Saturday 21 April 2018

First bauble for Christmas

I used to star I made earlier to make a bauble decoration. I tried to sew the star on top to the round in the bottom, but I'm not 100% satisfied. Still loads of balls to cover if I want to....

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Tatted star

I know it's Spring turning to Summer out there, but I am tatting for Christmas. I plan on covering Christmas balls with tatting. It's quite a challenge for me as I have difficulties adapting patterns (or create my own !) so that they fit the ball.

Here is the initial star that will go on top of a ball :

Monday 16 April 2018

Tatted edging finished and sewn on the tshirt

Yesterday morning I was full of creative energy. Not only did I finished tatting the edging, but I also sewed it on the tshirt. I was pinning it into place to see if it was long enough, and one thing leading to another.... It was all done. But I ended up with very sore fingers.

Now I don't really know what to make. Things for Christmas? Another edging? Both?

Friday 13 April 2018

Feeling nostalgic....

Recently I made quite a few tatted items. Now that I'm working full time as a web developer, I need some creative outlet during my free time. Something away from the screens. Somethign that doesn't require using my brain too much.

But then, looking at all the new tatters on the Just-Tatting Facebook group, I started to wonder when I started tatting.

And that's where this blog becomes very handy. July 2008. It's also fun to see the old posts.... I started blogging in 2005, but I lost about a year of data because I was on my own website that disapeared with time. The pictures are still there, in Google Photos Albums.

Now I feel like reading my old posts.... Have you ever had this feeling?

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Tatting on the edge

After a very long time not crafting at all, I felt the urge to do some tatting. Why tatting? It's portable, I have all the patterns, materials, etc....

We were approaching  Easter at the time, and I thought it would be fun to make motifs to stick on the mini paper eggs I still have from ages ago.

So I tatted motifs. I will photograph them and post them here when I have the courage to do so. Then I came across a pattern for those mini baskets from the previous post. And I ended up making one for each in my family as Easter present.

In the meantime, I felt like I needed more edgings for my plain tshirts. I decided to start simple, with one shuttle, size 50 DMC thread, and Mary Konior's Curds and Whey pattern.

I posted this on the Just-Tatting facebook group and got a massive response. Several people even started tatting it as well ! It felt good to be back in the sharing crafting community....

Easter baskets