Monday, December 31, 2012

20 Different Snowflakes

     These are 20 different snowflakes for 20 innocent children.  The snowflakes are going to the new Sandy Elementary School in Connecticut.  All of the snowflakes were done in size 20 crochet thread.  They were all done by Christmas Eve, evening.  I was hoping to get them sent out by Christmas Eve, but will have to wait until the day-after Christmas.









Patterns:  "Snowflake 2" by Sharon, "Stella di Edda Schneider" by Edda Schneider, "Rosie" by Lyn Morton,  "Motif #13" by Teiko Fujito, "Elmo's Snowflake" by Heather's Designs, "Hearts in a Snowflake" by Jon, "Tatter's Round Robin for Beginners" by Georgia Seitz, "Shamrock" by Lyn Morton, "Triangular Medallian" by Lisa Trumble, "#'s 10, 11,19, 21, 30" by Myral Piper...her book is called Tatting, "Trefoil Snowflake, Tiny Snowflake, Whirlaway Snowflake, Feathery Snowflake, and Simple Snowflake" by Vida Sunderman, and one I started out wrong and improvised.



Snowflakes for elementary school Sandy Hook:
Lets make as many snowflakes and send out by 12 Jan:  they can be tatted, crocheted, knitted, beaded, woodworking, etc..
This was a tragic event.  Please help out.  Here is a link to my pinterest page on tatted snow flake patterns:  http://pinterest.com/sandhollowgems/tatting-patterns-motifs-snowflakes/


Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland
When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address at the bottom of this page.  

Friday, December 28, 2012

Icy Crystal

      This was a single earring, found in the estate sale jewelry box.  The pendent was made with pearl cotton #12.



28 of 100 motif challenge. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Crystal Earrings

     These little embellishments are little buttons I found at Walmart.  They were done in pearl cotton #12.

 

27 of 100 motif challenge. 






Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Birthday

     Happy Birthday, Dad and Mom.   Your are the best parents anyone could have.  Thanks sooooo much!!!!   

     Yes, that's right..Dad and Mom.  Their birthdays are on the same day, but different years.   


 My sister, me and Mom




Dad, me and my sister

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

    This is my little 18" Christmas tree with all of my baubles and tatsmithing, from my three books.  Plus a few of my blown baubles and ice sickles.  The painting, behind the tree, is one I painted in high school.





Merry Christmas...all.

 The Rattie Choir, singing "Silent Night"

  

Monday, December 24, 2012


Crystal Piccolo

     I had gotten my sister a crystal piccolo, but it didn't have a box.  I made her a box and inlaid it with Owyhee picture jasper.





I couldn't give her a plain, ordinary box.....



Friday, December 21, 2012

Green, Sparkly Necklace

     This was done in Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Ice Crochet Thread, Size 3 thread, green ice tea.  This thread has a green filament.  The necklace is adjustable from 16 - 18".    

     This is one of Jon's motifs, turned into a necklace.  To make the necklace, tat half of her square motif pattern.




 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Purple Pearl Pendent

     This was a clip earring, I found at an antique show.  The pendent was done in Lizbeth, size 20, antique purple medium.   It measures 1 1/2 X 2" and is one of my favorites.  I left a gap, in the tatting to show off the large pearl.



26 of 100 motif challenge
(for sale on West Pine Creations)

Snowflakes for elementary school Sandy Hook:
Lets make as many snowflakes and send out by 12 Jan:  they can be tatted, crocheted, knitted, beaded, etc..
This was a tragic event.  Please help out.  Here is a link to my pinterest page on tatted snow flake patterns:  http://pinterest.com/sandhollowgems/tatting-patterns-motifs-snowflakes/


Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address at the bottom of this page.  

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snowflakes for elementary school Sandy Hook
 
Lets make as many snowflakes and send out by 12 Jan:  they can be tatted, crocheted, knitted, beaded, etc.. 

This was a tragic event.  Please help out.  

Here is a link to my pinterest page on tatted snow flake patterns:  http://pinterest.com/sandhollowgems/tatting-patterns-motifs-snowflakes/


Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address at the bottom of this page.  
Star Pin

     This is one of my favorite pins.  It was tatted with pearl cotton #12 and is 3" in diameter.


