Friday, October 23, 2009

A time to Relax........

Hello everyone!

I have been pretty busy for the past few months, no time to do any craft work. Wait!wait! just wonder, busy but still have time to play games on the Facebook. Hehehe.....Release Stress.

But today i have a little update on my tatting. Recently, i have received a skein of HDT from Zarina. It was so kind and generous of her. Anyway, it gave me a good excuse to de-tour awhile from my busy-ness and try out tis thread.

It is called Orchid Garden and size 50. Nice and beautiful colour. Phew! will purchase size 20 the next time. Anyone interest to purchase the HDT, can viewed at Zarina's blog. She have got nice colours of HDT.

The top pattern is called Melur and its from Jon's latest tatting book. The 2nd piece is called FeatherLine, and u can get the pattern from Jon's blog.

Thanks to all for dropping by. Til next time, take care and happy crafting to all.

Friday, September 25, 2009

SeLaMaT HaRi Raya

Phew! Time passes by so fast. Its already a week of the Raya celebration. Hope everyone have enjoyed and will enjoy themselves during tis festive season.

To all my friends who have sent me wishes/greetings, i wish to say Thank You. I'm sorry for not replying to all your smses, emails & blog wishes. Mungkin tidak terlambat untuk saya mengucapkan selamat menyambut hari raya aidil fitri kepada semua. Andaikata, ada tersilap kata, terkasar bahasa, saya menyusun sepuluh jari memohon maaf kepada semua. Maaf zahir batin.

Have been busy busy since a week before the Ramadhan month, stretch up to the 1st week of Syawal month. And i'll be even busier till the month of December.

I really miss all my hobbies. Hope i can take a break in between my busy-ness to do abit of crossstitching or tatting.

Once, again to all, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Last month i participated in an exchange in I-Tatters. Tis is my 1st time joining the tatting exchange, all tis while its xstitch exchange. (missed the exchange so much......)

Since i do not have any butterfly pattern that is 4inch/12cm big (the criteria of the exchange), i decided to do small butterflies and from tis small butterflies i need to make something big.

Combining my 3 favourite hobbies together (beading, xstitch & tatting) and with my expertise in sewing xstitch ornaments, viola... i did a fob/hanging ornament. The front of the fob is like a 'garden' and the back was 'butterflies are free'.

I used different sizes of threads and colours. It was really a wonderful experience playing all the different colours. I have also used the size 70 thread that Diane gave me. Phew! i need new glasses to tat with tis thread. Using size 70, makes your work looks more delicate n fine. Its beautiful.

Tis is the front side of the fob.

Tis is the back of the fob.

And tis......TAAaaaaaaaaaDAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaa is from my partner, Jenni from Australia. Her work is so beautiful. (I can't seem to find the ends)

Ooops! so sorry for the unclear pictures.

Now i have to go back to crocheting my grannies.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Gift! Tatting Threads

A few weeks back, I received tis in my mail. Its from Diane of

Diane is such a generous person. Beside receiving some samples of threads, she also gave me 5 balls of threads. I have not used any of the thread yet, as i just like to admire it for the time being.

Once again,Diane, Thank U very much for tis beautiful threads.

Mother"s Day Heart

When i saw tis pattern at Jon's blog, i told myself, can i or can't i tat tis piece. Why???? Becoz' I have always make a point to read & study the instructions first before i decide to tat anything. So after reading, the 3 setbacks that i have is the Shoe Lace trick, making a daisy picot ring and tatting with beads. Never done before. So i decide not to use beads but just do picots. (Phew! luckily i omit the beads, my fingers & threads were all over when doing the daisy picots. Hehehe....)

So, as usual, notes spread out, i give it a try. So here is the end result. I manage to do the daisy picot ring, after a few times of snip, snip, snip. Its still not that pretty but OK la, for 1st timer. The long picots seem to be twisted eventhough i have iron it. But the Shoe Lace trick, I'm not so sure. Tried to read the SLT instruction over & over again, but i seem not able to understand. So I hope that what i did is correct.

Psst: The heart looks better with beads. Must try it someday.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Little Tatting pieces

Learning & mastering another tatting technique called Wrapping a plastic ring with double-stitches. At the initial stage, i had some problems but manage to overcome it. Thanks, Sheila Dutton for sending the cabone rings to me. And for the tutorial, u can go to Thanks to Jon, for making the tutorial so easy to understand.

