Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Bracelet and Earring Set

For the last few days I've been working on a special order from one of my customers. She wanted a Holiday Bracelet and Earring Set in Red, White and Green. The request included that the earrings be 2 inches long and the bracelet 2 inches wide in this particular tatting design. I ordered in the thread and worked it up and here's the results.

Motif: C3-2


It came out better than I originally thought it would. I think the color spacing on the thread worked up nicely and the way the earrings turned out they can be used with either ear wires or posts. I'm very happy with how this set turned out and I think my customer will be also.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Score!!

Look at what I got!  I have the others and this completes the set.  I lucked out and found this on Ebay.



Now I know a lot of you will say they sell for a really high price now but, as I said...SCORE!  I got this for $36.00 !!!  It arrived today from the UK.  It's in perfect condition...doesn't even seem to have ever been opened.  Now I have all of her books!  I'm a very happy tatter today!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ryan and his Wreath

A new little bear! Ryan is only 2.5 inches tall standing but he's ready for Christmas! He's gotten out the Christmas Wreath which is decorated with gold beads and a red bow. However instead of putting the wreath on the front door, he's decided to wear it around his neck!

Ryan's Wreath is tatted with Lizbeth threads in shades of dark green and accented with gold beads and a red satin ribbon bow.  The Wreath is removable.


Ryan is currently available at a special holiday discounted price in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop -
http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Another New Color Test

When I first saw these new colors I thought they would make up well together and they did.  The lighter one is shades of cream, ecru, light tan and reminds me of old vintage, tea stained, lace.  The brown is a deep rich shade that makes me think of dark semi-sweet chocolate.  I used them together in a Quatrain Bookmark.  The Quatrain motif was designed by Joelle Paulson.

With this I will be starting my 3rd set of 25 Motifs - Motif # C3-1:

I am also trying to split my blog to have a seperate one just for my tatting.  My new Tatting Blog is Tatted Delights - http://TattedDelights.blogspot.com

To coordinate with that I have also set up a Tatted Delights Etsy shop were this bookmark can be found - http://TattedDelights.etsy.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

Testing More Colors

I decided to test out another color of the new Lizbeth threads. This one makes me think of Neopolitan Ice Cream (think Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla).  It worked up nicely, I think.  I think this bookmark design is by Sandy Scales but I'm not totally sure.

This is my last motif for my 2nd round of the 25 Motif Challenge.  Should I continue and do another set of 25 for the challenge, or should I just keep tatting and not worry about keeping count for the challenge?

Motif # C2-25

Currently available in my Etsy Shop - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hot Apple Pie

The lovely colors in this thread remind me of Red Delicious Apples, Yummy Caramel and Fresh Whipped Cream. I think it works up nicely as a bookmark.

Motif # C2-24

This bookmark is currently available in my Etsy Store - http://TattedDelights.etsy.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It Makes a Pretty Snowflake Too!

I've been testing out some of Jon Yusoff's new snowflake patterns and decided to try the new pretty blue and green Lizbeth Thread on her Adan snowflake design.  I like it!  This colorway has definitely become one of my favorites!

Motif # C2-23
This Snowflake is currently available in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beautiful Colors!

I think I've fallen in love! I just love this new Lizbeth thread colorway. The colors go together so perfectly. At first I wasn't too sure how it would work but once I started on this bookmark I saw how well they worked together. I will definitely be making more items with this one!

Motif # C2-22

Isn't it pretty!? It's currently available in my Etsy Shop - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com

Monday, November 14, 2011

More Thread Calls To Me

As you all know, the new Lizbeth thread "Blue Ice" called out to me to make snowflakes.  Well, their "Jungle Greens" called out to me in a different way.  I looked at it and I didn't think "jungle"....I thought "evergreens"....so here's a little tatted Christmas Tree in 'evergreens".

Motif  # C2-21


It's available as an ornament in my Etsy Shop - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Let it Snow!

Ok, it's not really snowing here in Georgia, but, when I saw the new Blue Ice thread from Handy Hands it just called out to me to make snowflakes with it. I used size 40 thread and they came out about 2.5 inches across from point to point. I've done 2 and I'm working on a 3rd which I will post soon. They look like lovely ice crystal snowflakes to me :-)

First we have Kira's Star

Motif # C2-19



Then we have Eileen Stafford's Snowflake

Motif # C2-20



They are available in my Etsy Shops - http://TattedDelights.etsy.com and http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com

Monday, November 7, 2011

You Never Know What You Will Find

Sometimes it really pays off to go hunting through blogs and checking out older posts.  Recently I went to the 25 Motif Challenge blog...there I saw something made by Tatting Goddess that I liked so I went to her blog.  I had some time on my hands at that moment so I went checking through the older posts and came across a design that just called out to me so much I had to put aside other things I was making to work on it.  I'd not seen this design anywhere before and I'm sooo glad I found it! 

