Thankyou to #dearnatural62  & Ashley Savage on YouTube for teaching me how to marble my nails!!! This is my first one & I’m very happy with it .. It’s not perfect but where there is a will there IS a way! So check #dearnatural62  out & Ashley savage had some MAJOR tips (her tut is called “do’s & don’t’s of water marvelling your nails”) Both should be watched. And make sure you are all set up & ready when you do it. I had NO clean up. But this also means you CAN see a little bit of white on the edge which I’m taking a thin sharpie to right now👍😁🎈🎈 Yay! I’m LOVING doing this😱

Thankyou to #dearnatural62 & Ashley Savage on YouTube for teaching me how to marble my nails!!! This is my first one & I’m very happy with it .. It’s not perfect but where there is a will there IS a way! So check #dearnatural62 out & Ashley savage had some MAJOR tips (her tut is called “do’s & don’t’s of water marvelling your nails”) Both should be watched. And make sure you are all set up & ready when you do it. I had NO clean up. But this also means you CAN see a little bit of white on the edge which I’m taking a thin sharpie to right now👍😁🎈🎈 Yay! I’m LOVING doing this😱

Making my first marbled nails!!! Tutorial by #dearnatural62 . The colours I chose look awesome!! And first nail was perfect & NO clean up! I mask them very well. Probably too well cause the marble doesn’t quite get all down the sides. But for today it’s fine, just to try it! Everyone’s doing it .. Now I see why!💅 Thanks @dearnatural62

Making my first marbled nails!!! Tutorial by #dearnatural62 . The colours I chose look awesome!! And first nail was perfect & NO clean up! I mask them very well. Probably too well cause the marble doesn’t quite get all down the sides. But for today it’s fine, just to try it! Everyone’s doing it .. Now I see why!💅 Thanks @dearnatural62

Thankyou to SHMSHM_MOOD for her tutorial on bow making perfection on a fork! I’ve heard of it but never tried. It’s soooo easy! And once you start you can’t stop! Great to stock up on for wrapping gifts & or making bows for hair etc. So Thankyou😁🎀 #shmshm_mood #socraftastic #tutorialsbya #bows #craft #wrapping #DIY #fork

Thankyou to SHMSHM_MOOD for her tutorial on bow making perfection on a fork! I’ve heard of it but never tried. It’s soooo easy! And once you start you can’t stop! Great to stock up on for wrapping gifts & or making bows for hair etc. So Thankyou😁🎀 #shmshm_mood #socraftastic #tutorialsbya #bows #craft #wrapping #DIY #fork

Made my first band on my new RAINBOW brand loom.. I had looms by company D.I.Y. Which is a great craft company .. But they were cheap & cheaply made. This rainbow one as soon as I touched it I was like oh here we go!! It doesn’t creak & bend. Half the time I thought I was gonna break the loom not the bands!! & it was NOT designed to be taken apart .. But I did & it worked .. But now I’m in heaven! & Ive got the new & improved kit with metal hook .. Dreamy to work with & mini loom + loom + the usual 600+ bands & c clips. So I’ve been DYING to use it since yesterday .. So here is my 6 pun dragon scale cuff by #socraftastic & Thankyou to her for yet again another beautifully done tutorial. All those idiots that complain just are young probably, they’ve had everything handed to them & now their expectations for FREE stuff (like tutorials) is just INSANE. So demanding!? I say to them .. Do you wanna end up PAYING to subscribe to some if these FREE tuts?? Geez .. Anyway you do such a good job & I just want you to know that 8 10ths of us TOTALLY get it & are with you 👍💕💕💕🎀 Oh PS to Sarah .. The problem I had that ended up being one of those great mistakes where u discover something. I mentioned how I ended up joining it … I’m posting THAT next 😉👍 Tried to put them together but instagrams cropping is SOOO small, is have to get on puter to get them in same image which I’d prefer! Shutting up now.. I need to go back to my blog I think lmao😂😷 #socraftastic #tutorialsbya #loom #rainbowloom #dragonscalecuff #loom

Made my first band on my new RAINBOW brand loom.. I had looms by company D.I.Y. Which is a great craft company .. But they were cheap & cheaply made. This rainbow one as soon as I touched it I was like oh here we go!! It doesn’t creak & bend. Half the time I thought I was gonna break the loom not the bands!! & it was NOT designed to be taken apart .. But I did & it worked .. But now I’m in heaven! & Ive got the new & improved kit with metal hook .. Dreamy to work with & mini loom + loom + the usual 600+ bands & c clips. So I’ve been DYING to use it since yesterday .. So here is my 6 pun dragon scale cuff by #socraftastic & Thankyou to her for yet again another beautifully done tutorial. All those idiots that complain just are young probably, they’ve had everything handed to them & now their expectations for FREE stuff (like tutorials) is just INSANE. So demanding!? I say to them .. Do you wanna end up PAYING to subscribe to some if these FREE tuts?? Geez .. Anyway you do such a good job & I just want you to know that 8 10ths of us TOTALLY get it & are with you 👍💕💕💕🎀 Oh PS to Sarah .. The problem I had that ended up being one of those great mistakes where u discover something. I mentioned how I ended up joining it … I’m posting THAT next 😉👍 Tried to put them together but instagrams cropping is SOOO small, is have to get on puter to get them in same image which I’d prefer! Shutting up now.. I need to go back to my blog I think lmao😂😷 #socraftastic #tutorialsbya #loom #rainbowloom #dragonscalecuff #loom

