Saturday, October 22, 2011

Found 2" size, not 3" size

I'm going to give Christa's tatting pattern a go ...
It is called "Colonial Ladies" Tiny Tatted Trim

These wooden pieces will eventually be dolls with bonnets, lace collars, and skirt trims.

I searched hi/lo for these pieces - found a couple pkg at a superJoAnnFabrics store, and look forward to giving the tatting a try.   (couldn't find the the 3" size.)

Actually, I'm not exactly sure which size is for the pattern - but I can adjust fiber size 

What fun - I may order the 3" on-line as they aren't expensive for a pkg of 10.

The pattern was in the latest 
L.A.C.E. newsletter.

And, check out Christa's blog:
Feeling Blessed

Stay tuned .....

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

First Attempts ...

Several months ago,
I visited LaPorte, IN
and found a Workbasket Magazine

with this tatting pattern ---
called Summertime means Butterflies
by Mary H. McCarthy

And, I made a couple attempts.
I think with the pearl beads - will need to use a different size crochet cotton (maybe size 10)
Or, I may need to use smaller round beads ... but, after messing it up the first time around,

I did manage to get the blue butterfly tatted!

I also tatted this lovely pattern by   Jon Yusoff
(made a few hearts using this pattern)
I enjoy making up this heart!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Mom's Butterfly

This was taught at Lace Day
and I enjoyed tatting the edge on this butterfly.

And, after Monday's On-line Tatting Class, I managed to get the butterfly body completed today.

I think, if I try this again (and I have the paper-material for butterfly body), 
I might do the rings a bit differently.    Instead of the shoelace trick, maybe a SCMR.  

The other lesson learned - is to have the holes in the butterfly closer to the edge.

Hope to see some tatting friends at
I think I have DH talked into going with me the day before 
- I'm hoping weather is nice + we can tour the Art Museum in Indianapolis,
 or find someplace else to visit.