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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.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Elly's dragon

My daughter's never been very interested in my tattings. But when I made the Regal dragon, she finally took an interest. So, she asked for this red and purple guy. She wants to paint her own background. So you can see the black helmet laying there. She wants to paint a pile of ashes, where the knight got burnt up. And the brave princess is now holding a sword. This time I left the princess with some long hair. 

Saturday, 20 February 2016

One more time

Sorry, I keep posting this. My friend wants it to frame and put in her granddaughter's bedroom. She's making a colorful frame and mat for it. She asked me to put a sword in the princess' hand as well. As her granddaughter is a little independent sort.  Not inclined to let a male do her battling for her. Also, I added a flag on the castle and some flowers. I bought a book on painting with water colors. I'm hoping that one day I'll be much improved with my painting.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Regal dragon with background

There's the finished product of the Regal dragon with a bit of a background. He doesn't look very ferocious. That's ok. I think he just wants to make some friends.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Regal dragon

This is Regal Dragon from the book Flights of Fantasy by Martha Ess. I hope to paint a bit of a background for it. So I'll post it again when it's finished. The pattern is very fun and not hard to follow. The rearing horse I did on a previous picture is from this book also. A very fun book.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

TIAS

Got my TIAS bunny done. He started out blue. But I had a lot of trouble figuring out the second ear. Sometimes my brain just goes on vacation. I tell people I'm somewhere between a blonde and a senior. So, I started over. Jane creates some very cute tats.

White stallion

Well, my daughter and I took some painting classes. I wanted to be able to paint some backgrounds for tatting that I wanted to frame. I tried not to put in too much detail so as to not take away from the tatting. The "mane event" as it were. :). So here's a bit of my efforts. I know, don't quit taking art classes.
No tatting for this one. But it was fun to try.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Finished doily

YAY! I'm done. This is a gift for a good friend. She knows it's coming and is looking forward to having it on her new wood table.

I just finished this cute snail from Inga Madsen's book "Tatted Animals"Inspiration from Umi n Tsuru.