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I retired early because my legs don't like holding me up for too long. So now I can do things in my own time. I like to sell things at farmers market. Most of which, I've made myself, e.g. homemade soap, crochet dish cloths, hand towels, baby afghans and of course,..tatting.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

More Beaded Snowflakes

Jane will be so proud of me. I got right beady with these. I'm still tatting snowflakes for gifts. I wanted to have these ready for my aqua size instructor and another for a good friend, who admires my tatting.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

A tatting from a long time ago

This is a tatted, large, doily I did as a Christmas present years ago for my mother-in-law. When she passed away, I got it back. I need to take a better picture of it. But it needs some pressing. It was a lot of work, because I made lots of mistakes that I had to cut out and redo.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

First Bauble

My first bauble. This one took me lots of time, as I wasn't comprehending the pattern very well. It's from Janet Carrol's "Elegant Tatting Patterns"


             

Thursday, 1 December 2011

some new Christmas ornaments

I finally got these done and stiffened. I put some frosty sparkle on them too. The bell is my first try at adding beads. The three kira's stars are for a woman who wants them for her three daughters.


Sunday, 20 November 2011

First Effort at Beaded Tatting

This is my first try at adding beads to a tatting. I was in a waiting room for part of the time. I was concerned that I'd make a mistake, but managed ok. She was one of the first items to sell from my farmers market table on Nov 19/11. 

Monday, 31 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

I like the colors on this one

I like the colors on this bookmark. I got creative with the tail too. It was fun.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Nancy Price's bookmark

This fun bookmark come from Nancy Price. I used #20 cotton. I should have made it a little smaller as she used #40. Oh well, I learned something anyway.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

circle of fun

These little cuties are in the latest Handy Hands newsletter. Fall 2011. They are earrings by Kendra Goodnow. Only, I made them into zipper pulls. They are for my mom as she struggles with those tiny zipper pulls on her coats.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Kim's snowflake

This is Kim Millar's snowflake. Her blog is with Georgia Seitz's. I really liked it.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Friday, 30 September 2011

made a page for my new binder

I have so many photo copies patterns in tatting. So, I bought a new pretty pink binder and made a title page for it. Such fun.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

New bookmarks

The pink bookmark is Bree's pattern. I never did find out how she did it in one piece, but it came together. The other two belong to Rachel. I do like that pattern. And the variegated thread from Lizbeth.


Saturday, 17 September 2011

They show up better with red behind them. I painted them with iridescent, frosty, sparkle. Wish it would show up. These are for hanging on a tree.

sparkly snowflakes

There, they show up better with red behind. Wish the sparkles showed up

tatted small cross

I liked making this little cross. The design is from Rachel. xstchntat. 
 
The bottom snowflake, I made so long ago, I don't know where the pattern came from. It's been sitting for years. The top one was supposed to be just a triangle. It hadn't met by three points, so I kept going. I like it.

I got this idea from a book in a little store in Calgary. I've made some changes. It was a little experiment. Not sure I like it that much.

Friday, 16 September 2011

flower bookmark

Finally got this put together. Now that I know how, I like it and plan to make more.
I've pulled a muscle in my leg, so I've had lots of time to tat while I sit on my massage seat. Only goes to show, I should be tatting instead of working in the garden. he he.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

apple and watering can

I've made two new tats for cards. The apple is from Mark Myers, thank you Mark. It was fun to make. I glued it to a green card.
 The water can is a design from Jane Eborall, thank you Jane. I appreciate that people have posted their patterns. I added a little flower to the can. Notice the water coming out?

Thursday, 1 September 2011

dragonfly with a little more

ok I did add some loopy leaves at the top. My daughter says I overkill and it looks too randon. oh well, I'm having fun

added some grass

I added a little grass to this flower, we'll see if that brings it some admiration

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

another hat

another hat tat. I guess I'll quit these for awhile and stick with greeting cards. They aren't selling.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

greeting card

I made this flower and put it on a greeting card. Not sure if is needs something more.


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Blue Cross

I just finished this cross last night. I'll stiffen it for Farmers market tonight.
 

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

MORE PICTURES

I've been putting my tattings on caps. I'm hoping to sell them at Farmer's Market.



I've made a few of these cross book marks too. My first tries were dicey, but finally got it figured out.






Never done this before

I learned to tat from a friend about 10 years ago. When I started back to work, the tatting got put on the back burner. I've picked it up again and am making some things to sell at farmers market. Will post more pictures, as I get them on my photo gallery. The blue bookmark is made with "Lizbeth" peacock blue. I've had to send to Handy Hands for it as so far it's become hard to get tatting supplies here in Canada. It was easier 10 years ago. But now, our shops can't be bothered. Well, that's my first blog. Gotta go get some pictures.