Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!
Saturday, 18 December 2010
I have now finished my second aran cardigan and at last I have started an aran jumper for myself. I was hoping to have it finished in time for Christmas, but unfortunately, life got in the way LOL, like appointments of one kind and another and decorating two Christmas cakes!
When I have finished with the knitting I will get back to tatted tiaras and headdresses etc..
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
If I get a good response I would certainly like to do this. I could also accompany the book with a CD on how to assemble the 3D flowers into fascinators and corsages.
I await your response in aniticipation!
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
This does not normally happen to me, but because I kept trying, on several occassions, to upload my edited web site files, it was all registering as traffic.
I think everything will go back to normal in November, but if anyone would like to purchase any of my books before then, please contact me by email.
Monday, 25 October 2010
My new book Tatted Flowers From Bulbs is now listed on my web site and there is a link on the right side bar in the Items For Sale.
I have inlcuded a picture of our friend's little girl, Imogen Rose, who is nearly three years old. Old friends of my blog will remember me blogging about her birth and her Christening
She is fearlessly lying on the observation glass at the top of Blackpool Tower. Blackpool Tower is a smaller version of the Eifel Tower in Paris.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
I have been playing with the Coronet Doily pattern and have come up with a smaller version. (It will look better when I have pressed it, but I wanted to get it posted on my blog!) It can be made in conjunction with the full sized one, like a dressing table set, or just on its own as a coaster or ornament mat. I will write out the pattern as soon as I get a moment.
Clyde is hoping to finish test-tatting the large doily by this weekend. As soon as he gives me the go ahead, I will publish the pattern.
Here is the link now for the pattern.
Friday, 22 October 2010
Although my web site is still not up and running again yet, I thought you might like to see a little of the new book.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Since I broke my old laptop and bought a new one with the latest version of Microsoft Publisher, I have discovered that the new program does not have the web site publishing feature any more! It will allow me to edit old files, but the way it saves HTML codes is different from before and I am finding it impossible to upload my edited version (which includes my lates book "Tatted Flowers From Bulbs") to the internet.
If anyone wants to purchase my new book, or any of my other books, until it is all sorted out, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 15 October 2010
Here we go, the link is now here.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Monday, 11 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
I like the design, but the stitch count is not right yet. I will complete this one as it is and then do another edited version.
I have no idea how I am going to write this pattern out, as I have made the outside row really complicated. I shall have to ask Clyde to test tat it for me and give me his opinion on how to simplify it!
I also need some suggestions on a name for it?
Monday, 27 September 2010
Thursday, 9 September 2010
I think you will agree that Charlie (short for Charlotte) was a beautiful bride. Her tatted headdress showed up fantastically against her dark hair. Those of you who have followed my blog will know that Charlie has battled breast cancer and the pictures show how much her hair has grown in a short space of time! I think you will also agree that she looks a picture of health now, thanks to modern medicine, and her own inimitable determination to be recovered in time for her wedding day. Her only disappointment was that she could not wear her wedding veil that I had made with the beaded tatted edge, her hair was too short and too fine to hold it in place. I edged it with hens and chicks design, which I had also done on the tiers of the wedding cake to match it.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Not long now to the big day! I tried on my whole ensemble the other day, but I did not like it! I have decided to wear something completely different, the prerogative of the mother of the groom to change her mind! That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! LOL
AND I have had my hair cut short....it was down as far as my shoulder blades! I've gone for a whole new look!
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
I have all my books on back-up disks, but not my latest book, Flowers From Bulbs. It was very nearly finished and now I will have to start all over again! It's a salutary lesson. In future I will back-up much more frequently.
All my new video files are gone, that is something else that I will have to start again!
Many of my latest tatting pictures are gone, but I can recover several of them from my free pattern PDF files, as they are hosted on the internet.
So, my dear friends, learn from my mistakes, and make sure you back-up your important files regularly!
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Sunday, 1 August 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
I will post a picture of the new amarylis when I get around to photographing it. Then of course, I will have to write out the pattern! 'Moan'
Friday, 23 July 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Friday, 4 June 2010
Also, I will have to do some leaves, although the pattern that I have done for the hyacynth leaf could simply be elongated for the daffodils and bluebells and just about the same length for the crocuses!
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Friday, 7 May 2010
My back is too painful for me to sit and tat at the moment, and I am still concentrating on finishing the sugarcraft roses for my son's and futuer DIL's wedding cake, whenever I feel up to sitting long enough, that is!
Everything else has been put on hold at the moment. I am on the waiting list for my spinal surgery.....have been on the 6 months waiting list for 12 weeks....but I am classed as urgent and so could be slotted in at any time. I hope it will be soon so that I can recover in plenty of time for the wedding in September!
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
These are the three sizes of roses that I have decided on for my design of the cake. The only thing that I have to do to them is to dust them with shiny, ivory petal dust, but I won't do this until they are very dry and hard. Now then, back to the next 3 dozen roses! LOL.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
I have made it with exactly the same flowers, motifs, ribbons and pearl tatting as the bride's headdress, but with less in it, to distinguish between the two. Can't have the bridesmaid upstaging the bride, now can we? LOL