Old tatted treasures, vanhoja käpypitsiaarteita

As a result of my tatting experimentations my godmother remembered having some old things that might interest me. I was thrilled to receive some lovely old memorabilia. Among them was this german book, which belonged to her husband's grandmother.  The book doesn't have a date of any kind but it must be from some hundred years back.… Continue reading Old tatted treasures, vanhoja käpypitsiaarteita

Tatted Valentine’s heart, käpypitsisydän ystävänpäiväksi

A heart shape I found on leblogdefrivole. It's a free pattern designed by Susan Fuller. This one is slightly modified to get a more elongated shape. But still not quite symmetrical :/ It will do to decorate a wedding gift or something. Happy Valentine's! A pretty little border from Pinterest (doesn't say where from originally… Continue reading Tatted Valentine’s heart, käpypitsisydän ystävänpäiväksi

Woollen Twig and Leaf shawl, pitsihuivi

My mother-in-law is born on Christmas day. This time we celebrated round numbers and were told not to bring gifts if they were not hand made. I scouted for a pretty shawl pattern and found this on Ravelry. It´s the Twig and Leaf design by Anne Hanson. A thank you gift to a very inspirational… Continue reading Woollen Twig and Leaf shawl, pitsihuivi

Hohtoa elämään! Glow in the dark!

I am quite obsessed about (especially) my loved ones wearing a proper reflector at this, the darkest time of the year! A pretty alternative for a reflector band is a lace one. These have been crocheted with thin reflective thread and a 1.25 mm hook, then carefully ironed between two sheets of paper to straighten… Continue reading Hohtoa elämään! Glow in the dark!

Tatted mobile pouch, kännykkäpussi käpypitsistä

This is the third lace pouch I've made for my mother's old mobile. The two previous ones were crocheted and wore out pretty quickly. I'm hoping this tatted version will resist the wear and tear a little longer. The pattern is made of two square motifs and a border of rings through which an elastic… Continue reading Tatted mobile pouch, kännykkäpussi käpypitsistä

Crocheted linen, isompia ja pienempiä virkattuja liinavaatteita

This bedspread was a big but fun project to do. It's a traditional pattern, the original of which was crocheted over a hundred years ago in western Finland. Mine is made with quite a thick cotton thread, has 72 squares and a matching border running at the foot end and sides. Tämä on suuritöisimpiä tekemiäni… Continue reading Crocheted linen, isompia ja pienempiä virkattuja liinavaatteita

Sauna gear, saunavarusteet

The sleeves of my bathrobe ended up too short so I lengthened them by sewing on some lace. Being one of my favourite colours I had some linen yarn of the same green in my stash that I could use to crochet the lace edgings. I undid the cuff, turned a narrow hem onto the right… Continue reading Sauna gear, saunavarusteet

Tatted square, frivolitee-ruutu

This has fast become one of my favourite tatting motifs. It's a pattern by Mary Konior, apparently a household name in the tatting world. I find it very pretty, with its round of four-leaves in the middle and the two corner rings forming a circle when the squares are joined together. I'm using a mercerized… Continue reading Tatted square, frivolitee-ruutu

In the pink, vaaleanpunaista

A dear friend gave me her summery silk dress to renew. The decoltée had sort of enlargened and she asked if I could do something to remedy this. I opened the middle seam and adjusted the front and back a little and then added a tiny bit of lace in the front to keep the… Continue reading In the pink, vaaleanpunaista