Friday, August 30, 2013

Local Jasper

Local Jasper

     This piece of Jasper comes from the Owyhee's mountain range, not far from here.  These were Tatsmithed with one strand of Sulk, metallic gold thread and one strand of Gutermann, metallic copper thread.  This gives the tatting a "rose gold" look.

76 of 100 motif challenge.
 2 variations of the "Rosey" Tatsmithed pattern.

Thursday, August 29, 2013



     This pair of earrings were Tatsmithed with Gutermann, copper metallic sewing thread.  I gave these to my little sister, for her graduation.  She had gotten her Masters in Criminal Justice.

Happy Anniversary, Dad and Mom

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Native Stone

Native Stone

     This is a pair of Spencer opal cabochons, from Spencer, Idaho.  They were Tatsmithed with two strands of Sulky, gold metallic thread.

75 of 100 motif challenge.  
6 variations of the "Itty-Bitty", from my book "Tatsmithing." 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Native Stone


     This is a pair of goldstone cabochons, Tatsmithed, with two strands of Sulky, gold thread. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Goodies from India

Goodies from India

     These goodies are from Manisha (laimire), an exchange done in In Tatters.  She sent me two beautifully crochet doilies for my tea pot, along with some tea and tea pots painted on an envelope. There is a little purse, her first time at sewing, for my tatting and a little pouch with some gorgeous pearls. The pearls are from the pearl capital of India....very special! There was also, two pairs of beautifully tatted earrings and one crocheted using my favorite pineapple pattern. Thanks, Manisha, for the wonderful goodies!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013



     This card was done for my sisters cat, Pepper, a Maine Coon.  She was a rescue animal, that filled our lives.  She had a rare, non-aggressive form of cancer.  Unfortunately, this was extremely aggressive in her.  We will all miss her and cherish the memories.

This is her, after her front arm was amputated.

     The pattern was "Nancy's Christmas Cat", by Tat's All.  The thread was Lizbeth, size 20, mocha brown med and fudge dark.

Friday, August 23, 2013



     This pair of Tatsmithed earrings were made with light, yellow, amber cabochons.  The thread was two strands of Sulky, metallic silver thread.

Thursday, August 22, 2013



     These Tatsmithed earrings are made with a pink, muscle shell cabochon.  They were made with two strands of metallic copper, Gutermann thread.  These earrings are 3/4" X 1".

More Tatsmithing can be found on my FaceBook Page:  West Pine Creations

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Light Green

Light Green

     Here is a pair of Tatsmithed earrings, using light green cats-eyes cabochons.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tatsmithing Again

Tatsmithing Again

     I'm in the mood to start Tatsmithing some earrings.  Here is a pair with blue cats-eyes.  I gave this one to the neighbor girl, for her high school graduation.  The Tatsmithing was done with two strands of Sulky, metallic silver sewing thread.

See my Tatsmithing book on how these are made.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Test Tatting

Test Tatting

     I have had the privilege to test tat, using Two Shuttles, latest design.  This darling shuttle is 1.5" long and fits wonderfully in my small hands.  Hopefully they will go into production soon.

This little motif was tatted with this little shuttle using size 80 thread.  The pattern was from "The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito", motif #28.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Celtic Motif

     This is the Shuttlebirds 4th, weekly challenge.  This is the "5 Point Cetic Motif", designed by Sue Hanson.  This is an easy pattern and is great for a beginner tatter.  I had my two student try this one, on their own and they came out great.  This motif was done in Lizbeth, size 20; leaf green lt, azalea, and springtime.


Back (I like this side better.)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Glowing Cascade

     Needed to use up some thread on one of my shuttles.  These little earrings can be found here.  The thread was Lizbeth, size 20, black; size 80 purple, and Kreinik glow in the dark grape in size 4.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Floating Rings

    My two students were learning to tat floating rings, using two tatting needles.  This necklace is the design I came up with for their class.  The thread is size 10 crochet thread.

74 of 100 motif challenge.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Triangular Motif

     This was the Shuttlebirds, Weekly Challenge #3.  It comes from the DMC Library Tatting.  The motif was done in Lizbeth, size 20, denim whispers. 

     This reminded me of Anne B's dragon's head.  Here is the three headed dragon in Lizbeth, size 20, autumn harvest.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Birthday Present

     This was part of my birthday present.  The book was from my parents, thread holder/thread from my niece, and the doilies from one of my sisters.


Friday, August 9, 2013



     OK, last one.  My steam ran out.  This one has an inner ring, at a right angle.  I'm ready to start Tatsmithing.

73 of 100 motif challenge. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Purple and Gray

I liked the pink and gray so much, I'm trying purple.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Yang Set

Yang Set

Of course you need the matching earrings.  You gotta match!!

72 of 100 motif challenge. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Beaded Angel

Beaded Angel

     This was another, unopened, craft set.   There was 12 angels, made with pipe cleaners and safety pins.  The instructions weren't better than the last.

Happy Birthday, Shami!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013


     I liked the pink and gray combo so much, I had to make the reverse.


Thursday, August 1, 2013


You had to know it's coming.  A girl needs the whole set.

71 of 100 motif challenge.