Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Wednesday 26 December 2007

Dangly Ornaments In Position

I just thought you would all like to see the dangly ornaments "in-situ". When the tree is lit up at night (also the other gold thingy lights up) it all looks so pretty and sparkly and seasonal, but it photographs better in the daylight. We had a lovely Christmas Day with me, DH Jim, mum Rose, son Howard and his girlfriend Charlie although poor Howard and Charlie had to go to work at 10pm (police force). Today is Boxing Day and it is a beautiful sunny day. No white Christmas for us this year (as usual)!!

Monday 24 December 2007

More Dangly Ornaments

Another three ornaments that I now have dangling from my ceiling lights!

Friday 21 December 2007

Tree ornaments

Just a couple more tree ornaments that I have made, both with two threads wound together. One thread was Anchor Alcazar Viscose Rayon and the other thread was Anchor Alcazar Metallic.
These could also be used as mobiles anywhere in the house! I have them dangling from my lounge ceiling lights, so tall visitors have to duck!!!

Saturday 15 December 2007

Group of Xmas Cakes

Here are a few Christmas cakes that I have made for a few friends!

Wednesday 12 December 2007

Thursday 6 December 2007

Imogen Rose

Check out the latest edition to our family - little Imogen Rose - born on 3rd December 2007

Sunday 2 December 2007

White Christmas Tree Earrings

I have done these earrings in very fine silky rayon together with Gutermann Sulky. They sparkly beautifully but unfortunately the camera hasn't picked it up very well. More likely to be my fault than the camera's!

Free Christmas Tree Earrings Pattern

Just click on the image and you will be able to zoom in enough to be to see the pattern clearly.

Saturday 1 December 2007

Christmas Tree Earrings

It was Tatman (AKA Mark)'s idea to turn the Christmas tree pattern into earrings and here is the slightly adjusted pattern to make the earrings.

Here is the link to the PDF pattern.

Thursday 29 November 2007

Christmas Tree Progression

This is my progression in designing a tatted
Christmas tree

This is the one that I settled with. It can be done as a flat motif
as this one is or.....

.... make two, fold them in half and glue them together along
the fold.

Saturday 24 November 2007

Little Beaded Tiara

This little tiara has been stiffened using hairspray. It wasn't stiff enough and so I sprayed it again and it made a big difference. I will spray it one more time just to see if it makes it even stiffer!

Wednesday 21 November 2007

Someone Special

I made and sent this card to someone I think is very special!
She was so pleased that she intends to have it framed

Tuesday 20 November 2007

Hanging Xmas Ornaments

I thought I would put some Christmas flakes into bangles so that I can hang them anywhere!

Monday 19 November 2007

A 21st Birthday Cake

This cake was comissioned from a valued customer. My cake clientelle list is growing slowly but surely!

Wednesday 14 November 2007

Christmas Snowflakes number 2

With the second snowflake I therefore simply added the sequins as and when I needed them and didn't bother to thread them on the thread first!

Christmas Snowflakes

With this first snowflake I threaded the sequins onto the thread first. I find this fiddly to do but thought that it was the best way to make the sequins lie flat. However I miscalculated the number of sequins and therefore for the last 2 sets of 3 rings I put the sequins on with a needle threader and low and behold - they lie much better than the ones that were threaded on first!

Fisherman Cake

I have done this cake for a friend's father's 70th birthday. He is into fishing and is having a party on Sunday. He knows he is having a party but he doesn't know about the cake!

Monday 12 November 2007

Lacis double bobbin samples

I recently acquired a Lacis double bobbin shuttle and these are the two first attempts. I made life difficult for myself by winding each of the three bobbins with a very fine thread and with a thread of Gutermann Sulky to make it all sparkly! Although the threads were awkward to work with I soon got to grips with the shuttle. With ordinary tatting thread it would work very well.

Sunday 11 November 2007

Glittery snowflake

This is my very first bespoke snowflake. I used together a silky rayon thread about the size of quilting cotton and a silver thread. It measures approx 3" across and sparkles lovely in a good light.

A little crown

The threads that I used on this little motif were a good quality varigated, machine sewing yarn and a gold thread. The gold thread split and so I had to cut it off. The distance I achieved before the thread split I thought the motif looked just like a little crown. I shall have to think what else I can put with it on a Christmas card perhaps!

Christmas Bauble

My niece has bought new baubles for her tree this year and her colour scheme is green, white and silver. After seeing other designs on the net I thought I would have a go at my own. This was the result of my first attempt!

Thursday 8 November 2007

Sequinned Snowflake

I added silver holographed sequins to one of my favourite little flowers to make a pretty snowflake. The camera makes some of the sequins look multicoloured!

Saturday 3 November 2007

Christening Cake

I had to do this Christening cake in a rush as my niece, Paula, who should have been doing it, had an accident at work, so it was Aunty Linda to the rescue!

Saturday 27 October 2007

Completed Christmas Cards

Here are the completed Christmas cards. All I have to do now is write out the patterns! Then put all the materials required into a kit.

Friday 26 October 2007


Ideal flower to decorate a Christmas card for someone special.

Saturday 20 October 2007

Flower variation

Having seen Jane's new snowflake I thought that that chain style would work well with this little flower.

Wednesday 17 October 2007

Anniversary Card

This is the anniversary card that I have done for my brother, Keith and his wife, Gwyneth.

Saturday 13 October 2007

Flowers on a hair clip

Another little arrangement for the bridal collection.

Friday 12 October 2007

Chic Little Tiara

Another one for the collection!

Pretty Pink

This is my latest bridesmaid's headdress. One of a selection that I will be doing for a local hairdresser.

Saturday 6 October 2007

Bristol Tat Day Photos

There was a large attendance today at the Bristol Tat Day and it was nice for me to be able to put faces to names.

Jennifer was an excellent demonstrator and a good time was had by all.

Here is Sue Hanson sporting a hat decorated with my new chrysanthemums!