Thursday, March 21, 2019

I think I am ready for the Craft Show

A few more angels and a bracelet.
And, our daughter is part of a Pirate thing(not sure 
what exactly it is, but they hold events and dress up) 
She has an event which has vending in it and the 
group she is with has a table and she has told them 
about my tatting and has been ok'd to bring some to 
see if it sells.  She wants me to prepare some items 
for a big one sometime in the summer and her 
suggestions have been slave bracelets and cuff 
bracelets, plus my normal stuff.  Now to fit all that 
in with a move this summer-YIKES!!  ;)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Yes, I am still here and have been tatting.

I got a sweet e-mail from Stephanie wondering if 
everything was ok since I haven't posted in awhile.
I have been preparing for 2 Craft Shows-one this 
Saturday, and another Apr. 13th.
I had this choker done, but needed a way to make 
it adjustable and couldn't find anything so I decided 
to tat a split ring chain to use.  Ends sewn in and 
it's already for packaging.
 Next, I had the center of this necklace done also, 
but....again a chain was needed and a way for it 
to be adjustable, so tatting to the rescue.
 Close-up of the beads in the centers.
 And, I wanted to tat Jane's Bookmark as a bracelet 
and ran short on thread so just finished with a split 
ring tail to make it adjustable.  Tatted in size 40 
Lizbeth Niagara Falls.
Pattern link here:  
*Twin Doily Update: the 2 Rainbow Taffy Cathedral 
doilies I have been tatting since last year are on row 
25, and the first one I started is at row 28(I believe).
And the tablecloth is accumulating motifs from time 
to time.
I am not sure how much tatting will be done through 
the spring because we are in a search for a new place 
to live and have to move before the end of June.
Will post whatever I can, but just know, I am not giving 
up tatting!!!

Monday, February 18, 2019

It's been so gray.....

That I decided to tat rainbows!!!
And then.....the sun came out!!
I saw these beautiful earrings years ago when I 
first started tatting and tried them, but in size 10
(which was all I had back then) the rainbow was 
too large for an earring, so....The first pair are 
tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White, and the 
2nd pair are in Lizbeth size 40 Snow White.
There isn't much difference in size.
Pattern link here(scroll down to find rainbows):
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes/beads.html
 Below is a close-up(of the size 20).
Have a beautiful day and lots of tatting!! :)

Friday, February 8, 2019

Elaine's newest Tatting Book

is now available!!  :)
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You can find it here:
Etsy.com/shop/tattingbox

You have seen many of these 
patterns test tatted on this blog.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2 More Pairs of Teardrop Earrings

As I said in the previous post, I have been following 
the suggestions of our daughter.
First, Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Red with gold beads.
 Second, Lizbeth size 20 Lilac Dk. with dark purple 
beads which if seen in person have like an oil slick 
rainbow in the color(the scanner makes them look 
black every time).
Hope you are having a wonderful day and getting 
lots of tatting done!!! :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Teal Teardrop Earrings

More of Elaine's Tear Drop Earrings.
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Ocean Teal Med.
Our daughter is choosing all the colors of threads 
and beads since she knows the current styles and 
trends.
Setting up other color combinations today.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Test tatted necklace and Test tattings

This is another Elaine P. Gan design.
Exquisite Neckpiece.  I LOVE this one!!!
I want to tat it again, but longer!!!
It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Black with seed beads.
 Here's the close-up.  Needs some blocking.
I also test tatted 2 bracelet patterns.
One still in progress....
And...one turned into a bookmark.
And....A Rose Heart(revised).
Looks like we are getting a small break from the 
frigid temps so life might become a little more 
"normal" again.  Hope you have a wonderful 
tatting filled Saturday!!! :)