Saturday, 18 January 2014

Surprise present from my MIL

I was at my inlaws' place for lunch when my MIL and I started chatting about tatting.  My MIL makes jewellery with metal.  There was one unfinished piece that looked like a smaller slimmer version of a flat shuttle but with nothing cut out of it.  I joked that she could probably make a flat tatting shuttle.

She did some research (googling) and asked me questions the next time I was at her place.  She asked about the type of thread used and the different types of shuttles.  LOL being a newbie, I tried my best to explain the 3 main types of shuttles that I know: flat shuttles, post shuttles and bobbin shuttles.

This week she surprised me with a flat copper tatting shuttle!!!  I tried it as soon as I got home.  It has a nice weight to it but feels longer in my hand.  I had trouble tatting with it using the "Slip & Slide" method but had no trouble tatting with it using the same method as the one used by Karen Cabrera in her YouTube videos.  Must practise/play with it some more :).


She did warn me that copper will tarnish over time but hopefully the anti-tarnish bag she gave me will help delay the process.  She suggested I give it a quick polish before each tatting project.

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

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. The shuttle shape looked familiar so I asked my MIL.  Apparently she styled this shuttle similar to a flat wooden shuttle made by 'Im in the garage and sold by Jane Eborall.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Joining in on 2014 Tat It And See

I am so excited to be joining in on my first TIAS (Tat It And See) being run by Jane Eborall on her  blog (tatitandsee.blogspot.com).

I have submitted my photo and comment to Jane for Day 1 but thought I add it here too.  I have no idea what it is yet. 


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

Cheers,
Jenn :).

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Stars stars and more stars

Happy New Year!

I spent the last 2 weeks of December 2013 practising the Twinkle Twinkle pattern from Le Blog de Frivole.

Stars ...

... stars ...


... and more stars







Now to try something a bit more challenging.  Only problem is that there are too may gorgeous patterns to choose from!

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

Cheers,
Jenn :).