Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Motifs, Flowers, Doilies, Easter Eggs, Peacock, Edging, Necklace, Bookmarks and Earrings

Marie show some of her "Baubles and Motifs". The vintage Daisy Motif was made in size 20 Lizbeth thread Med Leaf Green and Autumn Spice. Followed by a section of the Heart Doily pattern by Iris Niebach done in pearl cotton #8 with pearl beads.

JB tatted egg #2 from the Tatted Easter Egg book in Lizbeth's Pink Parade size 20.

Frivole started the peacock all over again and she loves the combination of motifs in the tail. The pattern didn't seem to say what the picture was showing so she just followed the picture.

Mariya doesn't like big projects so last week she designed these pansies and the pattern is on her pattern page. The threads are left top is Daphne 10, right top is YarnArt Canarias and the bottom is YarnArt Tulip. She didn't like the thread she was using for the Lucky Clover doily, so she started it again and this one lays flatter. The first one has been pulled into shape and is looking better. The white mystery doily previously posted is actually the DW logo for the new Dr Who.

Jessica has been experimenting with tatting with yarn and this is the beginning of a shawl using an insertion pattern from one of the Priscilla Tatting books. She is planning on 6 rows and has 2 white rows done and the start on the purple row.

Linda used Marilee Rockley's necklace pattern called "Ripple" and added a Resin Fairy Charm and Flat Spirals she won for her wall hanging.

Cindy has her Tat Along done, although she had some issues with attaching everything properly. In size 40, the finished size was a bit small to use as a coaster at work. Next up is to finish this edging.

Diane has some more of Kersti's Stumpy bookmark pattern tatted this time in Sulky blendables Autumn colour. Then there is Red Brick. Which gives her another batch of finished motifs to send off to Chris. The next one is a mystery thread since it's the thread that was already on the shuttle.

Fox has tatted another egg from the Tatted Easter Egg. This Iris Niebach design she thinks she just going to quit. On the other hand, Calendula, also by Iris Niebach from Tatting Fantasia was a satisfying tat.

Orsi has finished her napkin and shows it in the napkin ring. A special napkin, for special occasions.

Sherry has some quad pens available with different sizes of hooks in a single pen. She used silver embroidery thread and diachronic glass to make these earrings.

Sue tatted the Flower Burst Doily from the Ultimate Book of Tatted Doilies with size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch and Lemon Yellow. This suncatcher is done in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon and has already been claimed by her husband. The flowers have become a new favourite to tat.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Necklace, Motifs, Doilies, Bookmarks, Hearts, Edgings, Earrings, Bracelet and Owl

Marie made this lovely necklace for her sister's birthday with an aquamarine bauble, pearls and crystals. Tattasaurusing Baubles and Motifs II, her second book is available with lots of little treasures likes those decorating this little tree.

Mariya is keeping us guessing about her most recent tatting. Do you recognize it? Work is progressing on the Lucky Clover Doily and she's decided that she doesn't like the thread, but she doesn't want to start over.

Laurette tatted Roger aka/Freedman's Diamonds Are Forever doily in Lizabeth Country Turquoise Med #661 and ecru both size 20, which is the largest doily she's ever done.

Jess tatted up her little motif trying out several different colours of thread. Top row is Lizbeth # 662 and # 679 and her Rainbowlicious, middle row is her Fairy Dust, Tropical Punch and more #662, bottom row Lizbeth Denim Whisper.

Diane says this Parchment colour of the Sulky blendables reminds her of cream. This next colour is called Sun and Sea.

Fox's new favourite heart is Karey Solomon's Heart Nouveau done here in Lizbeth purple. Her first attempt was a bit wonky but for once she didn't destroy it. She received a heart from Martha and the thread colours perfectly match the foxglove shuttle she received from La Cosette. She's been using her thread ends to practice tatting SSSRs. Iris Niebach's Dahlia took some false starts and a bit of UN-tatting but it's finally done in all it's glory. She found Iris's helpful explanation of how to do the block tatting very helpful.

Kelly received this tatting edged hanky from the Fringe Tatters "Hanky Panky" exchange. She tatted this necklace and earring set from Marilee Rockley's book Up and Tat Em. She used Marilee's own size 30 HDT that she received in the giveaway. These earrings are a Nancy Tracy pattern done in the same size 30 black thread but she modified it to get it to work for needle tatting. This bracelet is a Kaye Judt pattern she taught a few years ago that Kelly tatted for her SIL's birthday.

Orsi has started tatting the edging fro her table napkins. She's only doing one corner or it will take forever to get them finished.

Sherry started tatting a mystery object that kind of looks like a merry widow. It's actually Jane Eborall's tatted owl with the belly tatted in Sherry's Size 20 Butter Toffee HDT and the eyes tatted in Size 20 Shades of Gray HDT. It's finally finished off and added to a shirt. Sherry was thinking of doing a baby owl with it's head peeking out of the pocket.

Sue tatted this suncatcher in Lizbeth size 40 Purple Iris Fusion with cheap plastic kids beads, but they match so well. She did another suncatcher in Lizbeth size 40 Rainbow Taffy and kids beads in pink, purple, blue and yellow. She really wanted this one to stand out so she added chains to the outside of the kid's pink bracelet. She loves Mary's Butterfly, done here in size 10 thread, and she was inspired to try and make a flower using 2 different colored threads.

Vanessa tatted Teri Dusenbury's Forever Young doily in size 20 Coats Mercer cotton.