Sunday, 19 May 2013

A New Forum Folks

Hi All....

I've been invited to a new forum....  It's not been running long and bet you can't guess what my name is on there..... VBG

Why not come along and join us?  It's fun and any craft goes!!!

Take a look!!

My First Design

Well Folks, it's been a while since I posted something but I've been working hard!!

I had a challenge to meet... to design a piece of tatting!  Now, as it was for our local lace group I decided to design the Rose of East Yorkshire.  It took around 20 attempts until I got it as I wanted it, and I apologise in advance for the photograph... it was rather dark when I took it with my phone!  I'll replace the picture as soon as I remember!

Anyway, here it is:

See what I mean?  I'll work out how to put the pattern in as well, it's stored on this computer as a .pdf and I'm not sure how to insert it but I will figure it out at some point!

For those of you that play around on the 'net, this is the East Yorkshire Rose as opposed to the Yorkshire Rose.  If it was the other way up it would be the White Rose of Yorkshire!

Anyway, that's it in all its glory... maybe I'll replace the picture, or maybe I'll put up a new one tomorrow when I can play with my new iphone in daylight!  You'll just have to wait and see!!

Now I'm going to make a bracelet (Jane's Celtic one....)  Wait till you see it!!  Mind you, I've just realised that I've got the beads on the wrong shuttles!! LOL

There's no hope for me!!!! VBG

Saturday, 4 May 2013

And Even More!!!

Well Folks, it's official that I'm to be a Granny!!! My dear Daughter has finally put it on her Facebook page!!!!  What's she put??  'Adrian is having a baby and I think it might be mine!!' LOL

Anyway, I was playing around with thread and beads the other night, and also discovered a pattern by Jeanne Lugert.  Don't ask me where I found it because I can't remember!!  I'll update when I do!! VBG (put it down to this 'ere halloween/bonfire baby... ROTFL)

Thanks to Ladytats... The link to this pattern is here!!

This is my version of her earrings!:

The thread is Lizbeth Pink Cocoa! and the beads are size 9 seed beads from my stash!!

I've also got hold of a few tatting books now....

Tatting Collage by Lindsay Rogers
Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior
Tatted Handkerchiefs by Kirstine & Inge Lise Nikolajsen
Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson
and last but not least
Elegant Tatting Patterns by Janet Carroll!

I've been 'saving' my Amazon voucher from Christmas, and another one I got.... and spending them slowly folks!!  Mind you, some of the books did come from Roseground when I saw them at Harrogate Lace Fair at the end of March!!

Anyway, think I'll just HAVE to make a pendant to go with them.... beads and shuttle.... Here I Come!!!

Chat soon