25 June 2016

Just a t-shirt

Don't you just LOVE a bargain? I do. I found this t-shirt in a charity shop a few weeks ago when Sally was staying with me. She's SO good for me as she really knows how to 'shop'.  I'm pretty hopeless at shopping as I dither and dither!!!

This was a good example of my dithering.  I liked the t-shirt but it was boring. REALLY boring so left it there on it's hangar in the charity shop!!!

Roll on two weeks later and I'm back in the same shop (dithering as usual) when I spotted the t-shirt still hanging there. Well as it was NWT I thought I might be able to take it home!!! Four pounds later and it was mine - still boring but mine!!!

I'm teaching the little flowers at Tat Days in September. They are not hard but there are several techniques involved. I simply love making them so they were the answer to the boring problem - I think.  Now I have a 'not so boring' t-shirt which I've fallen in love with!!!!

24 June 2016


When I looked this morning there was just one shuttle left in the Etsy shop.  Just saying!!!!

Number 90 arrived!!!! 90 what you may ask!!! 

Well, the 90th rabbit for the TIAS 2016.

Here he is but I'm not going to tell who sent him in. You'll just HAVE to click on this link to find out!!!

23 June 2016

Ready and waiting!

I wasn't sure if this was a pattern or a technique - perhaps both. I didn't split up the necklace from the earrings either as it's really a 'pattern to play with'. I did, however put two links from the 'jewellery' page on my site - one in the necklace section and one in the earring section so the same pattern has two chances of being found!!!

After playing with the 'jewellery' I decided to make myself a new lanyard for Palmetto.  I do love 'sparkly' and this one certainly does that!!!  Just got to find some clips to put on the ends and that's a 'good job done'!!!!

Here is the link - almost forgot!!!

22 June 2016

New batch of shuttles

I have a new batch of Pop A Bobbin Shuttles to be released on Thursday or Friday.

There's just one with a new wood - Bocote. You can see a picture of it below. It's slightly more expensive as it's an unusual wood - it's £20.00.

This is a list of what's available and they can be found here in my Etsy shop.  I have only got the shuttles in the shop at the moment and am considering changing to another platform but I'm actually too lazy to do that at the moment!!!!

2 CEDAR £18.00
1 KINGWOOD £18.00
2 ASH £18.00
2 CHERRY £18.00
2 OAK £18.00

1 BOCOTE £20.00

21 June 2016

Martha's doll

I'm so, so, SO excited. I was asked to test tat for Martha's new book which should be available in time for Palmetto Tat Days

The theme of the book this time is toys and I've had the privilege to see some of them.  Then Martha asked me to test tat this little darling. It says 'Abbi' (my granddaughter) all over it so she'll be getting this - IF I can part with it!!!!

It was a delight to make and the pattern was so, so easy to follow too. It makes a pleasant change to see innovative patterns like Martha's as I'm bored to death with jewellery as it seems to be the only thing a lot of people make and show on Facebook!!!  

Facebook?  A place I visit once a day to post a link to this blog and which I steer clear of as much as possible as I find it a dreadful distraction.  Useful at times when I needed to post about a local problem I got involved with quite by accident at 3 a.m. the other morning but apart from that - a place I can live without.

I'm waiting now for another pattern to test for Martha - can't WAIT.

20 June 2016

Look who's arrived!!

Now we've had mice of many colours but I'm not sure we've had a yellow one before!!!

Now residing in the Exclusive Tatting Club is IsDihara's cute little mouse. I'm not going to tell you what she says as it'll spoil today's surprise. So, if you want to know you'll just have to pay him a visit here!!!!
More pictures arrived of Nibbles later in the day (actually overnight on Saturday) so I've added them.  If that cat were 'real' then I don't think Nibbles would survive!!!!

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