Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thumberlina (or is it Thumbelina) is finished

Picture #2 is complete. Inga calls it Thumberlina, but I know her as Thumbelina. At least, I think it's the same story. I'm glad I decided to wait to select the frames until all of the tatting is done as this one is a little taller than The Princess and the Pea.

Inga Madsen's book, 12 Tatted Fairy-Tales, is wonderful. These two projects were complicated enough that I took time to study the picture and the diagram very carefully before starting to tat. Inga provides large images of the completed tatting for all of the projects which is very helpful.

Flights of Fantasy by Martha Ess arrived yesterday. I'm torn between the Regal Dragon and Knight, the Rearing Unicorn, and the Tapestry Unicorn. I'm going to let my daughter make the final choice. Thanks so much to all of you for your helpful suggestions!


Jane McLellan said...

Such a good idea, your fairytale tatting!

God's Kid said...

Oh is that adorable!!! :)

muskaan said...

Beautiful composition. Especially love the lotus leaf !

tattrldy said...

This turned out very well! I've seen and heard about both these books but haven't yet broke down and bought them, but this is a great incentive!

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

I've had Inga's book for a few years without using it. It was a Christmas present from one of my daughters. I've enjoyed looking at it, but didn't feel inspired to tat any of the patterns. Now I have a granddaughter on the way, I've found my motivation. I'm not familiar with most of the fairy tales that she used, but all of the designs are beautifully done and she shows you a picture of each one framed.

I'm really pleased with Martha's book. The theme greatly appeals to me. My favorite patterns in it are Pegasus and the Regal Dragon. Maybe I should tat some dragons for myself. I seem to have given every one I've ever done away to someone else. :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful picture, lovely pattern