Thursday, December 30, 2010

I have been taking photos for ever and a day ..

So as you may imagine my laptop is just crammed full of photo.

Yesterday in between everything else I decided to go sort though them all... and out of that came the Country Kitchen Collection.... 

Now in my shop on sale ... little sneak peek here but you can see them in there fullness in my store 

The Country Kitchen Collection

I would love to know what you all think to them.

Also don't forget my little giveaway all are welcome to join...

♥ Rachel

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Treasury Challenge

 All Undiscovered Artists of Etsy

Come join in the fun and create a Treasury for the Wenesday Treasury Challenge 
rules can be found here at The Undiscovered Artists of Etsy

♥ Rachel

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Love to Pounce......

 Its Tuesday again...

Pounce day comes round so fast, and by Tuesday Ive discovered so many shops that its hard to choice one... belive me I have a list as long as my arm ...

Lists of undiscovered shops that I would love to feature, but its impossable to feature them all so as normal I picking one for this post and the Shop I have picked is ....

Imperfectly,with Love.

Such a wonderful little shop with the cuties Scrapbooks, Notebooks, Journals and Note cards, all created with love by the owner Darcee Nevin.
 She has a love of paper and color, buttons, boxes and books. She loves string and words, sweet sentiments and filigree.

That love shows through in her work .....

I am in love with the coffee note card above... it is going on my wish list 

So please go pay Darcee a visist at Imperfectly,with Love  

Show her some pounce love and take a look around her gorgeous little shop.


So did you pounce today, If so why not link up below and share the pounce with us all. 
Don't forget to visit other people who have pounced.....

While your here ... Don't forget my little give away  
All are welcome to join in .....

♥ Rachel

Monday, December 27, 2010

I Have a Dream.......

Tatter Beans latest Treasury .....

And don't forget Tatter Beans little give away ..... everyone is welcome to enter ......

♥ Rachel

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Little Giver Away for The New Year

All done and goes so fast, you spend weeks preparing and in one blink of the eye its over....

That's Christmas Day for you ......

I always feel a little deflated after Christmas day I think its the excitment of it all ... yes I still get excited, well I get excited cause the kids are so excited. I just cant help myself.

So because of my deflated feeling I decided to do a little give away

Follow me on Trumblr and get to chance to win any 5x7 of your choice .... how simple is that?
You have till New years Eve to click the link.
(Winner announced on 1/2/2011) 

Just leave me a comment letting me know you followed and which print you would like with some sort of contact info (email would be good I promise I wont stalk you)

Also I have a sale going on in my shop being an English Girl Boxing Day is a big thing in England and even if I don't live there any more its still fun to think I can join in with this tradition from afar.....

So visit TatterBeans Photography today and snag yourself a bargain.

Have a wonderful day everyone and don't forget to leave a comment and let me know how your Christmas day was, I would love to hear from you.

♥ Rachel

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Something New for the New year

 I'm really excited for the New Year.... I'm that excited I could just totally by pass Christmas and head straight into the New year only problem with that is I have two children who would be very upset with me if this happened.

And really I guess just cause I have all these business ideas pent up in my head its no reason for them to miss out.

I have come up with some new products, which I am going to start doing as soon as children go back to school, Myself and a fellow Etsy seller have been tossing back and forth over an idea which may just benefit some of you to... now that's exciting....
I get a lot of pleasure out of promoting and helping others ... so watch this space if your a new seller...

I also have plans to open another shop in the New year...again watch this space....
I bet you are all now wondering what I'm up to ... all will be revealed very soon...
But until then have a wonderful Holiday ...just don't eat to much

♥ Rachel

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I Love to Pounce.

So being an English girl living in the USA...

I very often get homesick ... not terribly but it does happen ....

So when I went pouncing today I found a store that caught my eye big time and made me think of home and brough a huge smile to my face....

I love to look at fellow Digital Artists I find inspiration from them and admire them greatly, Digital Art Works has now joined my list of Artist I just love, not only is he a fellow Brit he is also very talented and produces the most amazing work....

