Thursday, April 21, 2011

Motif # 3 - Mother's Day bookmark

While surfing web yesterday for some new pattern, I came across this pattern of mother's day bookmark. I liked it so much that I started it right away. The pattern was so nice and the instructions were so easy to follow that I finished it in 2 hours. My daughter was amused and wanted to know for whom I was making this bookmark. Just in the spirit of Mother's day, I said for my mom. Now she got even more excited to tell my mom, her grandma what I am making for her. 


Monday, April 11, 2011

My previous work

Just want to show some of my work which I did over the last year while being at home with my newborn daughter

Bracelet - pattern by Lynn Morton from her book Tatting Patterns

Bracelet - my own pattern

Experimenting with beads

Flower book mark - pattern by Rachel

Ruffled heart - pattern by Dr. Victoria Clarke

Lochness Monster Flower - pattern by Claudia Meza 

Modern heart - pattern by Mark Meyer

Peacock feather bookmark - pattern by Wally Sosa

Daisy picot flower - my own design
I learnt tatting when I was in grade 9 but I never actually learnt more than rings and chains. So I am loving to pursue my hobby again after a long time. and learnt new techniques like split rings, split chains, monster picot, double and triple picots, tatting over tails and magic thread. The process is still going on...... 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Motif # 2 - Drawstring bag

Front side of the bag.

I made this small bag following the pattern by Sheron Goldin. It was fun making this bag and for the first time I tried my hands at making split chain. So it was a good learning experience too. This bag is good for carrying small change or to gift to a kid.

Back side of the bag.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Motif # 1 - Necklace

I made this necklace, pattern by Totusmel. I like this pattern so much that until now I have made almost 10 of those. This time I used red color thread and shiny glass beads and it turned out really nice. I gifted this to my daughter's friend for her birthday and she liked it a lot. On seeing it my daughter's other friends also want one for themselves too. A very good reason to make more of these.