In the middle of all my craziness lately I have not had time to show you all the goodies that have come in the last month. My hubby got gift cards for Bass Pro Shops, so I got gift cards for Amazon. Well, I spent them well(at least I think so). My tatting library has grown!!
As you can see, I have 5 new(or used) tatting books, and the goodies at the bottom I picked up at Hobby Lobby while waiting on my daughter one day(she was getting her hair done).
The first 2 packages are buttons which caught my eye, but I still can't understand how 2 or 3 buttons for 80-90 cents is a clearance(oh well-they were too awesome to pass up). And the doodads were so cool I just had to get them(and they are in colors instead of metals).
Oops, when taking the picture of the books I missed one, so....I actually have 6 new books(this one was a total rip-off though. It looked like a large thick book in the picture and they charged me $14.99 plus $3.99 shipping for a book that is clearly marked $8.96. But, it's a nice book and the picture on the front is what I would like to tat sometime. :)
I started a pattern called Blue Doily because I thought the center would make an awesome suncatcher. Here is what I have done.
I am working with the antique triangle pattern I used wayyyyyy back, and coming up with my own design out of all those triangles. I really like the way it's turning out!!! It's done in size 20 Lizbeth Lilac Dk., and Snow White-which has been "hand-dyed" by me with permanent fabric markers: this is Confetti.
Below is the picture of the antique triangle pattern.
And, I wanted something else to take my mind away from many things I have been doing, and this beautiful butterfly did it. My butterfly is not right, but quite cute!! I want to do it over and hopefully get the picot sizes right so it looks like the picture. :)