Friday, September 23, 2011

A new mini blogger with fairy dust on her fingers


Even the most diligent student (me!!) needs some 'time out' now and then and mine is normally spent wandering around Blogland.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this TINY tatting at a new Australian mini blog The Needlework Butterfly a few days ago...




It's not only exquisite, it's exquisitely perfect.  How this is humanly possible is beyond my comprehension.   The talented mini-artisan is IGMA member Beverley-Anne Miles (she has kindly given me permission to post her photos and mention her here). 

Bev is no 'one trick pony' - her other accomplishments include tiny crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, petitpoint, filet lace and beading some of which you can see on  her website Miniature Needlework  (you can read her interesting profile here.)


As for myself, well my new work area is finally useable and I have made a start on a little secret project ...  no, I can't tell you about it yet because then it wouldn't be a secret any more!!  All I can say is that it has something to do with a tree and it's for a certain very short person who calls me "Grandma'" :)

27 comments:

Janice said...

What wonderful work. Thank you for the link.
I love these mini projects for special people. So much fun. Can't wait to see it.....

lamina @ do a bit said...

Wow!! That is amazing!!! I am always amazed at how people can make such amazingly small things! :)

Bev said...

Thanks for your lovely comments Norma, you are very kind. As to how do I do it - well it takes a certain kind of obsessiveness and I do love a challenge!

Irene said...

Thank you for the link Norma, her work is lovely and I was fascinated by the beadwork in her roombox.

Margaret said...

Wow Norma, Tatting is difficult enough isn't it, without trying to do it in miniature. Will enjoy visiting that site, thanks for showing it.

rosanna said...

Norma, it's lovely and , to me, mpossible. I'll go and have a look at her blog. Thanks for sharing, Rosanna

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

hi Norma, glad to see you back, missed your blogg, looking forward to your secret project, and what a talented lady, loved her wor, debs x

Hilsu said...

Amazing, how small and beautiful!!

Mona said...

Norma, I`m so glad you are doing minis again. Looking forward to see what you make.
And thanks for the link, fantastic.
Mona

mijbil said...

Beyond my comprehension too.. incredible work! :)

Flora said...

This type of crochet delights me: it's called "chiacchierino" in Italian ....
Wonderful :-)
Thanks, dear friend :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

Sans! said...

Wow! They are lovely. I must show Cindy , our very own "tattler"?

And quick, show us your secret mission soon!

Debora said...

wow, the title does justice. It sure looks fairy like. Wonderfull, and thank you for sharing!
Have a great weekend

Cinderella Moments said...

That is exquisite! I wonder how she does this.
Can't wait to see your secret tree project. I'm sure it will be another delight.
hugs,
Caroline

Annie said...

Norma...you´re always so good at finding interesting links...and sharing... Thanks! I really loved the link with miniature papermaker :0)
Wish you a wonderful saturday...

janjan said...

I will never be able to watch Shrek again Norma, without thinking of you, thank you for that visual.

Jan

beth said...

Some people are so clever aren't they? Good luck with your secret project!
Beth x

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

What stunning work Norma! I wish I knew how to do that too! Thanks so much for sharing such beauty!

Hugs, Cyn xo

Lucille said...

Her work is exquisite, Norma! She must have fantastic eye sight. Looking forward to seeing your tree project. I hope that school is going along well and that you are not tiring yourself out too much.

Monica said...

Ah, come on Grandma ... I promise I won't tell ... what are you up to!

Sorry I've been away so long, but I can finally sit again without folding unnaturally at the knee when I try to get out of a chair! The tatting is exceptional, and ever so lovely!

Cindy Lane said...

That is mind boggling indeed! I know some miniaturists, and have painted the odd one myself, so I recognise hours of eye twisting detailed work when I see it.

Amazing!

Cheers,

Cindy

Make It Small said...

Amazing! Thanks for the link and best wishes to you in your new home. Gill x

Mieke said...

What an incredible work, it is beautiful.
Looking forward to your secret project !!

Hugs Mieke xxx

Josje said...

Hi Norma,good to read you're back to miniatures. I look forward to seeing the special project you're working on.
Thanks for the link, I will go and have a look at her blog right now.

Louisette said...

Wonderfull work, best regard from Belgium.
Have a nice week end

Sandra from Sydney said...

G'day Norma, so nice to see a post from you again, I have missed your blogging. Thank you for the link - I have bought just a few pieces of exquisite mini tatting at the Sydney Fair some years ago and am amazed at it's tiny beauty.
Hugs
Sandie

Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

Wow! Is a great work! hank you for the link, Norma...Hugs