Thursday, November 29, 2012

Motifs, Flowers, Bookmarks, Earrings, Bracelet, Doilies, Snowflakes, Heart, Teapot, Leaves and Pendants

Jane has been asked to take part in a Christmas Market on the 8th December and she's getting things ready like the motifs to add to food covers. Kersti Anear's Stumpy Bookmark in an array of colours is a good choice because is makes a nice bookmark that is a straightforward tat. Lots of earrings usually make good sales items too.
Carol is working on the first round of Mary Konior's Hostess Set Centerpiece and every other time she's started it, things haven't gone well. Round 1 and 2 worked out OK. Then 3. And 4. Things are looking up!
Lelia shares all the fun the Tollway Tatters enjoyed. Alison used her new shuttle to tat a motif from Patti Duff's Minitats book. Denise worked on a snowflake with a finding in the middle. Diane worked on a motif with both beads and a central finding. While Marilee was designing while she tatted.
Marta's Rose Garden bookmark is based on a design from The Tatter's Treasure Chest. Don't you love old designs that have been revamped and re-purposed?
Nancy is doing a craft exchange with her new friend who likes blues so here is 'Queen of Hearts' by Mary Konior in blue. An since she liked the set she did for another friend, she also made the teapot, which she thinks is by Pam Palmer, and the cup and saucer by Judith Connors.
Bree has her second batch of snowflakes dona and she only has about 20 more to do.
Diane finished up the last of her skein of 4-Eva thread on this pretty little snowflake. Then she used some glittery DMC thread (Classical Blends, Midnight Madness #E133) but the glitter made it almost impossible to film and no matter how it was photographed, the really beauty and shine didn't come through. She just had to indulge in a blue snowflake, that she may just have to keep. It's size 20 Lizbeth, #656, Wedgewood DK.
Fox loves the Honey Napkin designed by Renulek, but it's been a LOT of tatting and she's SO ready to move on. Here's Row 8 finished.
Isdihara is working on the Gingerbread Boy and after a stumbling start she has found the online help she needed. Round four of Jon Yusoff's Lace Mat Tat-Along is progressing now that the long chains are out of the way. She did the trefoils separately because she was waiting for a shipment of thread, but she would have preferred to tat it all in one pass.
Kathy used a Mini Tats motif to make a Christmas wreath years ago. Recently she found this motif sitting in her stash of tatted pieces and added the one-piece ‘bow and bells’ pin that she found in her ‘Christmas pins’ box to finish it off. Then she found another bow pin at the thrift store, which came with a jingle bell attached and it was added to a third motif.
Marie used one of her grandmother's single earrings as a focal point for the bracelet she made to match her set. These are J. Paulson's leaf pattern, done in Lizbeth size 20, Falling Leaves. One of her earrings that were too heavy to wear has been tatted in Lizbeth size 20 threads. to make a wonderful pendant.
Martha is still tempting us with snippets of pieces for her new book.
Orsi has created earrings to match the pendants she created.
Wanda made this cross bookmark for one of my Sunday School students who's birthday was this week in Lizbeth size 20 in #641 Lilac Dark for the rings and #633 Dark Purple for the chains, although it may not look like that on screen.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snowflakes, Bells, Bookmarks, Edging, Doily, Motifs, Ornaments and Pins

Laurie is a new tatter and she has decided to join the challenge. Her first motif is Jon Yusoff's Quantiesque Snowflake tatted with size 40 Lizbeth thread in white.
Jane has to make 6 of these bells using Jane Eborall's pattern that was supposed to have beads that she has omitted. Here are all six completed.
Marta was emptying her shuttles and created this lovely bookmark.
Linda shares a turkey surrounded with Mary Konior's Curds and Whey edging from Tatting with Visual Patterns.
Fox has round 7 of the Honey Napkin completed. She has announced a sale in her Etsy shop and has tatted a Teiko Fujito pattern in Ladytat’s Wildflower thread. Jennifer WIlliams pattern is pretty but she could not understand the instructions on how to tat the celtic picots. The Honey Napkin needed more res do she added it with beads. Thanks to the help of on line friends she has re made the Jennifer WIlliams pattern and conquered the celtic picots. She had some left over Lizbeth thread, sent by Ladytats, so she tatted a small Mary Konior motif.
Jess tatted a motif in her SeaGlass HDT. Then she found some abandoned motifs and put them on ornaments. The Gold one she just made and finished it with a tassel, while the larger one is Jon Yusoff's Baduri from Elegant Tatting Gems. She took a seperate thread and fed it through the picots and tied to keep it secure.
Marie found this pin in a consignment shop and added a dusty green border to it in size 12 pearl cotton. The pin from a 2nd hand store was done in Lizbeth size 20, Caribbean.
Michelle made a little snowflake with Tatting club and it's her first ever non-white one. She exchanged some thread with Fox and made Vicki Clarke's simple heart. This other one is made with Marilee Rockley's Gold Crimson.
Orsi created an new design snd she's going to start use it in pins and necklaces.