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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, 29 October 2015

Snowflake in a ball

I got this idea from a fellow tatter a few years back. I only made one. This year I bought a pack of 6 of these glass balls from Hobby Lobby. Then found the bows and little snowflakes at Micheal's recently.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Christmas ornaments

Having a ball with the Christmas ornaments. The tree in the middle is my first try at a Jan Stawasz's creation.The book arrived a couple days ago. I had a couple false starts, so I went with some thread I have an abundance of. It's a size 30, not 10 like he used. The two on the top left and right are Betsy Evans. I like the nice points.
The bottom right is one I bought from Etsy. It's from Romana Stelmach. And I'm still making Eileen Stafford's angles. I added a 3rd row and put some beads on the bottom halo and wing tips. I made it ruffly.
The two in the middle outer edge are Lene Bjorn's 24 Snowflakes in Tatting, Eleventh day of December. And The top middle is the same book..the fifth day of December.
Last is the bottom left. That was a error. I was trying to make the eleventh day of Dec. and made a mistake. Rather than throw it out, I just continued and finished it the was it was going.
I sold two angels while at my mother's place, so now I get to make more of those. So, more to come.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Snowflakes and Angels

The angels are Leen's Angels, designed by Eileen Stafford. I added a third row. I learned a lesson from the angel on the left. Don't put too large of beads on her halo. It made her head rather big. I put beads on the bottom of the skirt on the second one. That turned out ok.
The snowflakes are from Le Flocon Frivole at www.leblogdefrivole.blogspot.com they are great fun with their little Josephine knots. I like how the points stand out.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

More Christmas things

Here are some more Christmas ornaments. The snowflake is from 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjorn.There are 79 beads around the outside. I'll never do that again. It's pretty but very work intensive. The trees are Be-Stitched. I wish the sparkles would show up.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Snowflake creationg

I haven't stiffened this yet. It started out as Renulek's tat away. But, now I've added another ring to it. I hope to put it in a clear Christmas ball. I will post more as I go.