Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas ornament with tatting

I bought some Christmas balls, diameter 5 cm. I want to cover them with tatting.
First try is finished now. I took a pattern from Jon Yusoffs book tatted snowflakes, Pirouette.
That, without the middle, is the bottom part of the tatting. Fiddled around with it, added a couple of rounds to cover the whole ball.
I am going to make this with a white around a matte red ball.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

1:48 again!

I had promised myself not to buy any more 1:48, but couldn't resist when I saw this kit by Jane Harrop. It is a clog maker's shed. My grandfather used to make clogs when he was young.
Today I had a day to myself, and made it up.
What you get, is a whole load of little pieces.
Jane Harrop has good instructions, with a bit of patience I did get a nice result.
 
This is the shed finished. I found this not hard, it came together easily. I did not put on a thick layer of paint, more like a drybrush, it is a shed built of wood, and left as is. Dirty because of the weather was what I was aiming for.
Now for the things inside. That was fiddly, because of all the little pieces. I sanded a nice bit off of my nails, sanding those little clogs.
 
 
 
I love peering through the doors!
I have taken a picture of the things inside, with a euro, so you can see how big it is.
 
 
I really should take pictures in daylight, but couldn't wait.
 
I did do something else this weekend, Friday night I made myself a pair of Christmas earrings. They are made from a pattern, and idea, by Blue Buddha Boutique, they call them Holly earrings. chainmail. Theirs was made with aluminum scales, I made mine with polycarbonate scales. These are  a bit transparent. They look a lot better in my ears then they do in the picture!
I was finished in half an hour with these, I tried them at first with 4.2 mm rings, but that did not go well with the scales. I ended up using the 6.2 ones, which are advised by Blue Buddha. The smaller ones I had in green, the larger ones only in silver color.