Monday, June 17, 2013


Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. I haven't been tatting much since I got back. I do have one motif to share, which was tatted a few weeks ago so I figured I should share it. Not much else tatting related, anyway. I got another piercing (well, actually two piercings) a few weeks ago, in one ear*. But anyway, I should get to the tatting.

It's another motif from Suzanne Schwenke's Spitzen-Kreationen.

This time, the motif is a square or diamond. I don't love this motif as much as the triangle I shared previously. It could be my tension, but it needed a lot of blocking to get it into shape. Because of that I haven't felt like making anymore. I should try it again with different thread. The thread is Flora size 20, #202 Natural, I think. I should point out that the patterns in this book are both diagrammed and written out. Several pages of translations are at the back of the book, so the written patterns are quite understandable. I mainly followed the diagrams, however.

I haven't decided what to tat right now. I have a few things I should finish; the Betta's come to mind. I wanted to do some crocheting a few days ago, but I couldn't find the hook in the required size. I KNOW I have one. Somewhere. I think. I probably should do some organizing one of these days.

If I get anything tatted, or crocheted, or something, I'll post as soon as I can. Till next time.

* I wasn't going to mention it as I know some of you aren't too keen about piercings. The piercing I got is called an Industrial (or a Scaffold if you're in Europe) piercing. It's basically two separate piercings joined together by a single bar 1-2 inches long. You can Google it if you want. I'll probably post a photo to Facebook once the redness and swelling go down a bit. And for anyone wondering, I got it because I liked the way it looked.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Etsy Shop Announcement

Just a quick shop related post. I'll post about tatting later this week. I decided to have a sale in my Etsy Shop (located here). Everything will be 25% off started tonight at midnight (CST). I'd like to get rid of some of the items that aren't moving, um, Sterling Silver. But as I said everything will be on sale. If you're not interested, feel free to pass it on to others who might me. No coupon codes are necessary to receive the discount. The sale should run for a week. Assuming I configured the sale manager properly.

That is all.