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Hi. I live in Canberra, Australia, and started tatting early in 2009. Consequently, I've now caught the 'tatting bug' and hope to be infected for a long while.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Workbasket magazine

Crazy Mum Tats is very generously giving away Workbasket magazines.

See the following blog for details.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Max, the mauve breasted rooster

Now here is something to crow about. Meet Max, the mauve breasted rooster.

He hatched yesterday and already has a proud comb.

This TIAS was really enjoyable, thanks Jane! It was the first TIAS that I have been involved in and I'm a bit sad that the title was 'TIAS 2010', because this infers that there is only one per year :(

I really appreciated all of the experienced tatters putting their TIAS online each day because I checked them out before proceeding with my own each time.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

TIAS day 10

I too have a rooster by day 10 of the TIAS.

However, my rooster is mauve breasted, whereas other peoples' roosters are uniform in colour. Hmmm.....perhaps I may have unwittingly swapped shuttles at some point in the project. Ah, the non-conformist in me is coming out.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Motif 20

This motif was designed by Jon Yusoff and has been tatted in Lizbeth 20. Her design shows the colours in the thread beautifully.

Lizbeth thread comes in some gorgeous colours, but I think that I prefer the feel of Altin Basak. Shall have to compare the two a bit more.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Motif 19

Hoorah! I remembered to scan the tatting at last. Doing the actual tatting is always the fun part. It's the follow up work that throws me, such as scanning the motif so that the picture can be posted to the blog.

The following two motifs, 'the square and diamond motifs', were from Jane Eborall's site - . Quite appropriately named really.

The pattern suggests making several of these motifs and then joining them together to create a larger product. I didn't do this because I'm still at the stage of tatting smaller objects so that I can see what different patterns look like when they are finished.

These two patterns look really sweet. I also did the triangular pattern from the series, but did not scan it. My completed triangle could definitely not be considered 'sweet'. Poor Jane might reconsider sharing her patterns if she saw how badly I botched it :(

Thursday, January 14, 2010

TIAS day 4

This part of the TIAS looks a bit like a hat that has a tail. A bit like the one that Daniel Boone used to wear in the show that was on TV during my childhood.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Motif 18

These little treasures were a delight to tat! Aren't they cheery and happy. They are just the right size to stick on to a card.

I saw something similar on someone else's blog, but can't remember whose it was to give them the credit :(

I doubt that my stitch count would be the same as the original though, because their petals were a bit longer.

So...if you are the lovely tatter who put the original flowers online, thanks!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Confession time...... I had stopped doing the TIAS (before I had even begun) because I wasn't sure how to proceed. But then I saw all of the other tatters' photos and realised what was expected of me.

Ta-da, now I have completed day 1 of TIAS too!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Motif 17

This little number was from Ruth Scharf's book Occhi and was tatted in.......Altin Basak of course!

The book contains some really nice designs. It is not written in English though, so hopefully I haven't strayed too far from the original design.

I really like the texture of the motif. Next time that I do this pattern it will be in green, because it looks like a leaf.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Motif 16

Another addition to my flower collection! This pretty pink flower is based upon one from Ondori's Tatting lace book. It has been tatted in my new favourite thread...Altin Basak size 30.

The flower was made from a long (longish) strip of tatted lace that was then coiled around into a rozette. The book indicates that a bead is to be placed in the centre, but I prefer the mauve tatted alternative (not to mention the fact that I don't possess any suitable beads....)

The pattern was fun and easy to do, but it remained as a UFO until I could be bothered to coil it. It would still be a UFO if it was waiting for a centre bead!