Follow Friday, Tatting

Follow Friday – Tat-ology

-Tat-ology is the blog belonging to Fox, a Canadian who has only been tatting for 6 years as I write this. Her output is amazing and ever so inspirational.

Filled with gorgeous pictures of incredible tatting, this blog is certainly a pick-me-up and always inspires me to reach for my shuttles. The size of some of her pieces is truely daunting! What seems to take her only a few weeks will take me years to complete.

A few years ago Fox turned her hand to design and has produced some really beautiful pieces. She shares the patterns for free on her site.

Visit Tat-ology


Follow Friday

Follow Friday – Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense

Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense – The Musings of a Tattooed Needle Tatter is the website of the intensely talented Pamela Quevedo, known as TotusMel.

Pamela is a stay at home Mum who is home schooling her children and also a very creative needle tatter. Her amazing creations have certainly inspired many new tatters around the world.

Pamela writes about her day to day life, the creative process and the ups and down of her Etsy shop business. Her posts are regular and reasonably short but littered with fabulous photographs. I feel like I’ve known Pamela for years, it’s sometimes hard to remember that she doesn’t know me so well.

Visit Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense.


Geek, Stuff, Travel

Useful Links for Snow in Ireland

A few useful links I’ve come across for weather related stuff in Dublin.

Irish Met Office is a reasonable site.

The HIRLAM model is very accurate at predicting where and when snow will fall within a 24 hr period. Click on ‘Nedbor’

Watch passenger planes depart from/arrive at Dublin airport here. Excellent radar featuring flight info.

Numerous cancellations and delays at Dublin Airport. Listen in to the air traffic control tower.

Snow radar here

Irish Weather Online with a live chat board


A little birdy told me…

I come across a fair number of interesting links and tidbits online, especially on Twitter. Here’s a few that I’ve come across lately…

In the News
– Two escape as car falls through ice (via @the_irish_times)

– Twitter’s Growth Slows Dramatically – (via @dministry)

Handy to Know
– Pack a Gun to Protect Valuables from Airline Theft or Loss (via @Lifehacker)

– 16 Useful Mac Cheat Sheets – (via @smashingmag)

– Reading Devices: Scrolling vs. Pagination – (via @smashingmag)

The World of Design
– Outstanding: Redesigning Boarding Passes – (via @smashingmag)

– 40 Inspiring Single Page Websites – (via @smashingmag)

– How cool is this clock? (via @DesignerDepot)