Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tatting Tea Tuesday - Norman the Rooster & his family plus a Tatted Scarecrow

It was so much fun to tat Jane Eborall's newest TAIS. I was pleasantly surprised that the mystery item we were tatting turned out to be a rooster. Norman and his mate Aileen worked out great with another pattern I was tatting of Jane's. My first attempt at Norman was done in a light lavender and light pumpkin color.




So after Norman was complete, I tatted him in another color to go with some other tatting I was doing for a fall display on my dining room table.


Seems like everyone was tatting leaves, which I thought was a great idea. I thought it would be neat to add a Scarecrow to the display, but where to find a tatted Scarecrow. I am not a designer, but I knew of a fantastic pattern that could be altered to be a Scarecrow. I have used Jane Eborall's Bridegroom pattern before, so this would work. The first time I tatted her Bridegroom pattern, I altered it slightly and tatted Harry Potter. I was pleased with how he turned out. Click
HERE to see Harry Potter. Then in my previous post I used the same Bridegroom pattern to tat Frankenstein. I have so many different ideas in my head that the Bridegroom and Bride could be. So in the future I will have more to show.


But for now, here is my Tatted Scarecrow. I have a little stuffed animal Scarecrow that I used as my model for the color of clothes and hat he wore.



Here is my Scarecrow model and the Tatted Scarecrow:

Here is a close up of the head. I put felt behind the hat so that I could glue the hay/hair behind the hat and not be seen.


So what do you think?


I don't know now if I will just lay Norman and family along with the scarecrow on my table runner as seen in a few posts back, or frame him in the picture I drew to showcase him. Hmm, I'll have to think on that one.






Happy Tatting!







31 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Well I await with anticipation to see what the bridegroom will turn into next!!! Little did I realise that there would be SO many wonderful ways to do that pattern!!! Thank you for all the fun. I think the scarecrow is the best so far - well, until your next idea!!!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Jane!! No, I thank you for creating so many wonderful patterns to tat from. Thank you for creating and sharing! Luv YA!! Yes, the Bridegroom will morph into another being soon! LOL!!

Sally Kerson said...

What a wonderful picture! Love the way you make your tatting come alive. The scarecrow is such fun. Bridegroom to Frankenstein to scarecrow - is that what happens?!!! Agree Jane is so clever at designing.

TypsTatting said...

What a great idea and you have done a wonderful job I just love the scarecrow with the rooster!!!!! And I checked out your Harry Potter he looks good as well!!!!! Maybe Edward from Twilight next???????

Tatskool said...

Your scarecrow is brilliant, and together with the rooster family, you scene is fabulous. You are one great scene maker.

Carol Lawecki said...

LOL Sally!! He will be changing into something new soon!

Hi TypsTatting, Thank you for your compliments. Edward or maybe Jacob with a bat and an apple and a little wolf LOL!!

Hi Tatskool, Thanks, I love to make scenes with the tatting. I had fun drawing the picture too!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love they way they all look together... a perfect autumn barnyard scene!

Gerry said...

I'll begin my saying, "I am not a tatter."
I am blown away by your work.

I love coming here to see what the newest project will be.

deanna7trees said...

Norman, Aileen and their chicks look very happy with the scarecrow and pumpkin. I love it.

wickedtats said...

Lovely! I love the way you're making use of the pattern and then tweaking it!

❦TattingChic said...

That is cute, Carol! You are so creative! LOL! :)

~TattingChic ♥

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Hi Carol! VERY handsome rooster - great rendition! - and wonderful farm scene! You certainly have an artistic eye and clever ideas for presentation! Your Frankenstein bride and groom are also very creative!

TypsTatting said...

Well you could do both of them. Edward and Jacob!!!!! What do you think? LOL

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Gerry, Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comments.

Hi Deanna, Everything fit together so nicely, I'm just not sure if I should frame it or leave it loose so I can lay on my dining room table and display on the table cloth with the tatted & cross-stitch leaves?

Hi Wickedtats, I am having fun with this pattern, I can see so many different characters coming out of this Bridegroom. LOL!

Hi TattingChic, Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Kathy, I think living on my farm and raising chickens gave me the idea for the picture. I don't know what possessed me to do Frakenstein and his bride, but I like it!! hahaha

TypsTatting, That would be a hoot to do both of them. LOL!!

Isdihara said...

Carol, you never cease to amaze me!

Love your little people series. Harry Potter holds a special place in my heart, since the books, audio books and movies are very popular at Silly Hat Central.

But the scarecrow is a work of art.
Together with Norman, Aileen and your other scenery, your table linen is an outstanding canvas.

I loved Frankenstein and his bride too. Looking forward to what haunted inspiration will strike next. Maybe we'll see more in the fall?

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Diane, I really enjoyed putting the barnyard scene together. I think I might have to add a tatted crow though.

Hi IsDihara, we all enjoy Harry Potter here too. I can't wait until the next movie comes out. Thank you for all your compliments, it makes me want to create more fun scenes. LOL!

Gina said...

What a wonderful scenario you've created! Great job with the scarecrow transformation too!

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

Wow! Great job incorporating all the different elements into a beautiful picture. The rooster, hen and scarecrow look fantastic!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Gina and Tatteristic, thank you both so much for your compliments. I'm so pleased that everyone likes the pictures as much as I do.

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carol,

Love all your work, the rooster and scarecrow are a wonderful scene.
Have a fabulous weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Carolyn, hope your weekend weather is better than ours. We got 2 foot of snow yesterday. It is a winter wonderland. I should be tatting snowmen instead of Scarecrows. LOL!

Rayanna said...

I have returned to Blog Land and am happy to say I love your mind. Imagination is a wonderful thing and you do it well. I love your scene with Norman, Aileen, Chicks and your Scarecrow. Love you dear friend.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Rayanna, Thank you for your sweet comments. Hope you had a good day today. Luv Ya!

Bella Sinclair said...

HAHAHA! Oh, CAROL! This is absolutely darling! You are so clever to build your scarecrow from parts. He looks perfect, and the TIAS rooster came just in time, too! Gorgeous job. I do so love your farm. Look, you tatted Free Bird! And the little chickies are adorable. Lots of fun, despite the mile-high snow!

Stay warm!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Bella!! This was such a fun scene to tat and draw. And you are right, the rooster came at the perfect time to complete my picture. Thanks for stopping by.

Caroline B said...

I stumbled across your blog by accident - what fabulous work you do! I haven't tatted since I was a teenager (a loong time ago!) and it is great to see what can be done with it. Love the rooster!

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Carol Lawecki said...

Hello Caroline, I'm glad you got lost and found yourself at my blog. LOL!! I love blog surfing, you never know what you will find. Tatting is so relaxing and it's not just doilies anymore. You can find tutorials on line and re-learn. . Thanks for stopping by!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hiya Carol,
I love your farm picture. I bet it took you awhile to make that. I didn't do the TIAS for the rooster...I should look at the pictures of the rooster done in progress. I bet there are some really funky colorful looking roosters since nobody knew what the TIAS was.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Sherry, Thanks for your comment. I had fun creating the farm picture and Jane's TIAS was a perfect fit for my scarecrow. You are right, there were some pretty colorful roosters. You should check them out. Hope you had a good birthday!!