Thursday, 20 May 2010

My Creative Space

Sadly todays' Creative Space has very little to show for itself. It's been one of those days. A bit of this, a bit of that and a bit of nothing getting done.
Sylvia, who makes super cards for Buy Design, popped in for a visit. Mary, who lives up the road popped in for a visit to show me her Tatting. I really should have taken a photo of that. I've never seen Tatting before and am really impressed by her work. It looks really complicated and when she gave me a wee demo I thought 'oooh I'll never be able to do that'. However I'm always up for a challenge, so when she offered to lend me a How to Tat book, I got all excited and said 'yes please' !!!
Then I had a visit from a very helpful man from Scottish Water. I'm currently having a bit of a dispute over my water rates for the shop. All a bit frustrating and potentially really expensive, especially since I don't actually have a water supply to the shop. So why am I being charged sooo much ? Hopefully Helpful Man from Scottish Water will get it sorted out for me now.
Another visitor came in for a chat about some crocheted white roses which I will be working on next week.
Throw in half a dozen phone calls from utility companies offering me 'cheaper utilities', one wrong number and a couple of agencies offering 'wonderful' finance deals and you kind of get the gyst of my day.
So my Creative Space hasn't been very creative although it has been pretty busy.
On the plus side, there is still plenty of time to leave a comment on my last post ( the one with the Birthday Giveaway) and if you want to see some proper Creative Spaces just click HERE


Fiona said...

My mother used to tat and I believe my sister learned from her. I was never interested as a child and rue the fact that I never learned... now my sister lives on the other side of the world, so there's no-one to teach me (and as I've discovered with crochet I need to be shown rather than learning from a book). Tatting is intricate work that requires good eyesight and patience .... I have the glasses to help my eyes, but patience is an elusive quality! So, maybe it's as well that i don't try it!

Water rates for no water supply sounds a little off - hope you get that sorted!

Tina said...

Hello, Thank you for coming over to visit my blog. My mother-in-law tatts. She lives in Wales and is a wonderful teacher. Whenever she comes to visit she is teaching my daughter little by little how to do it too. I do know there is a video out there you can get and watch to learn. Perhaps it would be easier than a book.

Look up the ring of tatters on the internet as that is a good source of information.

As I looked through your blog and the one on Kootoyou's page where she showed us a granny square pendant I immediately though how great it would be to have a tatted one. :)


Susan L (lily40au) said...

how annoying are those phone calls wanting to see you something you don't want. but how nice to get to see tatting in action ... it's an amazing skill.

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Kellie Christie said...

Tatting?? I have never heard of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. Hope that tomorrow is a more successful day for you, it can be very frustrating when you feel like you haven't gotten anything done.