Saturday, November 26, 2022

Snowflake earrings in the making

Well, I gave in and am tatting snowflakes for earrings.
Our daughter wore her snowflake earrings that I had 
tatted for her(years ago 2014) to the craft show and 
received many compliments and was asked about them.
Well, I won't tat those for others because they were 
tatted in size 80, took LOTS of time and are now a 
Here is a picture of her snowflake earring before completion:

I am tatting snowflakes from 
Robin Perfetti's 4 Dozen Tatted Snowflakes book. 
This snowflake is number 8.  I tatted it in size 40, and 
the last pair are in size 20(not much difference in size).
The first 3 pair were tatted in Lizbeth size 40
Snow White.
Close-up of first pair:
second pair:
third pair:
And, I just finished tatting this pair last night:
tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Blue Ice.
I have tons of options with this snowflake and 
different beads.  Now to see how many I can tat 
and finish in 2 weeks.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Have a tatting filled day!! :)


Monday, November 21, 2022

Time to catch up on what's been happening here.

Our daughter, Sarah, and I were at our first craft 
show of this year.  Here she is with all her items(tons!).
Everything in this picture up to the little Christmas 
tree on the left.
Below is my large Christmas tree with the larger 
Pop Top Ice Drop ornaments, and small space of 
jewelry(plus my in-progress forever tatted tablecloth).
And below is my small tree with small Pop Top
Ice Drop ornaments, Christmas button ornaments,
and mirror ornaments.

These young girls who were at the craft show before,
were back and selling ribbon wrapped candy cane
wreaths.  I wanted to support them, and got this fabulous
snowflake candy cane wreath.
A lady at the craft show was admiring my tatting
and told me how she used to crochet angel tree
toppers.  I was so curious how big size 3 thread
would make the Cathedral  Angel(by Elaine P. Gan)
that I tried it.  I don't have a correct head, but tried a
couple to see. This is the largest bead I have(too small).
This is one of my mirror ornaments, great size,
but too flat.
Below shows the difference in sizes.  First is size 3, 
second is size 40, then size 20.
And, I wanted to embellish this beautiful agate slice 
with tatting.  I like how it turned out.  :)  Next is to 
tat a chain.
And, I tatted 2 snowflakes to use as earrings. 
This pattern is #8 from 4 Dozen 
Tatted Snowflakes from Robin Perfetti.
So, you are all caught up here!! ;)
Have a wonderful tatting filled day and 
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!! :)


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Growing Garland

Little bits here and there and it really grows!
This was Tuesday morning and see how far around 
the tree the garland goes?? 
Well, it's grown since then and it's now 46in. long. 
(not the best picture or model).  ;)
I don't have a planned length, just tatting and enjoying.
Have a great tatting embellished week!! :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

A little random tatting....

I had thought about using some of the Christmas buttons 
on a garland, but hadn't decided on the tatted garland 
design.  Well...last night while sitting and watching a 
Christmas movies(of course!!!), I decided just to try one 
of two that I was deciding between.  It's Mary Konior's 
Three Blind Mice from the book Tatting Patterns. Tatted 
in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White.
Last night and a bit early this afternoon and it was  the 
length of a folder.  I figured it was going to be too small 
and would end up on a tabletop tree.
Close-up below.
And, a little more time and just checking to see what it 
will look like on a large tree(6ft).  I think it will stand 
out nicely!!!  :)  So, on with more tatting and buttons 
to see how long it will get.  ;)

Hope you are having a wonderful tatting filled week!!  :)


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Almost ready for the craft shows

I ended up with a total of 33 Pop Top Ice Drop 
Winnie the Pooh and Friends.
Peanuts characters.
Frosty the Snowman.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and characters from
the movie.
And 17 tatted Christmas button ornaments.
Now the hard work begins.  Figuring out 
how to display everything, packing everything,
and then transporting and setting up.
Thankfully I have 3 weeks from this Saturday. 
I am trying to make sure I can get it all done 
without waiting and stressing!  ;)
Have a fabulous tatting filled rest of your week!!  :)


Thursday, October 6, 2022

Last one

 I believe I have a total of 31 Pop Top Ice Drop
ornaments for our craft show, which has now 
become 2 craft shows.

I am busy sewing in ends.  When I am done I hope 
to remember to take a picture of all of them.
If my count is correct, I actually tatted 33, but 2 
were claimed by people who love them so I set them 
aside for them.
I have 5 weeks from this Saturday until the first 
craft show, so if I get all the ends sewn in and my 
stuff prepared for the show, if there is any time left 
I plan on working on button ornaments.
Have a wonderful weekend, and make some tatting 
time!!! :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

More ornaments and finished necklaces

Another Winnie the Pooh and friends in size 20 

Another Tigger and Pooh in size 40 thread.

And 3 necklaces finally finished.  I had tatted 
around the stones quite some time ago and needed 
chains.  I found all 3 of these and they go perfectly.
The only thing is they are too long or too short.  ;) 

Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)