Monday, November 23, 2009

Butterflies, Hearts, Bookmarks and Flowers

Liz shows her first motif for the challenge, a butterfly tatted in DMC Cotton Perl. Pattern by Soyloquesoy.

Fox has been tatting for a while, but she has just decided to join the challenge. She has been working on a pink rosette with a leafy green border that is cupping. However, as it is a decoration for a hat, the cupping has just added to it's charm giving it a 3 dimensional quality.

Katie found that the Sweet Heart pattern by Birgit Phelps was a perfect size for trying out her HDT. It was also the perfect size to fit in the little heart shaped frame she found. Another of her HDT threads was tatted in the same design and a bead added to the point to make a charming pendant. M tatted this Bookmark With Overlapping Chains in Lizbeth size 20, colours 601, 623 and 624 but she doesn't like how the shuttle joins look. A small mistake in how she tatted Heart o' Daisies tatted with Lizbeth size 20, colours 613 and 695, has put her off the design, or maybe it's the way the picots aren't laying flat. The instructions for this next Bookmark were in Italian and it was tatted in Lizbeth size 20, 144 and 623. Mark's Back to School Apple was tatted in Lizbeth size 20, 671 & 680. Tatty Turtle also by Mark Myers was tatted in Lizbeth size 20, col 690 and he promptly ran away.

Viv tatted Birget Phelps button cross to give as Christmas gifts as ornaments, this one is in Lizbeth Caribean size 20. The basic pattern for this beaded earring is from Be-stitched and she added her pretty sparkly new beads to the picots and the loop at the bottom, but there were supposed to be 3 loops. Oops. Linda has finished embellishing a denim shirt with tatting using a variety of patterns. The edging is a split ring pattern from Jane Eborall The bumblebees are block tatting by Martha Ess. The Hanging Cluny dragon fly by Zena Herbert is a pretty pattern but she left the Cluny head out. The small butterfly and owl are patterns by Roger aka Freedman. The worms are her own design using split rings. The front pocket has a butterfly by Jane Eborall and the heart by Heather Johnston. All of these were done primarily in size 20 Lizbeth Thread.

Steph wrote about her tat day at ZigZag and she was thrilled that her poinsettia was the ornament contest winner. Ellen created an assortment of tatted pieces like these hairclips and earrings to be sold at a bazaar sale at work. She pledged 15% of the sales for the Padang Earthquake Relief ans was please to give them a cheque for $73. The flower and leaf were tatted quite some time ago and finally assembled so that she could wear them for the occasion.

Diane has finished another of Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel glass mat designs. This one uses some of Krystle's HDT and Diane is hoping she'll make more of this colour. Maria found this star motif online but she doesn't know who the designer is. Any ideas? These delicate motifs are Christmas gifts.

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