Learnt this little flower from #mbmrainbowloom It’s SOO easy & fast. Great party bag/gifts/pass the parcel (make it a ring or necklace) the possibilities are endless. So are the colour possibties. I’ve done this one with only 2 colours, and another I did a solid hot pink flower with black in the middle, both look really cool. Give it a try if you haven’t already! Search YouTube for lily flower charm madebymommy 👍 #mbmrainbowloom #socraftastic #tutorialsbya #loom #rainbowloom #crochet #hook #flower #DIY #rubber bands #bands #colour

Learnt this little flower from #mbmrainbowloom It’s SOO easy & fast. Great party bag/gifts/pass the parcel (make it a ring or necklace) the possibilities are endless. So are the colour possibties. I’ve done this one with only 2 colours, and another I did a solid hot pink flower with black in the middle, both look really cool. Give it a try if you haven’t already! Search YouTube for lily flower charm madebymommy 👍 #mbmrainbowloom #socraftastic #tutorialsbya #loom #rainbowloom #crochet #hook #flower #DIY #rubber bands #bands #colour

Hi guys!

Just wanted to share some more earrings with you. I’m just a beginner tatter so please be kind! Lol. The big red ones with the hanging chain/beads look so dramatic on .. Oh I love them on. So regal, so vintage :)
The circle earrings are crocheted though .. I call them “a go go” I love them. These WERE inspired by a rav desinger & they were crocheted together. I like hers, they are lovely. i just find shops & boutiques wont sell “hand made looking” stuff, they want the hand made but they want it just so. So im hopung by adjusting the circle pattern & using jump rings makes them more pilished. They are SO nice on. The circles move independently etc, so light.

The others are from OVW on YouTube .. I just whoosh over & grab you a linky poo! Just a mo …
Ok here is for the diamond tatted piece:

And here for the chandelier tatted piece.
It’s an Italian tutorial but if you’ve tatted before then you know there is only 1 stitch. And she now puts the stitch & picot count up on screen. So that’s been HUGE for me as I LOVE what this lady does .. I THINK it’s Daniela? Anyway I hope she continues to do this as her patterns are AWESOME!
You can find the tut for the chandeliers here:

I’ve also been working on some tatted edging onto a linen dinner napkin .. It could be a tea towl or what ever really.
I’m working myself up to do some black tatted edging on this white sheet set I got real cheap .. It’s going to look amazing if I can manage it!! Haha!
But really it’s so repeatative so you can just watch stuff on telly or the kids while doing it. Unless you’re doing a really complex edging. I’m just doing probably chains, just chains with 3 picots along it. That’s what I’ve done on the napkin & it sure does look great. I feel right at home with needle & thread & cloth .. It’s feels so old worldly & I feel transported back to another time. I even find myself thinking how would the “ladies” sit & or hold their needle etc? Haha. Interesting though.

So there we have it. Hope you like my beginner work. Hope you have fun making your own.

Get happy! .. Get hooked :p
Enjoy!

Ok, so I haven’t been on in a while! Sorry! 

But .. I’ve been tatting both needle & shuttle .. Yes! I got the shuttle thing down .. ish ;) Still struggling with using 2 shuttles & using more than one colour. But practice practice PRACTICE!! And hopefully I can produce things like the vintage piece in the photo (green & white) This piece was given to me from a VERY generous lady that works at my chemist. Her Mother & Grandmother were prolific tatters & she found that piece & decided to give it to me. I was SO touched, such a surprise. So kind. It needs MAJOR TLC. I have just started blocking it. I’ve just managed to block 1 of the flower motifs .. It’s VERY crumpled  & needs attention badly. Just to block the 1 flower motif took 45 pins! Every picot & chain & loop.
So that’s that :) 
And .. I’ve ALSO got into hair pin lace!
The photo I included is just a swatch of my first try. Now I’m doing strips in #20 thread, looks amazing. I am going to attempt a lamp shade! Think 1920’s & 70’s lamp shades. Either it will be straight up & down or on a tapered shape ill gather it at the top and spread it down and out to the larger part of the shade. I don’t know if you can picture it? I intended to include a photo of the #20 thread strip on the loom.. Just filled my max photo count. So I’ll do a post on this prodject.
There is also my Scottie dog brooch!! Oh I LOVE it!! The pattern is on RAV. The free PDF is SO beautifully done & the pattern includes all sizes up to pillow size. Very generous of the designer.
Here is a link!


