Monday, 30 April 2018
From left to right: Classic Heart Fixed Clip, White Fizzle (Effervescence) Murano Charm, , Lavish Heart Charm in between the Embossed Hearts Safety Chain, Red Fizzle (Effervescence) Murano Charm and Classic Heart Fixed Clip.
The bracelet is the two tone gold with the barrel clasp.
The safety chain is used as a decorative design element instead of its intended purpose. I like it this way, especially with the small cubic zirconia in the chain.
Friday, 27 April 2018
This is the first version of Anya where I thought I was going to chuck until Hye-oon pointed out that I could continue this doily as Anya Doily 2 in the pattern book. You see, I did not realize that the patterns for Doily 2 & 3 in the book were slightly different. If you are confused, do not worry about it. I am tatting two Anya doilies. You will see the completed doilies in the next post. This one is tatted in Flora Size 20 in Col. 224.
Have a great weekend ahead!
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
I hope the colour change in the threads is more obvious in this photo. I added 3 more rounds since the last post on this ombre Anya. I am currently tatting the original Anya in one solid colour too. Will show you both side by side when it is completed.
Thursday, 19 April 2018
I think this pattern is so very pretty. You can find this pattern by Lee Hye-oon on page 37 of Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer. There are many other pretty patterns in this book.
I used Lizbeth Size 40 cotton threads in Col. 699 Harvest Gold and Col. 667 Orchid Green Medium. I think this would look great in any other colour combination. What colours would you use?
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
I started Anya again. This time in Flora size 20 in Col. 224 and Col. 211. The next round will be tatted in Col. 207. The colour change does not look obvious in this photo. The original Anya will be completed too but I have not got to it yet as I was trying to finish Frances. Tatting has been slow.
Monday, 16 April 2018
From left to right: Shimmering Droplets Honeysuckle Pink, Eternity Silver Spacer, Magnolia Bloom Duo Dangle, Eternity Silver Spacer and Dazzling Floral Charm.
I love how this turned out. I think the strong colour of the spacer really makes a difference here. I love the cabochons in the Shimmering Droplets and Dazzling Floral charms.
Friday, 13 April 2018
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Friday, 6 April 2018
Thursday, 5 April 2018
I now realise that the pattern correction was actually for R13 not R3. See previous posts and the comments.
If you have Lee Hye-oon's book Lovely Tatting Doilies for Fall and Winter, please note this pattern correction before tatting.
I completed Round 14 and was tatting Round 15 before realising this. I did not want to cut off 2 rounds of tatting to correct it. So this version of Anya stops here. I may start a new one later, perhaps an ombre one as initially planned. Now I know exactly where to switch the colours. Happy Tatting!
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
I managed to take some photos before my phone battery died. I think these are dahlias. Mom planted some in her garden at the foot of Maxwell Hill, but they never looked like these. Aren't they pretty? These are from the Flower Dome. Will post more photos of the flowers I saw soon.
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
After blocking, the 'spokes' are much straighter. Yes, thank you for your wonderful comments. I am beginning to like this thread colour combination. The next round will be a little different as we move into a new design element. I am excited.
Do you see the bi-colour split ring where I climb up to the next round? I was too lazy to do otherwise. Tell me it is not too obvious. 😸
Monday, 2 April 2018
I actually wanted to get a Pandora rose bangle but this was the next best choice. I love the variety of charms available and that they can be interchanged. I chose this oval open bangle instead of the round bangle because it is easy to put on and take off. Also, the charms stay on the top of my wrist where I can see them.
Here the bangle is adorned with three types of Pandora Rose charms: Dazzling Daisies Clips (round), Pave Open My Heart Clips (heart), & the Love and Appreciation Charm (centre heart).
I might want to get a dangle charm for the centre and replace one of the Pave Open My Heart clip.