Friday, July 29, 2011
As to the project in the works, I hope to introduce it this weekend. Four designs are done, but there will be more over time. However, I've got a tremendously long and busy day today that has nothing to do with tatting, so we'll all have to wait until the weekend. I've bespoken my daughter's good camera to take photos. I want something better than my iPhone can produce and with more staging than I can arrange with the scanner. Curious? I hope so. ;)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I'm one of those people who doesn't look her best in long, dangling earrings, but I like to wear my tatting. Back in the 1990s I made earring jackets for myself and my friends--little pieces of tatted lace that you can wear with your favorite post earrings. You just place the post through the designated part of the lace and then put them into place. The lace is so thin that it doesn't affect the fit of your earrings. This is a recent design and very simple if you can make dimpled rings. I think it looks best with small earrings so more of the heart shapes can be seen. My mother, my oldest daughter, and my great niece love them. They've requested several pairs in their favorite colors.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Georgia Seitz's online class website. I've been wanting to make some major changes to many of them and, since summer is a great time for ice cream, that is where I've begun. Here is a picture of my new and improved ice cream cone in the flavor 'Confetti.'
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Here is my test tatting of Wanda Salman's Heart's Honor Bookmark. Her pattern was extremely well-done. I really like the design and enjoyed tatting it up. Thank you, Wanda, for allowing me to test tat for you.
Friday, July 8, 2011
While I managed to get these listed at the Etsy shop a couple of days ago, I forgot to share them with you. Many hours have been invested in designing this pair of baby booties over the past couple of weeks. I wanted something very dainty so I worked with size 80 thread and this is the results.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I'm really behind in reading your blogs and I've neglected the hanky edging for a couple of weeks now. That is because I've been busy working on my plans to join the Etsy community as a shop owner. My family and friends have urged me to do it for a long time and I finally had the time to get moving on the project. I've created some new designs and revamped some old ones. I'm very excited about the project. For now, I'm listing only tatted pieces, but I've designed some other types of projects over the years that will eventually make their way into my shop.