Monday, March 31, 2014

Large Critter Cases

Large Critter Cases

     Finally finished all of my critter cases.  Now I can work on some for me, with the matching shuttles.  


 5 1/2 " x 3 3/4" carrying pouch (flap is opened to show detail).


 For sale at West Pine Creations


Jake wants to come out for suppertime, but it's pouring rain.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tree

Tree

       Here is a tree, tatted from Tatting for Today.  It was tatted with size 10 crochet thread, with a gold filament.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

More Shuttles

More Shuttles

   This is the last batch.  I had to make a couple of shuttles to match my small tatting case.  See yesterdays post on how to make them!!  These ratties/mice love chamomile tea.
 






 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fabric Shuttles

Fabric Shuttles

     These are Boye shuttles I prettied up with left over fabric.


1.)  Sand the shuttle lightly (roughen it up).  If you fabric is too light and shuttle, too dark, paint white acrylic paint on top of the shuttle.
2.)  Add decoupage to the top shuttle and back of fabric.  Leave the fabric a little larger than the shuttle.
3. )  Once, dry, trim the fabric, next to the shuttle. 
4.)  Add another coat of decoupage to the top and side.  Repeat one more time.
5.)  Once dry add three coats of colorless fingernail polish.  Allow the coats to dry, before adding the next coat.

I like them all so well, I don't know if I could sell them.

But things for sale can be found HERE.


  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Almost Lost in Time

Almost Lost in Time

     Tatting is not quite a lost art, yet.  Continue to tat in public, to familiarize people with the lovely art of tatting.  Resin Craft had ask people to decorate their time pieces so they can take them to a craft show in California.  They sent the blanks out, we decorated them, and sent them back.   We don't get them back.  I've been following her blog and decided to give it a try.  I never resin casted with fabric and have a lot to learn still.  She makes it look so easy!!  I thought I got all of the bubble and later on,  some appeared!!!  Need more practice.  Here is the piece I sent off.  Check out her blog, lots of cool ideas!



Monday, March 24, 2014

Rattie Tating Cases

Rattie Tatting Cases

     OK,  so they are not ratties, they are adorable mice from "House Mouse."  But they are still cute as a bug, or a rattie.  I had to make myself a large and small tatting case.  

      And....for the winner of the Honey, the rattie shuttle goes to:

 Erisnyx  (Please contact me with your address)...congrats!!


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 Two ratties sticking their noses out.
 
 
Ratties, kitties, frogs and horses tatting cases.
 
 
 Cases, shuttles, kits, books and more for sale:  West Pine Creations
 
 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Rub-A-Dub-Dub...

     Three sisters in a tub.  This is a birthday card for my sister.  Her birthday is today and she turned....fourty something. 





Thursday, March 20, 2014

River Rat

River Rat

     This is a card I made for my Grandson.  He just turned 7.  The little rat is enjoying a rafting trip down the river.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fire Opal

Fire Opal

     Fire opals are orange to red.  This name is commonly misused as  precious opals.  Precious opals are white with a play of fire/color.  I purchased this cabochon at one of my craft shows.  The opal is still in it's matrix, so decided to tatsmith around it.  The tatting was done with two strands of copper sewing thread.




 3 of 25 motif challenge.
This opal has been untreated, you can tell by the natural cracks.

           Started another large doily and working on smaller projects at the same time.  I like to burn the candle at both ends.  So my blogging may not be as regular.





  You have until Sat, to comment on Mondays post, to take Honey home.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Frogs

Frogs

    5 more tadpoles just turned into frogs.  Two of them are red oak and three of them are popular.  They are 3" long, 1" wide and 1/4" thick.  The are born tatters.  They can be found on West Pine Creations.




Remember to leave a comment, on yesterdays post, to adopt Honey.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Rattie Up For Adoption

Rattie Up for Adoption

    This little rattie's name is Honey.  She is a champagne fancy rat and wants to go home to one of you.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog.  You have until Sat, 22 March to leave you comment.  I will use the random number generator to pick the winning number.  The winner will be announced next Monday.

     Honey, loves to tat!!  She was a natural tatter.  Honey has a nice shiny coat and pink eyes.  She is 3" long, 1" wide and 3/8" thick. Honey is made from Yellowheart Wood.




