fredag den 3. juni 2011

I made something!! :o

Guess it's time to dust off the blog.

Here is a hanky I made to the daugther of a friend of mine for her confirmation (usually a big event here). Back in the day all the girls used to get one on the day of the confirmation, and I thought it could be fun to bring that tradition back to life.

I ought, how ever, to have embroidered her name and the date on it, but I didn't want to make her og your eyes bleed. I've done a lot of crossstitch, but it didn't really prepare me for doing those beautiful monograms (and especially not when starting to practice the night before). Oh well, learning to embroider monograms is now on my 'want to learn' list.

onsdag den 9. februar 2011


I haven't disappeared totally from the surface of the earth. I've had some serious problems with my hands and feet due to Raynaud's Phenomenon this winter (cold begone!), so amongst other things, I haven't been able to hold a shuttle the last couple of months and I have to wear gloves indoors all the time. How ever I plan to come back with a vengeance in the spring!

onsdag den 10. november 2010

Yeah! New shuttle and needle case!

And both handmade from Keld Olesen at

The shuttle is made of ivory (oh...these memories - when I was a child, I dreamed of owning a recorder made of ivory but had to settle with box blight; now I finally have a piece of ivory in my hand, even though a somewhat different shape than I imagined then), and it's beautiful. The color, the smooth surface...everything. :D

I'm not quite sure what the needle case is made of, but I suspect it might be beech. And no, before you start thinking so, I have absolutely no clue about wood (too my dad's great dismay, I might add, since the men in his family worked in the woods for generations). Luckily, each shuttle for sale has a little sign, stating the type of wood it's made of (in Danish), and I found a shuttle with a 'beech'-tag that looked a bit like the needle case.

Enough talk. Pics, pics!

<---  /happy sigh.

<--- so pretty! I actually used to fixate a needle in an earplug, but this is much better. \o/

lørdag den 23. oktober 2010

Pics, pics, pics!

This will be a completely new type of post on this blog. No excuses for not getting any tatting done!! Just pics of something that I actually accomplished, the baby bonnet to my friend, who actually gave birth the other day to a little baby girl. :D


The bonnet is slightly too big for the doll (my mum's old doll from when she was a little girl), but I needed a model and my son is too big and would probably protest fiercely, if I tried putting a baby bonnet with lavender colored ribbons in it on his head.:P

torsdag den 7. oktober 2010


I have not gone hibernating or anything (though it would be tempting...*glances outside the window*). My son had a huge meltdown because of his school, so we had to find a new school and start him up there, and it's  quite a bit away from here. Luckily things are much better now, so hopefully there will be more time and energy to tat.

The baby cap is nearly done, which is about time. My friend is due in less than 2 weeks, and I doubt I can convince her to keep the little one inside a bit longer, because I have to finish the last rings. :P Hopefully I will have a pic up this weekend.

søndag den 1. august 2010

What have I been up to

It feels like forever since I last posted on this blog. Since last time I've been working on a thingie to put a cell phone in. A floral motif that will be attached to a "leather" purse. I tried to make the motif first, but came to realize that I need to make the purse before it makes sense to tat. WHY, OH WHY do you always have to crawl before you can run a marathon? Needless to say, my cell phone thingie is now in my you-ought-to-do-this-now basket, where it will probably stay for some time, since another exiting thing has happened:

My old friend who has always been a career kinda girl announced that she is pregnant! That ofc. gives me an unique opportunity to foist tatted baby stuff on her. There are so many adorable things to make, and I doubt my 9-year old son will appreciate a tatted collar, so this might be my only chance to tat some baby stuff and actually have someone to give it to. Here is a work in progress pic. of a cap made from a vintage pattern (1940'ies):

I hope I will be done within the next couple of weeks. It's hard to tell on the picture (I think) how much of the work that is actually done, but I actually only need 2 more rows and then 1 round or something like that. Oh, and please note the beautiful picture without red blobs or blurring, all thanks to this thread!! \o/

The pattern is called "Exquisite Baby Cap" and it can be found in "The Tatter's Treasure Chest".

 On a none-tatting related note: I've also been on a summer vacation. Mostly visiting relatives - my son has 6 great grand parents and 4 grandparents that we needed to visit, but we also found time to a trip to Legoland. The best pics from the trip has got to be the view from where we were staying, and a wonderful sign from Legoland. If you do not know the context of the sign, it looks more than just a little weird:

torsdag den 3. juni 2010


I've been working a bit on my new design. Some of it is really good, but other parts are just *sigh*. I know I ought to cut the bad parts away, but I'm not sure what to replace it with, so I keep going and hope things will work out when it all comes together. This also mean that my work mostly spends it time in my crafts basket instead of in my hands. It's not so tempting to use every available moment tatting, when it isn't really going the way you want. :P