Thursday, July 26, 2012

Doll progress

The doll lace is almost 1 meter...only 2 to go :)

 This doll was made by the lady who introduced me to lace drapping.

I am not sure but I think this is doll number 21 or 22!
This is what I intend to do with my lace, but my doll will be standing...

Happy lacemaking :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Old and some new

I have been trying something new :)
I was given the marble with a delicious swirl in thanks for a lace lesson.

What do I do with a marble?!?!?

I found the instructions for this wire wrapping in one of my magazines and thought it would be perfect!

Ok, so I have some room for improvement, but I am happy with the finished product :)

An old project now...

the dolls lace is currently at around 83cm...will work on it again this evening... 
 I went in search of some Pooh fabric when the craft fair came to Tassie, to no avail.
When I mentioned on Gumlace (Aussie email ring) what I had been looking for, a member offered me some of her is just what the new Grandaddy ordered :)

Progress is being made, and the best bit - the quilting is happening at the same time as the pieceing!!!

I love it!!!

I really must block some of my tatting...2 doilies to boast about, but no pics yet...
Hang in there tatters!!  It will get done!!

Happy lacemaking and thanks for reading :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A rare Sunday off!

First of all, I would like to share the work of one of the ladies who comes to my home a couple of times a week.

Our local Lace Guild group had a workshop recently with a tutor from Hobart.  Each student had to pick a pattern they wanted help with.  Several girls picked patterns from Jenny Ree's Lace from the Australian Bush.  I didn't make the workshop because there was just not enough time!

This is Sue's completed bookmark!
 I had the pleasure of a visit from my grandsons today.  They came for a roast lunch.  2 1/2 year old Travis helped me make a self saucing chocolate pudding. 

Then he helped me decorate these cupcakes. 

The silicon cups come from Avon and are shaped like bugs and flowers.  Although the cook in me said only fill them 3/4 of the way up with batter, the packet suggested they get filled.  Should have stuck to the cook's advice!!  And bought some more cups!!
However, the cakes are yummy, and the boys are looking forward to a feast when they get home!
 Finally, I completed the butterfly for my shirt :)
I have not stitched it completely, and will maybe add a couple of tatted butterflies to complete the picture...depends on time :)
The doll lace is around 55 cms now, the beds ring pillow is almost at the next corner and the 3rd pillow made lots of progress yesterday too.  I think I should make myself a wire butterfly too...

Until next time, I look forward to hearing from you :)

Happy lacemaking....