Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hearts, Motifs, Ornaments, Snowflakes, Angels and a Crab

Kat has almost finished tatting around the letters for the bride and groom. It's going to be a lovely keepsake.
Tattips has created a charming Valentine chocolate box for IsDihara's challenge. She didn't have an appropriate box to start with so she created a lid from card stock covered with a pretty pastel print and in the four corners she used Brigit Phleps' Sweethearts in pink and white, and in the centre she used another Brigit Phleps' design called L'il Heart in a soft green. The outer edge is covered with a Hens and Chick edging in pink and fine organza ribbon with small tatted flowers and some glitter finished it off.
IsDihara has posted links to all of the chocolate boxes so you can see them for yourself. She is going to have a terrible time choosing just one because they are all different and all delightful.

Ancolie made an adorable pink purse decorated with tatting and beads.

Anne has tatted more hearts, but these have been turned into a doily with the addition of an inset motif.

BSOTF has received her second secret Santa package filled with all kings of tatting goodness including an assortment of tatted ornaments.
Fox has mastered Jane's Flurry Snowflake and is ready to forge ahead making it again with beads.
Lily has finished the crab and used square hematite beads for eyes because that was the most appropriate size she had in her stash.
Marty has also tatted Jane's Flurry Snowflake using her sister's sister's Bermuda Red and Singing the Blues HDT in size 30.
Mica tatted this rosette which is her own design, but she doesn't like how the rings in the centre look.
Wally tatted a design created by Anne Bruvold, but she added a third colour to spice it up a bit.

Wendy tatted Christina's Angel from Mark Myers' book, Tatted Gathering of Angels in Lizbeth threads size 20 using a variegated green for the dress for a Christmas swap. Another Christina's Angel was also done in brighter colours, Lizbeth size 20, this time using a pretty blue for the dress.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Flowers, Bracelets, Earrings, Bookmarks, Ornaments and Snowflakes

Charlotte is taking a break from snowflakes to tat flowers. Jeanne Lugert's 3D rose pattern is in size 16 Ancora Prestige thread. Then one inspired by Krystle's flower pendants and earrings tatted in Yarnplayer's snowflake thread in size 20. Finally, a design from Yarnplayer's Up and Tat 'Em pattern book which she completed in size 20 black Flora thread with Swarovski crystals which will have a cord added to make lovely Christmas present.

Isabel has taken her pearl tatting skills to a new level creating some interesting bracelet designs with interwoven beads done in celtic fashion. The other pieces are a flamenco collection the one on the right done by Isabel and the one on the left given to her by a colleague.

IsDihara is hosting a contest for a chocolate box decorated in tatting and there are some awesome entries.

Bev is delighted to show a surprise gift from "over the pond" in the way of Festive Butterfly earrings Designed and Tatted by Jane Eborall, as well as a magnet bookmark. That was especially welcome because she was curious as to how the magnets were held in.

BSOTF shows us some more Christmas baubles and suggests that covering ornaments with tatting is a good use of practice or mistake pieces.

Fox has used scrumptious colours for Miranda's Angels in the Snow. The variegated thread is Lady Shuttlemaker's Enchantment and the solid is Tatskool's Forget-me-not in sizes 50 and 60. Jane's Flurry Snowflake is on the shuttles and Fox is determined to win.

Sue tatted 2 of Lene Bjorn's Second Day of December Snowflakes from 24 Snowflakes in Tatting. The first is done in size 10 thread and the second in DMC size 80 thread which certainly gives you a good idea of the difference in size.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Motifs, Necklaces, Earrings, Bookmarks, Ornaments, Leaves, and Flower

Orsi doesn't have a lot of time to work on this project, so it's only the second tier of the lace. This is going to be a beautiful evening gown.

Kat is taking a break from the lettering to make something to wear for Thanksgiving using a design from pieknits' blog.

Corina shows how even a little bit of tatting can perk up a garment.
Wanda has been busy tatting Christmas gifts that she can't show yet and making beaded tatted wreaths that don't take that long if you pay attention to what you are doing. The bookmark was a gift she received from the Intatters Secret Santa exchange.

BSOTF has started into this year's decorations with this bauble that's a little bigger than the ones she did last year.
Fox has a leafy fall Thanksgiving greeting for our American participants.
Lily had never blocked anything before so she wasn't sure that this was the right way to do it (it is). Here it is, flower, stamen, calyx and leaf. The leaf was made in Camila (size 10) in Avocado color with an additional strand of hunter green cotton/polyester sewing thread for depth.

Mica's friend recently had a baby girl so she made her a pair of baby shoes similar to the ones she made previously. This time she used the two shades of red and pink and although it wasn't what she intended, the end results are gorgeous.

Vinnie couldn't find her black thread, so she made this earring and pendant set in dark blue.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snowflakes, Hearts, Maple Leaf, Angel and Robin

Sunshinecraft has been doing luxurious tatting making a pair of tatted hearts with silk thread. The one on the left is Jon's Mother's Day heart and on the right is one from Iris Niebach's site.
IsDihara has a lovely Angels in the Snow tatted in Yarnplayer's size 20 Snowflake HDT and next up is more of the same, this time with beads.

Cindy finished Snowflake #7 from Festive Snowflakes and Ornaments done in blue variegated thread, size 20.

Diane has finished her 3rd Iris Niebach motif. Has she found a replacement for the Spinning Wheel glass mat?

Fox has Miranda's Angels in the Snow to thank for restoring her tatting muse. She loves the way it looks and loves the beads she used with it. The Karey's Maple Leaf that she was struggling with is completed now, sans beads.

Kathy discovered these snowglobes that have a convenient space for holding tatting and she used the Hairpin Lace and Tatted Angel pattern by Martha Ess to create a lovely little gem in size 30 Cebelia. Just right for the 2x3 inch space.

Lily has the Arum Lily almost completed. Just a couple more rings and chains to go.

Sue was watching her daughter wrap presents and had the urge to try tatting with curling ribbon. Curling ribbon, shoe laces, strands of hair, licorice whips, they've all been finger tatted. If it will hold a knot, tatters will try to tat with it.
Vanessa tatted Jane's cute Robin. The only problem is that now that she has tatted one, she wants to tat another.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowflakes, Bookmark, Leaves and Ornaments

Charlotte has dusted off her tatting shuttles and joined in the fun again, beginning with Eileen Stafford's snowflake tatted in size 20 Lizbeth thread. Her most recent tatting skill is the self-closing mock ring which was used to complete the floret snowflake from Jon Yusoff's Tatted Snowflakes Collection.

Bev has some Christmas tatting to show. Mark Meyer's Christmas Stocking design and a Candy Cane from Kaye Judte's recent book: 'O Little of this and 'O little of Tatted in Flora red and Lisbeth snowy white with a bit of green Valdani thread. For for the Tatting Forum's November Bookmark she made a Sassy Serpent.

BSOTF did these baubles for her tree last year, and now it's time to do something new. They're quite small to match her little tree.

Fox started in on a snowflake that didn't work out so she switched to Karey's leaf which was giving her a hard time until she plotted it out on a magnified diagram. The beads caused issues, so she started again and persevered. The greens are #40 Mercer from TypsTatting and #40 Coron, from Umintsuru.

Lily's mystery motif is done except for the second side and eyes at the top.