Search This Blog

Monday, October 31, 2016


Since it is Halloween today, this odd looking bird woman is from Russian folklore, and I like the meaning.
click on quoted word for a little information"Gamayun"
The V8 jusic is to encourage better eating and size of bird lady.

She is unfinished and my Pinterest Pick I have been wanting to make this for a while and she is under my "designed birds" section, Still don't know how to proper link Pinterest to my blog :)
I decided to work with these little moon faces I already had,
some in the pinterest are sew in faces

Gamayun, will be getting long hair and some dangle beads too. Did you see the tatted bangs?

Let's see what other Pinchicks are up too, join in on the fun we will advertise your blog on ours if you post close to end of month and contact the top chick for more information.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Doily and Lucy updates

Working on the final round.
The blue is so brilliant and from Handy hands, the Yellow and green is from Sajou (Haberdashery)
this is very expensive, size 80 but I think is more like 100 size, is the very nicest cotton,thread I have ever tatted with it is so soft and silky making tatting fun, no twisting too.

I could have been a lot further but changed color three times, below is a repeat of other colors and it just didn't look right even though I love this blue. 

Below is Lucy looking at her portait in beads I mailed it and pinned it to this thick paper
the yellow pin at head is the stick pin that holds it
onto paper (if wondering)
Mom said " Lucy is very happy and looks so lifelike"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Finished Pattern

This design is by Imsooming If you click on her name, you will be brought to a world of enchantment with her tatting. If you want to purchase her pattern her email is
She has it ready and nicely diagrammed out :)

She also has Secret Garden pattern made too. she takes Pay pal I do believe she is from Korea. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Occhi, Frivolite, Chiacchierin, Schiffchenarbeit, Tatted Lace

This wonderful doily is from the book "Mastering Tatting" by Lindsay Rodgers

Round one and two started here, love the twisted picots to make clover.
have a wonderful Day.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Occhi, Schiffchenspitze, tatted lace, Angel pattern by Cornilla

I added a ton of beads and came out with this beauty, this is a wonderful free pattern by Cornelia click anywhere around here to go to link :)

She has a wonderful diagrammed instructions that are easy to follow too. 

this is done in three rounds.  Above is round one.   Lots of rings and split rings
and lots of fun size 20 thread
measures 3 and 1/2 inches. by 3 and 1/2 inches

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Pattern Now Available

This design is by Imsooming If you click on her name, you will be brought to a world of enchantment with her tatting. If you want to purchase her pattern her email is
She has it ready and nicely diagrammed out :)

The little eye's (occhi) have it :) If you like mazes this one is for you :)
love the circular and yer square shape! 

This reminds me of  lots of wonderful patterns made with this split rings like the 24 snowflakes one.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Eclectus Parrot Beading Finished!

I don't know why I took so long to finish her, she is large though, just under 4 by 6 inches.

I did enjoy making her.  In background is another motif from the "Tatting With Your Life" book. was not as thrilled with this one, just didn't seem to tat up quite like I wanted, but looks good for bird background :)  Yellow lighting here.

I enjoyed adding the buttons and some are new and some are antiques.  She was designed from a picture of customers lovely loved bird Lucy I have the construction and picture of actual bird under August 20, 2016.
I was sad to see her mailed off cause " I love Lucy" :)


Monday, October 3, 2016

A Closer Look Tatting

Well here is better picture and mistakes were made on cluny round this is size 80  I was playing around with how I wanted to attach them to the long picots and also one has too many clunies I also would day dream and so some have 19 back and forth and some have 23 or so :) I am going to add more rows and it seem to be square enough  for now 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Little Tatting Lace Pieces

Yes, I finally finished the pearl mat, and the cluny or tallies round!

Yes I use these for coasters and all the time :)

Now back to this odd little thing they next hint is in next picture :)

It's in the little book behind me and I have made at least 5 different ones at least
I have this book, but believe it is here Antique Pattern Library
What is this ?
have a wonderful day from Carollyn