So now both the tatted pieces are in my doter's possession and have to tat another 6 more pieces as she want to make it into a key chain or bookmark, to be given to her teachers for Teacher's Day.

Below is a motif piece. Its a freebie. I have tatted another 3 pieces to make it into a doily. Its a simple pattern and quite fast to complete 1 motif. (but it still takes me a whole day to complete one. hehehe....too many other distractions).

I hope to tat tis motif again but using only white thread and making it into a bigger piece for my coffee table.

Tis is a flower piece called Stargazer Lily. Have tatted 5 pieces, 1 more piece to tat and and join all to get my flower. Its a beautiful piece and I got the pattern from Such a creative person.

Happy tatting, crocheting, crosstitching and any other hobbies to all my friends.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Simple Doily

To all my stitching & tatting friends, Happy International Tatting Day.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Summer Garden by CCN

Another CCN??? Hehehe....I'm loving it....Just completed another piece. Its called Summer Garden. I have stitched on a 28ct linen(hand-dyed but not by me la).

As usual, i have made some changes (not much la) in some colours so as to match with the fabric colour. Also, i have never like to stitch animals motifs on my xs. In the chart there is a cat & rabbit. So i stitched an extra plant to replace the rabbit and for the cat, i sew a charm. Just nice that i have a piece of charm called My Garden.

Thanks to all for dropping by. Happy Stitching to all my friends.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tatting - SCMR

Yes!Yes!Yes! Mission accomplished. I can do/tat SCMR.

Last nite, with printed copies of How to make a Mock Ring (tutorial from Jon's blog. Thanks Jon, its really helpful), i finally succeeded. So for a start, i did tis pattern since it look simple. Its called Floret from Jon's Snowflakes Collection book.

The outcome is not that nice, i mean my tatting work, but I'm happy with it. I can now tat patterns that have SCMR.

But i have to further do 'autopsy' la. Cos i used 2 different colours, but the turn out was just 1 colour. Why eh? Is it bcos' no switching of shuttles? hehehe.....

Tis is the next piece that i have started. Beautiful. Will talk about it further when i have finished the whole set.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Always & Forvever by LHN

Dedicate tis piece to my dearest husband,Omar(OK) and my 3 children, Farhah(nf),Haikal(mh) & Aisyah(nai).

Thanks to all for dropping by.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happpppy!!!!! & Sad???

What a title. hehehe....

Last week i have completed 3 pieces of tatting (2 happy & 1 sad). Really enjoy tatting lately(duh! what happen to my xs wip and my crochet blanket. Will continue again, soon).

1. Carrousel - tis pattern is from Jon's book, Tatted Snowflakes Collection. I used the thread Floretta 10 with 2 shuttles. I tat tis piece bcos i wanted to practise on my Split rings again. And Yesssss, I have managed to do the split rings without any problem. I like the colour, its really bright.

2. Clover & daisies - can't remember where i got tis pattern from. It was shown to me by Ain, when i 1st started to tat, and i told myself that i will do tis piece when i go to the next level (in other words, a bit clever la). For tis piece, i used DMC Cebelia 30, White & yellow. Nice piece.....i am really happy with myself for finishing it.

3. Hearts Entwined - tis pattern is from Jon's blog. I feel there is a mistake somewhere but i just cudn't find it. Why i felt there is a mistake bcos it looks a bit out of shape. Mayb i will re-do another piece.
To Jon, if u are reading my blog, can u see the mistake from the picture. If yes, please let me know.

I have a lot more to learn on tatting. Learning thru the cyber world is not really easy (no reality teacher to teach me). I am having problems in some techniques, and eventhough going thru' the tutorials over and over again, i still can't do it. But am not giving up easily, still trying.

Psssst! the HDT threads are really beautiful. How i wish to own some. And also the different type of shuttles. Will put in my wishlist. Who knows

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Tatting - Quantiesque.

Nice piece and nice work (hehehe...). Got tis free pattern from Jon Yusoff's blog. Her tatting pieces are really beautiful. I have used the thread Floretta No.10.

It took me 3 days to complete tis piece. I tought i lost my knowledge on tatting. My fingers were all over again. And there were snip snip snip. But after awhile it was going on the right track again. Tis is also the first time for me, using 2 shuttles.

So,anyone interested to do tis piece, u can get the pattern from

Happy Tatting.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Goodbye 2008 & Hello to 2009.

Wishing all my friends a Happy New Year. May the year 2009 be a better year then the year 2008.

Start stitching and stashing again. hehehe......