Friday, 2 September 2011

Wonderful Summer

Seems like forever since I last posted!  What a lovely summer.  Weather wasn't perfect but the holiday was very relaxing and enjoyable.

I didn't tat quite as much as expected (due to some very good books!) but I still have a few things to show you.

I was given a big bag of lavender by a lady in Paris so of course, I had to make some sachets.  Here are a few of them.  My favourite so far being the blue and green one.  But I have lots of flowers left so will be making some more.

The lady at my local wool shop in France once showed me how she'd made little pin cushions out of milk caps...  I was inspired to make some myself.  I also put some lavender in with the filling so the flower pin cushions not only look pretty, but smell nice too!

I also started work on a handkerchief and completed a small doily which I will show you in the next post.  Now I need to go unpack and get organised a bit!

Hope you all had a great summer too.  Look forward to catching up on everyone's tatting while I was away.

Best wishes,


  1. They're all so very pretty! I like the blue flower at the bottom of the picture. I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday, and I look forward to seeing more posts from you.

  2. Yay- how nice to have you back and I'm so glad it was a nice and relaxing holiday!
    The sachets are gorgeous, I wish your blog was a "scratch and sniff". I love the cream/ecru one with the blue polka dots- the tatting is beautiful.
    The milk caps are well-disguised - and lovely.

  3. Hi Frivole, so good to "see" you back! You were missed ;-)

    Your tatting looks lovely as ever, and I like the idea for pincushions - I have been wondering why on earth I haven't any! So, one more thing for the list of stuff-I-would like-to-make-someday!

  4. lovely pincushions. that's a nice start to a good holiday. :)

  5. Missed you! Glad to see you back safe and sound.
    Fox ; )

  6. Oooh, such really nice things to see! :) Love the edgings! :)

  7. Nice to have you back, and pleased you enjoyed your holiday.
    Lovely sachets and pin cushions.

  8. Did I mention that I LOVE the blue flower at the bottom? Thank you! It was a delightful surprise!


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