25 of 100 motif challenge

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Falling Sunflower

     This doo-dad came from my neighbors necklace.  She brought over a necklace with three rows of these flowers.  She wanted it made into one row and a bracelet with the left over flowers.  She gave me the left over flowers.  I gave this pendent to her, as a thank you.
  
     This was done in Lizbeth, size 20, falling leaves and leaf green med.  I didn't measure it, before I gave it to her.  She loved it. 





24 of 100 motif challenge

Monday, December 17, 2012

Flower Mirror

       This mirror kit was from the estate sale box.  The lens is plastic, not glass.  Maybe I should have tatted flowers and butterflies .






Friday, December 14, 2012

Cameo Earrings

     These were my husband's, grandmother's clip earrings.  They were tatted with pearl cotton #12 and measure 1 1/2" in diameter


23 of 100 motif challenge 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Vineyard Earrings

     These were done in Lizbeth, size 20, vineyard.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Spice Earrings

     These were done in Lizbeth, size 20, autumn spice.





 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Falling Leaves Earrings

     Found these doo-dads at one of my shows.  There were 18 of these on a necklace.  I traded a tatted pin for the necklace.  The Earrings were done in Lizbeth, size 20, falling leaves.  They are 2" in diameter.




22 of 100 motif challenge

Monday, December 10, 2012

Romance Egg

     This egg kit was from the estate sale box.



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Shown 'N Tell


     Thanks to The Tatting Corner and all who voted for the prettiest picture.  I won 2 of the 5 categories.  I'm not posting the pictures, forcing you to go their wonderful site and check out all of the winning entries.




Friday, December 7, 2012


Cameo Pin

     I found this vintage pendent at an antique show.  The tatting was done with Lizbeth, size 20, boysenberry.   The pin measures2 1/4" X 3 1/2".


21 of 100 motif challenge

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bouquet Earrings

     Decided to make them into earrings.



      Craft show at Weiser, Id in the Vendome 
(corner commercial/state): 
7 & 8 Dec (10 am to 7 pm/10 am to 4 pm)
...come see me if you want to learn to tat.
 Hope to see someone again!! 


 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

More Flowers

     This was from a pair of my earrings.  They were too heavy to wear so I cut off the post and smoothed the end down.  The tatting was done in Lizbeth size 20 thread and is 1.5".


20 of 100 motif challenge 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bouquet of Flowers

          This was made around a porcelain rose pendent.  This was one of the necklaces in the estate jewelry box find.  The tatting was done in Lizbeth size 20 threads and is about 1" tall.



19 of 100 motif challenge.


Made up a few more cases for the large Make-It-Yours tatting kit. Found at West Pine Creations.




 

 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Turquoise Egg

     Went to an estate sale and got a box, full, of brand-new craft kits for $10.  Whoooo Hoooo!!  This beautiful egg kit was one of them.  The inside was plain, so I didn't take a picture of it.



Remember:  

One Mad Tatter is giving away one of my large tatting kits, once she hits 100 likes.  Like her page for a chance to win!!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Mad-Tatter/23960021942005


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Give-A-Way


One Mad Tatter is giving away one of my large tatting kits, once she hits 100 likes.  Like her page for a chance to win!!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Mad-Tatter/23960021942005


Glass Crochet Hooks

     Have lots of demands for these, so here is my new batch.  They are found on West Pine Creations.


Glass Crochet Hooks:  Strong pyrex.  Size J.

Approximate Lengths from left to right:

6.5", 6.5", 7", 7", 7", 7.25", 7.25", 7.5", 7.5", 7.75", 8", 8", 8", 8.25", 8.25", 8.25", 8.5", 8.5", 9"


Excellent and warm to crochet with.  Made afgans and dish clothes with them.
 


Close-Up:  
  Approximate Lengths from left to right:
6.5", 6.5", 7", 7", 7", 7.25", 7.25", 7.5", 7.5", 7.75", 8", 8", 8", 8.25", 8.25", 8.25", 8.5", 8.5", 9"
 
 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December's Special

     FREE shipping on all order $35 or more, in the US and Canada.  Clink on the link to get to West Pine Creations on Face Book.