Just 2 more prodjects to mention.
The origami flower piece is a scaled down version of Lot 8’s window display. You can find the EASY to follow tutorial on YouTube! 
Here is a link.
You can make it ANY size, as large as you like & as small as you like. You can make a half ball which is great table piece or on a wall. 
I added the black pipe cleaners for stamen. You don’t have to of course.
The full ball is fabulous, hanging anywhere. Especially in different sizes & colours etc. Your imagination is your limit with this great piece of crafting.
Just 1 tip .. If you do a smaller one, you might need a tiny stapeler so you can get into the flowers & staple them together. I stapled some that aren’t as visable, and pain stakingly super glued the rest. 


Last prodject is my little owl! I luff him .. I know he ain’t perfect. But I know I can improve on the next one. They are SO quick to make & make great pressie’s. 
You can make it small or large, depending on your yarn & hook etc.
I’m not sure where I got the pattern .. Oh wait! I remember .. It’s on RAV but here is a direct link for you:


K, I think we are done! Congrats if you read this far! Lol! I DO see that posting smaller posts & doing more often would be better for my followers. It seems only blogspot that had long posts like this. On tumblr followers seems to prefer short & sweet.
So I will endeavour to do that ;)

Enjoy!! Get hooked! 
Cas 

Just a few pics of what I’m up to.

Still crocheting Dont worry about that ;) 
But this tatting is SO addictive!! So as I’ve said I’ve been needle tatting. But I just did a HUGE thread & bits haul & I got myself a pair of shuttles! I had a go yesterday , seems do-able .. I thought it would just do my head in but it’s not to bad a part from the “flipping ” bit .. Arrghhh… Aaaaanyway.

I also purchased a hair pin lace loom, doing that right this minute .. Learning I mean. Pretty fun.

I got some BEAUTIFUL cotton from Heirloom, so I immediately had to make some little hearts to try out the new cotton.. I’ve waited WAT too long to get into 8ply cotton .. It’s BEAUTIFUL! So soft. I see why it’s so trendy.

And there is a bunch of tatted earrings I’m holding .. That was taken a week ago, there are now 8 times that many earrings! Ill show proper pics with links on how to make them in next post.

And then there is the ring I was finally able to make in the correct thread size. I made one using 4ply thread & it’s ok I THOUGHT til I made this one. It’s oh so pretty & it fits really well. Great beginners prodjects , and you can make so many colour variants & verigated colour threads too.

So I’m going back to my hair pun lace loom now :)

Hope this has found you well. Please like this post if you found it interesting at all. Thanks :) It’s those likes that keep up the free patterns & links to all the up to the minute trends & what not. Also makes ME happy & I blog for myself mainly & if people like it that’s awesome reward.

Enjoy!
Cas 
Hi guys, Been tat tat tatting away!! Oh I’m soooo in love with tatting! I love the thread, the needles & how you can modernise it. It’s oh so vintage & elegant but with today’s colours quite magnificent. I have a HUGE order of threads, different sizes ., and 2 shuttles! * gasp! The thought of using shuttles makes me shudder, but I’m realising that MOST patterns and tuts are for shuttles & it just interests me to see if I can do it. The shuttles are so pretty too. The ones I’m getting are just cheap shit but until I know I want to shuttle tat as aposed to needle tat I’m not going to buying bone & mother of pearl shuttles just yet ;) I only started in the last 2 weeks. I’ve made 20 pairs of flower earrings. And 3 or 4 pairs of some other earrings .. Tutorial by O.V.W. on youtube or Marcelle on Facebook. I’ll put links to that stuff on next post as this is about my ah ha moment & the accidental tea pot lid decorator! So I wanted to know how to 2 colour needle tat. There is ONE video out there showing it .. And she goes SO FAST it’s ridiculous and explains it REALLY FAST .. It was SOOO frustrating cause it looked so simple. It was bending my mind intensely. After 2 days of DUH moments I had my “ah ha ” moment! And I did it!! So please that I just DID NOT give up. I was just going to wait til someone did another on YouTube but then I got home the other day & just looked at my iPad & said ” come on girl just watch it one more time” and ghat was it. How rewarding. I’ll put the link for 2 colour tatting in here since I’m taking about it & like I said I’ll put links to the earrings & other things Ive made that are worth having a go in my next post. 2 colour tatting tutorial, like I said REALLY FAST! So if you’ve not tatted before this would just hurt your brain. Ill put links on how to get started on needle tatting in next post ;)

2 colour needle tatting: Btw this woman is a genius.Her blog is really interesting. And she had certainly made tatting more modern, but kept the vintage spirit alive by doing gothic /Victorian style designs.


So as you can see in the photos, this is what you can make from the wee little tutorial in 2 colour needle tatting. And I noticed it fits perfectly over almost any teapot lid. It looks so pretty, you could make colours for specific tea pots etc.
I can’t wait to have tea lunch with someone soon & see if they like :)
I love it! I love accidental things like this.

If you made it this far you, you’ve done really well haha ;)

Ok, hope this finds everyone well
Enjoy!

stitchandstory:

Check out these cute mini skeins by Stephanie Dosen, each one produces a ‘hexa puff’! Knitted together they make for a really lovely quilt! For pattern, see tiny owl knits. <3

Another rare re-blog .. What is this hexa puff thing!!??? I looooove it!!! *gasp here comes some more yarn .. Oh it’s gone beyond insane now lmao … *sigh $$$$

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