Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tatting along

Jon has a great list of people taking part in the Norma Benporath tat-along.  I've had some very nice comments (which I enjoy tremendously).  I feel rather guilty, since I'm not very good at leaving comments on other blogs, although I like looking.  Hmm, perhaps 'comment more' would be a good resolution for the new year.

Here's the mat, at the beginning of round 3.  After the giant, multi-coloured size 10 doily, I decided to use plain white size 40.  The big old hand is in the picture for scale.

I've also finished this button necklace designed by Sally Kerson.

It's a colourful necklace, but I keep rifling through my closet trying to figure out what to wear it with.  I admire Sally Kerson and Jane Eborall's ability to make things they actually wear.  For me, the brain cells that choose clothes, and the ones that choose craft patterns, live in very different parts of the brain.  Apparently the crafting cells have more fun.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bits and pieces

I'm feeling a bit scatter-brained today, so it's time for a scatter-brained post.

First, 8 little clovers for Jon's Lace Mat Tat-along.  The amazing Jon is updating and charting a series of vintage tatting patterns. I'm doing mine backwards, clovers first.

Next, the hair clip plan in progress. The pansies are from 100 Flowers to knit and crochet by Lesley Stanfield.  The clips are wrapped in ribbon and the decorations are stitched on.  No glue.

Next, my new favourite skirt.  See the pretty colours!  It flares too, just enough to twirl.  Big girls like to twirl too.

Lastly, two baju raya, one baju melayu for my big guy and one kebarung for the little lady.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hair clip plan

Little lady's hair keeps falling into her face.  So, the plan is to turn all these unused little bits into hair clips.  It needs to be done quickly, preferably before she turns into a teenager, decides to dress all in black, and declares flowers to be out of fashion.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Done doily

I finished the Clover doily by Eileen Stafford weeks ago but in the my usual style, it took me that long to hide the ends and iron it.

Here it is.  I had plans to sew it onto a nice linen tote bag.  The thing is, it's made with size 10 thread, so it's 40cm (15 inches) across.  I think I'd better use a gym bag instead of a tote bag.