29 January 2011

TIAS Pt 5 and Pt 6

Two more finished clues - day 5 and 6. I still have no idea what this will be therefore have no idea which way to place the tatting to take an image...

26 January 2011

Family Jewels Part 2

I completed the second clue for my Knitters Brewing sock knit-along. I must say this is such a lovely, and simple, pattern and I am really enjoying it. This is not the first Knitters Brewing KAL I have done and it certainly won't be the last.

23 January 2011


At our recent trip to Portland I took some photos (naturally). I am also trying to teach myself Photoshop - what a big task - and have "tweaked" these photos slightly.

I think this is the first time I have been so close to a waterfall called Wannon Falls. Whilst there was a viewing platform, I did feel a little nervy taking this photo, although I didn't want to leave but rather keep on shooting for the sake of capturing so much water!!!
Portland has many jetties and nice areas to photograph. This jetty was one of those; in particular I found the jetty rather unusual because cars are allowed to drive down it which makes it handy for those fishing.


What I like about the TIAS is Jane releases the clues every few days and they are of manageable content (i.e. I am keeping up-to-date with them - LOL). The lock join was not as complicated as I had thought and made it - DOH. I am also really also enjoying split rings - I think they make tatting rings a little less tedious (if that is the right word).

It's certainly not too late for anyone to join this tat-along. I'm sure you can catch up with the four clues within a couple of hours. http://tatitandsee.blogspot.com/

22 January 2011


As a participant of Creative Every Day and The Sketchbook Challenge I am not a very regular participant. I have all the materials necessary - water crayons, watercolours, textas, pencils, cartridge - just the inspiration is a little lacking.

Here is my contribution from one week ago, which I am only sharing now. The saying is from the Dalai Lama.

19 January 2011

TIAS Pt 2 and 3

Here is day 2 and 3 complete; lock joins were introduced on day three and I certainly hope I got it right as I could find no diagrams on this technique when googled. Hopefully a Tatter will tell me if this is incorrect before day 4 instructions are released.
I still have no clue as to what the finished item will be????
Day 2 -

Day 3 -

17 January 2011

Alveoles Lace Mat

I am currently working on Alveoles - Patron mat using Bockens Linen 60/2 and over 76 bobbins. This definitely isn't a complicated pattern so I hope to have it finished by the end of the month, ready to start another lace project.

15 January 2011

Tat It and See

Here is another A-long I am participating in this year, a tatting challenge run by Jane. Here is part 1 of the "secret" challenge.

Family Jewels Part 1

Here is my first KAL for 2011 - Family Jewels socks by Knitters Brewing. http://www.knittersbrewing.com/. Whilst it was a difficult decision choosing colours, I couldn't go past my fave colour purple(aka Plum Wine). I completed the first clue - hence here are my toes.......

14 January 2011

Button Necklace

Confined to a motel room because of torrential rain, I had crafty supplies with me (was this a coincidence, I think not!) so made a button necklace. Basically is it a set of complementary buttons threaded on a wire/elastic thread.

11 January 2011

Sketchbook Challenge - Highly Prized

Here is my contribution to the Sketchbook monthly theme "Highly Prized" http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/. All wildlife comes under that category and unless we take care of them and stop the unnecessary slaughtering, we will see them only in books and photos.

06 January 2011

Tat It and See

..Supplies are ready for my second year of Jane's TIAS challenge. My colours are a plain green and variegated LizBeth thread (Springtime), both #20, with some dark multicolours beads as a contrast (and no I do not know what we are making, all is revealed as we get further along with the challenge. Details on TIAS can be found here http://tatitandsee.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-new-tat-it-and-see-to-all.html.

Last year, when all the pieces fell in to place, it resulted in a lovely Rooster.

05 January 2011


As a participant of the Creative Every Day Challenge http://creativeeveryday.com/ I wanted something rather "freeform" for my first challenge "Cosmos". Lots of yummy ink mess too (I am new to this type of style).

03 January 2011

Gingerbread Man

Here is my first completed craft item for the year - as part of a Ravelry monthly Christmas decoration group I knitted the Gingerbread Man. I think he is rather cute, and am actually looking forward to making more Christmas decorations for our tree at the end of the year.

02 January 2011

Craft FO's 2010

Please disregard the previous post, I decided to do a collage on my crafty FOs - I tallied up the projects and they were around 23, so I averaged it out over the year and didn't think the quantity was too bad.


Here is a collage of all the photos I took in 2010. Unfortunately there was no need to make a collage for my craft work because my FO were only a few. This year will change though...................