Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tree Tatting

Tree Tatting

     The day-after Thanksgiving is the day my family puts up the Christmas decorations.  Here is my little 18" tree, decorated with all tatting....oops...not the tree topped angel.  Need to fix that and tat a 3-D angle.  Most of the decorations are my designs...Tatsmithing, baubles and mini Christmas balls.

.......Speaking of  Christmas balls, I finished writing up my pattern for the small Christmas balls.  Reply on this post and I'll give-away two copies of my newest pattern.  You have until Wed, 4 December to reply.  I'll use the random number generator to draw names.

Friday, November 29, 2013

More Baubles

More Baubles

     I love this little bauble, so had to make a few.  This one was done in Lizbeth, size 20, purple and gold.

The Tatting Corner Restarted their contest, so now it's time to vote:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

flower bauble

Flower Bauble

     This bauble was inspired by Corina's beautiful Beaded Flower Pattern.  The tatting was done with Lizbeth, size 20, mocha lt and sea green. 

The Tatting Corner Restarted their contest, so now it's time to vote:


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tatting Contest is Now Ready

     The Tatting Corner had a glitch in their computer system and some entries were entered.  They have restarted the go to their site and vote!!


     I tatted this a few months ago and don't remember where the pattern was from.  The motif was tatted with Lizbeth, Denim whispers in size 20.  The beads were sewn on afterwards.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


     I found an old pin with one larger hummingbird and three humming bird charms, dangling from it.  The tatting was done with Lizbeth, size 20, azalea and spring green.  It took me three tries until I was satisfied with it.  Here's my progress....


100 of 100 motif challenge.   

Yes, this was completed in time.  I had until October and "scheduled" posted this post.  


Monday, November 25, 2013

Bead Tin

     This tin was a Burt's Bees lip balm tin.  These are wonderful little tins for storing seed beads.  Nothing can be plain-jane, so I prettied it up with some polymer clay.  The paint was removed from the bottom of the tin, using a Dremel.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Purple Crystal Pendent

      This was a broken broach I found at an estate sale.  The tatting was done in Lizbeth, size 20, antique violet.

99 of 100 motif challenge.

Friday, November 22, 2013

New Tatting Kits

New Tatting Kits

     I needed a few more tatting kits for myself, since I now have some new wooden shuttles and new, fancy picot hooks.  They have little plastic liners to protect the fabric from the pointy shuttles and picot hooks.  These fit nicely in my coat pocket or purse.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Picot Hooks

Picot Hooks

  Found some old crochet hooks, from US size 10 to 14.  I cut them down with the Dremel and add a polymer clay handle and a cap to protect the tip.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Shuttle Cases

Shuttle Cases

     I designed these shuttle cases, three years ago, to protect my sterling silver shuttles, during transport to my shows.  The large and small ones were made with size 80 thread and the green case was made with size pearl cotton #12.

I still have some sterling shuttles for sale on West Pine Creations.

I'll work on making up the patterns after Christmas.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Just for Fun

Just for Fun

  Finally I can make more Christmas balls for fun.   This one was tatted with size 30 crochet thread.  Been typing up the pattern, so hope to have it done and out soon.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wedding Set

Wedding Set

     A nice edging for a wedding present, on a pair of pillowcases.  Tatted with size 10 crochet thread in gold, with a gold filament and white, with a gold filament.  The pattern is from "The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito", by Teiko Fujito.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

For a Little Girl

For a Little Girl

     This is a birthday present for my little niece.  Don't worry, she's only 9 and won't read this.  She was asking for pretty pillowcases, so I had to make her one.  The embroidery work was done by one of our local ladies.  The edging is from "The Peacock Book" and tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, leaf green and azalea.

98 of 100 motif challenge.

Saturday, November 16, 2013



      Another wonderful find at an estate sale...This beautiful broach.  The tatting was done in pearl cotton #12.

97 of 100 motif challenge. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bracelet (version II)

     The same style as the last, but version II.

96 of 100 motif challenge.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Version II

     This is the second version, of yesterdays post.  The joins are in a different place.

95 of 100 motif challenge.

A pair of baby cubs, we saw while riding around the mountain.   Didn't see mama until the next day.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Royal Cross

     I love this pattern so much, it inspired me to tat this Royal Cross.  This was a tricky tat.  At one point, I had 4 shuttles going at once.  This would have been easier if I had needle tatted it.

94 of 100 motif challenge.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Flower Bracelet

     Corina's beautiful "Beaded Flower", inspired me to make this bracelet.  The bracelet was made with Lizbeth, size 20, gold and purple dark.  The bracelet was tatted in one round.

93 of 100 motif challenge.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Shuttle Box

     This little tin held lemon grass, green tea mints.  It's the perfect shape for a large shuttle.  Polymer clay fuse well with little tins.  Make sure you don't get any air trapped between the tin and clay.  The clay will bubble, split or break away in time if there's any air.

 The little embellishments on top glow.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Flower Earrings

      The matching, changeable earrings to yesterdays post.  The stitch count was adjusted to make these, slightly smaller.  Where the pattern calls for 8 ds, I used 4 ds...12 ds = 8 ds and 4 ds = 3 ds.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Beaded Flower

     This pattern is Corina's beautiful Beaded Flower.  The tatting was done with Lizbeth, size 20, gold and purple dark.  The tatting was added to a beaded, memory wire necklace.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Choker for a Bride

     This choker looks like something a new bride should wear with her wedding dress.  The pattern was from Occhi Schiffchenspitze Frivolite (the famous peacock book).  The stitch count was slightly adjusted to accommodate the larger beads. The necklace was made with size 20 crochet thread.  The earrings were a made-up pattern to go with the necklace.

92 of 100 challenge.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Universal Turquoise

    Another special order, a turquoise necklace.  This is another pattern from Tattasaurusing:  Baubles and Motifs, called the "Universal Bauble".  This is one of my favorite bauble patterns.  The bauble was done in size 80 tatting thread and the chain was done in size 10, crochet thread.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Polymer Shuttle

     Was playing with some polymer clay.  These are the results of my scraps.  The two pieces in the upper, left are press molds for polymer clay.

Friday, November 1, 2013

6-Hearts Necklace

     This pattern is from my first book, Tattasaurusing: Baubles and Motifs.  The pattern is called, "6-Hearts".  For those who has this book, I used the same pattern, but used a 32 mm domed disk and size 20 thread.  The thread used was Lizbeth, Victorian red.  This necklace was a special order.