Friday, January 21, 2011

Looking for some Help please -CROCHET

I'm sendng out a plea to my fellow bloggers and friends who can crochet.
I've been searching out some new patterns for 'simple' projects I can make to help with our income, no matter how little it helps. I seem to find there are a LOT of BEAUTIFUL and ADORABLE Japanese/Asian/oriental patterns out there, almost more than there are 'English'. I LOVE using charts, and for the most part, I can follow charts pretty good. BUT,,,,I am finding a LOT in foreign languages, I just for the life of me can NOT figure out.

Can ANYONE help me please. Here is a sample of one, I just don't understand at all.

Thanks, I sure hope some one can help me :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tatting again! YaY!!!!!!

Hello fellow bloggers and readers :)

I'm back into tatting again after taking a bit of a break.(Too long of a break at that!)
I've started working on bookmarks. They can be so quick and make such nice gifts or sale items (that is with permission from designers :) of course).

Here is what I have been working on. The first two are Gina Butler's "Basic Ring-Chain Cross Bookmark" which pattern can be found here:  I used Lizbeth Size 40 thread. The first one is done up in colorway "Countryside" and the second one is done up in colorway "Purple Splendor". I just LOVE using these threads!!!

This third bookmark is found here on Jane's blog. This was sooo much fun making. I could sure tell it had been while since I had any real tatting. I had to re-do this EASY book about 3 times :( I kept messing up, dumb mistakes grrrrrr. I also used Lizbeth size 40 on this one, the colorway is "Falling Leaves" I actually made it before I did the two above Cross bookmarks. 

Again as always,,,Thank you for your wonderful comments and input. Always look forward to hearing from readers, Don't be shy :)

Blessings and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone!