Thursday, April 21, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #13

Here is what I call the Double Heart Headband.
If you look carefully you can see hearts right side up and upside down. The pattern is nice and fairly easy too. I made it for my granddaughters.
It's from this page: listed as Two-tone lace "Hearts".
It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Rainbow Taffy. I love it with the light blue headband.
Troubles attaching it has caused some dark spots in the thread from superglue, but it's sewn on because the superglue would not hold. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter didn't know the difference and loves it, but I wouldn't mess with the superglue again. :)

Here is the youngest granddaughter modeling it(after several goof-off pictures).

The oldest granddaughter has the other one, but I wasn't able to get a picture modeled. Oh, well.

Monday, April 18, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif 12

This is a headband for my granddaughters made from a stretchy headband and Jane Eborall's Fandango Edging-pattern here: I thought up many different ways to do the ends, but I ended up with just tatting a chain of 10 stitches and kept them a little loose to complete the ends.
It's tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Lilac Dk. and size 20 Iris Bouquet from Crochet4U2Dye4, and tiny purple beads.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just tatting :)

This is a slightly interesting post. This is my past tatting student/niece(she quit tatting). She is wearing my 25th anniversary gift(which my husband got, but they didn't fit at all correctly-I think they were made for teens). Well, they were monogrammed with my name on the lower left corner of the shirt, so.....I cleverly covered the monogram with 2 tatted snowflakes which look similiar to the one on the front of the shirt. They are tatted in Tatskool's Coral Reef size 40. The snowflake pattern is Beaded Snowflake(altered a little bit to exclude beads) from Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman. Well, at least they will be appreciated. :D

Saturday, April 2, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #11

This is from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns. It's called Patchwork. It's done in Lizbeth size 40 Fruit Fizz and Lilac Dk.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bracelet Recipient: Lelia

Lelia, Please e-mail me your where you would like me to send your bracelet Hiskid66 @ msn . com (without spaces). Thanks to everyone who left comments! I really appreciate all the wonderful things everyone says. I have learned a lot this first year of tatting and am looking forward to continuing to learn more. And I really love seeing everyone else's work on the blogs! There are a lot of talented and creative people out there! :)

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #11

Happy International Tatting Day!!! I have been busy tatting this edging from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. It's called Chain Reaction and is tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Royal Wave. The first edging I did was all rings, and this one is all chains. :) I love how it's turning out! I ordered some more threads recently and they are all here now. The top is from Crochet4U2Dye4 cotton embroidery thread in Spring, Summer, and Winter collections. I don't know if I will order again though cuz' this second order came totally smoke scented and I am airing them out hoping to be able to use them without feeling sick. The middle is Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon, Rainbow Taffy, and Peacock Blues. And the bottom is Yarnplayer's HDT's Celery and Snowflake. Ooooooh, what neat things these should make!!! :)
Have an awesome weekend everyone!!!

Can't wait to announce the recipient of the bracelet tomorrow! :)