Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!
Sunday 27 January 2008
Saturday 26 January 2008
Thursday 24 January 2008
Monday 21 January 2008
Friday 18 January 2008
Monday 14 January 2008
Sunday 13 January 2008
You can now get the PDF pattern to this tiara here.
Saturday 12 January 2008
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 email@example.com
Friday 11 January 2008
Tuesday 8 January 2008
Saturday 5 January 2008
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
Wednesday 2 January 2008
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.
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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.....
- I was born and bred in the country but now live on the edge of a big city, still a rural location though.
- 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.
- 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 http://www.howiedee.plus.com/).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I also enjoy reading, my favourite author is Patricia Cornwell, I suppose it is the nurse in me!
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