19 October 2011

Starting the doily

Again before I start nattering on I must admit that I've been 'messing' with my web page again.  I think the front page now looks a lot tidier and I'm pleased that I don't have to keep scrolling down too far to find things.  I've also amalgamated one or two sections too to make life easier.  I think one or two more sections still need to be worked on and maybe the odd pictures added - if I can remember 'how to' in html!!!


Now to the new doily!!  Where to start when you don't even know what you're going to make!  Difficult but not impossible.

Actually this journey started with somebody (sorry, can't remember who) posting a picture of a pendant on their blog.  I looked and looked at it and thought it was pretty but sort of familiar!  After a few minutes I remembered where I'd seen a really bad picture of it.  Here on a web site.

Now, before the purists (are there any reading my twaddle?) start jumping up and down and think I'm being nasty about somebody I will admit I AM.  Don't worry, though.  It's me that I'm being unkind about.  It really IS a bad picture though.  

So, having seen the pendant I suddenly thought that it could be extended a bit.  So, the journey started.  I won't show you the original 'test tats' as they are pretty dreadful and anyway, I've LOST them!!!  

Here I'm showing you what I eventually did with the centre of the wotsit.  I used the motif but altered it somewhat.  Remember - there's no pre-planning on this and as usual as I just 'go with the flow'!!!

9 comments:

  1. Very pretty Jane.

    It would make a lovely Christmas snowflake if tatted in white and maybe
    beads added.

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  2. Is pretty as Anne commented - would make a nice snowflake!

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  3. You crack me up, Jane! The other picture is a bit fuzzy, and this color is so pretty, but I think they're both beautiful!

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  4. Jane, its lovely pattern and I agree with Anne it would make a lovely snowflake, I love the colour, what thread are you using.
    Margaret

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  5. The thread is either an old Flora or Floretta but I've long since 'mislaid' the label, Margaret.

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  6. Your website is the absolute best, Jane! So much valuable info there, and well-organized, too.

    Your new pattern is very pretty and seems to have a lot of "energy". Will look forward to seeing where it goes from here.

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  7. I really like it and love the color! :)

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  8. Your web page looks good Jane. I have to confess that the first few time I was looking for the link for it, on your main page, I had to hunt and hunt. I'm not the sharpest cheese on the pizza. Now, I know exactly where to find it. But if there where other newbies, like me who are somewhere between blonde and senior, it would be nice to have the "My Patterns and Techniques" bit, perhaps in a different color, so it stands out among the rest. Maybe the green of that pendant you showed us. Just a thought. I do like the new doily. I would make it into a snowflake and put my sparkly stuff on it.

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  9. I really like the green motif! It will be fun to watch the progression of the new one.

    I'm amazed that anyone can understand HTML code!! I have no intention of learning it! My hat is off to you! Right now, my brain is overloaded with computer craziness. My laptop is acting up, and I feel like I'm constantly in the Twilight Zone. Blogger drove me nuts with that comment thing, and it has taken me three months to figure out how to 'group' objects in Word Starter 2010 on my new netbook. I was a wizard with Word and Publisher 2003 and miss them SO much. Things I did with one click now take three (if I can find the right thing to click on! How is that progress? (Sorry for rambling on!) :(

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