Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

DVD now completed

My tuition DVD is now finished! Originally I had produced my tuition for beginners as a computer disc for PCs only, but now, thanks to my genious son, it is available on DVD.

This means that it can now be played on any computer or DVD player. So much better to be able to see it on decent sized TV screen and play, pause and rewind, as much as a new tatter needs!

My DVD not only shows the very basic beginnings but also shows how to join in a new thread without a knot, split rings, self closing mock rings and the dreaded split chain!

I haven't uploaded it onto my web site yet, but if you would like to purchase a copy please email me.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

A New Venture!

I thought I would share with you my new venture. I have written a series - well 4 actually - of childrens stories. They are all about a family of field mice and are called "Field Mice Family Adventures"
The first book is called "Starting Out"
The second in the series is called "Moving On"
The next is "Mousetrap Mishaps!"
And the last that I have just finished is "Happy Holidays!"
I have printed out a copy of each one for my own record, but I have also produced them in PDF format.
If any of my regular readers have any children/grand children/nieces/nephews and would like a copy of the PDFs just email me and I will send them to you. The stories are aimed at 4 years old or so, to be read to, or 8 to 10 years old who can read for themselves.
I would appreciate any feedback on the stories so that I can see if they are good enough to approach a publisher. Not that I know any publishers - I suppose that is another project on its own! LOL

Thursday, 17 December 2009

White Snowflakes

I've been doodling with white snowflakes, for no other reason than that it is almost Christmas!

Here are the results so far.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

White Christmas Tree

This is the end result of decorating my white Christmas tree with the tatted ornaments that I have done recently - plus others that I had done in the past. My colour scheme is white/silver, red and green.

I'm really pleased with the finished look - although I can keep tatting more ornaments and just add them to the tree, I don't want to overdo it. Mind you, who can resist adding just one more dangly thing! LOL

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Updated Web Site

This is just to let everyone know that I have updated my web site - getting rid of a lot of the gremlins!
Anyone who is familiar with my Tatting Specialities web site will notice that there are no free patterns on the site. Instead I have put a link from my web site to this blog, where there are all the links to the PDF files in my Free Patterns section on the right side bar.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Variations for the Christmas baubles

I thought you would all like to see the variations that I have done for my red Christmas baubles. My colour scheme is a White Xmas tree with fibre optic lights, decorated with the red baubles, that themselves are decorated with Christmas green tatting and some with silver beads.

My next project will be to tat some snowflakes, incorporating the red, green and silver colours.