Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Secret Santa Exchange Part 2 - Tatted Frankenstein & His Bride???

In my last post I wrote about what I received in the Secret Santa Exchange, but I didn't show what I tatted and sent to my exchange partner.

My exchange partner was Carol Amich (Battatter) and I know she loves anything Halloween. Well, this isn't quite Halloween, but something along those lines and I thought she would get a kick out of it. I tatted Frankenstein and his Bride. LOL!! How far out is that one.....way out there I guess. I used Jane Eborall's Bridegroom pattern for Frankenstein and her Bride pattern and altered them a bit and this is what I came up with.

Then I used scrapbook paper and drew a background that looked like a brick wall, added a tatted bat and drew a spider web and put glitter on the web and added a tatted spider. Pretty creepy looking, huh??

Here is the rest of what I sent Carol. Some Halloween HDT by Heather and also one of her shuttles, thread, beads, dragonfly pin,

tatted snowflake, Halloween confeti, and the heart shaped material, is a rice heating pad. I got the pattern from Hope Green. You fill the bag with rice and heat it in the microwave and put on your neck or shoulder or where ever you need heat. It stays warm for a long time and the shape allows it to drape so nicely around you neck. I love mine and use it all the time. In fact, if it is really cold out and my bed is cold, I'll warm the heart rice pad up and put it at my feet and I get warm real quick. The polar bear stocking is from Avon and of course there is the required chocolate.

I so enjoy the Secret Santa Exchange. I think it is more fun putting together the package for someone than actually receiving a package. LOL!!

Happy Tatting everyone!


Anonymous said...


Carol Lawecki said...

Thank you Rayanna!! That means a lot!! Hugs!

Quayceetatter said...

Love the Frankenstein and Bride, nice tatting! It is the little things that really makes the pkg nice.
Linda M

battatter said...

Great pics, and you KNOW I LOVED it all, especially the bride and groom.. they make me smile everytime I look at them.. and yes, they are out on my shelf!

Wendy said...

I think you both did very well. I love Secret Santa as well.

anadiazarte said...

Lovely!, I wish I can do that!

Tatskool said...

That was such a wonderful package, so much thought and effort. I so agree what fun it is to put a package together.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hello Quayceetatter, Thank you for stopping by.

Carol A. So glad you liked your SS package. I tatted something else using Jane's Bridegroom pattern, I will be posting it soon :)

Hi Wendy, I agree, The SS exchange is sooo much fun!

Hello Tatskool, Yes, I could tell you feel the same way about the SS exchange as I do. The package I rec'd from you the other year was special, especially since I rec'd William, my lucky charm!! I also leave the wall hanging out shaped like an x-mas tree with the triangle shaped pieces of material with tatting on them. Very special! I rec'd a lovely wall hanging from Celtic this year and I won't want to put it away either. Hugs!

Hello Anadiazarte, thank you for visiting my blog. Tatting is not hard and many people learn from the internet. There are many good videos on youtube to learn tatting.

If you are interested and need further assistance, just let me know.

Linda said...

Just checking out some tatting blogs, and I must say that your tatting is really interesting. I've never seen little people made out of tatting and they are so cute! I like to come up with different ideas, too. Very nice!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hello Linda, Thank you for stopping by. I like making different scenes with the tatting and framing the pictures. Jane Eborall has some fantastic patterns to choose from.