Sunday, October 28, 2012

Holiday Spices

The sounds and scents of the holidays will soon be upon us.  I love the scents of holiday cooking and wanted to make a pendant about spices.  This is my Holiday Spice Tatted Pendant, made using Lizbeth threads and inspired by a 1916 edging.



Available in my etsy shop ( https://www.etsy.com/listing/113406106/holiday-spice-tatted-pendant-free or on my website ( http://www.PeachtreeCottage.com )

I already have another idea using these same colors...so watch this space for another 'spice' item to be posted soon.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vineyard Butterflies

I know I know...I said I was going to work on some winter stuff, but I just love the colors in the Vineyard Harvest Lizbeth Thread.  So here's a quick little pair of earrings with some "Vineyard Butterflies"...hehe



Available in my Tatted Delights etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/113066264/vineyard-butterfly-tatted-earrings-free

And I just got in another thread with fall colors so there might be some more fall stuff before I get to winter...lol...just saying....

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn Leaves

I've really gotten into the fall season this year and have been enjoying the autumn colors.  Add to that some great patterns from various designers for leaves and other things and well....it's made my fall enjoyable :-)

This time I used some greens to make up some little leaves as earrings.  The leaf design is by Joelle Paulson and I used size 20 shaded green thread.  I think they make a perfect size for earrings :-)


These are available in my Etsy Shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/112969119/autumn-green-tatted-earrings-free

Now it's time for me to start working on some winter stuff.  :-)



Friday, October 19, 2012

My First Tatted Dragon

Ever since I first saw them I've wanted to make up one of Anne Bruvold's tatted dragons.  Well I finally managed the time to work on one!  I thought it would be more complicated than it was but it wasn't nearly as difficult as I had expected.  Instead of doing SSMRs I worked split rings on the tail/body.  This one has been called my Cotton Candy Tatted Dragon because of the colors in the thread.  Hope you all like him as much as I do!  I'll definitely have to make more of these!



I'm also working on a design by me!  hehe....I have the picture in my head and most of how it will work up in my head.  I need to tat it up (writing down the instructions as I go) and then find some way to get it diagramed.  It's my next tatted project so hopefully it won't be too long before I can show it to you.

My tatted items can be found on my website - http://www.PeachtreeCottage.com or in my Etsy shops - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com and http://TattedDelights.etsy.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Vineyard Elegance

I recently saw several tatters working with 'doodads' and wanted to give it a try.  Joelle Paulson had a lovely pattern for one, so I ordered some doodads.  When they arrived I took my shuttles (which had Lizbeth's Vineyard Harvest already on it from making my Vine Bracelet) and starting tatting away.  The result is the Vineyard Elegance Set.

I did the full pattern for the pendant and did a shortened version for the earrings.  I think the set is lovely and noticed it will really coordinate well with my Harvest Vine Bracelet too!

 
 
They are available in my etsy shop ( http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com) or from my website ( http://www.PeachtreeCottage.com )

Monday, October 15, 2012

Vine Bracelet

I wanted to have a simple bracelet design so I started playing around with some thread.  This is what it ended up being. 

I call it my Vine Bracelet and it's my own design though probably very similar to some simple edgings or things others might have done.  I just tatted, wasn't looking at any pictures or diagrams.  I took notes of what I did so I could make more in other colors if people like this one. 

I think it looks like a vine runing back and forth so I call this my Vine Bracelet.  This particular one was done in Vineyard Harvest Lizbeth thread so its name is Harvest Vine Bracelet.


Update:  I've found a very similar design on free-tatting.com however the knot counts are different from the ones I used.  Plus that one has picots that this one does not.  I was not aware of that pattern's existance when I created this without a pattern.


Available in my Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/110796113/harvest-vine-lace-tatted-bracelet-free or from my website - http://PeachtreeCottage.com

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Some Pumpkin Fun

Just for fun I made up a quick earring and pendant set of pumpkins. They are only about 1 inch big (small?) but cute and were really quick and easy to make.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Double Maple Leaf Bookmark

I love working up maple leaf designs and decided to take two of them, one by Tammy Rogers and one by Joelle Paulson and put them together as a double leaf bookmark using some Lizbeth thread in fall colors.  Here is the result:



Available in my Etsy Shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/111975627/double-maple-leaf-tatted-bookmark-free

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Lace Mat

I recently decided to work on Jon Yusoff's Tat-a-long for The Lace Mat by Norma Benporath and charted/diagramed by Jon Yusoff.  Mine uses Lizbeth's Purple Iris Fusion and Purple Iris Dark (size 20).  The completed doily measures 9 inches across from point to point.

I loved working on this and really like how it turned out!



This is currently available for sale on my website - http://peachtreecottage.com/item_86/Purple-Iris-Lace-Tatted-Doily.htm

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Is Here!

It's turned chilly, and the leaves on the trees are turning a multitude of beautiful colors.  This prompted me to make another set of Yarnplayer's Maple Leaf Earrings.  This year I added some gold beads around the edge and I love how they glitter in the light.  I will definitely have to make more things with BEADS ! (It's sooo much easier now that I have a big eye beading needle.  YAY!)


Aren't they pretty?!

These Maple Leaf Beaded Tatted Earrings are available in my etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/111701113/maple-leaf-beaded-tatted-earrings-free

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lost and Found

I was looking at my etsy listings and saw some that needed better pictures, a couple of which were tatted bookmarks.  So I went into my storage box where I put my completed tatted bookmarks, etc and pulled out the items that needed new photo sessions.  When doing this I came across a tatted bracelet that I'd made but somehow had over looked and never put up in a listing.  Duh....wonder what else I will find in that box!

I took a couple of pictures and quickly listed my Ocean Blues Tatted Bracelet.  I don't remember if this is someone else's design or not, if it is I will give credit when I find out.

This bracelet has white beads down the center and pale blue beads along the edges.  It's made with a toggle clasp.



Ocean Blues Tatted Bracelet - https://www.etsy.com/listing/111072514/ocean-blues-beaded-tatted-bracelet-free

Monday, October 1, 2012

Iris Cascade Tatted Earrings

My daughter suggested I make more earrings in this design and make them in a variety of colors.  I'm currently working on a tat-a-long doily with these colors and thought they would make pretty earrings.  So I made up a pair and they sold within 24 hours of listing them.  Since they were so successful I made a 2nd pair and now have them available again in my etsy shop.  I call them Iris Cascade.


Available in my etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/110993174/iris-cascade-tatted-earrings-free