Friday 27 September 2019

Tiny Star

Really love this little star pattern which can be found on Jane’s pattern page 

I am hoping to use them on small Christmas cards as a decoration. Over the years have accumulated so many plain cards and envelopes and have been meaning to use them, but never quite managed to find something that will work.  Perhaps these stars will, must try them out soon.

Each one has been tatted with two threads wound together, the star on the far right sparkles but unfortunately this does not show up in the picture.

Thursday 19 September 2019

A cross

I can't believe how much attention this cross has received since I started wearing it.  Although it was ages ago since it came off my shuttles and was sadly put away forgotten and unloved! Then about 6 weeks ago I bought a dress and suddenly discovered the cross and found that it was the exact colour of the a dress, which was amazing!  The pattern was one that I designed myself, originally for earrings in fact at one point I may have even had earrings to match!  

This morning I went to a coffee morning and was showing a group of people my latest tatting and have now got an order.  It is for a snowflake which I am going to turn into a pendant, will post another time. 

Saturday 14 September 2019

Lavender Bags

Managed to get three lavender bags made today. The bags themselves are a dark purple colour but look quite grey in the photograph.  They smell gorgeous and I plan to make more. 

The other week I completed these pin cushions, the left hand one is for myself as my old one has faded and looks a complete mess.  They are such fun to make.

What I love doing is choosing the buttons for the centre of the pin cushions, getting the right shape, colour and size. 

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Necklace finished

I am so pleased I managed to complete this necklace and have already worn it and received some lovely compliments. 

One of the main reasons why I came to a halt and the necklace lay abandoned for years was that originally there was going to be a tatted chain from the end two motifs, so I left a large picot without a bead ready to accommodate the chain.  However, it then looked as though the necklace would not lie well unless there was a chain on the top of all the motifs. It was at that stage, in the middle of tatting it, that I gave up, lost the thread and the beads and the will to actually continue.  

The HDT I used is either Yarnplayers or Karey Solomons, sorry completely forgotten, but lovely Autumnal colours.      

Saturday 7 September 2019

An old project

Thank you for your comments regarding the lavender sprigs, I haven't been able to make the bags to put them on yet, but I will in time. Tidying up a bedroom and decorating it, meant sorting out some long forgotten tatting, which needs some TLC (Tender Loving Care) in other words finished!  This is a necklace which was sadly abandoned because of various issues.  I cannot bear to destroy it so hope to resolve the problems I had with it and complete.

We all have given up on a piece of  tatting at some time or another and I know how hard it is to re visit, wish me luck!