Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chocolate Box Contest-OH NO! I have been invaded! LOL!!!

WoW what a fun week! I decided sort of last minute and talk about sliding into home base, to join the contest  Isdihara at Ambitatterous is having.  She is going to be giving away a wonderful prize! Personally I don't think I stand a chance as there are some really BEAUTIFUL entries. All the same,,,it was a blast joining in on the fun. As you can see my little buddy just had to get in on the fun. Barely kept him out of the chocolates! I think though if you look close enough you might find a little 'evidence' left behind :)
Sooo after thinking a bit on what sort of theme I could come up with,,,all I could think of was how 'chocolate' should be in EVERY tatter's first aid kit (unless you are allergic to it of course, then something else). Soo here is what I came up with!
I used a regular chocolate box, (only one I had in the house ha ha ha) and covered with wrapping paper. Then went to work tatting away. :) I used chocolate colored DMC crochet thread and wanted a 'chocolate' theme of course. Those letters weren't the easiest shaping. I found I have REALLY gotten rusty in my tatting.
The little bears you can find the pattern here by our wonderful creator Heather at Heather Designs  The lettering I used Josephine stitches (hope I have that right) LOL!
Then the amazing part is just before I found out about this fun contest,,,I came across a crochet pattern for making these yummy looking chocolates.!You can find the pattern here!  I of course had to put them in their own 'paper cups' Using a 'basket' pattern I found in Rebecca Jones'  Complete Book of Tatting,,, I created these little lacy paper cups. 
Then the icing I also tatted using the Josephine stitches.
Well I better get this posted or I will miss the deadline, if I haven't already.  Thank you Isa for such a fun contest! 

Y'all have a Happy Holiday Season, and Stay Warm, if you happen to live in these cold climates!

UPDATE: OH NO!!!!! LOOK AT MY BOX!!!!! It has been INVADED!!!!!!!!!
I woke this morning to find NOT ONE but TWO critters in the First Aid Box!!! LOL! Looks like one is pretty happy with what she found too! Of course they went and scared Barnie the Bear plumb away!!! No wonder he was hiding in the corner of my desk shaking! All is well though, once I convinced him they were only after the chocolates and not him. Poor guy!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your chocolate box is adorable! I've been having fun watching all the entries, but I have not been inspired to join. It will be fun to see which one is the winner!

Josie Passell said...

I think your chocolate box is brilliant. I would love one of your chocolates.
Happy tatting

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Thank you so much Josie!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Ah Diane,,,you should have joined :) I don't figure I have a chance at winning but it was sure fun! I almost backed out myself LOL!

Val said...

that's a really cool chocolate box. even your little bear is here to join in the fun... "D

God's Kid said...

That's a neat tatted chocolate box, and I love the little chocolates too!! :)