Thursday, April 22, 2010

And more tatting along with a little crochet

Here is the beginning of the next round. Adding some maroon color to it. This is round 4. What do you think?
Here is some really adorable panda coasters I made for the grand daughters. The youngest has seen them already, but the oldest hasn't yet. And I am happy to report the youngest was just full of OOOOOOOOOOOOs. And Hugs! :)
You can find the pattern Here

Monday, April 12, 2010

Adorable Bear giveaway!

Howdy folks!

You should go and check out this adorable bear giveaway! Besides taking time to enjoy all of her other furry babies! Just tooooo cute!!!!
You can click here on DesertMountainBear to get there or the icon on the right side!

Please do check her site out!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Doily Progress

Well her is round 2 on the ecru size 10 one completed.
I think this doily is going to be a blast and looks sooo pretty.
I can't wait to get it finished.

Well like I said in the previous post,,,,I like this pattern so well I am doing it in two different sizes. Here is a sampling of the second one I am working on. As you can tell I have this one a little farther along. Will keep ya updated of enough are interested in watching these doilies grow as I tat them.

Blessings All!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

WoW another post already LOL!!!

Here are a couple of my latest projects I am working on. I think it was Bev or Val that found this blog with this most gorgeous doily!!!! So I just had to start it. Here is up to round 2 so far.

This is my next project. I am trying some crocheted pineapple earrings. I'm not 'real' good at crocheting with tiny thread. So this could take a bit of practice. I tried first in size 10 Peach colored thread. Then moved to a smaller hook and some of my new lizbeth thread in the size 40. Almost makes crocheting with the size 10 feel like rope lol!

Anyway just a teaser of some of the newest stuff I am working. LOL yep more WIPs for sure!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Newest Tattings N Threads

Here is some of my newest threads again THANK YOU to Valerie Ho!!! She has been helping with some personal issues, and I just can't THANK her ENOUGH along with Beverly Elrod!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH Ladies for your support each and everynight!!!

My new threads are Lizbeth from HandyHands :) Thank you again Valerie! I can now add to my previous collection from Valerie. The newest colors are 'Red Burst', 'Natural', 'Mocha Brown dk', 'Countryside', and 'Mountain Breeze' Can't wait to start using these! All in size 40. I am finding I really LOVE this size thread!
I was doing a little cleaning and came across this basket I thought would make a great 'thread' basket. Just PERFECT for my newest threads. What do you think? All ready for doing a 'little' tatting? LOL!!! I know I'm sure ready to go again!!! I have really been finding I have missed not tatting. Can't believe I took such a long break!!!! Shame on me!!!!!!!!!

Beverly and I were doing a little web browsing one night when she came across this site with some pretty neat patterns. LOL! Well in my endeavors of trying out tatted necklaces,,, I fell in love with 'simple' motif! YEA RIGHT!!! "Simple!" Did I say SIMPLE! LOL!!! Well it is IF you just follow more with the picture than with the instructions. Of course you need some of the instructions as well. But all in all,,,here is completed. I still like how it turned out.
Oh guess I should get ya all the link before I forget :) The site she found was The thread I used here is DMC Cebelia in the lavendar size 10, I just had laying close by when I found the pattern and of course happen to have a shuttle handy! I mean what tatter wouldn't have a shuttle handy??? heehehehe

Here is my first attempt at tatting a necklace AND without really having a pattern to follow. I'm not sure I am too please with how the 'leaves' lay, but my friend who I made the necklace for (her daughter actually) loved it. So I guess that is what counts. The teardrop shape ivory is actually a prehistoric critter tusk. It is mastodon. The tatted rose of course is one of my favs, by Jeanne Lugert, her 3-d Rose Earrings. Here I used a black size 10 crochet thread, probably coats n clarks or something like that. And then in one of my tatting thread exchanges,,, (Please forgive me I can't find my notes or remember who) gave me some beautiful gold metallic thread, I separated and used in the rose and then the chain. (I think it could have been Karey Solomon, but not positive, if I am wrong,,,I apologize, otherwise,,,I still THANK YOU whoever it was that sent it to me).

Here is my second attempt at making a necklace. This one is for the daughter of the one getting the above necklace. Here I used the same size 10 black crochet thread, adding in some red and blue beads while tatting in Victorian sets. And then the heart motif is a beautiful pattern called 'SweetHeart' by Birgit Phelps I used Size 30 DMC Cebelia threads in royal blue and darker red.

This last necklace I just finish today. Again just simple Victorian Sets done in the same black as the other 2 necklaces,,,only switching back and forth with the size 10 black and a size 10 red crochet thread. Then I added a glass teardrop bead. This is for the brother to the little girl getting the heart necklace. I do hope they all like them. :)

Well, I think that is all for now. Hope you all are still awake LOL! Enjoy the eyecandy!

Blessings to all!

OH yea,,,before I forget,,,TattingChic is having a blogoversary and giveaway,,,be sure and go by and check it out!!!