Monday 17 June 2019

Thumb Chatelaine

 Quite a few months ago I received a little thumb chatelaine from another tatter.  I loved it and have since adapted the original pattern to make the ring portion more stable by anchoring the split rings with each other. I also added beads to make it more pretty.   I completed this chatelaine using Lizbeth 20 Scottish Thistle
The original pattern is by Gloria Grumman  with an adaptation by Barbara Hevener.  Many thanks to these designers. 

The thumb chatelaine and the Flowering Quatrain  below along with a few other tatting samples have arrived safely in Australia with my Fringe Exchange recipient.

Sunday 2 June 2019

Lined Zipper Pouch

It's a good thing I take pictures of my crafts because this one has already been gifted.  It is my first lined zipper pouch.

One of the ladies at Tai Chi gave me a few swatches of fabric and some zippers. I watched a few YouTube videos and made up this pouch.  It could easily hold a tatting project but I believe it will be holding charging cables.  I attached a luggage tag to the zipper tab for identification.

I am enjoying sewing more  now that I have caught up with all the pants that need hemming and can move on to more creative projects. 

Saturday 1 June 2019

Sea Breeze Necklace

Yes, I have been tatting.  This is another product from my visit to Shuttlebirds 2019 and it is another Marie McCurry design.  She taught this at Shuttlebirds 2019 but you can also find it in her book "Tattasaurusing: Baubles and Motifs.

This book is full of patterns to cover baubles.  The bauble I used is large almost 30 mm across. 

If you haven't guessed it yet, Marie does not like dinosaurs, she loves them.