Tuesday, December 30, 2008

25 Motif Challenge - Completed & Starting the Challenge Again for 2009

I have been slow to post all I have tatted in the last few months, but I finally can say that I have completed my 25 Motif Challenge. I completed it sometime ago, but could not show many of the pieces because they were for the Secret Santa Exchange I was in. I posted those pictures in my last post. Here are a few more tatted gifts that I gave out for Christmas.

Here is Motif #25. The bead tatted tree was tatted for a friend from church and I also made her this tatted pin.

Now I will start the 25 Motif Challenge over again. The pin above is Motif #1 and the pins below are #2 & #3.

Here are two other pins that I made and sold recently:

I am looking for a supplier for these porcelean flowers. If you know of a company that sells them, the flowers range from 6mm to 15 mm, Please let me know. I bought a lot of these flowers 15 years ago when I started making these kind of pins and I only have a couple flowers left. These ones were made by "Duncan" and I don't think they make them any longer.

I also tatted a pair of earrings for another good friend. I used
Yarnplayer's HDT "Tourmaline". I like how these earrings turned out. Motif # 4.

That's all for today. I still have more pictures to post, but I want to go tat on my latest project. I received a pair of cream colored gloves for Christmas and I tatted a navy motif with silver beads to put on the glove and I am tatting an edge in the same thread and beads to put on the cuff of the gloves. I have one done already and I am just starting the edge of the second glove. I'll post the gloves when I finish them.

I have also received some awards lately. The first one is from Judy at CJ Stitching & Blooms. It is the Kreativ Blogger. I also received an award from TattingChic, and it is also the Kreativ Blogger. Thank you so much Judy and TattingChic. I appreciate the award. I will forgo passing on the awards, atleast for now.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a beautiful way to end and begin the 25 Motif Challenge! Can't wait to see more!

TattingChic said...

I thought I left a comment here before! Hmmm...oh, I know! Maybe they just haven't been moderated yet. Your earrings are beautiful! So are your pins! You make such lovely things, Carol! You are a very talented tatter. :) Hope your Holidays were very happy!

Jane Eborall said...

Ooooh, I've got a tree like that which you sent me years and years and years ago. I treasure that tree. Good to have you back blogging though I remember how much time teenagers take up!!!!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh My how SO VERY VERY pretty!!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Do you still sell these glorious wonderful tatted porcelean rose pins??? Your tatting is truly beautiful to admire. Hugs Judy

Bella Sinclair said...

Hi, Carol! Wow, what a treat it was to read all your sweet comments in my inbox this morning! And you went FAR back -- how craaazy is that! Thank you so much for your visit.

And can I say, WOW! I love your tatting! I went nuts over those cream colored gloves that you added tatting to. THAT is a beauty, and something I'd probably snatch up at a department store in a snap!

Your pins are also gorgeous. How do you sell your items? Do you have an online store? As for these porcelain roses, I remember getting teeny tiny ones -- lots, in fact -- from Oriental Trading, but they're probably much too small. I did manage to find, however, small batches of them being old on ebay. Not exactly cost effective, but,... Look up "Chinese Ceramic Porcelain Clay Roses". They sell 10 for $10.89, with free shipping within the US.

Anonymous said...

all your tatting is beautiful. I love those earrings, oh, I forgot they were for me, LOL. Happy Tatting!

Carol Lawecki said...

LOL Rayanna! You are too funny!!