Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Mail from Poland

I was excited to hear earlier this month that Jan Stawasz's two published books are available for purchase.  My parents gave me some money to buy whatever I wanted for Christmas and I just could not resist buying both books.  Both books arrived safely yesterday and I could not be happier with them :).


The books have hardcovers and are a great size.  Suitable for the handbag I lug around :).

Now to pluck up the courage to try at least one of the patterns in 2014 :).

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. Both books are available for purchase from the publisher.  The link to order the books from is:
https://www.gecom.pl/index.php/en/create_order

Monday, 16 December 2013

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I can not believe that Christmas is in ~9 days!  Taking a break from the December Motif, I decided to try tat the Twinkle Twinkle pattern from Le Blog de Frivole.  First attempt turned out great.  Just need to weave in ends.


Second attempt not so great but still good :).  LOL I was watching cricket (The Ashes) and accidentally did 6 instead of 5!  Must pay attention with the next one I'm currently tatting :).

   

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Mail from UK

Yay!   Look what came in the mail from UK in just over a week!  My Pop-a-bobbin (no hook) tatting shuttle.


The Pop-a-bobbin shuttles are made by 'Im in the garage and sold by Jane Eborall.  You can find out more information about Pop-a-bobbin shuttles on Jane's blog.

I just had to try it out.  It is a dream to tat with and feels great in my hand.  No more stabbing or poking myself with the hook or pointy part of the shuttle!  I love love love it :).  It is well made and the wood is gorgeous.


As for the tatted item, it is one of my failed attempts at December Motif from the Le Blog de Frivole. This time I remembered to make the picots big enough for beads but I accidentally tatted double the amount of double stitches.  Doh!  Guess I will have to try try try again :).

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Finished December Motif

The rest of November have been crazy busy but I did manage to finish the December Motif without beads.  December Motif pattern can be found at Le Blog de Frivole.

I was a little worried that I might run out of thread but it was my lucky day as I had just enough!


The finished Motif ready for our Christmas Tree.  I have already started on my next December Motif.  This time I am putting the beads in early so I can get the right size picots :).


That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).


Saturday, 23 November 2013

First Post

Hello Tatting World :).

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Jenn which is short for Jennifer.  I am a mother of 3 children.  I live in sunny Brisbane in Australia :).

My cousin taught me the basics for shuttle tatting 2 years ago.  Due to our busy lives (young children), I took a break from tatting.  Now that my youngest is 5 years old, I decided to relearn shuttle tatting.  I am slowly learning each technique and hope to teach my 2 girls the basic of tatting this summer holidays :).

An experienced Tatter suggested I start a blog to document my progress as I learn shuttle tatting :).    Hopefully I can post updates of my tatting once a week or at least once a month :).

Here is one of my WIP using #10 cotton crochet thread.  I am tatting the December Motif from the Le Blog de Frivole but forgot to make the picots big enough for 2 beads for the next round.  I will finish the motif without the beads then attempt the motif again with the right size picots :).


LOL I seem to be doing this a lot i.e. attempting a pattern several times before getting it right :).  Hopefully the number of times I have to attempt a pattern will decrease as I improve :).

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).