A blue ball, this one may be my favorite.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
I get an small break, then at the end of the day, I'll teach the "Garden Bracelet." Hope to see you all at the workshop.
This elegant beaded bracelet is tatted using a single large shuttle only. The finished bracelet measures 7” but can easily be tatted longer for a larger wrist. This bracelet won 1st place at the county fair.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Keys To My Heart
Saturday morning, 2 May, I'll teach the "Keys To My Heart V1&2."
Learn to prepare a piece of jewelry for embellishing with tatting. Class will cover how to go about designing a pattern to tat around jewelry. Practice your new skill by tatting around a small key and a heart.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Ruby Red Pendant
After lunch, I'm teaching the "Ruby Red Pendant." This is a continuation of the mornings Tatsmithing class.
You are able to take this class if you took “Intro” last year or this year. The emphasis of this class will be adding the “sides” to the “Basic Design” (started earlier) and tatting a sturdy “bail.”
Registration Info HERE.
Monday, January 20, 2020
I am teaching at the Shuttlebird workshop this spring. I'm teaching Tatsmithing, first thing, on Friday the 1st of May.
Learn the “In’s and Out’s” of Tatsmithing – how to go about tatting the “Basic Design” around any object using metallic sewing thread. This is the basis to all Tatsmithing. Practice tatting with sewing thread and tatting the basic design around a button. If you have been afraid to try metallic sewing thread, this is the class to take.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020
My mom had given me a drawing kit, on how to draw Disney characters. I started with the "Aristocats." Here is Duchess and Marie. Yes...there is a kitten named Marie. Next to tackle Thomas O'Malley the alley cat.
I was happy with the picture, as-is, I didn't want to add color or too much shading. Once I get it down...later.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Hubby gave a custom ice fishing rod kit. We fitted and glued the handle, portion on. Tom made a jig, so we could easily wrap the eyes on to the pole. Then, we decorated the pole.
Our finished pole....now for things to refreeze up. Can't make ice when it's in the 40's and raining.
The handle of my new fishing pole was a little plain. It needed a little marbling to match the rod. This method could be done on a shuttle also. This is easy to do....Tape off a stop point on the handle. Fill a disposable cup with water, not all the way. Drop fingernail polish on to of the water (it floats). Swirl the polish with a toothpick. Dunk the tip of the handle in the water, just to the beginning of the tape, but not past the tape. Very important...before you remove the pole, wipe up the excess, floating color with a Kleenex. If this part wasn't done, once you remove the handle from the water, the left over color will coat your handle again. Usually the floating stuff has overmixed and muddied. Don't want that mess on your beautiful handle. Dab, carefully, any water from the handle (there isn't much). Let dry and add a quick dry clear coat of fingernail polish on top.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
My sister and mom are hinting, that I should draw their cats, using colored pencils. I am floored at some of the colored pencils drawings. They look like a photograph and not a drawing. I want to do that, so I went to YouTube for help. I'm starting with cats eyes, since the eyes is the mesmerizing essence of the drawing. Here is my attempt. I am going to do two cat tutorials before I attempt the family cats.