Friday, November 30, 2012

Shhhh Don't Wake the Kitty


     This is the yang of yesterdays post.  The heart was done in Lizbeth size 20 threads.  It measures 2", not counting the crystal drop.  



18 of 100 motif challenge

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What About Dogs?

     Is there anyone in tatland, who has dogs?  I see mostly cats on everyone's blog.  Don't get me wrong, I love cats but I'm allergic to them and the hubby is not fond of them.  

     Our baby (90 some pounds soak-and-wet) is a yellow lab named Jake.  He just turned 10.  He's definitely not the brightest light bulb, but he is a lover.  He's afraid of the ice and is a freezy-cat.


     Here he is after eating a grilled hot dog.  I had to drag him out on the ice, to go ice fishing.  He's in the security of his sled and sleeping on his favorite pillow.

     Now to the tatting.....

     This is one of my earrings (they were too heavy to wear), done in Lizbeth size 20 threads.  It measures 2", not counting the crystal drop.  



17 of 100 motif challenge. 
  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fall Leaves

     Needed to use up a little thread on my shuttle.  These are J. Paulson's leaf pattern, done in Lizbeth size 20, Falling Leaves.

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dusty Bracelet

     This is the matching bracelet to go with my earrings and necklace.  The doodad was one of Grandma's single earring.  The bracelet was done in pearl cotton #12 and the motif is about 1" across.


 16 of 100 motif challenge.




  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Water Casting

     Water Casting is the result of hot, molten silver being dropped into a beaker of water.  Once the molten silver hits the water, the surrounding water starts to boil.  The boiling water forms bubbles and spheres in the cooling silver.  The result is a unique, one-of-a-kind silver cast.  The silver is 97% pure with trace amounts of copper and zinc (hardens the silver).


 Cascading Water Fall.
1" long on a black, satin cord.


 Fairy:
20 X 30 mm on a black, satin cord.


 Puckering Flower:
20 X 15 mm on a black, satin cord.


 Dove:
32 X 25 mm on a black, satin cord.

 
Pearl in the Oyster:
10 X 15 mm on a black, satin cord.
 

Water Fall:
10 X 25 mm on a black, satin cord.

All are for sale on West Pine Creations.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Diamond

     A pin from a 2nd hand store, done in Lizbeth size 20, Caribbean.  The pin measures about 2".


15 of 100 motif challenge.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ribbon

     I found this beautiful pin in a consignment store for a couple of bucks.  It was done in a dusty, green color; pearl cotton #12.  The pin measures 1 3/4" X 1 1/4".



14 of 100 motif challenge

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cameo

      This was my husband's grandmother's necklace (there was matching earrings as well...what fun!!).  The ecru was done in number 50 thread and the peach was pearl cotton #12.  The pendent measures 1 3/4". 


13 of 100 motif challenge

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Can't Keep Them All

     I'm a Tattasaurus, with a tatting problem...I can't stop tatting.  I just love it!!!  I tat during my morning tea, tat at night, tat while we are on the way to the store, even design patterns when I'm suppose to be sleeping. 

     A lot of my tatting is given away as gifts and put into Christmas cards, some I sell at my fall craft shows, and a few on West Pine Creations.  I don't try to make a living at it If I sell a piece, great...that means I can buy another ball(s) of STRING!!

      On those rare occasions, I can't part with a piece of tatting.  That's what happened with this pair of earrings.  They started out as a single pendent and ended up as pair of changeable earrings.  They are tatted with pearl cotton #12 on an old pair of clip earrings.  The clips were glued on and easily removed.  The earrings also double as a pendent.

     Here's the link for the items for sale:  West Pine Creations.



      There was also a pendent, I made a little while back that I had a hard time parting with.  You can't keep them all...BUT, since I have the earrings, I need a matching necklace.  So, I kept the necklace and working on a matching bracelet.........I need the set.




12 of 100 motif challenge

Monday, November 19, 2012