Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tropical Butterfly

     Last one for a while.  He was done in Lizbeth, size 20, fruit fizz and azalea med.

91 of 100 motif challenge (series of butterflies)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Grape Butterfly

     I had seen this butterfly, fluttering around my grapes.  She was done with pearl cotton #8.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blue River Butterfly

     This is one of my favorite, Lizbeth river glades.  This butterfly was done in size 40 and the bottom portion was done in sea green light.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tatting Essentials

     Getting ready for the fall shows and needed more tatting essentials for my tatting kits.  I blinged up my crochet hooks.  These are size 10 crochet hooks.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Scottish Butterfly

     This butterfly was done in Lizbeth, size 40, scottish thistle and leaf green med.  I like how delicate these little butterflies are in the small threads.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Springtime Butterfly And A New Shuttle

     This one was done with Lizbeth, size 20, springtime and leaf green med.  

     Wicked Nothings had hosted a tatting shuttle exchange.  The requirements was a shuttle, meters of thread, and something about you.  I just received my gorgeous shuttle with a dove on each side and lots of  thread, beads, earwires and postcards.  My secret shuttle person was Lottie from Florida....thanks a bunch Lottie.

 The post cards are of the insulators that they collect.  Boy, does that bring back wonderful memories.  One of the summers, I spent at my grandpa's house, we found a few insulators along the abandon railroad area.  I always thought the seagreen glass was very pretty.

View 1

 View 2.

Thanks again Lottie.  It's all so wonderful.

If you are interested in doing a secret exchange.  Wicked Nothings is hosting a Secret Santa Exchange!!!  OH, what FUN!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jane's Butterfly

     I love this little 3-D butterfly, designed by Jane.  They are so delicate.  This one was made with Lizbeth, size 40, pink cocoa.  They're not as hard as they look.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Peach Bracelet

     Another Rachel's Bracelets to go with the necklace designed by Jon.  The thread was crochet thread in size 3.

Monday, October 21, 2013

West Pine Creations Shuttles

     I ran out of my shrink shuttles and need to make a new batch.  I put my name on it and hand them out, whenever I sell a book or someone wants to learn to tat.  Here's the link on how to make them.

The smaller ones could be used as earrings.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Little Train That Could.....

     This is the final day of Sherry's, "Fall 2013:  Tat It And See".  

                   The doily was from Lea Rako ("Tattalittle).

   Flowers from Rachel


Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Shuttles!!!!

      I've started these, about 2 years ago and finally in the mood to finish them.  Always can use another shuttles.  I test them all out and love them all.  Therefore, I can't give any of them up.

     Black walnut wood (from my grandpa's farm), inlaid with tatting and crystals.  I have one more like this to finish.  Have to design the hearts to go into it.

 Black walnut with Idaho Spencer Opals and scrimshaw.


Black walnut and alder (a tree by our old place, on West Pine), inlaid with turquoise, Idaho Spencer opals, mother-of-pearl, agate, crystals.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rachel's Bracelet

     Rachel is a very dear friend of mine.  I taught her to needle tat, over a year ago.  She loves the needle and has no desire to shuttle tat.  She is very tall and likes bold jewelry.  This pattern was designed for her.  The bracelet was tatted with Lizbeth, size 3, jungle greens.

90 of 100 motif challenge.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Double-Ring Bracelet & A Surprise

    This design was inspired by Nina.  The rings are made with one shuttle, using a pulled ring join technique.  I made this pattern up for my needle tatting student.  The bracelet was made with Lizbeth, size 3, Jungle Green.

89 of 100 motif challenge. 

The surprise was this:

     A pair of gorgeous earrings from the cats (Umi & Tsuru).  We were asked which pair of earrings we liked.  I chose the pink ones and later she drew my name!!  The pattern was Iris's "Preferred Necklace and Earring Set".  Thanks so much, I love them!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Black Outline

     The last of this style bracelet.  Ocean sunset, outlined in black.      

89 of 100 motif challenge (three shuttle bracelets)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunset Bracelet

      This one is done in Lizbeth, size 3, ocean sunset.

Monday, October 14, 2013


     This is an new "Eggery" Kit, I found at an estate sale.  These are fun to put together.  There was three, brand new kits in this box of  new craft kits.

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Girl's Gotta Match

     Here is a matching bracelet to go with my new necklaces.  This pattern is from  Beth's Z.'s "TatChat Shuttle" pattern, and made into a bracelet.    These bracelets are also tatted in size 3 thread.  Lizbeth, country turquoise med.


Thursday, October 10, 2013


     Last one of Jon's necklace.  This one was done in Lizbeth, size 3, country turquoise med.

88 of 100 motif challenge (5 necklaces).

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ocean Sunset

      One of my favorite color schemes by Handy Hands, also done in size 3 thread.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Jungle Green Necklace

     This necklace was done in Lizbeth, size 3, Jungle Green.  The necklace is a great pattern for needle tatters to practice their directional tatting (hint, hint....students).

Monday, October 7, 2013

Smashing Bracelet

     I smashed a few extra lighthouse  pennies and made bracelet out of them.  Too bad there wasn't different lighthouse pennies in the area.  That would make a cool souvenir bracelet.  A hint, use pre-1982 pennies and seal them with colorless fingernail polish.  The newer pennies have a zinc core and tend to surface once smashed.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Square Motif

     This is one of my favorite patterns to tat.  Jon had taken her square motif and turned it into a necklace.  I like to make them in size 3 thread.  Thankfully Handy Hands started making this size with their gorgeous Lizbeth thread.  The thread tats nicer than the three-strand crochet thread.  This one was made with my left over crochet thread.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pretty Tatted Kitty

    This Shuttlebird challenge came from Nancy Tracy.  This cat was done in Lizbeth, size 20, mocha brown med and dk.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sweetheart Snowflake

     Another pattern Natalie, at the Shuttlebirds.  The heart was tatted in Lizbeth, size 20, boysenberry dk and azelea med.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Accidental Heart

     This Shuttlebird challenge was by Natalie.  The hear was done in Lizbeth, size 20, raspberry pink med and shell pink lt.