Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

From Our Home To Yours
Merry Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Seeing Stars!

Wonder what this is all about? More details to come .............

Tat On!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Angels in the Snow

On Dec 13th, I told you about the gift exchange I received from my partner on The Tatting Forms.

On the form I see that the person I gifted to has received her package so I can show you what I tatted for her.

Your right, it's Miranda's "Angels in the Snow". How did you guess? Oh the title gave it away, yeah I would guess it would :-)

Tat On!


Sunday, December 19, 2010


Wendy at Umi & Tsuru is sending me a blinged shuttle she dolled up. Part of that deal was I needed to bling one and send it to her.

The first two shuttles I enhanced went to Lace-lovin' Librarian Diane some time ago. I didn't think to take pictures of them, but so here they are using the picture off Diane's blog.

Since they were so pretty, I wanted to make another similar to that one for Wendy. Before I mailed it I decided to test tat with it ....... When I tat I use the pointed tip alot. Sadly I determined that the paper on this tip did not play nice, so it couldn't be mailed. (I think you maybe able to see it on the photo below.) Did the one I sent you do that, Diane?

Pretty but not practical.

Okay so onto a different idea. I couldn't find printed tissue paper in my small town, but I did find white. In a former crafting life I was a stamper, so I took a permanent black ink pad & markers, a small flower stamp and added it to the paper. I also stamped tissue paper for the back, but that will have to wait until Wendy gets it to be revealed. Then I decoupaged the stamped paper onto the shuttle. I wet sanded it, very gently (my first attempt sanded off the paper) to make it smooth. I could still see the brush strokes, which I wasn't happy about but didn't know how to change that.

So here's mine, Wendy, and it's on it's way to you.

As soon as all my Holiday projects are done, I'm going to have to make me a couple of these for my own use.

Sorry for the bad quality pictures, they were taken with my cellphone in low light.

Tat On!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Pattern Revisited

As Christmas grows nearer my hands get busier, not only with tatting, but that's a different story.
Recently we exchanged Christmas gifts at work. I really dislike the stealing gift games, I like to know who my gift is going to. That way I can get/make something specificily with one person in mind. (In fact in past years I've refused to be a part of the gift exchange when "stealing" is involved. I greatly dislike it!)
Regardless, the past few years I've taken control of our Holiday luncheon/gift exchange because then I know we'll exchange names and I'll be a part of the celebration.
My person really enjoys reading. In fact many lunch periods I've seen her at her desk unwinding with a book. So it wasn't to hard for me to realize that I had to tat her a bookmark. But gosh there are so many good ones out there, which one to do.....
I have to admit I went with one I've made and showed you many times before. It's Julie Patterson's Hearts and Flowers Cross Bookmark.

It's made using Tatskool's ChocoRaspberry HDT. I'm not sure, but I think it's done in size 40.

Tat On!,


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sine Wave Star

On November 11th, Lily at did a blog post intitled "Who Am I and Who Do I Belong To?" . At the time I found it quite funny as I was working on the same project and was at about the same point in the pattern as she was.

A couple of days later Lily unveiled that it was Jeff at Bridge City Tatting's pattern Sine Wave Star.

Here is mine.

Not that it took me over a month to finish it, it just took me that long to show it to you. :-)

Tat On!


Monday, December 13, 2010

The Tatting Forums' Gift Exchange

Erin at The Tatting Forums hosted a Christmas gift exchange.
My Gifter was Maria from Portugal.
I'm excited to show you all the loot I got.

I wouldn't allow myself to open the package until I'd mailed out the one to my partner, which I did early last week.

Look at it all! Am I the luckiest tatter around or what? The strawberry in the right lower corner opens into a shopping bag. It's super cool.

I feel like I've got to give you a close up view of the 2 tatted pieces.
It's an ornament with tatting inside!
And look at this tatted lovely.

Thank you, Spuriportugal -Maria, for the great package.
Tat On!