Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dangly Stuff

I've been wanting to make more tatted jewelry so I pulled out some deep raspberry wine color thread and started tatting away.  I think they came out nice.  I have a couple more pairs of earrings but the pictures didn't turn out well so we will be having another photo session soon.  I hope to share them with you then.

Motif: C2-2


I've also been working on a tatted rosary with some beads which is nearly completed.  I plan to have that in the same photo session.

More coming soon!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hootie is ready for Graduation!

From this:


To this:


Meet Hootie, a little micro owl standing at 1.5 inches tall.  He's ready for graduation and is wearing his cap and tassel.  Hootie is made from various acrylic threads in colors of brown, cream, white and yellow, with black cotton thread for his graduation cap. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What I'm working on

I thought I'd give a sneak peek at some of the things I'm working on.  First there is this:


What is it?  hehe I'm not telling...It will become a new animal but you're welcomed to make a guess as to what kind!

Then as a break from crochet, there's this:


But I'm not saying what it is either :-)

Hehe don't you just hate little teasers like this?

Someone asked me what I do with all my little bits of left over thread after working on a project.  Here's a picture of what I do.


Once I make these up I use them as various little 'thank you' decorations for my customers.  I hope they like them!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Time for some Tatting Updates!

I got some things blocked and photographed so now it's time to do a little updating on my tatting.

I've never done a cross bookmark yet but when I saw the one Julie did as a tweaked  version of a cross bookmark pattern in Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn, I just had to try it. This is my attempt in Medium Purple and White.

Motif # 24:



I love making the Black Magic design by Mary Konior and enjoy working it up as a bookmark. Here's one done in soft spring colors.


Another bookmark I saw recently done by Lace-Lovin Librarian I also just had to try and that was the Lace Bookmark by Emsyjane (pattern available in her Etsy store - http://www.etsy.com/shop/emsyjane). I also did it in the same soft spring colors.

Motif # 25:


That last one completed my first go round of the 25 Motif Challenge....but I'm signing up to do it again so here's the first one of the next set.

Last but not least...I don't remember where I saw this edging but I had to try it as a bookmark. It is similar to Curds and Whey by Mary Konior but not quite the same. I think it came out nicely done in a pretty pastel aqua.

Motif # C2-1

 
All of these will be available in my Etsy store as soon as I can get them uploaded.

I have more to take pictures of, so watch for more soon!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Celebrating Mother's Day

I thought I'd celebrate Mother's Day this year by sharing a new little one with the rest of the world.  As most of you all know I'm the Founder of the Thread Artist Guild (R).  Periodically the Guild holds challenges for it's members and right now they are holding a "Something Different" challenge.  The members have been challenged to make something that is 'not a bear' doing something 'that the animal wouldn't normally do'.  With that criteria in mind I started out designing what turned into little Antoinette.







Antoinette is a little Hippo that loves to Ballet Dance! She just got a new TuTu and is practicing her 'en pointe'. She still needs to hold on to something to stand on her toes but one day she will be a prima ballerina! Her name is Antoinette (pronounced "An - twon - ette") and means "en pointe" in Hippoese.

Antoinette is 2.5 inches tall, made of gray acrylic thread, and is wearing a net tutu and incorporated ballet shoes (tied in the traditional ballet manner). She has an open mouth design and her facial features have been slightly shaded to give her an enhanced expression.  Her little tutu was specially made for her by Lindsay's Whimsies Tutu on Etsy.
 
Antoinette is available for purchase on Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/73655649/miniature-ballet-hippo-ooak-artist
 
For the rest of today's Mother's Day I'm going to kick back, relax, and do as much of nothing as I can for the day.  My daughter gave me some gifts that I plan to really enjoy and a very nice card to tell me that she loves me.  :-)
 
Tomorrow I will start on my next creation.  I already have an idea for that which was giving to me by one of the fans of my facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/peachtreecottage
 
I have done some more tatting and as soon as everything is blocked and photographed I will post them!
 
I hope everyone is enjoying their Mother's Day!