The design is for a Christmas Tree, and it was designed (per the post) by Maus.  The diagram for it was also posted.  So I went searching through my threads to see if I had something similar in color, and I dug out my beads and started tatting away.  Not quite the same as the one I saw but close.

Motif # C2-18:


This turned out to be a somewhat big design, since I did it in size 20 threads.  It's 4 inches across at the widest part of the base of the tree, and 5.5 inches tall from the bottom to the beaded top.  What the picture doesn't show well is that in a way it is somewhat 3D as well, since the beaded chains sit a bit on top of the rings. 

It took a lot of time to get this done, and alot of retro tatting ... hehe, but it's finally completed.  I think it will make a wonderful ornament hanging on a Christmas Tree.

With finds like this, I think I will go 'post digging' more often :-)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mumford II

Mumford II is a special order bear.  He is designed to be similar to my Mumford bear.  This one stands 2.25 inches tall and wears a sunshine yellow satin ribbon.



I'm still working on a fuzzy bunny that I'm hoping to have completed soon.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another Baby Blanket

While I had my baby yarns out I went ahead and made up another baby blanket.  This one is striped and made for a little girl.  It's approximately 30" x 34 " (crib size) and perfect for a sweet little girl to grow up with.  It's also reversible :-)
This baby afghan is currently available in my Babywear Boutique Etsy Shop - http://BabywearBoutique.etsy.com

More Tatting is on the way.  I've been working on some snowflakes that are currently being blocked and will be adding some 'sparkle' to them.  Then they should be ready for a picture taking session.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Baby Blanket and Booties

I love working on baby items.  They are so soft and sweet and innocent and pure and....well you get the idea.  While I work on them it clears my head and gives a pleasant glow to the day....and most of all, makes me smile.  So every once in a while when I have some stressful times...I pull out the baby yarn and work on a baby afghan, sweater, hat, booties or something.  This time it was a baby blanket (crib sized afghan) and a coordinating pair of little booties.

The baby afghan is all white with a textured center and multi-color organdy ribbons (with gold edges) woven in and out and around the edge.  There are 4 bows (one on each corner) where the ribbons meet.




The booties are made with the same soft baby yarn and multi-color ribbon bows are attached to coordinate them with the baby blanket.



The afghan and coordinating booties are available now in my Babywear Boutique Etsy shop - http://babywearboutique.etsy.com/

I had some extra baby yarn still so I also went ahead and made a couple of additional baby booties as well.  They will be available in my etsy shop in the next day or two.




They were fun to make and I have some white flowers like the pink ones above that I can use to make pretty baby booties which would be perfect for an unknown gender shower gift or for use at a baptism.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another Scarf

I still had some charcoal gray yarn left over so I decided to make another scarf only this time in a different stitch.  I selected the waffle stitch because it's textured, a nice design, makes for extra warmth, and is great for either men or woment in a scarf.  I kept stitching until I ran out of yarn so this scarf is extra long (76 inches long) and great for those who like to wrap their scarves around their necks a time or two and still have plenty left to hang down.  This came out great.  I'm definitely going to have to try this again with some other yarns.  Here are the pictures. 




This scarf is currently avialable in my Etsy shop with FREE SHIPPING ! - http://www.etsy.com/listing/84145315/extra-long-scarf-crocheted-for-winter-in

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stitching Up A Storm

I can't seem to get in enough stitching right now.  Every free moment I'm stitching away at something.  I've got 2 scarves done and working on a 3rd, finished a baby blanket and have completed 3 pairs of booties.  Pictures will be coming soon but here's an advanced sneak peek at some of it.

Part of the Baby Blanket:


And here's one of the scarves:


Here's another one:


As soon as I can put down the hook to grab up the camera I will take some more pictures!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A New Pendant

I made this pendant based upon the Flower Medallion design at Be-Stitched. I decided to make the center part pink and lavender to make it seem more like a 5 petal flower, then edged it with black to give it more of a victorian or goth look. I like how it came out but I'm thinking it would look even better with a more vibrant color center. I'll have to try it again and see.


Motif # C2-17


By adding a jump ring and putting it on a chain I turned this pretty design into a pendant which is now available in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/listing/83879322/flower-medalion-pendant-tatted-lace-with

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Holidays are Coming!

