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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Eclectus Parrot Beaded and More Clunies

Been working off an on with this beading project, I was commissioned to make. 

This bird is called an Eclictus and only the females have this bright colorings these are some steps I use.

She wants to frame Lucy and the paper behind is the smallest size. I have been having fun finding little trinkets to add to the beading and incorporating them in. 

the actual picture of Lucy is below


Looks like lots of the tatting bloggers have been making clunies and I'm not sure if I will keep this round I started cause one of the clunies is imperfect :) but undecided the thread is so small.
hope you all have a great time at your pursuits, till I post again hugs from Carollyn:)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lace Doily is Finished!



Comparing to last year's Renuleks's doily is larger.

Time to sing and thank Renulek for this years lovely pattern too!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ninetta's Beads and Tatting on Last Round of Doily

Ninetta and I traded little items long ago... and in the fun treasures was glass beads.  Purpose was unsure till now.

Viewed beads like this were on Pinterest, and I am a Pin-chick, but not due till end of month!
Little fun Purchase below. 
  I am excited to start using the netting needles, for I have many fish to catch in nets:)
                                      
                                                                                                    This little fishy is a hair clip  


                                      
Only 11 more scallops to make pictured on this mini seedless watermelons to they have these where you live?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

French Frivolite and Renulek Doily Update

I love this beautiful pattern, I feel has a nice elegance design for frivolite here I found it easy to tat and can picture many colors for this pattern.


below is and update on spring doily :) like Ninetta and others said it did go by faster than the last row I think it is because you kind of get to skip one by just connecting a chain.
and like Muskaan said I only had to fill the white small shuttle once.
have a great Sunday to all :)


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily

Well marking every 10 rings helped me finish early!
measuring in now at 32.5 cm or 12 and 3/4 inches
size 80 lizabeth white and sky blue lt.
by Handy Hands Tatting the pattern is free and found here

Monday, August 1, 2016

Renulek's Wiosna Row 15 in Progress

I only have 50 rings left to connect with this round 15 but to get through it I mark with coil less pin and do 10 rings a day, and this round should be done in 5 more days :) this helps me race myself.  I have so many other tatting projects  and beading to work on.
 Above is the video of a little visit from one of my smallest visitors for summer the mixture is one part sugar to 3 parts water and boil and let cool.
have wonderful summer! 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pine Needle Basket from a Pinchicks



6 years old is my first memory of my Great Aunt Eva and her Pine Needle Baskets.  Many years the baskets were displayed and used at home. 
My first attempts weaving Pine Needle Basket.
It's a coil method.

We moved many times when I was a child, the last I saw her basket was 1982.  My mom was proud of Aunt Eva's baskets and she said to me I wish I paid more attention, "All I know is that you have to use the really long pine needles".
The tree on center right gave her needles for this.
6 or more inches needs be.  Many times I came across these special pines and the needles broke in my hand and I wondered how she made these, until I found a basket on Pinterest and visiting the sight I found instructions.


After cleaning needles in hot soapy water, then rinse them and keep a small amount in  plastic with a wet paper towel.
If using clean dried needles, soak for 10 mins. this makes needles pliable.

A small tapestry needle, and a size 20 tatting thread for this first mini basket. One natural bundle of three needles is all it took the water makes the needles bendable and you start with encapsulating the ends like in tatting.
I used (shiny) raffia for next and split the raffia into smaller thread for these mini baskets.  

I am working on patterns and stitching here.
I did change and use a curved needle to go inwards here 

Finding a tiny branch for this ones handle was fun :)

adding more pine needles is done easier than you think. Just tuck in next bundle of needles when you start to work to the end of the last. 
like other basket weaving you have to keep needles moist when making the basket,

This is dedicated to Great Aunt Eva, angels knows, one day I might make one like hers, Love from Carollyn!


Look in on our other Pinchicks Pick of the month not sure they have posted yet and if you care to join us contact Suzanne :)

Suzannes Cards
Margarets Designer Cards
Tips Around The Home
Two Shuttles