Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stop playing with your food!!

When I was in Denmark in 2010 I was lucky enough to have my birthday while I was there and Susanne made me a traditional Danish birthday cake which includes all sorts of sweets on it.
While she was busy cooking I swiped some of the licorice strap and tatted a ring with it.

Well........ on a long car trip, I got a bit bored and, well, the snake lollies just jumped out and yelled TAT ME!!

So I did! (In my defence it WAS Susanne's birthday - I was just thinking of that fine cake!) My excuse and I am sticking to it!




Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Silver remembrance

Jamie always knew I loved my tatting and was instrumental in buying some of the lovelies I have in my collection. He knew I always loved the silver ones.

With some of the money he left for me, I went on a bit of a mad silver shuttle spree. Helped enormously by the lovely Ginny Weathers!! (Ginny - thank you so much. Without you I would never have been able to get these!)

So here are my latest additions to my silver shuttle collection. Love them!!



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Alenalea Rako pattern.

I took up the challenge to tat Lea's gorgeous pattern.

Used some of my (Still) favourite Venus 70 and it came out a tiny 13cm across.

Someone is going to have to teach me to do neat petal-only flowers. Mine are always a disgrace!

This is a lovely pattern and she has actually added more to it since I trialled it.

The pattern can be found in her Etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/548803011/tatting-pattern-tatted-doily-tatted?ref=shop_home_active_11


Check out her wonderful hand dyed threads while you are there. you won't be sorry. They are fantastic. (and she does custom colors too!! - just ask)







Monday, September 4, 2017

10 years of chatting.....

 These did end up a "tad" late. Mainly because we could not decide on what shuttles to get.
I found some money Jamie had left towards an enamel shuttle for me. Chances of ever getting one is pretty remote so I decided to buy some silver ones I liked instead.


There was some money left so I organised with Rita Richmond (Shuttles by Design) to get our 10 year International Chat Tatters shuttles made.