Sunday, June 23, 2013

A tatted pendant... just for me!

Hi all!
even today I'm taking advantage of my baby's nap! She so cute when she's sleeping... I could spend hours staring at her!
I did'n think that starting blogging was so demanding in terms of time to dedicate... I really don't have so much time, and blogging means less time for crafting!!! But I will hold tight, I definitively and strongly desire to have my little sharing space, and really hope you can enjoy it with me!

What I'll show you here today is a tatting piece again from Jon Yusoff book "Tatting with rings".

I decided to use it as a pendant, I love it so much that I decided to keep it for myself.

You know what?

All jewelry I tatted so far became a gift for friends and relatives, I've never kept anything for myself... but this one I will keep!

But I have to confess... I've already made another one, exactly alike, for my sister-in-law!

Here is the "packaged version"... any suggestion for a different string?

Hope you all have a nice sunday, mine will continue on the beach with my daughter... cannot say relaxing but fun for sure!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

butterflies... summer feeling!


Here in Italy it's been so hot that tatting was almost impossible... hands so swollen!!!
But I have some tatting to share with you anyway!

Here there are two colored butterflies... really feeling the summer heat!

The pattern is "Papillon" by le blog de frivole, you can find it on her Etsy shop! It's easy to follow and (what an amazing thing!) with no ends to hide!!!

The wings create a tridimensional effect, so the result seems more complex of what it is.

I tatted it in two different Lizbeth variegated colors, don't know what I like most.

They will be part of a larger project I'm working on... you'll see the progresses in the next days!

Monday, June 17, 2013

A rocking horse for babies' dreams...


Today it's really summer here! I'm at the beach with my baby, she's sleeping now so I have a little bit of time to post!

When I was waiting for her I tatted a small rocking horse to realize a blanket for the stroller. Actually I tatted two of them, the second one for a friend of mine who was waiting for a baby as well.
Here there's the one I tatted for my friend (unfortunately I don't have pictures of what has been realized with it, should be a blanket as well)

Here is what I've done for baby Giorgia:

Both of them are realized with Lizbeth threads 30, solids and variegated colors. I'm not 100% happy with the colors of the second one, it's a little bit too flashy, isn't it?

The pattern should be from Pam Palmer's Tatting Treats Two, to be honest I found some pictures of the realized horse online, but I wasn't able to find neither the book nor the pattern, so I adjusted it looking at the pictures (and so the result is not perfect...)! So please forgive me if the direction of the pattern is not correct and let me know if I made a mistake.
oooohhhh..... she woke up!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Here we are...

Here we are... my first post!

I've been thinking about this blog for some months, but now I think I'm ready to try. This blog is supposed to be mainly about tatting lace, but maybe some other little handcraft works will find a place here!
I discovered tatting from my mother-in-law, she is from Sicily and she learned it as a family tradition... As soon as I've seen some blankets, bed sheets and tablecloths realized by her mother,  I've been enchanted by the shape of this lace creation, wonderful but still a bit too "classic" for me. But then, when I discovered all over the net that there are new ways of tatting, and how versatile and open to any kind of style it can be, I deeply fell in love with it!

I started with very simple projects, and I'm still a beginner so far, but I've been experimenting all around and I will be really happy to share with you the few things I've done.

I've realized some earrings, necklaces and pendant, and then during my pregnancy some decoration for my baby's bedding, but so far I've always worked on somebody else's pattern. The challenge for me will be to be able to design a new pattern by myself, not easy... so please be by my side!

Actually I'm working on a pattern from the book Tatting with rings by Jon Yusoff (I really love her pattern); here's my work in progress.