Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jesus

Jesus

     Don't remember where I found this pin/"Jesus is the heart of Christmas" card.  The tatting was done with size 20 crochet thread.





Monday, December 30, 2013

Gift

Gift

    A friend was tired of having this box of stuff on her front porch.  This was a box of her great grandmothers stuff.  The stuff was 8 boxes of new thread!!!!  Mostly size 30, some 10 and 50.  I let my two students have first choice.  I still have a lot, once they were done.  The thread was in their original boxes.  Two of the boxes were full of the original thread, one of them having motifs started on each ball for a tablecloth.  They also was some old jewelry.






     

Friday, December 27, 2013

Flower Pin

Flower Pin

    Found this pin at an antique sale.  The tatting was done with Lizbeth, size 20, boysenberry.



For sale on West Pine Creations.

 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hummer

Hummer

     A hummingbird pin I found at a yardsale.  The tatting was done in size 20.  




Happy Birthday Dad and Mom


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

      Found a unopened tube with these little 1" balls at an estate sale.  The tatting was done with size 30 thread.  They look so cute on my little tree.




Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Variations

Variations

     Here are some variations of my Christmas Balls.  I used bugle beads instead of seed beads.  




Pattern for sale on West Pine Creations.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Harvest Pumpkins

Harvest Pumpkins

      These little adorable pumpkins was Weekly Challenge #23.  The pattern is from Penolopy, "Tatted Pumpkin Earrings".  Since these are harvest pumpkins and not jack-o-lanterns, they can be worn up to Thanksgiving.  These are tatted with in Lizbeth, size 20, leaf green med and harvest orange med. Gives it an antique look.
 





Thursday, December 19, 2013

Meandering Path

Meandering Path

     This Wednesday's Challenge #22, is from Lady Tats.  The "Meandering Path" was tatted with Lizbeth, size 40, red burst.  




Draped over a Christmas ball.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TARDIS

TARDIS

       Weekly Challenge #21, Anne's TARDIS.  This was for the Dr Who fans (Time and Relative Dimension in Space).  Tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, turquoise twist.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Icelandic Owl

Icelandic Owl

      This Owl is found on Iceland and seen only on the long, darkest nights.  This little darling was made with Lizbeth, size 20, seafoam green.  




Monday, December 16, 2013

Estate Find

Another Estate Find

    This find consists of thread, a tin full of beads, a couple of fans to tat on and ....  a shuttle!!!!





 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Beak Change

Beak Change

   Still tweeking the owl.  This one's beak was tatted with gold thread.





Friday, December 13, 2013

Candy Cane Snowflake

Candy Cane Snowflake

     This was from Sally's (Tat's Heaven) new "11.12.13 Snowflake" pattern.  The snowflake was tatted with size 30 thread.  I ran out of red thread, while making Christmas balls, so I used variegated red/white thread.  I have three sizes of bugle beads and used the larger 10 mm bead.  To adjust for the size, I tatted 15 lock chains, instead of 11.  The lock chains reminds me of candy canes.  Need to make one with white and red thread....after I finish tatting Christmas balls for family members.





Thursday, December 12, 2013

Darker Eyes

Darker Eyes

     The same owl, from yesterday post, but changed the eye color.  They show up much better.





Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Owl Earrings

Owl Earrings

     Weekly challenge #19, In Tatters Tattbugg's, "Owl for Needle Tatting".   Tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, gold.
 


      We had a few visitors, yesterday, behind the house...35 mule deer.  There was one nice buck and two little spikes in the group.







Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Heart Tin

     An Altoid (mint candies) tin was decorated with polymer clay.  Make sure you don't trap any air bubbles between the clay and tin, or else it will bubble and crack.  This was a gift to a very dear friend, so she could put her changeable earrings in it for traveling.
 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Winter Exchange


Winter Exchange

     The Needle Tatting Forum was having a winter tatting exchange.  This is the little treasures, Carole made for me.  A little beaded angel for my little Christmas tree,  an adaptation of Mary Konior's small cross, a motif from her Masquerade pattern, a coaster from Jon, and a book mark by Julie Patterson.  Thanks sooooo much Carole,  they are just lovely!!!







Friday, December 6, 2013

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

      Weekly challenge #18 come from Nancy Tracy's, "Hedgehog."  This little darling was tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, black, med brown fudge, and mocha brown. 
 



Lizbeth, size 20, black, med brown fudge, and mocha brown.

Lizbeth, size 20, black, med brown fudge, and mocha brown.

Lizbeth, size 20, black, med brown fudge, and mocha brown.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Winners Are....

The Winners Are....


      Diane from Lace-lovin' Librarian and Norma from Montana.  They won my new Christmas ball pattern.

 

 Norma please email me with your contact information. 

 

 This pattern is now for sale on West Pine Creations.

 

Black and White

     Something to wear with anything.  This bauble was tatted with size 10 crochet thread.  There was a silver filament in both the white and black thread.


 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gold Bauble

Gold Bauble

     This one was tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, moca lt and gold.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Turquoise Flower Set

Turquoise Flower Set

     Another one done in Lizbeth, size 20, sea foam and turquoise.







Monday, December 2, 2013

A Thank You

A Thank You

      It's been almost a year, since the massacre at the Sandy Hooke Elementary School in Connecticut.  After that, the town asked the world to send them snowflakes, to decorate their new elementary school.  

     They had received so many snowflakes, that they had to ask people to stop sending them.  I had tatted 20 different snowflakes for the 20 innocent children killed. 

     The other day I had received a wonderful Thank You card for the snowflakes.








Snowflakes I sent.


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




Sunday, December 1, 2013

Secret Santa

Secret Santa

   Wicked Nothings had hosted a Secret Tatting Exchange and I just received my AWESOME present from Marla (Boise, ID)

    She sent me two, beautiful tatting shuttles, purple beads, tatting safety pins, doo-dads, mother of pearl button, mother of pearl cabochons (to Tatsmith around) and.....a gorgeous snowflake with crystals and metallic thread.  Thanks soooooo much, Marla!!!!

 

  The shuttles were made with "blood wood" and the snowflake pattern was a Jan Stawasz pattern made with size 20 dmc White and Silver, and Lizbeth size 20 Latte Foam in the center.
 


Snowflake tatted with the two shuttles.  The pattern is from "DCM Tatting for Today, Motif  #1".  The shuttles came loaded with Lizbeth, size 80, white and cotton candy.