Thursday, December 31, 2015

Matching

Matching
   
     I needed a pair of earrings to go with my new earrings.

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bracelet

Bracelet

      The last bracelet, I gave to my little sister.  I loved it so much, I had to make one for myself.


 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Zipper Pull

Zipper Pull

    I had a little extra thread to make a zipper pull for my jacket. 

 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Bracelet

Bracelet

     This was a fun and easy bracelet by C-M Handmade.  I had a little thread left over for a bookmark.  This is a fun an easy pattern.


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas


MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Yes, Christ still lives in this house.   These are the Christmas spiders I made for my show.  I sold all but two.  


     HERE'S the link to the Christmas spider legend:

http://www.kraftmstr.com/christmas/books/spider.html


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Styracosaurus


Styracosaurus

      I love dinosaurs.   I have since as long as I can remember.   This was another kit my Dad had given me. 



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rexy


Rexy

     I found this dino kit, while unpacking.   My Dad had given it to me.  Finally put it together and sat it up in my studio. 



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wild Women

Wild Women

    I needed to make a few Wild Women for my craft show.   Here they are, working out.

 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Rosey

Rosey

    This pendant was made from an old, single, clip earring.

 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cats

Cats

    It had just snowed, over night, and decided to go for a little walk.  While walking around, we discovered bobcat tracks.  He was tracking one of our snowshoe hares.  I didn't see any blood, so he didn't get my bunny.   






Friday, December 18, 2015

Mossy

Mossy

      This is another pair of earrings, made from old clip earrings.  This pair is mine.

 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Exchange

Exchange

   I had done an exchange with Hudy, from the Needle Tatting Forum.   Here are the goodies she sent me.



Arctic

Arctic

     Here are a pair of icy earrings, made from a pair of old clip earrings.

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cash Bag

Cash Bag

     Someone was selling these bags at one of the craft shows.  I had to decorate the zipper with a little tatting.


 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Amethyst

Amethyst

      Here is a pendant made from a broken necklace.

 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Late Fall

Late Fall

     Here are some late fall mushrooms, from November.  A few conks and lbm's (little brown mushrooms).




 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tree

Tree

     Here's our Christmas Tree.  It's a hemlock from our new place.  I haven't had a large tree for the last 8 years, hence the lack of lights.  I'll have to tat decorations for next years tree. There are a few tatted items on the tree.

 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Ocean

Ocean

     These are a pair of Ocean Pole Dragons.  They  were tatted with a strand, each,  of green and blue rayon sewing thread.  Please excuse the dark color of the photograph.  These dragons like the dark.  Right now the North Pole doesn't get any sun.





For sale on West Pine Creations.

 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Icy


Icy

     These twins are Icy Dragons, another type of Pole Dragon.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tatting Corner's Contest Results

Tatting Corner's Contest Results

     Thank you, Tatting Corner, for putting on this contest.  There was a lot of tough competition!!  My snowflake came in first, in the Decoration category and the other snowflake came in second.  Here are the results:  Tatting Contest Winners

 

 

Poles

Poles

     No, this pair of twins are not late for the migration.  They are a type of Poles Dragons, they migrate from the south to north pole.  This type of dragon can be recognized by their blue eyes.  The blue eyes are said to see better at night because they have more rods and cones.  Rods can see black and white, while the cones can see color. 
       These are called Tree Moss Dragons, due to their greenish color.


       The dragons were tatted with 2 strands of rayon sewing thread. 
  This pattern can be found on Craftree, by Michelle Bottosff. 


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lapis

Lapis

     A regular customer asked for a pair of lapis earrings.  I was going to see her the next day, so it was a kinda a rush order.  I thought I had a pair made up but realized I sold them last year.  I just happened to have 9 lapis beads in my stash.  Here is what I came up, quickly.  The tatting was done with 2 strands of silver, sewing thread.  Unfortunately, she love them...I liked them so much, I thought about keeping them.


 

Monday, December 7, 2015

My New Dress

My New Dress

      One of the vendors, at a local craft show, makes crochet,baby dresses.  The print is an old pineapple print...my favorite.  I have a rattie doll that has a red dress and pink shoes.  The shoes don't match the dress, so she needed a new dress.  (The rattie doll was a present from my niece and sister.  My niece thought the rattie needed shoes for her dress.)  The dress was a 0 to 6 months and it looks great on the rattie.



  
       Look at that smile on her face.  She was so excited to get her new dress.

       She is sitting in the upstairs, guest bedroom of our new house.






Friday, December 4, 2015

Old Ruby

Old Ruby

     This pendant was made from an old pin.  The tatting was done with pearl cotton #12.


 For sale on West Pine Creations




Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Last One

Last One

     The last pendant for the "Keys to My Heart," collection.  Made with pearl cotton #12.  I'm keeping this one.
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Needles

Needles

     I had to dig out my tatting needles to complete this heart.  I wanted to incorporate the curves of the heart, into my tatting.  I needed my needles to finish the last round of the Celtic chains.

 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ruby

Ruby

     This was tatted around an old clip earring, with variegated red thread.



 For sale on West Pine Creations

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gold


 Gold

    Another old key, painted gold, with fingernail polish.

 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dusty

Dusty

      This key was tatted with a dusty blue/tan, pearl cotton #12 thread.


For sale on West Pine Creations.




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mini

Mini

    This was a small key.   The heart charm said, "Made with Love."

 
The Tatting Corner is having their tatting contest again.  Don't forget to vote.

https://www.tattingcorner.com/snt2015.php

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Silvery Flakes

Silvery Flakes

     TataniaRosa was celebrating her 6th year anniversary on Etsy.  To celebrate she was giving away three beautiful, silver snowflakes...well they arrived.  The picture doesn't do them justice.  Now I have an excuse why I need a bigger Christmas tree, taller than 18".   Thanks, Heather, I love them.  

Pink and Gold

Pink and Gold

    This old key was all rusty.  I cleaned off the rust and polished it up.   It didn't look the greatest so I used the old jewelers trick of adding fingernail polish to spruce it up.

 

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Cat's Meow

The Cat's Meow

     What's better than ice fishing?...ice fishing while ice skating!!  One of the local lakes froze enough to get on (2.5" of ice).  We caught our limit of trout, 6 each, and did a little extra ice skating.  In Idaho, we are allowed 5 poles each on the ice.  Good thing I had my skates on, it was a busy morning.





 

New

New

     Starting a new collection...."The Keys to My Heart."  The tatting is around old skeleton keys.   The middle heart came from an old, single earring.



The Tatting Corner is having their tatting contest again.  Don't forget to vote.

https://www.tattingcorner.com/snt2015.php

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Craft Show

Craft Show

     Today is the Day!  Hope to see everyone from the area.   It's at the Bonner's Ferry Middle School Cafeteria (Hwy 95 and Tamarack Lane) from 9 am to 3 pm.  Hope to see you all there!!



Here is a sneak peak from my new collection. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tomorrow

Tomorrow

     Don't forget, tomorrow, Saturday the 21st is the Bonners Ferry Craft show.   It will be at the Bonner's Ferry Middle School Cafeteria (Hwy 95 and Tamarack Lane) from 9 am to 3 pm.  Hope to see you all there!!  Don't miss it!!  There will be lots of shuttles and tatting cases for sale!

This is the last little ball, for the show.