- Batty Tatter
- 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.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Thursday, 20 February 2014
I seem to be on a big rocking horse "kick." Get it? Horse, kick. he he. I sold two of my horses to my mom and the baby cradle card. So it's back to the drawing board for me. I'm expecting a bunch of new size 40 thread so I can do more horses in that size. I never thought I'd use thread that small.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
I made this for my mom to use for another baby shower. Plenty of new arrivals in her neck of the woods. It's from Tatting Treats by Pam Palmer. I didn't like it until I got the ribbon on it. Now it looks a little better. The rocker is done in pearl tatting. What a pain. I had to concentrate. :o.
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
This little guy is made with Lizbeth Summer Fun. I don't plan to use that green for the background when I frame it, I just needed something to off set the colors. I just ordered another wack of Lizbeth thread. This time in mostly size 40. My husband is feigning aghast.At least I hope so.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
I got this nice designer paper at Wall Mart. Thank you SWtrompeter, for the suggestion. I like the little white spots. The frame is a little tight, but I don't want to spend a bundle on frames. An 8 x 6 might have been nicer, but they are in short supply.
Monday, 10 February 2014
I saw this doily at an antique store last Saturday. I find it fascinating. Upon first glance it looks tatted, but I finally realized it's crocheted. There are some double stitches in it. The person who made it did not weave in the ends, so there's frayed ends here and there. And it's got some dirty spots. I guess I should have made an offer on it. The price tag was $15.00. It truly needs someone to take it home and give it some TLC.
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Finally I made one using the size 40 thread, throughout like the pattern calls for. I did enjoy making this little painted pony. The blue background is just to help the colors show. I'll have to find something to use for the background in a framed picture.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
While at my mom's, a friend of her's announced the birth of her grandson. So, mom asked me to tat this for her. It's going in a frame. It's from Pam Palmer's Tatting Treats Two. I mixed up the thread sizes, but it worked out ok anyway. The blue in size 30, the saddle 40 and the rocker 20. This horsey will always remind me of the Tatting goddess, Gina Brumett. She made it a few years back and I've always liked it. I hope it makes a good shower gift.