Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Mail from Monica at NAG Studio

Love receiving mail!  On Monday I received my gorgeous shuttles and #40 sized thread from Monica at NAG Studio on Etsy. Monica hand makes these shuttles and hand dyes the thread.
Gorgeous shuttles and thread from NAG Studio

Love the colours of the shuttles.  They are so smooth and wonderful to tat with.  Also love the colour of the thread.  Gorgeous purple colour.  I just had to try the shuttle with the thread :).
Trying out the shuttle and thread

This was my first time tatting with this size.  I can not believe how tiny the motif is compared to #20 sized thread!  I can see why this size is a favourite with tatters.  Planning to make a butterfly motif to use on a birthday card for my youngest daughter who loves purple and will be turning 5 years old in May :).

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

Cheers,
Jenn :).

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tried Corina's fake maltese chain

Taking a break from the Renulek Spring Napkin, I decided to try out a new technique using Corina's fake maltese chain tutorial on her blog: CM-Handmade.


From Corina's blog post, this technique is similar to the Shuttle Brothers' Alternating thread technique.

This was easy to tat once I got used to holding two thread on two separate fingers on my left hand :).

Next is to try this in a ring using the technique shown in Gina Butler's YouTube video: Shuttle Brothers Alternate Thread Wrap.

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

Cheers,
Jenn :).


Friday, 18 April 2014

Round 3 of Renulek Spring Napkin done

Round 3 of the Renulek Spring Napkin took me a while to tat but it is finally done!  Yay!


All the posts for this pattern can be found on Renulek's blog here.  You will need to scroll towards the bottom for the first round.

Next Round 4!

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

Cheers,
Jenn :).

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Tatting Round 3 of Renulek Spring Napkin

Being a slow tatter, I am still tatting/working on Round 3 of Renulek Spring Napkin.  I am just over half way and hope to finish the round this weekend :).


All the posts for this pattern can be found on Renulek's blog here.  You will need to scroll towards the bottom for the first round.

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

Cheers,
Jenn :).

Friday, 11 April 2014

Surprise Mail

Recently I participated in a secret Spring Shuttle Exchange on Facebook where the receiver do not  know who will be sending them a shuttle.  Today I received my mail from UK!  I was out most of the morning so it was a lovely surprise to come home to see a package waiting for me :).


My secret sender sent me two gorgeous shuttles.  I will need to ask them about the history of the pink one as it looks old.  I am delighted with both as they are two shuttles I don't own.  The blue with adorable stickers is a Clover from Japan.

The book mark is gorgeous!  I am always amazed to see other tatter's finished items.  They are all neat and tiny!

There were also a bag of beads which I forgot to include in the photo.  Here is a pic of them :).


Looking forward to using the shuttles, thread and beads.

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

Cheers,
Jenn :).

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Round 2 of Renulek Spring Napkin done

I have enjoyed tatting round 2 of the Renulek Spring Napkin until I needed more thread on my shuttle and finishing off the round!  I didn't have a spare shuttle wound so had to cut the thread to wind the shuttle.  So I decided to wind spares for the next round :).

As for finishing round 2 off, this is my first big project so it took some maneuvering to tat the last join back to the start and finish it off.  In the end I had to fold the napkin so I was able to keep holding the thread the way I was taught to tat the rest of the round.  Hopefully I will get better at this before the last round for the napkin :).


Sorry!  I tried to take a better pic of the thread colour but ended up with a grayish background.  Must try the scanner next or take a pic outside :).

All the posts for this pattern can be found on Renulek's blog here.  You will need to scroll towards the bottom for the first round.

Next Round 3!

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

Cheers,
Jenn :).