Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Halloween in July

You've heard of Christmas in July, well I've felt motivated to tat with the Halloween theme in July instead. I put up some pumpkin earring jackets in the Etsy shop last night and I've been playing with ideas for a ghost pattern. When my own ideas just weren't coming through, I decided to tat Mark Myers Scary Ghost in size 80 thread. (Correction: It is Mettler Machine Quilting Thread, about a size 100.) It's finished size is 4.5 cm by 4.5 cm. I used split rings to climb from row 1 to row 2. It was just the break I needed to get the clogs in my brain turning again. I started flipping through my design notebook and spotted an element in one of my doily designs that suddenly resembled a ghost. The little ghost by Scary Ghost's side is a prototype of one of the ideas that resulted. Don't look too closely because he's tied together in places and there are spots where I cut things out and kept going--very much a rough work--but you can see where I'm headed anyway.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

The little ghost is adorable! He looks like Casper! Very sweet, I hope you'll share the pattern?

shannon_in_love said...

i really like the tiny one.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Just like Michelle, I think your little ghost looks like Casper! It's too hot for me to think about Halloween... maybe in a month or so.

God's Kid said...

Both are great, and the little one is a cutie! :)

Eliz (tatknot) said...

I might share it nearer Halloween, Michelle. For now, I'm too busy working up items for the business to spend much time on pattern making. I'm very glad you like it enough to ask.

Michelle said...

That's more than fair (and generous). I'll watch for it then!