Tuesday 27 December 2011

Christmas tatting

This year was good having Christmas Day on a Sunday, giving a clear week before the usual Sunday services begin again. Although of course next Sunday will fall on New Year's day and that means an early start.  At home though our Christmas was quiet, no family gatherings and everything pretty low key. In fact we have a small artificial Christmas tree which has in the past stood on a table and I was going to decorate it with my tatting but never actually managed to set it up, it is still in a plastic bag near the sofa.   This is the nearest I got to a decorated tree, taken from Martha Ess's new book. It is tatted in Lizbeth Christmas green, the thread is a new addition to my now ever increasing collection.

And I sat and tatted this snowflake on Christmas Day, it comes from Le Blog de Frivole and the pattern can be found here . Thank you Frivole this is the first time I attempted the snowflake and could have perhaps made it a little better but food and drink had taken over at this point!  Frivole has designed some really beautiful snowflakes, so pop along to her blog and have a look.

Yesterday we visited the Hobby Craft shop and I managed to pick up a few reduced items, including delica beads and acrylic paint, particularly as I have a few more boxes to paint and decorate. Will explain how I decorate the boxes in another post. I have also asked I'm in the garage to make post shuttles from pear wood, especially as he used his lathe to turn some lovely trinket boxes for Christmas presents from this wood, unfortunately though I forgot to take a photograph of them before they were given away.

I have also a basket full of pop-a-bobbin shuttles to test before being delivered to Jane next week.


  1. That tree is wonderful! I'm going to give it a try! And the snowflake is on my list!

  2. I love that snowflake! - have made three of them to send in cards, and I'm now working on the 4th, to hang on my own tree. We always have a "real"Christmas tree, which isn't easy to find in Queensland, and it will be here for a few days more as yet.
    I can't bear decorations hanging around until the 6th, I always take them down on New Year's Day.
    I'll have to try very hard for a shuttle this time!

  3. Terrific Christmas tree and snowflake!!! :)

  4. Such a pretty little Christmas tree. And the snowflake is lovely. Thank you for posting the link! Happy New Year!

  5. Your tree is low maintenance and so easy to "take down" after the season. ;-) I hope you enjoyed your quiet day. Those can be great blessings, too.

  6. I love your christmas tree, I have just got the new book for christmas and I am also playing with the new patterns.
    Your snowflake looks beautiful so I am off to have a look. Thanks for sharing your snowflake

  7. Wonderful, happy, little tree!

    Sally, All the best to you and your family in the coming year. Happy, Happy 2012!
    Fox : )


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