My first pattern!!!

Few days ago I stumbled upon a picture of crocheted collar made by Ruth Brock. There was just a picture of collar, small one at that from one of the crochet magazines. And to be perfectly honest at first it seemed to me like tatting, in the end I found out that this is actually crochet!

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Never the less the idea of adapting the pattern was so strong that I did just that in the end and this is a result (and yeah there is a mistake in first motif, I learned my lesson newer to talk on the phone when tatting):

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This is how it should look 🙂

 

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And this is the pattern:

You need ball and 1 shuttle.

(R – ring, Ch – chain, + – join, rw – revers, p – picot, sp – small picot, lp – long picot)

R1: 10 ds p 10 ds, rw

Ch: 20 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R2: 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R3: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, +p (to a first ring), 5 ds, p, 5ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R4: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R5: 5 ds, +p (to a second picot of R4), 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R6: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R7: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds +p (to nearest small picot), 5ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R8: 5 ds, +p (to first picot of R7), 5ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R9: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, lp, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R10: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds +p (to nearest small picot), 20 ds, rw

R11: 10 ds, +p (to second picot of R9), 10 ds, rw

Ch: 20 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R12: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R13: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, +p (to second picot of R9), 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R14: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p , 5 ds, p, 5ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

From this point pattern goes the same as previously made from R3.

I do hope that I did manage to write pattern correctly, this is my first time I’m writing pattern on my own.

Well I always did find easier to make tatting out of diagram pattern than written one so this might help you (in deciphering my written pattern).

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I hope that you enjoy in this pattern.

P. S. : If someone knows the lady which pattern I adjusted I’m asking you to leave me her mail address so I can contact her. Thank you! 🙂

Happy Tatting!!!

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Japanizam 2014 – summary

I promised and now is time to live up to my promise. Small warning – this will be a loooooooooooong text, I have to write about remaining 3 days of Japanizam convention 2014.  🙂

After the first day which I was writing about in previous text Japanizam 2014 – day 1, , I have to say one big THANK YOU to my Mila for lending me her skirt so I didn’t have to sit in my wet clothes the first day <3.

THE second day

The second day begun with me chasing a new pair of shoes. Someone at the bus stepped on the sole of my sandal and managed to rip it off. Well I have to rant a bit, I had a mini cosplay costume on and in 7 out of 10 stores I walked in sales person just ignored me, and only after I somehow managed to find new shoes and reached the Youth Center with a minimum delay – crowd was already there.

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Second day was bit slower for us in Artist Alley but not too much. Nevertheless I did manage to take pictures of participants. And it was so many familiar faces there beside me (ofc 😀 )

Sulless Art Jewelery

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Gunpla Srbija

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Cajkin kovčežić s blagom

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Mila do Tokija

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Tanja Nikolić

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Villena Viscaria i Sardonyx Lace

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Teodora Novak

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Kaleidoskop Ceca

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Motor T Shirts

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Shidoosha

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BETA-goth jewelry

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Kreativno nakit

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Tsubaki

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Jelena Čarnaus i Lana Ristić

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Pumpkin Workshop

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Dunja Dimić

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Manga radionicaDelusor cosplay i Mistiqarts

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Miyu Mania

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Dora Somova

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Festina Lente

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Kokoro

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Sakura Shop

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I drugi:

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And I managed to catch some OriSor moments ( #followingBorivojeIRL #followingOriSorinreallife  #OriSor  #AOT) 🙂

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I did grab an 1h of free time to wist one lecture held by Juićiro Omori-san about Modern Japanese music

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By the end of day 2 I had no nekomimi hairbands and neko chokers left, so my concerns were turned towards attempt to make some more of those which was hard considering the fact that I had only 3 more hairbands and 5 more bells left home.

Day 3 was slow, slow with sale, which wasn’t such a bad thing for me. I  managed to take snapshots of some people in cosplay, mostly our guests from Hungary and Bulgaria

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And some of our cosplayers as well

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And YES!!! I did manage to have two things that made me really happy! I finally bought corset, once again THANK YOU Villena! And I have some pictures with Nazgul (one of cosplayers from Hungary)

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A friend of mine, journalist was with us on a third day, she has a photo gallery of cosplayers and my recommendation is to take a pic at it HERE 😉

Day4, most expected day of convention, COSPLAY DAY!!! And I was dead tired, but I managed to stay awake and present most of the day, unfortunately not long enough to see cosplay competition 😥 . I did snap pictures of some cosplayers tho:

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For pictures from competition I suggest this page (they will put pictures soon) Konvencija Japanizam 2014.

As I said before, I was stuck at my post on Artist Alley and I missed so much from lectures to shows, but from what I heard everything was more than fantastic, people had only best comments.

While I was dragging myself on a way home, half a sleep and sad because I’m missing best part of the day I did manage to take few snapshots of plato in front of Youth center.

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Well, that’s it. I hope I’ll see you next year ^_^

 

Change of plans

I know I promised that I’ll write every day my report from Japanizam but I’m swamped with orders and I’m making nekomimi hairbands so I have to make small adjustment.

