You might be thinking "What is this madness, Anika?! You never do anything remotely challenging!!" Well, yes, concerned reader. I am indeed trying a new tatting technique. Also, that's not how you pronounce my name.... This is out of my comfort zone. Block tatting, that is. It's a snowflake from this book. Oh and that thread (Lizbeth #122) is SO smooth and shiny. It's weird how some of their threads are dull and some nice and smooth. If you really dig that, the color #142 (it's a dark blue/light blue variation) is ridiculously smooth. And (to talk some MORE. Sheesh.) I have to use a crochet hook with every single join. Wah. I feel fancy and sophisticated, but it's much more fun being lazy and using the point.
24 snowflakes? I don't know what it's called. It has brilliant diagrams though. I'm doing a 6 pointed star. Does it look right? The block tatting, I mean. It looks all messy. But when I press it down (I do this after every few chains to reassure myself) it looks alright. So maybe when I iron it it'll look fine. Also, I did way too many stitches in the first ring. Which means all the rings will have extra stitches, and I pray that maybe, just maybe, it will look alright in the end.
Polymer Clay Time:
I added some gloss to the snake and the leaf. I knew it was missing something. Matte isn't my favorite thing. And on that note, matte nail polish is a crime!
This is something I worked on all last night. It's a doughnut charm bracelet!