatter, should feel like you HAVE to purchase from the same vendor. There are plenty of reasons why you SHOULD purchase from Tatting Corner but if you have your own preferred supplier, please do feel free to use them! So without further ado, here is our very first Tatting Corner ad!

 
Thread and notions at Tatting Corner
 

Thank you so much for being loyal readers and customers for Threads of Life Creations. We certainly hope we can help Tatting Corner receive the business they definitely deserve. Their customer service is amazing and the owner is more than willing to speak with anyone on Facebook or through e-mails. In fact, we have been in contact for several weeks prior to her affiliate program coming available. She’s really a great woman to talk to and she does what she can for her customers.

 

In closing, please understand the affiliate links will be changing on our site and you do not need to feel in any way obligated to use them, though it gives us a small bonus if you do!

Thank you

Small Update

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Just a small update to let you know what’s been going on here at Threads of Life Creations. Read on to find out more!

 
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Things are going great here at Threads of Life Creations. We have been working hard lately to make our business a legal one and have filed for a fictitious name as well as a few other legal steps we needed to take to make ourselves an actual business and not just this poor mom’s hobby. We’ve also received our first order for the year! We will be very busy working to make 25 spool pin doilies to fill it as quickly as possible. One of the selected doilies was premade, so that cut our total down to 24 and so far I’ve finished two bringing us down to 22 left to make.

 

Our customer ordered all five of our spool pin doily designs and in so many different colors! You can expect new, updated product photos in the near future!

 

In other news, we have applied for the affiliate program with Tatting Corner! If accepted, you will start to see links and ads for Tatting corner replace some of the Craftsy ads on the site. Craftsy will still be present here, so feel free to use the links to get to the Craftsy site but we felt, due to our product line and blogging being mainly about tatting, that Tatting Corner was a much better choice for affiliation. Speaking of Craftsy, however, this weekend they have all new classes available for under $20! The promotion starts today, February 10th and ends Sunday February 12th at midnight. You can find out more by clicking this link to open a separate window.

 

In addition to all this exciting stuff happening here at Threads of Life Creations, we also have a new product line coming soon! You may have seen our posts about it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but we’re working hard to get it launched as quickly as possible! The only thing holding us up right now is the ability to take product photos. Once we get those taken care of and out of the way, we’ll have them launched and you’ll get to see what we’ve been working on this winter!

 

Well that’s it for our update for now. Here’s hoping you can all join us for another post soon!

Thank you

We’re Back!

So after a couple of long months of tearing my hair out over that dreaded HTTP Error 500 that I could NOT get past or removed, we’re finally back in business!
Here’s what you missed…

 

 

I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post! So much has changed in our lives and I felt the need to sit down and talk about it. For starters, IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!!! I’m so excited! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year. The only one I find more fun is Halloween and that’s just because I can finally let my crazy out haha.

 

 

So here’s what’s been happening in all that time. For starters, I went to check my website one day and discovered that dreaded HTTP Error 500. When I tried to get into my dashboard behind the scenes, I received the same error. So I began searching all over the internet for a way to fix it.

Finally, after weeks of pulling my hair out by the roots, I finally caved and called my host company, Bluehost. Boy I wish I would have done that first. It took the woman literally 10 minutes and I was back online. She just had to edit one small plugin. Lesson learned right?

 

 

While working on fixing my error 500, we had some changes happen in the family. We’ve increased our numbers by four! Let me explain. Hubby and I were pulling into our driveway after a day out getting groceries with the kids (an adventure in and of itself, am I right?) when we spotted an adorable gray tabby laying on the sidewalk in front of our house.

I realized almost immediately that she was one I’d seen a few blocks from our house a month or two prior when walking with the kids. At first we thought she was dead because she was laying completely flat on her side. When I got out of the car and walked up to her, however, she lifted her head and looked at me.

 

 

She let me pick her up and once I did, I discovered another surprise. She was very clearly pregnant! So, with the weather turning colder, we brought her inside. She had her kittens a few weeks later and she’s been ours ever since. And those adorable and loving kittens have wormed their way into our hearts and have decided to stay as well.

 

 

We decided to name them Twix (tabby), CornDog (gray) and Tater (black). They’re already so big!

 

 

I actually have Twix sitting on my chest while I’m writing this tonight. The kitties aren’t the only change I’ve made over the past couple months. I’ve also gotten my hair colored!

 

 

I go to a little hair salon called Double Image and see the BEST stylist. I’ve never been disappointed with the job she’s done. She’s been with me through many of my looks over the years. She helped add some red and blonde highlights to my brown hair. What do you think? Beautiful right? I couldn’t stop beaming the entire rest of the day.

Continuing with the theme of new things, I also have a new creation in my tatting! The pattern itself isn’t mine and if you wish to create some of your own, you’ll have to check it out but I was able to create these necklaces from it and have continued making them for my Christmas tree as well.

 

 

If you’re interested in making a few of these yourself, feel free to check out the tatting pattern by Diane. You can find it, and her other pattern recommendations here. I should warn you that the link will open in a separate window so you can continue to read here.

The blue one I made for my niece for her birthday while the green one went to Baby. She just would NOT stop begging me for one while I sat making her cousin’s so I had to make one for her too. It turned out, Baby wore hers to her cousin’s party and my niece fell in love with it. A few times I saw her holding Baby’s in her hand and looking more closely at it. She was very excited to unwrap her own and put it on.

Since then, Baby has torn the stone out of hers somehow. I’m just hoping my niece’s held up better. What all have you guys been up to since last I wrote? Is there any new patterns you’ve gotten to try? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you!

 

I hope to write again soon but until then, thank you so much for reading and happy tatting!

 
Thank you

Tat-along update

Dear readers,
I’m sorry to say I will not have the last round of our doily up this week. Due to some unforeseen circumstances (entire family coming down sick) we will be posting the final round next week instead. Thank you for understanding.