Thursday, 18 December 2014

close to the star

Who can hold a star in their hands? A tatter!

 I need only two more pieces, those in the bottom of previous picture, but the colour should be changed.

How to join motif that's my method: putting them close each other and taking a shot as a guide.
 That's the stitch count for the parallelogram. Tangram's pieces are 7, but two are doubled, so we have all patterns now.
(ops! sorry, I forgot the big size triangle. I'll give you that pattern tomorrow)
I'm very near to the end. My little star will be very close to this tattingram...


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

so far, so good!

invisiballs, a photo by ninettacaruso on Flickr
I've 5 glass balls more, but I must stop them now. Yes, I know that tree is quite undressed, I should tat the others, next days.

Now I must close the tattingram. It's a Christmas tattingram, anyway! That is the third piece (the medium size triangle) :
The center part is the same as the square, same stitches count.

I've another shot to share. Usually I put together pictures using Serif DrawPlus, but this week I found a clever app for the phone ("smart-phone" it is indeed!) that's called Photo collage, so here you are, a collage of pics, a one-page tutorial for little pincushions I made in November. The starting piece of fabric is a square, then I folded it in a Origami Square Base. Sew, reverse, put buttons, et voilà!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I need... self control!

 I might use the same pattern for a pair of earrings. I need two swarovski...

No! Stop! Remember: only one week to Christmas!!!!


Monday, 15 December 2014

tattingram from a snowflake

One month ago I started a Xmas tatting project, but when I was almost to the end, I fell in love with the invisiballs.

It is a variation of this pattern:

It's only 10 days to Christmas and I'm in late! I haven't a tree yet, this tattingram isn't finished, oh mamma mia! Time flies!


Friday, 12 December 2014


Pattern for the invisiball today is 3 repetitions of "quad_14".

That messy tatting up there, it is another failed pattern, it seemed good while tatting, but then it resulted loose. It was the pattern used for quad_07.

The upper star may be the little motif in the next picture, that is a variation of the center part of this doily


Thursday, 11 December 2014


That "dress" was discarded on 5th Dec. But rescued and adapted now.

Pattern is 2 repetitions of "quad_16".


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

dress rehearsal

...quite good! I need many other invisiballs and the upper star.

I took a break with a delicious "Heart of Misha" designed by Fox (, then go to her "My patterns" page ):

The multicoloured thread is really beautiful, one of my favourites right now. I don't know what it is, as it comes directly from the Colour's Fairy world, received in the mail this week! Thank you very much Fox!

I tried the fluffy Josephine knot, as described by Carollyn in her blog ( She has a video on YouTube, too. It's not easy keeping the larger shape with 14 half knots, I need more exercise!

For the invisiball in the picture, I followed the pattern used for "quad 19". But now, without cluny leaves, it lost originality and it rather looks like the "magic square" described by muskaan in her blog! (