Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunflower

Sunflower

     This stick pin reminded me of my sunflowers.   

 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Last

Last

   The last of the pendants and a few charms....now to start Embellish tatting them!

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bolo

Bolo

   Here are a few finished bolos.  I sell one or two a year and my stock was getting low.


 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sale

Sale

     We went to a moving sale and I found a organizer tray, full of new, blank jewelry settings.  I have plenty of cabs to finish the settings.  Here are a few of bolo tie slides.



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Aspen

Aspen

    We went out for a drive and found a few Aspen Boletes.  




 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wood?

Wood?

       We made a quick trip to central Montana to look at dinosaur exhibits.  While there we had to check out a potential fishing lake.  This was sticking out of the ground...petrified log?  That's what it look like, looking at it from this angle.  After inspection, it was just an ordinary rock formation.  

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Case

Case

     Of course, new hand sanitizer case, new tatting case to match.


 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sanitize

Sanitize

    I always carry hand sanitizer for germs and to keep my hands clean before I start to tat.  I needed a new one for my new purse.

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Necklace

Necklace

      A Tatsmithed necklace called, "Turquoise Splendor Necklace."  I'll keep this one also.


 
 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pearls

Pearls

      I wanted to try the Mothers' Day Brooch with pearls.  This one is for me.

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sunset

Sunset

    A little, easy, embellishment tatting to soothe the fried brain.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#4

#4

    I love this one...here is the last Spirograph design, so far.  I have a notebook filled with these designs, but not attempting to tat them yet.


 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Retry

Retry

     I adjusted the stitch count and retried.  There were 18 Celtic chains to deal with.  Don't think I quite accomplished it. 
 

Monday, June 5, 2017

#3

#3

     Spirograph design #3.  Here is the prototype, trying to get the stitch count down.



Friday, June 2, 2017

#2

#2

    Sprirograph #2...this one is my favorite...came out right the first time!


 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rings

Rings

      One more version of the first design, stacked rings.  This is my favorite.  Plus, my Celtic center came out right.
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Celtic

Celtic

     I tried a Celtic middle...need to work on my Celtic tatting.

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Repeat

Repeat
  
       I repeated the pattern, making a few changes to the stitch count.


 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Spirograph

Spirograph

    The Spirograph was invented in the late 1800's calculating an area delimited by curves (more info here).  I had gotten a set to design tatting patterns.  This nice set came in a flat tin, so easy to travel with.


      I took four of my Spirograph designs and made tatting patterns from them.  Here is my first design.



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pikle

Pikle

      My new Pikle purse need a couple hand sanitizer holder and some new tatting cases.   My sister, gave me a tote bag, for my birthday, that just happens to match my new purse.







   You can find out about my Pikle purse...here.  And check out In A Pikle.


 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Empty

Empty

    Needed to empty a shuttle, but didn't have enough to thread to make another cross, from yesterday.  Made this one up...



 
     You may have noticed I added "West Pine Creations," to my pictures.  I was on Pinterest and noticed some of my pictures with someone else blog typed at the bottom of some of my pictures, thus, taking credit for it!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Earrings

Earring

       A little embellish tatting around some old drops.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Break

Break

    Need a break from designing.  You'll see soon enough...
 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Turquoise

Turquoise

   This is called, "Turquoise Splendor Pendant."  Tatsmithing with stacked rings.  This one is mine.



 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pickle Purse

Pikle Purse

     My sister gave me a "Bread & Butter Pikle,"  for Christmas.   I just loved it for all my tatting needs.  I was thinking, this would make a great purse.  I check out their site, "In A Pikle" and found a pikle purse! (Click on the highlighted words, for the links).  I told my hubby about it and he had gotten me one for my birthday.  I just loooooooove it!!!  I like to be organized and hate how things just sit in the bottom of a purse.  This has, organized pouches,  to keep everything in order.  The pikle purse is 9.25 x 7 x 4 inches. 



     The black pickle purse goes with everything.   I made a few hand sanitizers cases, in different colors, to hang on the handle.  So I can change it out with my outfits.   My cheater glasses can hang on the case. 

 
The purse has zippers on the side, so it will open up further.


     Here is everything my purse holds.  Cell phone, pen, pencil,  keys, a "jot-it". The pouches holds a small tatting case with shuttles and tatting essential, beads, thread, scissors,  needles,  extra fine picot hook, ruler, card holder, pill boxes, purse hanger, wrapped candy hand lotion, lip glass and lip stick.  There are 4 pockets inside for the phone,  pens and cash.  Don't forget to check them out...."In A Pikle."