Sunday 28 February 2010
Why is this called Backchat? I used Tatskool's HDT called ChocoRaspberry. The colour is so lovely. Thank you, Tatskool. I was hoping this colour would match the cherry blossoms in the PTG's quilt block which I have adopted. How would this look on that lime green fabric next to the blossoms? I'm really not sure about this. Would black be a better choice on that lime green?
Saturday 27 February 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
I had some difficulty with this as I lost count of how many times I was suppose to repeat the marked * of the pattern. It should not be a problem once you have one done up. It is quite an unusual pattern and I rather like it. I should tat up more of these and join them up. This pattern is on pg 70 of my library book.
Thursday 25 February 2010
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Blocks can be embellished with tatting and pretty much anything you have in your stash supplies. I love the colour combination of this block - lime green, purple, dark blue and pink.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Monday 22 February 2010
Saturday 20 February 2010
This was received two weeks ago. A package from Pat is always a pleasure to unwrap. I got some silk ribbon and images from her Artfire shop. All the silk ribbons are hand dyed/painted by Pat.
But she included lots more goodies in her package for me. More images, more silk ribbons, lovely tags which she made, all wrapped in a dragonfly paper and tied with a sparkly butterfly. I especially loved the printed pocket which inside was a sweet Valentine heart brooch.
Isn't that just precious. Note the little kitty in the image. Just love it!!
Thanks so much Pat. You always make my day.
Thursday 18 February 2010
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Sunday 14 February 2010
Saturday 13 February 2010
Gong Xi Fa Cai / Happy Prosperous New Year
Every Chinese New Year, I try to get paper cutting for the house. This is an ancient art from China. During this season, we see a lot of craft art from China and paper cutting is one of them. As this year is the year of the tiger, I found this one most appropriate. I hope the year of the tiger will bring prosperity to all.
Thursday 11 February 2010
This is a pattern called Eightsome Reel from Mary Konior. I enjoyed tatting this. Quite an unusual pattern. This is done in Flora Cotton thread size 20 in pink (#211). Top photo was taken after blocking and orientated at a point. Photo with black background was taken before blocking and you can see why it is called eightsome reel.
Tuesday 9 February 2010
Sunday 7 February 2010
Friday 5 February 2010
I managed to borrow Mary's 'A Pattern Book of Tatting' from the library and now happily tatting more of her patterns. Will post as I complete each pattern.