Thursday, March 27, 2008

Motif #4 - Tatted Thistle Bookmark

Moving right along with the 25 Motif Challenge. I have tatted another of my favorite bookmarks to make. The Tatted Thistle Bookmark by Jean N. Faeih.

I have done this bookmark many times and in many different colors, but my favorite colors are the thistle colors. This tats up quickly and makes a nice gift. I made a slight mistake on this bookmark though. At the top where all the long picots are, this is usually the rose color and the rings are the blue. I must not have been paying attention when I tatted this. Oh well, it still looks good. I think my next bookmark will be a cat bookmark. Kids love this one.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Motif #3 - TIAS - Tat It and See by Diane Saunders

Looks like the TIAS is a big hit. Diane Saunders started the second TIAS. This was a lot of fun tatting. She put little bits of the pattern up on her website every couple of days. The finished piece turned out to be a Tulip, so the color I chose to tat with, a varigated peach, worked out just fine. I added a tassle on my Tulip, for a bookmark, that I will give as a gift. If you want to seee all of the Tulips, Diane has them on her blog here.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Motif #2 - TIAS - Tat It and See - by Jane Eborall

This certainly was a fun project. Thanks to Jane for coming up with this idea. Giving us directions to tat something that we had no idea what we were making, until the project was almost finished. It was like making a jigsaw puzzle without the picture. I enjoyed tatting this project.

Jane had more than 100 people tatting this mystery motif. Check out all the Hippos on Jane's TIAS Blog.

I have been doing a lot of tatting lately and will eventually upload my next tatted piece to add to my 25 Motif Challenge.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Bead Tatted Butterfly Earrings Motif #1

I finally did it. I joined the 25 Motif Challenge. This is my first motif in the challenge. I made these earrings as a gift for a friend. This is such a pretty butterfly. The pattern is by Teri Dusenbury. I used Coats and Clark Button Craft thread, which is like a size 30, this is a light peach colored thread.

I am looking for a supplier for these heart beads I used at the top of the butterfly. They are a 6mm Mother of Pearl flat heart bead. If you know where I can find some, let me know. I only have a few of these left and I like to use them with this earrings.

I just starting tatting a bookmark by Jean N. Faeih, Tatted Thistle Bookmark. I love this bookmark and have made many of them. Usually I use Manuella thread, but this time I am going to use the Altin Basak thread, so the finished size will be slightly smaller this time. I'll post a picture of the bookmark when I am done.

I found this really interesting looking shuttle at Morning Glory Antiques. It has a gothic face on the sterling silver shuttle. They have some unique lookng shuttles listed. Its fun just to look at what is available. I like the shuttle that has the Dogwood blossom on it.

Tatted Butterfly Earrings

I have been tatting these lovely Teri Dusenbury Beaded Butterfly Earrings. I need to find a supplier for the flat 6mm Mother of Pearl Heart Bead. I don't have many left. If anyone knows of a supplier, let me know. I love to tat these earrings and give as gifts. These earrings always get lots of comments. I use Coats & Clark Button Craft Thread, which is like a size 30. This color is like a peach color. I think I'll use a tan colored thread next, but I'm not sure on the bead colors yet. I also have started tatting a Thistle Bookmark. This is one of my favorite bookmarks to make. It was designed by Jean N. Faeth. I'll post a picture of that when I am done.