Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I have the pattern in written form already, but as I am not well-versed with drawing programmes, Jane Eborall has graciously agreed to help with the drawings. Just one catch to the pattern, I used heart-shaped sequins in a certain size I found in my stash, and I'm not sure if they are easily available. I didn't start off with using sequins, but as the design evolved, I remembered Jane's Share a Tat challenge and decided to check through my stash to see what I have. I didn't join Jane's challenge earlier as I have problem finding the sequin size called for. But we can adapt patterns to whatever sizes we have, can’t we ? Well, the pattern will be up on Jane's website soon.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
And on Fri, we had dinner with Sheila Dutton (my tatting teacher), Julie and Agnes. Sheila brought and showed us plastic shuttles and handsewn silk flowers from Taiwan. Also, there were beautiful handwoven cords. They were eye-openers for us. A pity we forgot to take any photo of our meeting. Anyway, my girls, Joey and Kristine, were simply delighted with Julie's gifts.And finally I managed to finish the 1st of my animals. I'm not too satisified with it especially the head, and I took real long with this. This will be Motif No. 6/25, Barney, tatted with Flora 20 threads. Why Barney ? Well, it's Joey's favourite.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
And here are more drawings done by Joey and Kristine using magic pens:
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Currently working on 3 animal designs in mind, they sure look much more challenging than the flowers. Not sure if I will be able to tat them out, just hoping for the best. Anyway, here’s the completed 2nd piece of the periwinkles for Motif No. 4/25 of the Challenge:
Friday, April 4, 2008
Found this in Kristine’s drawer, a bookmark done up by Joey. Joey found all the leftover punch-out shapes and put them together in this little name card for her sister. Ha ha, a little alien on the balloon! I like her sense of colours. She once requested a tatted bookmark in 3 colours of her choice. I like the way the colours turned out. A pity she dropped her bookmark in school one fine day. Her name was on the plastic protector of the bookmark, but whoever picked it up must have love it too much to return it!
And here’s a small butterfly tatted on paper clips. Tatted them to empty my shuttles after doing the tulip and periwinkles. They make quick little gifts for my girls to give to their friends. They are forever asking me to make bookmarks, cards and whatnots for their little friends.
Well, it’s such a simple motif, I won’t call it a pattern, but rather, here’s the stitch count of what I did using one shuttle only:
1st Ring: 18 ds.
2nd Ring: 8 ds, join to paper clip, 4 ds.
3rd Ring: 4 ds, join to paper clip, 8 ds.
4th Ring: 18 ds.
Tie both ends together as antenna.