And yes I pounced on him and his work......

Go check his work out .......

Then when you have done that why not go pounce and tell me what you find
(to find pounce on Etsy go to buy and scroll down and then click the pounce button)

♥ Rachel

Monday, December 20, 2010

Much ♥ Monday: Embroidery

If there is one thing Ive always wanted to do its embroidery.... I have everything to be able to do it I just have never tried ... maybe this could be my New Year thing....

So this week I Much ♥ anybody who can embroider.... 

♥ Rachel

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happiness is !

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend ....
It is really cold here but the sun is shinning, we were forecast snow but as yet its not arrived.

So this Sunday
Happiness is ......

 Reading a good book in front of the wood stove ..... cozy

 Typewriters and Art 

Creating Snow Flakes ..... online and  making them with the kids

And Finally Christmas Crackers ... where the bang is worth it.

♥ Rachel

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Prints

I have been working on a Tea Cup  collection..a few are in my Etsy Shop.... some more to come... I have a passion for Tea Cups... they remind me of my childhood...

My Irish Grandmother seemed to always drink Tea and it always seemed to be a nice cup...

Im not sure if it was ever china .. but I just remember nice cups....

Im a big Tea drinks... but mine if drank out of a mug...

The Tea Cups Collection ... has been a joy to work on... and Im sure there will be more to come ....

Here are a few of my favorites.

 Three from The Tea Cup Collection

♥ Rachel

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Getting Motivated.

As with all new ideas they take some setting up and you really need motivation to get you going....

I set Tatter Beans up about a month ago and Ive worked my little but of ever since and believe it or not its been fun.... but what really got me moving was signing up for a E-Course.

I can sometimes lack motivation not cause I'm lazy but because I find it hard to believe my ideas are good ones... I think we can all suffer with that syndrome some of the time.... but enough of my lack of self believe more about the E-Course....

Tara Gentile is editor of Scoutie Girl,a full-time blogger & big thinker. She is also fulling involved in the handcrafting world and considers that her home along with Scoutie Girl.

She offers a free e-course and it is truly butt kicking cause its all about thinking outside the box... and at the time I really needed that. Its worked and I'm still receiving emails daily from the course.
I highly recommend this course along with the site she runs ...loads of useful information, inspiring posts and her Ebook which I'm saving up to get.

This woman has kicked my butt and Ive never meet her and she did it for free.

Go sign up and get inspired.

scoutie girl

♥ Rachel


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Love to Pounce.

Pounce I do it most days.

I pounce on Etsy should try it its fun and its away to discover new shops.

Today I found .....

Me and Monster ..... what a wonderful name and so fitting ... you will understand why when you see their work

 You really should go pay them a visit .... Me and Monster.

So that's my Tuesday Pounce.

Did you Pounce today?

♥ Rachel

Monday, December 13, 2010

Much ♥ Monday : Homemade Jam.

 (Art Work by Tatterbeans)

My Husband came home the other day with some homemade jam which one of his customers had left at the store where he works.....

Totally thoughtful as homemade jam doesn't have any food dye additive's added to it.... food dyes have a negative impact on my two children especially red 40.

So this week my Much ♥ is Blackberry Homemade Jam

 This is a Much ♥ Monday post
what are you loving this Monday.... come join us at  Much ♥ and tell us all about it.

♥ Rachel

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010


Today I recieved a suprise email from Etsy ...
one of my prints had been fetured on a Treasury .... 

 Its not front page but if we get as many clicks, views and comments as possible we have a chance of front page .... please go view you would make my day

There is Still Time...All Undiscovered in 10 Categories Whew!



♥ Rachel

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Story Behind The Picture.

I thought I would share with you a story... So if you are sitting comfortable I shall begin.

Summer just gone we noticed a nest had been built in a tree at the side of our house, it was a brand new nest, we had not noticed it before.

 A day went by and I remember looking up in the nest and seeing a bird just sitting in it.

