Sunday, 25 December 2011


Merry Christmas to every one in tat land.
Hope Santa brings you lots of tatting goodies.

Thursday, 22 December 2011


My sister-in-law loves owls and I have tatted many for her over the years. I wanted to add one to her Christmas present and could not find a new pattern. I had been looking at Jane's penguins and found a body just needed a head, Dianna's zoo book marks had a owl i had done but i changed the pattern slightly and wow i had a penowl hope you like him/her. (sorry picture not good camera playing up.)

Friday, 9 December 2011


Look what i get up to when not tatting. This was made for my sister i changed the pattern.(top) Oh i do enjoy whacky new patterns. This pattern is very fiddley lots of bits to it. A good sewing machine would help, but mines aprox 30 years old, just had it serviced. Still love the tree.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


Well as you can see, I've been working on Christmas. My friend Karen showed me a magazine and i found the pattern for the Christmas tree and i fell in love, this is a adapt of the pattern for my sister.You will have to call back in a weeks time to see the main one. It is very fiddly by the why its a advent calender.
I have also been tatting the snowman our good friend Jane has on her page.its lovely to tat.Sorry pics in wrong order

Karen was going to tat the dragon wing doily but came across a bell within it eg, she did four repeats and hung a gong sorry picture does not do it justice.     

Friday, 25 November 2011

Have been  doing a bit of beading. At our tatting afternoon we did a workshop. Jane showed some of the moves and we had to do the rest. Not bad for the first attempt. Sorry pictures a bit funny but its very sparkly. 

Sunday, 30 October 2011


Well Halloween party over,took my friend FRED, I did  enjoy creating him and his home.Used him on my hat. He has wire in his legs to make him stand up. Just a pity i could not drink, I was on call at work.

Thursday, 20 October 2011


Vibrant Kate found a novel way to display her wedding dress by sitting on the display table and tatting.Note the tatted hem. She is a member of Charnwood Tatters who held there tatting day on October 15th . Tatting and Design supply team Mike and Lynn were there to take are money of us with there wonderful threads. David Pepper was selling wonderful wooden boxes and bowls with tatting in the lids. Everyone had a great time Chatting and Tatting.

Thursday, 13 October 2011


On Saturday it will be Charnwood Tatting Day every year members do a project for display. This year we decided to make lap quilts one member supplied the squares and stitched the motifs on. I made them up into the quilts. What do you think? lots of lovely tatting. The weather forecasters predict lots of snow so two lucky old people are going to enjoy these.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Well here's the other tatting i was talking about. It is meant to be tatted in one colour but with the shoe lace trick i did it in two colours. Altin Basak 50 was the thread and the patternis by Teiko Fujitofrom her book Tatted Artistry. I did it for the display at Charnwood Tat day on 16 October.  Love this book many beautiful patterns. 

Saturday, 1 October 2011


Bo Peep by Mary Konior worked in lizbeth size 40. Each repeat takes 30mins, 40repeats =20hrs, corners take 1hour, 4 corners= 4hrs, pinning out 2hrs, sewing onto hankie1 1/2, total time =27hrs. I have made this for a friend who is going to be mother of the groom early next year.
Will have another bit to show tomorrow, but may get delayed as weather is fantastic so hubby is taking me to the zoo tomorrow.

Saturday, 17 September 2011


This is what i have tatted over the last week. I love the colors it's Lizbeth size 20. The pattern is called ARCHES by Marilee Rockley. My Arches arn't as good as hers.While tating it was very twisted but pining out sorted it.
 I'm also tatting a hankie edging just one corner and 6 repeats to go.
 At charnwood tatting today we had a workshop on some bead work what a fiddly thing it is, if and when i Finnish will give you a look.
Well it's Saturday eve and nothing on TV so will have to start a new pattern from TATTED ARTISTRY a book I've just got back after several months.

Thursday, 8 September 2011


This is what i have been working on. It's out of the book The Tatters Treasure Chest. Starlight Doily made with Elizbeth 40 ocean. It has 6 rounds, I enjoyed the tatting but the pinning out was hell as it was very twisted, I've had it under a few boxes of jigsaw to weigh it down even after pinning out.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


I've been badgered to return. I will not be able to blog daily but will try at least once a week.
What have i done recently? Jane's Fandango edging I've turn into a cross, have a look at her site.(sorry don't know how to do links).

Yesterday i got out a book i bought last year, ALTERNATE THREADS by the Shuttle Brothers. At first it look hard but once i understood what was happening i did a couple of there patterns.I can see that it can change patterns we have been tatting for years into something new.That's the plan for today!!