Saturday, November 10, 2012

One small ornament during busy days

I have been on an extremely busy schedule lately and it's about to get totally worse for the next 2 weeks.  Amid all the things I have had to do I have really tried to get tatting in.  And this was inspired by the one snowflake that I don't have the link to from the blizzard of snowflakes I did.  This is 4 of those snowflakes(one on top and three around the sides) tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice.
 Doesn't it look awesome with my snowflake garland??  :)
Here is where you can find the pattern for the snowflake that I used to cover this ornament.  :)

20 comments:

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I LOVE the way the snowfakes fit around the ball!

Jane McLellan said...

Wow, that's really impressive! So did you tat the motifs separately and then join them on the bauble? Do you glue them to the bauble? I've seen these baubles, but haven't really got my head around how they're done.

Lelia said...

Very nice! and how vestive with the hanging snowflakes.

Lelia said...

oops .... did i type the word, SNOW?

Fox said...

Lovely!
Fox : ))

God's Kid said...

Thanks Kathy!! :)
Jane, I pretty much tatted the first motif for the top, then added the second and third, then is where it gets tricky. I tat as much as I can off the ornament, then when it just fits around the ornament I tat the last part holding the ornament in hand while tatting. As I said, very tricky especially since this is a glass ornament. I thought about taking pictures, but wasn't sure if I could since I was alone, and since I was tired, I didn't move(as you can tell by no tatting in progress pictures). :) I will do my best to do another and see if I can get my daughter to take pictures(hopefully she will be home this next time).
Thank you Lelia!! I love the snowflake garland like that, but to hang it I would need many like a 70's door curtain to make it look that awesome in full view. :)
Thanks Fox!! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I have to admit that I wondered how you managed this, and now realize how tricky it was. I specifically avoid the glass balls and look for non-breakable or satin! You are brave to work with glass. I also wondered what the size of the ornament is!




God's Kid said...

Actually Kathy, I am a chicken working with the glass when I have a tight hold on it while tatting a ring. I am so afraid that the pressure might just break it and that tends to worry me and keep me on edge, but I really like the effect. I did others earlier in my tatting on clear glass ornaments so this is my first colored ornament. :) The box did not tell me what size this ornament is, but I measured and it's around 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches across. These are small to me. My others were all regular size ornaments and thinking back I must have tatted on 15-20. And I now have Red, Silver, and Green ornaments at the larger size and the smaller blue ones all for next years ornaments. Don't know if they will all get done, but I sure am hoping. :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous ball and looks beautiful with the snowflakes.
Margaret

Val said...

This is very pretty! I like the bauble among the snowflakes. Really nice.

Jane McLellan said...

Thanks for the explanation. Phew, sounds tricky. But well worth the effort.

God's Kid said...

Thank you so much Margaret and Val!! :)
Yes Jane, tricky, and worth it! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm getting frustrated with Blogger. I leave comments, and they disappear!

I love your baubles. I have some to work with, but I haven't actually tried anything yet. I think I should!

Please give Cheryl a big hug from me when you see her. We will miss you at Tollway Tatters, but we know you will be with us in spirit.

God's Kid said...

Oh man Diane!! These computers were made to make us crazy I think.
I would love to see what you do with Christmas ornaments!! :)
I will give Cheryl that hug!!! We talked a little when she said she didn't feel she could leave right now, and she said she really wants to, but feels it would be bad to leave and get a call that her dad needs her. I told her that everyone would understand. Thanks for caring!! We will be there in spirit for sure! :)

Carla said...

Wonderful!

IsDihara said...

I saw in a comment you posted on Umi n Tsuru blog, that you are confused by Tatting Godess's Gingerbread Boy pattern. You are not alone.

I have started and retro-tatted the first few lines of pattern instructions 6 - 8 times now. Very frustrating. What worked for me was labeling my shuttles "1" and "2" (even though I thought it was silly, because I could tell the difference between the working shuttle and the chain shuttle)

When instructions say "second shuttle" check which one is in your hand. I was using the wrong one and didn't realize. Hope this helps.

God's Kid said...

Thank you Carla!! :)
Thank you IsDihara!! I am going to try again and Uni n Tsuru posted a charted drawing so I think that is really going to help a lot too!! :)

esoraleak said...

I love your snowflakes! I've been wanting to make some. Was it hard to get these ones to fit snugly around the ornament?

God's Kid said...

Thank you esoraleak!! This ornament is a glass ornament so it's a little stressful hoping it won't break when tatting the last part on it, but I tat and join most of the snowflakes and then put it on the ornament and finish the last part(usually that whole last snowflake). :)
Hope that helps!!

Jolimama said...

Megkaptad a levelemet? Várom a jelentkezésedet:-)