 She looked so peaceful and content as she just stared out to space unaware of the fact that she was in the centre of a photo shoot.

A few more days past by and I remember hearing a very faint chirping sound coming from the tree area as I walked to the car, I looked half expecting to see the super model bird again but there was nothing.

On arriving back from an errand I stepped out of the car and heard the same quiet chirping again...this time as I looked.... there was something peeking its head over the top of the nest. As I looked a bit closers I saw who was making this sound.

There was two tiny baby's just waiting for their mommy to come and feed them
( you can just make out the second birds beak to the left of the photo)

When I look back at these photos I do have to say I find them a little overwhelming,watching new life form and being able to document it, I feel is an honor and a privilege.

Has nature ever allowed you that privilege ?

♥ Rachel

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Love to Pounce.

Pounce I do it most days.

I pounce on Etsy should try it its fun and its away to discover new shops.

Today I found Curious 123 and when I read about her I just knew I had to come and write about her... so not only is her work awesome she is a fellow Brit ....

Pay her a visit at her Etsy shop  Curious 123

and her lovely website which has this wonderful section in it titled sketchbook is so worth a look I promise you wont be disappoint Ruth Brickland

So thats my Tuesday Pounce.
Did you Pounce today?

♥ Rachel

Monday, December 6, 2010

Much ♥ Monday

 I love receiving mail, living away from home its like that connection with the motherland.

It brings a smile to my face and  makes my day.

Today I received my first Christmas card ..... so I decided to put the envelope to good use, before I recycled it.
Call it a double recycle!

What are you loving this week.

Pop on over to Much Love and link up 

♥ Rachel

Ps while your here why not take part in Tatter Beans first  Giveaway.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Welcome To Tatter Beans


This has been a long time coming and I'm happy I can now reveal to you all what it is I have been up to for the last few months.

It took a lot of persuading for me to step out and launch this little venture, and I want to thank all of you that encouraged and pushed me to get on with it instead of faffing about over it all....

Tatter Beans was born out of a love of taking photos and my new found love for Photoshop, and the ability to teach myself something new and exciting, and let me tell you I do get excited over such thing.

I have always loved textures and color, so this venture is right down my alley so to speak.
I hope as you look a round my store on Etsy you come back and tell me what you think.... honesty is always a good thing so this I do expect from you all.

The good the bad and the ugly is always welcome, your comments is what will help me grow and become better.

So to launch Tatter Beans Photography I decided to have a little giveaway.

The give away is a 8x10 print (you choice)

How is this going to work I hear you ask....

Here are the rules.....

Follow me on Tatter Bean Photography and that will get you entry.(just leave comment saying you did the follow)

Like my Facebook page and you get another entry (leave a comment telling me you clicked like)

To earn your self two extra entries you could if you are feeling the love either post about my work on your Facebook page or give me a link up on your Blog. (again just leave me two more comments letting me know what you did and where..if you have both you could get four entries)

( so just to make it a bit clearer leave separate comments for all that you do please)

When leaving me your first comment let me know which print and what size and how if you win you would like me to contact you... you can leave your email in a comment or email with your email address.

If you win I will contact you and ask for your mailing address so I can stalk you send you your winning print.

But hold on it doesn't just stop there.... I'm not giving away just one print I'm giving away three....

First Prize is any print any size.

Second Prize is any print from my cupcake range (size you will receive is a 5x7 you can also tell me which cupcake print you would like if you win second place in comment)

Third Prize you will receive the butterfly print in a 5x7

(and please don't worry it doesn't matter where you are in the world the postman visits all countries)

This giver away will run for 10 days (ending on December 15th) and I will then use a random number generator to pick the winners...

So there it is... now you know and can get picking, commenting and liking.

Then to top it all of if you buy from Tatter Beans between now and the end of January 2011 you will receive 20% off you order (not including S&H) just enter this code when checking out.

Shop Checkout Code 51020

Any problems when checking out please email me.

Have fun and let the games begin

♥  Rachel