google.com, pub-3949116927379201, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Tatting and not a lot else!: February 2018

27 February 2018

Little kits


No, not short for kittens!!!!

Over the years of travelling to America and Canada I've acquired quite a few little kits from people. I've been saving these for a 'rainy day'. Well, that's not true, actually!!! I've been collecting them together in a blue box and have said to myself that I would take them to the craft groups that I go to to make them up.

WRONG!!! Not the best place to try and do new patterns as we're always so busy talking!!! 

After finding the blue box again during a massive tidy up I decided that it was time to start making a few of them up. This was the first one I tried - Vicki's darling little spaceship. Vicki's blog can be found here and there are some sweet little patterns there that she's giving away for free. The spaceship can be found on the Palmetto CD for 2016 and the link to the page where it can be found is here.

I reckon dear Vicki has a devious mind but a stunningly good one for making the cutest little spaceship in just a few minutes. Thank you, Vicki.

26 February 2018

Cabochons done and dusted.


Do you remember the cabochons I was playing with? Here is a close up of one of them and here are a few showing fronts and backs.

Well here is what I've done with them. Now I'm not sure if the video will play as I've not tried adding one to the blog before!!!

Anyway I've also finished the pattern and it can be found here. I consider this just the basic pattern as people can 'do what they like' with the outer row/rows. It was the centre and the basic design which took a LOT of time.




23 February 2018

Doretha Albee


Well you know my fascination with Dora Young and also Terri Dusenbury's pineapple type designs so it won't come as any surprise to hear that I found this lovely design by Doretha Albee

I found this pattern on Georgia Seitz's site. Isn't it lovely? So, of course, I had to give it a whirl while the mermaids were being made worldwide.

It's a pretty straightforward pattern but if you want to know more about Doretha please scroll down to the bottom of the pattern.  

22 February 2018

Five fronts and five backs


Five cabochons done. 

I THINK I'm going to make them into a mobile. Have I said that before? I'll do a few more then start a search for a round metal thingie to hang them from. Maybe find an old dilapidated lamp shade in a charity shop - or somewhere. I've done that before and it's much easier to hang things from than using metal strips (recycled metal coat hangers).

The pattern is about ready to put on the web site - I just need time to check it out once more. I MAY have time today but I've got some stuff to do in the house so it'll probably be the weekend before I get the time.


21 February 2018

19 diamonds completed


Further progress has been made and now it's time to make a decision. 

To go further or not go further - that is the question!!! 

As you'll see on this round I've alternated red stars and others. I feel as if this mat should have another round but not sure. Time to stand back and think before taking the plunge - if I do!!!

I'm still enjoying this as pure relaxation so to continue sort of makes sense.

14 February 2018

I wonder?

I wonder how old this weird safety pin is and what or who would use it?

I was doing yet another tidy up of the tatting cupboard and discovered it lurking in a box. I thought you'd like to see it.

I can't even remember where it came from so no good asking me.  Over to you guys!!!




13 February 2018

While the TIAS is going on


While the TIAS is going on I'm working on several other things quietly in the background and when I've got the odd few minutes here and there. 

The diamond project continues but is now becoming a 'take out and about' with me piece. I tend to take it to the craft groups I go to as (believe it or not) I can actually remember the pattern now!!!! That's pretty good considering BC3 is getting on a bit now!!!

I have several patterns that I'm also re-visiting and updating too. I'll be letting you know about those in due course.

Meanwhile I now have 12 star shapes done although that's not quite right as I've done a few more since this photo was taken!!!

6 February 2018

Two more cabochons


Slowly working on getting the pattern sorted but every time I get near it I put out another day on the TIAS and that stops everything!!!

Not complaining - just saying!!!!




2 February 2018

Another cabochon


This time in a burgundy colour with almost white thread. I'm starting another addiction!!

I hope to work on the pattern and get it finalised over the weekend. That's if the TIAS allows me.

These actually look a lot better in real life than they do on here.  This is scanned which hasn't worked well.  I've done a few more so will take photos in future!


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