Friday, March 14, 2014

Francesca

Francesca

     Been working through Iris, "Tatted Doily" book.  This one is called "Francesca", done in Lizbeth, size 20, mountain breeze.  The doily measures 8" in diameter.  Half way though the book...on with the next page.  If you want a great challenge, I highly recommend this book!!



 2 of 25 Motif Challenge.


     

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tatted Ice Skates

Tatted Ice Skates

      This cute little pair of ice skates is for my niece.  She turns 10 and loves to ice skate.  The skates were made with size 20 thead and a about 2" tall.  The pattern is from Sharon.
 



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Razzle Dazzle, Purple Passion

Razzle Dazzle, Purple Passion

     Many people ask for purple tatting kits. So, I made up a few Purple Passion and Razzle Dazzle Raspberry Tatting Kits.  I love these!!  They fit nicely in my jacket pocket or purse.  I've been making them for about 6 years and kept only 5...or 6...maybe I have 7.  I never seem to have enough.  




 Small tatting kits: 4" X 3" carrying pouch, 1 - decorated shuttle, 2 - bobbin cards (one full of purple thread), and tatting essentials (crochet hook, picot gauge, and pick). Tatting essentials colors may vary.

  
Pockets in the middle row and the lower-middle pocket are lined with a plastic pouch to protect the case from puncture.


 More Small Kits.




 Large tatting kits: 5 1/2 " x 3 3/4" pouch, 1 - decorated shuttle, tatting essentials (crochet hook, picot gauge, and pick), 4 bobbins (2 w/purple thread). Tatting essentials colors may vary.


 Large Tatting Kits:
Pockets in the middle row and the lower-middle pocket are lined with a plastic pouch to protect the case from puncture.
  
 





Pockets in the middle row and the lower-middle pocket are lined with a plastic pouch to protect the case from puncture.

All can be found for sale on West Pine Creations.

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fancy Rats

Fancy Rats

     This is the name given to those pretty, domestic ratties.  Not like the black rat and the Norwegian Rat.  These ratties are 3" long and 1" wide.  They are made with domestic and exotic woods (fancy).  They are for sale on West Pine Creations.

Here is the rattery.


 Fancy ratties made with Purple Heart wood (these are 3/8" thick).


  Fancy ratties made with Yellow Heart wood (these are 3/8" thick).


  Fancy ratties made with Padauk wood (these are 3/8" thick)...my favorite!!



Domestic ratties made with Popular and Red Oak wood (these are 1/4" thick).



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ratties Coming Soon

Ratties Coming Soon

     Currently working on 27 rattie shuttles.  Hope to have them done by Monday.   Here's a picture of my darling Tasha...a blue Russian Burmease.


This is her baby picture.  She is playing in her carrier.  I took here everywhere. 



 No we didn't put her in Daddy's boot.
She jumped in there herself.  



 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Peach Cross

Peach Cross

    Another cross from the same book, tatted with size 80 crochet thread and a strand of copper sewing thread.  This one is for me!!




 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brown Cross

Brown Cross

      This pattern was from Lene Bjorn's. "Tatted Bookmarks: Crosses".  This is one of my favorite books.  The cross was tatted with size 80 tatting thread.


Monday, March 3, 2014

Pine Box

Pine Box

    No....not a coffin!!!  Out grew my changeable earring box so made a lot bigger one.  The pattern is from an old Tandy Leather magazine.  It uses two nesting pine boxes.  Leather is tooled and wrapped around the out side.  The smaller box us used for the shelves and removable shelf feet.














 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Celtic Shuttle

Celtic Shuttle

     Here is a couple of pairs of Celtic shuttles made from black walnut wood.
 

 



     I had to quickly try them out.  The ends are a little big for size 40 thread.  They worked, but a little too tight.  Have to make the ends smaller for finer threads.  The pattern was "Celtic Knot Christmas Tree Heart," by Ruth Perry.  The little motif is about 1" in diameter.  Not bad for my first attempt at Celtic tatting.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Critter Shuttles

Critter Shuttles

     Finally finished 16 critter shuttles.   Posted them on West Pine Creations (Facebook Page) for sale.  






     Earrings made with the frog and bunny shuttles.  Made with size 20 thread.  Pattern from an old Work Basket book (April 1953).  These are the neatest little books!!

I had to test out each shuttle to make sure they knew how to tat.  They are all fast learners!!