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

Tuesday 29 January 2008

A little hat piece

This is a little arrangement that I have done for Sue H, for a hat that she wants to adorn.

Sunday 27 January 2008

Another for the Bridal Collection

Just another little creation for the collection!

Saturday 26 January 2008

Hooray for Hippo!

Here's my version of Jane's TIAS.
It's a lovely orange hippo!
Well done to Jane for coming up with this most enjoyable experiment. May there be many more to come!!

Thursday 24 January 2008

Little Pink Creation

This little Pink Creation is the latest design in my Bridal Collection.
I have used the chrysanthemum pattern for the main flower, with pink white and silver little daisies, pink and white pearl tatting, pink glass beads and white ribbon.
Anyone who hasn't had the PDF for the chrysanthemum pattern email me at

Monday 21 January 2008

Website Links Announcement

Please note that those of you who use internet browsers other than Microsoft Internet Explorer would not have been able to access the pages in my tatting website. I have now been able to edit the links so that all users should now be able to access all the pages. Here is the url to my Tatting Specialities

Friday 18 January 2008

Golden Buttonholes

These little bottonholes make a nice change from using real flowers and can be kept as a keepsake for ever!
Unfortunately the camera does not pick out the lovely sparklyness of the materials used.

Monday 14 January 2008

Crystal Tiara Pattern PDF

If you would like a copy of the pattern PDF for this Crystal Tiara then email me at <>

Sunday 13 January 2008

Crystal Tiara

This is the finished Crystal Tiara. I stiffened the tatting with a PVA solution but after all the handling while assembling it lost some of it's stiffness. I then sprayed it with extra hold hair spray which seems to have done the trick. I also found that I had to clean the glue off the crystal beads while it was still wet and again when it had dried, but when I sprayed it with the hair spray the crsytals really sparkled!!

You can now get the PDF pattern to this tiara here.

Saturday 12 January 2008

Crystal Tiara Progression

This is the tatting part finished. I now have to stiffen it and I will try a solution of PVA glue.

Crystal Tiara Progression

I thought everyone would like to see my progression of this tiara that I am making from silky rayon thread (about size 80) wound with a silver filament. I have so far incorporated glass beads with a central silver streak. I will be adding crystal beads on the next round.
This tiara is an adaptation of the drop pearl tiara that is in my book From Petals To Pearls. If it works well I will re-write the pattern with diagrams.

Wedding Veil

Here is the first veil in the tatted bridal collection that I am putting together for the spring. It is made with sparkling tulle and edged with ivory tatting cotton size 20 and pearl seed beads. The edging is a very simple one, just 5ds, 1 bead, 5ds, join to tulle. It is quick and easy but very effective.
Anyone who has not had the PDF for my method of beading, just email me at

Friday 11 January 2008

Good Luck Cake

I did this cake as a surprise for my hairdresser, Maureen, to wish her luck with her new salon called The Lounge in the market town of Longton in Stoke-on-Trent. She works very hard, is an excellent hairdresser and desrves all the luck she can get!

Tuesday 8 January 2008

Completed Bride's Headdress

Here is he completed bride's headdress. All I have to do now is the veil to match! Just a little something I will have to run up!!!

Saturday 5 January 2008

Bridal Head-dresses

My next item will be a bride's head-dress and here are two flowers to start off with. When I have completed this, my next project will be the veil to match.

Here are the first two bridal head-dresses for the collection. I have done them in shades of purple and lilac as this is a very popular colour for bridesmaids' outfits. Of course, they can be done in any colour and I will be experimenting later with pinks and peaches.

Friday 4 January 2008

Bridal Tatting for 2008

I am now concentrating on putting together a range of tatted bridal head-dresses and veils. I intend to display them in my hair dresser's salon window and see if they sell. I am really excited about it and think that it will be a very pleasant challenge. I have already done a couple of head-dresses and will photograph them soon and put them on my blog.

Wednesday 2 January 2008

Large Doilies

These pictures are of a doilies I did years ago (I can't remeber which book - will have to look it up). I always have doilies on my occassional tables, covered with heat resistant glass (hence the reflections in the photos). The first one is the finished result of the one that Clyde The Mad Tatter is doing.

I Have Been Tagged

I have been tagged by Mrs John

Here are the rules:

  1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some unusual.
  3. Tag 3 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
  4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs

I have read others who have been tagged and secretly hope not to be tagged as I wouldn't know what to say, but, darn it, you got me!!! Sooo all about me, mmm.....

  1. I was born and bred in the country but now live on the edge of a big city, still a rural location though.
  2. I am a State Registered Nurse but following a spinal injury had to give it up and then worked with my husband in all of his ventures. We were very prosperous and reitired in 1995.
  3. I taught myself to tat in 1967 and when I had done all the patterns in the books that I owned dediced to design my own. I was doing a round yellow doily but it didn't lie flat, it looked just like the trumpet of a daffodil and so I decided to design the rest of the flower. I assembled it in the same way as I did with my sugar flowers and this was just the start of many to come. I put all my patterns into a book that I produced myself on my computer back in 1996, but this year I had the book publsihed properly. (see website
  4. I love all kinds of crafts and love to see other peoples' work. Being a crafter I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into it. I do like to give good advice though, on bloggers' comments, and not just ooing and ahhing.
  5. I only discovered selling my books on the internet and blogging etc, in July 2007. It has opened up a whole new world to me.
  6. My other passion is cake decorating. Although I enjoy making the cakes and icing them, it is making the flowers and putting the finishing touches to the cakes that I adore doing.
  7. I also enjoy reading, my favourite author is Patricia Cornwell, I suppose it is the nurse in me!

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