Sunday, 4 May 2014

New supplies

Just got a new shuttle a couple of days ago, a starlit. It's taking some getting used to, it's enormous! The spare bobbins are for my "go to" shuttles-- my lacossettes and Jane Eboralls.
So the reason for this giant is some new thread that was recommended to me, Anchor Aida. I bought some in size 10 so I need a BIG shuttle! Currently tatting a frilly cuff bracelet. Pics when it's done.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A Tatted Victorian Reticule

That's a little drawstring tatted bag to you and me ! I've just finished the 3rd round, , only 8 more to go.....

It's going to be a very small evening bag. I'm hoping it turns out nice. It's taking aaaaaaages to make !

Monday, 8 July 2013

Downhearted :(

Well the disaster that was Saturday's summer fair has really got me down. Everyone oooohhhssss and aaahhhhsssss over my jewellery but no one ever buys it. Yet I see similar stuff online that sells for 2 or 3 times more than I ask for mine.
I love tatting, its my hobby, I don't expect to make a fortune selling it but other people sell plenty of it. Just having a bit extra money would be great. It would pay for my hobby for a start.

Why is it people would rather spend money on mass-produced crap than buy something handmade and unique ?

So do I bother trying to sell my jewellery or just give it away ? I won't give up  tatting because I love it. But I'm wasting my time at these craft fairs.

Feeling very down.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Getting ready for tomorrow s fair

Very much looking forward to the school fair at Peases West School tomorrow ! Just washed /stiffened a load of very girlie bracelets, they will be getting clasps on later when they're dry. I really enjoy doing fairs, would be even better if I sold  lots of my stuff !

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Hectic :)

Not posted for aaaaaaages ! Life takes over again. 

Anyway I did Fyndoune Community College summer fair a couple of weeks ago and this weekend im at Peases West School summer fair too. So I've been making lots of girlie bracelets, amongst other things.  I'll get some pics up tomorrow.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Getting ready for Spring rides

SPRING is almost upon us so I've been getting my bike ready. She's been out a few times over the winter but not much. So off came her pannier bags and basket and out came the cleaning cloths. She's now sparkling all over. The only thing I didn't do was the tyres, I'll have to wait for a sunny day for that. Even did the Brooks leather treatment on the saddle. And of course when I was polishing the spokes, Pitch the cat had to supervise.

* I love my bike *

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Urgh I have been really poorly for nearly a week now. Not been able to get any tatting done til yesterday when I started the first row of a necklace. It's going to be quite a lacey one this.