Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Mixed Bag

Some crotchet to kick things off!
I made this cot throw for my grandson. The pattern is from an English Friends magazine from around 20 years ago. I love the design and have made it in double bed, single bed size before.
This one is made in Twillies Crotchet Cotton.

Here is a close up!
BTW - I finished another one this week for a friend's daughter, so only 1 more to make for now - for my new Grandbaby due January :)
Some tatting now...

Here are bookmarks 11, 12 and 13 - more crosses for friends, made is Lizbeth thread.

And number 14 is an adaptation of a length from Norma Benopath's Heritage patterns, also using Lizbeth thread.

Time for bobbin lace!

This pricking was sent to me from Guzziesue some time back when we exchanged ATCs.

As my knowledge on Bucks was/is very limited, and there was very few instructions (for me, that is :)) it has taken a while, but I did it!!!

The design is called Summer, an original by Irene Tomlinson.

The coloured gimp did not do as I wanted, but a lesson has been learned :)

This bookmark will be gifted to the lady running the leadership training I am undertaking in my scrapbooking business - despite the mistakes, I am sure she will love it :)

Enough for now, please enjoy!
Warm hugs from cold Tasmania :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wonderful wire

I have been busy taking photos and here is a small sampling :)
As wire is the newest inspiration, the following are the result of the workshop I attended recently.
This design was completed on the second 2 days of the workshop and will be mounted on a comb for my hair when I find the right comb. (It is the WIP in the last post :))

Here is the first project!
I love this necklace, and also made the earrings to match.

Now I am on my own!
This is the third and final kit that I purchased at the workshop.
BTW - I got a little further today so watch this space!

Finally for this post, here is bookmark 9 and 10, tatted in no 20 coats cotton for family friends.
They do need blocking properly - as is usual for me!

There are still more pics to share, but if you can't wait, the jigsaw fans can visit and look for puzzles on my profile - laura_rose76 Have fun!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hello again

First things first!
Here is one of the packages I sent as prizes in my previous post.
The Gum flower hankie is just perfect to show off a hand made lace length, the Tassie devil hankie makes for a great cover cloth (as it is a larger hankie), a pair of bobbins, spangled with colours to represent our Island home and the promised bookmark (as requested by each recipient) - messages from both said they were delighted - Thank you ladies!

Here is bookmark number 8 in the 25 motif challenge!
I have actually made quite a few more, but still need to take pics! There are a number of crosses in the mix as my children have had to come to terms with the sad loss of their father at the end of February. I will show you some more next post - soon!

Finally, I had the real pleasure of attending a 4 day wire lace workshop with Stitchetty Grub a couple of weeks ago. I completed 1 set and 1 piece in the 4 days, and am now working on the 3rd kit that I purchased that weekend. This is the 2nd piece in progress. The centre flower is sitting to the top left of the WIP. I intend to mount this piece on a hair comb - when I get organised enough to purchase one! The first set is a necklace and earrings - will share next post as I have still to take the pics :)
Thanks for dropping by, I love visitors :)
Off to take some pics so the next post will be soon!! TTFN