The tatting is finished, I've sewn it on the shirt. I think it will stay like this, have thought of adding some to the pockets, am not sure yet about that. I forgot to add where I got the pattern from, it is the sisters edging from be-stitched. Http://www.be-stitched.com
In the shops there are a zillion shirts with lace or embroidery. I wanted one, but the embroidery or lace was not to my liking. I am making my own. I have a jeansshirt, the hardest part is deciding on a pattern to use. I went through all my patterns, my books and internet sites. And finally decided on the little sisters tatted edging, a pattern from Be-stitched, to be found on the webste www.be-stitched.com.I changed the part where a long picot is used, used a small chain instead. This is the test piece I made.
It is a nice pattern to tat. Gives some variety, isn't hard to do.
I have finished one piece, and started on the other piece now. I want to see how it looks, and then maybe do a bit for the pockets. The lace is not sewn down yet, maybe I will turn it upside down.
While tatting this, I am thinking about christmas cards. Starting way to late, but I think I will get a couple finished. I seem to remember having seen an edging somewhere, that looked like little christmas trees. Need to see if I can find that, a row of that edging on a card would look nice.
I am working on several projects at once, as usual! My tatted shawl is slowly coming along. The wizard will get his arms hopefully today. And I am working on a mini, which I can't show, it is a gift for a friend, and I want it to be a surprise. I am at the painting stage. I have done the first 2 lessons of the e-course in Marker embroidery.
Still a lot of empty space, but when the course is finished, there won't be any left. My dollhouse needs attention, want to change the furnishings around. And have some things to add to my lacemaker scene, and dress a baby and........and......Wonder how far I will get this weekend....
Last weekend was the dolls house show in Apeldoorn. Saturday was very busy, sunday a quieter day. I had enough time to look around. I just go, and see where I end up. some stands I have to go to, to chat, or buy what I had seen last time and didn't have enough money for then. I don't go around all the stands systematically, I do miss some. The layout has been changed, no more "islands", the setup was in long rows. Heard from many they found it much easier to find stands. Want to see what I bought?
My favorite, a wine stand from Vonas Miniaturen. I love their work.
The last couple of evenings I have been working on this necklace. First I had to figure out what rings to use, the pattern is from Rebeca Mojica, and uses American size rings, that I cannot buy here. Ordering them from the US is expensive. When I was two thirds finished, I ran out of rings. ordered them from Jacomaro, and thanks to swift delivery I could soon get going again. There are about 650 rings in it. This is the result:
.. and the warm weather has cooled down. I did enjoy myself in the holidays, spent a lot of time reading. what I did do, was make a bracelet with titanium rings. those are very stiff, and have a bit of a spring. Quite difficult to close. My hands really hurt after finishing this bracelet. I love the colors! I added glass rings in the color blue iris.
I have a buddleia in the garden, it was full in bloom about a week ago. There were so many butterflies on it, lovely!
I have started another chainmail project now, this will be a necklace. The pattern is from the book Chained by Rebeca Mojica. I spent quite some hours figuring out which rings to use. The book uses rings from Blue Buddha, a US based company. The sizes I can get here are different. But I figured it out finally, and have a start on it. It will have more then 650 rings in it when it is finished. The rings are aluminum. That will be a couple more evenings until it is finished.
is that I don't have enough of one size ring. Not that much of a
problem, I order my rings online from Jacomaro, and they are quick! I
will order more tomorrow, by the time I run out the new supply will be
...got around to doing something! I made this basket of pansies
I want to change them a bit, but the weather is too hot now, the petals are sticking to my fingers. I have made some bracelets from aluminium rings.
These two I made as gifts for friends.
This one is made from aluminum rings with glass rings and beads.
This one is all aluminum, shiny with colored rings.
And finally, made this one
I want to make some more flowers, have some ideas for arrangements. But I will wait for cooler weather. When I get round to making them, I will show them here, am quite excited about some ideas I have.