Friday, 22 November 2013

Pimp your shirt

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





Friday, 15 November 2013

Tatting

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. 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Update

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....