We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

~ Walt Disney

06 June 2014

Two Little Alphabet Keyrings

for two lovely colleagues... Thanks for all your help, Juliana and Terrenz!

Alphabet motifs from Tatting Lace by Applemints, tatted in #40 Lisbeth threads.

04 June 2014

A Simple Cuff Bracelet

The school holidays are finally here!
Am gearing up to finish a lot of re-organizing -- my craft supplies, display cupboard, books and patterns -- all need some TLC! I think I have a couple of giveaways in the works. Look out! ;)
Here's a cuff bracelet I tatted. Pretty simple with basic motifs and some delica beads for a bit of glitter.

Tatted using a #20 Japanese cotton in Baby Blue, and a 5mm medium grey Swaroski pearl
A detailed view of the centre motif

25 May 2014

A Lacey Day

It's another restful Sunday for me today. Decided to tat although there was no chocolate in sight. Am very pleased with the final product. It's a very sweet bow/ribbon, isn't it?

Tatted in DMC #30 Ecru; pattern from Tatting Lace by Applemints (a Japanese tatting book).
My former colleague, who was the Editorial Director at my previous workplace, sent me a picture of this lovely crochet-clad tree he came across in the street in Curitiba (Brazil). He said he saw this tree and thought of me. How sweet of him!

Photo courtesy of Douglas Amrine
Hope your weekend is sweet and restful too.

20 May 2014

Down the Garden Path

Life's been really busy, and there's hardly any time or energy left after work to do anything. I still try to tat a little on and off, but progress is slow. Yesterday, however, I managed to sit down to tat! Although I don't enjoy making small motifs and hiding in ends often, this pattern is delightful. I feel rather cheerful after working on this.

Down the Garden Path by Pamela Palmer in Tatting Treats 3; tatted in a combination of Flora and Lisbeth threads #20.

20 April 2014

The Collar's Ready!

It's been a rather busy time, but I've managed to squeeze in some time to tat a collar for my teddy bear. I'm happy, and I hope she is too!

A pattern from Jan Stawasz's Tatted Treasures, tatted in DMC #30 white.
Last month, Sheila Dutton, my lace teacher from the UK came to visit. I'll have the story in my next post.
Happy Easter!

18 March 2014

Heart Immortalised

Love this delicate-looking tatted heart by Mark Myers. Very dainty.

Tatted in DMC #70 White
Decided to stiffen it, thus, 'immortalised'.