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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sad News


Hi,

The other day I received an email from BellaOnline.com saying that Irene Woo had died,  She designed this heart one of my favorite patterns called Butterfly Heart.   Its sad when a tatter dies and I hope shes in haven teaching the angels how to tat. 
I tatted this heart sometime ago in Lizbeth thread no 20 in Scottish Thistle

                                   Hugs
                                Margaret

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Baby's Knitting


Hi,
Spring is here with the daffodils out but the weather over the weekend is not what you would call spring,  its windy and its been raining,  no sun yet today.
This is a little baby's jacket and hat I knitted in a salmon colour I have done the pattern many times before,  starting at the neckline and working down.it would fit 0 to 3 months.
The pattern is Marianne's Famous Top-down- with sleeves.

 This is a lovely white baby's blanket,  its in double knitting wool and the pattern is called Lilac Blossom Baby Blanket,  The pattern is in lilac but I had a lot of white wool so I knitted in white.
It measures 22 inches wide and 29 inches long

Here is a link for both  patterns

Both items are on my Facebook page for sale

Have a lovely weekend
             Hugs
         Margaret

Sunday, 12 March 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Enjoy (tea or coffee)




Hi,
Another challenge from the CD Sunday challenge blog,  gosh the fortnights go quick,  this fortnight its my challenge and I am using a photo for my challenge called Enjoy (tea of coffee).   I saw this picture in a cafe in Polyochrome in Halikidi Greece.  We used to sit and have a drink and I knew when I saw the picture on the wall outside the cafe that it would make a great challenge.   So its using colours from the picture enjoying a tea of coffee.


This is my card, I did use the image as you can see,  the backing paper was from the  Crafters Companion compendium free Cd which they gave out a couple of months ago,  I seem to be using it a lot at the moment,   I made a step card and the lilac card marches the words in the picture exactly,  I used a die cut of a tea pot and cup and placed them on a silver card, and finished off the card with silver peel offs.  Below is a side view of the card


I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site,  and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.  Here is a link to CD Sunday Challenge blog  we would be pleased to see you.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                   Hugs 
                               Margaret




Sunday, 5 March 2017

Tatted Ice Drop Heart



Hi
Today we have bad weather and more gales and heavy rain,  oh for Spring but its around the corner as the daffodils and spring flowers are starting to flower.
This is my tatted ice drop heart,  in white lizbeth thread no 20,   I did one in red for Valentines day and I had another go at the pattern this time its perfect.  The pattern is called Valentine Heart by Etha Schuette,  which I used and made into an ice drop.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
                                  Hugs
                              Margaret

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Happy St Davids Day - Daffodil Ice Drop


Hi,
Happy St Davids Day,
Ice drops have taken the tatting world by storm and this is an idea I came up with when I looked at a bunch of daffodils,   It was a try and see but when I put it on Ice Drops Facebook page they went wild for it,
The pattern is partly the ice drop pattern and then an extra round of rings joined around the ice drop again.  I used the idea from the pattern Daffodil brooch for St David’s Day by Jennifer Williams.  It worked well.
Below is two the original all in yellow and one with white rings around the glass gem  / nugget,   I am pleased with my idea at first I thought it was just something that had not worked but all the ladies on ice drops loved it,  so I must have done something OK.
Have a lovely day.


Hugs
Margaret

Sunday, 26 February 2017

CD Sunday Challenge - Punch it out


Hi,
This fortnight the CD Sunday Challenge is Punch it out chosen by Wynn,  she wants to see punches and dies used as well as something from a CD of course.
This has been a hard card to photo I have tried with so many backgrounds so I hope these photos show you the card clearly.
I went for a different shape and I used the backing paper from Joanna Sheens Enchanted Dreams,  and used several dies and butterflies to make the card and finished it off with some gems on the bodies of the butterflies.   I did enjoy making this card more than I did photoing it.
 I hope you will visit the CD Sunday Challenge site, and remember if you want to enter the challenge you must use something from a CD no matter how small and let us know which CD you used.   Here is a link to the CD Sunday Challenge blog,   we would be pleased to see you.
Have a lovely weekend
Take care
                                          Hugs 
                                      Margaret

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tatted Ice Drop Snowflakes


Hi,
Gosh today the weather is so different after the storm names Doris yesterday,  although we were not in the worse part of the storm is certainly gave us a good bashing.  Now its heading for Russia they can have it,  today the sun is shining I have been out in the garden just doing a bit of tidying up.
I thought you might like to see my Ice Drop Snowflakes, I used Renuleks Snowflakes from her napkin sniezynkowa in 2012 here is the link for the pattern.
I did one with picots and the other has beads both look really good with the clear glass nugget in the middle.
I did a spiral chain to hang them as the glass nugget is on the heavy side the spiral chain holds the weight better.
I used Lizbeth thread no 20 for both Ice drops

I am really enjoying tatting these at the moment,  I am about to start a large project for myself more about that in the coming weeks.
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
                                 Margaret