The Other Thing I Do

July 24th, 2017

Tatted lace necklaceI haven’t mentioned this in a while, but in addition to wedding and event planning (and a few other things), I also make hand-made lace.  The kind I make (there are many, many kinds!) is called tatting.  I’ve been doing it for years, and it’s a fun thing to do with my hands.

Tatting is a kind of lace that is made from hundreds and hundreds of tiny knots pulled into loops and chains.  It takes hours to make a small doily or edging.  But it cannot be replicated by machines.  It requires the human hand to bring it into being.

I have a few pieces that I use as examples, but what I really like is creating custom pieces.  If you see something here that sparks an idea for something you would like to have–for a wedding or for anything–let me know.  I’d be happy to make something that would be a family heirloom.

Prices for custom pieces depend on the size and complexity of the work.  Feel free to get in touch if you have questions.

Vendors I Know: Veronica Sheaffer

March 26th, 2012
Veronical's latest custom creation.  I stole this image straight from her blog.

Veronica's latest custom creation. I stole this image straight from her blog.

I met Veronica when she hired me to coordinate her wedding a couple of years ago.  She was the one with the insanely hand-made wedding.  It was beautiful.  She made her own dress.  She made her mother’s dress.  She made her bridesmaids’ dresses.  So, it was no surprise to me when she went into business making bridal gowns.

I think Veronica’s work is gorgeous.  She has seasonal collections of dresses and she also does custom work.  (Another client of mine is having Veronica make her gown even as we speak.)  She also makes and sells accessories.  And she does it all with a sassy and fun attitude.

If you can’t find the dress you are looking for in the bridal boutiques, consider looking Veronica up.  She may be able to fix you up with a dream dress.