Batty Tatter has completed the Tatsy Christmas Angel that she did from a pattern that she got from Ebay. The Angel took her two weeks to tat and a day to assemble. This is the Tatsy Christams stocking and she did two, stitched them together and stuffed them with batting.
Lilas likes using beads in her tatting but it can be hard to find something suitable, especially when she has to order online. The Miyuki beads worked well on size 40 thread but when she ordered Czechs Preciosa beads they were smaller and could only be used on size 80 thread.
Sue has used one element of a mat by Jon Yusoff to make a snowflake, but not that the motif is finished she's wondering what it would look like in 2 colours with beads. These earrings were made for a friend and they just need finishing off and ear wires added before she ships them off.
Claire used Lizbeth size 20 in Falling Leaves to make this design from a cro-tat pattern.
Cigdem calls this necklace earring and bracelet set Passion. It's made with bright red colour beads tatted in silver metallic thread and she started with an antique pattern to make the necklace, then adapted the pattern to make the bracelet and the earrings.
Barbara has finished her challenge with Yakut, another of Jon Yusoff's designs from Elegant Tatting Gems worked in Lizbeth size 40, Spice Cake.
Grace shows pictures of the same motif based on a design from Anne Orr's collection which she had to modify to avoid cupping. She worked with both Aunt Lydia's thread and Garden Metallic, both with a metallic filament, but she found the Aunt Lydia thread better to work with.
Fox tried a number of solutions to get this motif from DMC's Festive Tatting to lay the way she wanted. The Monster Doily is a monster and she's hoping to have it done before the new year. This motif from Karey Solomon's Tatting Times, was done in Karey's own #40 HDT.
Kristen has done another review, this time on Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson which has a little of everything from doilies, edgings, and motifs for a mobile to collars and crowns.
Margaret bought two brooches which in the market last month and used white no 20 Lizbeth thread on both. The top one has gold seed and crystal beads, while the pink rose one has gold seed beads. This hanky edging has been her "take it with me" project for quite a while, but now it's done in Altin Basak thread no 50 white using a design from Renulek's snowflake mat.
Phyllis has put her monster doily on hold and instead is working on just 4 rows of Doily VI from Jan Stawasz's Tatted Treasures in Lizbeth size 20 in Root Beer Float as an engagement gift.
HisKid wanted to tat something interesting and decided that the broomstick lace look of the recent bookmark she tatted would look really good as a cross and while it might not have come out quite as she envisioned it, that results are very pretty.
Wanda found some novelty wooden spools with various colours of thread wound on them and by adding wee tatted motifs she now has some unique Christmas ornaments.