This time of year we have holiday after holiday after holiday.  From Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus all the other holidays as well, there is almost always something we can celebrate.  I decided one way to celebrate would be to make some holiday earrings.  I used the Joyful Bell pattern by Yarnplayer to make these pretty white Christmas Bell earrings:

Motif # C2-15:


Plus I also decided to make these pretty Candy Cane Earrings as well.  They are from a pattern by Mary Maynard:

Motif # C2-16


All in all I was very happy with how both sets of earrings came out.  I'm currently working on what I hope will be a pretty beaded Christmas Tree.  It's looking good so far :-)

My tatted items are currently for sale in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop - http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com/

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another New Bookmark

This is another bookmark I made recently. This one is shades of a pretty green with sunny yellow flowers in the middle. This was made by making the rings in yellow while adding a leafy green edging. I really like how it turned out and might do more in additional colors.


Motif # C2-14


This bookmark is available in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com

Monday, October 3, 2011

Maple Leaves Everywhere!

I'm not usually a red/yellow type color person.  I much prefer softer blues and pinks and other pastels most of the time, but this year for some reason I fell in love with fall colors!  I loved how the colors of the thread worked out on the little maple leaf earrings I made...so much so I decided to make a bigger maple leaf!  Once I'd done that I decided to turn it into a bookmark.  I just might have to try this again soon with some more thread in different fall colors. Only problem is these put me in a 'lazy day' mood and that just doesn't work for trying to get things done!

Motif #C2-13


Available in my Etsy Shop - http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com/

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pretty Pastel Pendant

Pastels of pink, blue, green, yellow and lavender matched with a solid lavender make for what I think is a very pretty pendant.  I know I saw this design somewhere and tried to replicate it, however I've searched all my files and searched the internet and can't find where I discovered it so I can't say who created the design.  If someone knows please let me know so I can update this post with the designer information.

Motif # C2-12

As usual this pendant is available in my Etsy Shop - http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com/

Next Up ... Bookmarks!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A while back I took part in an event where I ended up finding some beautiful beads that I just couldn't resist. I wasn't sure what to do with them but I liked them so much I just had to get them. I decided to turn them into a tatted bracelet with tatted rings between each bead.

Motif # C2-11


I think this simple design works well with these beautiful beads. What do you think?

This bracelet is currently available in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy shop - http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn Earrings

Finally got the pictures taken of some fall style earrings I've been working on.  The leaf ones are from one of  Yarnplayer's patterns and the other style is from Free-Tatting.com.  I worked them up with some Lizbeth threads in what I thought were great colors for the autumn season.

Motif # C2-9



Motif # C2-10



These are all available in my Etsy Shop - http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com/

More tatting stuff coming soon!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Gunther Goes Trick or Treating!

 
Gunther has searched and searched and finally found his favorite Halloween Costume.

  
He's is wearing a ghost costume that hangs over his head with the eyes cut out so he can see. He's carrying a little bat friend to help him spook people on Halloween.


I think he'll get lots of candy, don't you?


Gunther is available for purchase in my Etsy Store:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/82521015/miniature-artist-bear-mini-thread

Coming Soon - More Tatted Earrings!!  I have 4 pairs of autumn/fall theme tatted earrings that I'll be sharing soon!  Just need to get the pictures done (hopefully tomorrow!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's Bath Time!

When I saw these holiday colors in cotton at the store I just had to get some and make up some holiday wash cloth sets!  These are great for using as wash cloths, dish cloths, pot holders, hot pads, etc.  The cotton is so soft and gets even softer with use.  I even made a coordinating soap bag too!

All of these are found in a new section of my Etsy shop - Washcloths, Etc. - http://www.etsy.com/shop/PeachtreeCottage?section_id=10445917

Here are pictures of the 3 different sets available (and the soap bag!)




Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Quick Little Pendant

Yesterday I was able to make up a quick little pendant.  It's a pretty little butterfly and it's done in shades of pink!  I know it's fall and I should be using fall colors etc, but I'm a fan of pastels and use pinks and blues alot, no matter what time of year!

Motif # C2-8



The Butterfly Pendant is available in my Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/PeachtreeCottage

I can also be followed on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/peachtreecottage - and on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/peachtreecottag

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tatted Pendant

I was finally able to get a picture of a pendant I tatted not too long ago.  It's tatted over a cabone ring and is done in shades of pink and rose.  It was a struggle getting a good picture but I think this picture shows it well.

Motif # C2-7




I have listed this Pendant in my Etsy shop - http://www.etsy.com/listing/81626910/tatted-lace-pendant-shades-of-pink-in-a

I also am working on some earrings and bookmarks in fall colors and hope to get them photographed soon!