Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Caribbean suncatcher

Here is the Lizbeth size 20 Caribbean suncatcher. It just fits in the bracelet, but it sags when strung on since there isn't any stretch room, but that's ok cuz' I used fabric stiffener on the outside rings and chains and I am sure my mother-in-law will love this one too. :)
This is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:

Peacock Blues Suncatcher

I know it seems as though I am stuck on suncatchers, but they are in demand. My mother-in-law has one of my Tat-ilicious pink/purple/blue suncatchers and has decided she NEEDS 2 more because she has it on her lampshade and she says it beautifies it and looks so "purty" at night when the lamp is on. So...since her favorite color is blue and she saw this thread and loved it she gets this Lizbeth size 40 Peacock Blues suncatcher. And I made one in Lizbeth size 20 Caribbean, but it's just barely too large for the bracelet so I used fabric stiffener on it and am hoping that it will hold it's own shape and can be used for the 2nd "needed" suncatcher(will post after it dries). :)
This is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:

Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 25 Motif Challenge: Motif # 8 Flower Burst Doily

This is the Flower Burst Doily from the Ultimate Book of Tatted Doilies. It's tatted with size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch and Lemon Yellow. It's pretty, but not beautiful. I could not get the chains to lay right, but that's ok for now.

Next is another suncatcher. This one is done in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon(one of my favorite colors). I love this one(it looks better in person), and my husband has claimed it and has already demanded that it be put in the window next to our bed(his side of the bed of course). :)
This is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:
And....just because I am loving these are more(and another run-out-of thread fragment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another suncatcher(this one made today) :)

This suncatcher is made with a pink plastic bracelet my mother-in-law found, and Lizbeth size 40 Rainbow Taffy and more kids beads in pink, purple, blue and yellow. And I really wanted this one to stand out so I added chains to the outside of the bracelet. They are the same as the ones in the pattern except they are 10p3p3p10 instead of the 5p3p3p5 in the pattern. I figured they would need to be larger . I think it turned out perfect for a little girl. The scan doesn't really show how pretty it is, but it's the best I can do. :)
This is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:

Next, I love Mary's Butterfly so much and was inspired to try and make a flower, and I wanted to use 2 different colored threads. It works!!! :)
The first one was actually the last when I ran out of thread when emptying shuttles(got 5 emptied), and the next 2 were the whole flowers, and the last is Mary's butterfly done in size 10-not quite as pretty in the larger size, but my daughter wants it sewn on a pair of her shorts for the summer. :)

Tatting in slow motion

I feel like I can't tat fast enough, or just that things have slowed me down. I have been working on a doily which I am on the last round and hoping to have done soon(no promises). And I have another suncatcher done this time in Lizbeth size 40 Purple Iris Fusion with cheap plastic kids beads, but they match so well. :)
This is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:

I also have a few other things to show hopefully tonight or tomorrow. :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 25 Motif Challenge: Motif # 7

Motif #7 is the Cobweb Doily from Tatting Doilies & Edgings edited by Rita Weiss. It's tatted in size 40 Tat-ilicious Pink/Purple/Blue variegated HDT and size 40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk. I love how the colors go so well together!! :)

And I tatted up more of the Valentine Earrings
These are done in size 4o Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion and purple petite glass beads. And one set has already been claimed.
I have also been working on another project and hope that one is done this week. And my mother-in-law lives in an senior adult apartment complex and all the ladies there are asking to see what I the project in mind is to figure out how to make some type of display or photo album.
Have a great day!!! :)