I’ll sit down on Monday and write a full report with pictures and my impressions regarding this year convention. With presenting most if not all participants of Artist alley, give you the pictures of atmosphere and some lectures/performances if I manage to get in some of them. And ofc, best for the end, details and full report on cosplay.

Sorry for change people but day is tooooooooooooooo short for me at this moment, I  hope you can understand that.

Japanizam 2014 – day 1

First day of Japanizam started with heavy clouds, and in the moment I managed to reach Youth Center I was soaking wet due to a strong rain. In short term – day didn’t promising much.

HOW WRONG WAS THAT IMPRESSION!!! 

Until the moment when program  officially began, crowd was  unusually big for the first day. Participant’s of Artist Alley where busy beyond every experience from previous years.  And by the end of the day so many of us faced a problem – the stock of products made for all 4 days where gone.

Unfortunately I managed to forget my photo camera so I made just a few fast snapshots before my cell phone battery run out. Pictures are bit blurry but this is just a small portion of atmosphere before beginning of first day.

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And this is my place when I still had nekomimi hairbands.


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Day was tiring and  I did manage to grab moment to eat, at my post only late in the afternoon

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I did manage to grab a few moments and visit Loreal’s post where I got fantastic makeover from their girls, Loreal was promoting their Manga Look mascara, and I have to say I liked mascara very much!

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And now I have to run, day 2 is starting soon. Today I’m taking my photo camera so I promise that I’ll have more pictures of Artist Alley participants, atmosphere and more stories tonight.

For those in Belgrade, c ya at Youth Center today.

And Happy Independents day  for all my friends who celebrate it 🙂

T -1 Japanizam 2014

I promised the other day to write more about Japanizam and it’s program, but last two days my internet connection was almost nonexistent to wonky (my cell phone calls it that way) at best.

Well, Japanizam starts tomorrow!!!

And my preparations are in full speed. So I don’t have too much time for writing. Lett me show you just a bit of mess and my “little helper”  🙂

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“No, this is mine and I won’t let you have it.”

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We where putting tags on neko necklaces. Kage was more than little interested in them.

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It is more than clear that my “topic” for this year Japanizam’s Artist Alley is neko ^_^

 

In the end there is only one thing more to say, I’ll do my best to write you my impressions from day to day. So be sure to drop by and see the atmosphere at this year Japanizam.

See you all tomorrow 😉

Tick tock the clock is ticking T-4

It is finally time for me to stop being so lazy and update my blog.  Reason? By definition I shouldn’t have any special reason but around this time of year there is one, BIG one.

Ti’s only 4 days left until beginning of Japanizam in organization of NGO Sakurabana, and as you all know I participate every year in Artist alley part.

Now I have to be honest, I wasn’t all that lazy, preparations for  Artist Alley takes time, lots of it. And this year I had focus on special treat (pictures below will tell all)

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And yes he is my little helper, my inspiration and he is a reason why my neko necklaces and nekomimi hairbands are not suitable for people allergic to cats :(.

Since my focus was on crocheting I didn’t do much of a tatting lately, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t have any of tatted lace on display.  In fact , I plan to give huge discount on all tatted items since I plan to make space for new collections.

So, this year all tatted items will be on 50 – 70% discount!

(I have to emphasize that most of these are not my designs and when I found time to post them on my FB Page  in description you’ll be able to see  names of a designers with proper credits)

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Well, that’s it, for today. Tomorrow I’ll tell you more about plans for this years Japanizam program, and maybe some of creative mess (mostly just mess – LOL )   that is my working environment.

See ya all in FOUR DAYS!!!

Serbia Floods

My dear friends,

I didn’t write these past few days that’s why I’m writing about it now.

My country is struggling with biggest disaster in past 120 years. And this is not exaggeration when one considers that in past 20 years we survived war and bombing, but this is not a topic now.

Heavy rains caused devastating floods that destroyed homes. So many people lost their homes and everything they had. Livestock and animals are drowned, fields are under water, and human lives are lost – how many? We still don’t know for sure, but number are higher with every passing day.

City Obrenovac is under the water, and the worst flood hit them hard, people are evacuated from their homes and most of them are in temporary shelters all around Belgrade. But other cities and  large number of villages are also devastated with the floods.

These is footage of my country now (city Obrenovac):

And I’m proud of people in my country and very grateful for all other countries, specially ex-YU for their help!!!

We are doing all in our power but  our problem are still not over.

Our government and our Red Cross opened accounts for all those who are willing to help us with donations (just click on a picture for link to red cross page or pay pall page):

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We are in need of bottled drinking water, canned food, medicines, personal hygiene products and disinfectants, especially diapers for babies and adults, disposable kitchen utensils (plastic glasses, cups, forks, knives and spoons), but all other things as well.

Dear friends, I call you now to help us as much as you can and in any way you can, if nothing else than just spread the word. Share this or any other text with these information.  If you are using twitter use #SerbiaNeedsHelp or/and #SerbiaFloods.

And not to forget our neighbors who are also hit by floods in a same way Bosnia (#BosniaNeedsHelp) and Croatia (#CroatiaNeedsHelp).

Thank you!!!