Friday, December 10, 2010

Bothersome Bs (4 and 5/25)

I had this marvelous idea and right now nothing is working. Lest you get concerned when you view the picture....I am NOT tatting another last name....repeat NOT tatting another last name. I might be called upon to tat initials or a last name of 3 letters or less sometime in the distance future.

I am trying to make a texture and color book for a baby. I wanted to put the first initial of the child, a B, in the book. But my Bs aren't looking right. I tried to come up with a variate of the letter that I tatted before, but it looked like a D with a line in it. Then I found letters from Gillian Buchanan. Her B looked great, but mine looks like an 8 (I did drop off the extra picot since it is for a boy--I thought that it would be more boyish). I would like to figure out how to alter the block B since a lot of people I know have a last name starting with a B, but that will have to wait. Any ideas? I'm posting this mostly for my own memory so that I can alter it in the future. I think that for now I'm going to tat some animals for the book instead.


  1. I think the smaller one looks more like a B than a D, not easy but I think you are nearly there with the smaller one.

  2. Tattin'Kat,
    I understand this one so well, delt with it when I done my own letters. So I hope that I can explain it to you so you can understand it. When you make your B put some of the part that you have down where it forms the D look up higher & less when you go to make the part that goes in the middle. So it arches like a B would. Like I said I hope you can understand what I mean. It might take you a few times of doing it to work it out how you want it to look. But once you do have it, you will be thrilled to be able to make all the B's you need for any name. I'm sorry I can't show you this in person cause it would help you alot more easier to know what I mean. But draw a big B on a paper. You should be able to see what I mean that way. Good Luck with this cause I want you to be able to make all the B's you want with ease.
    I know what you mean about little ones too. I have a couple myself. So Merry Christmas to you & your family. I would have emailed you but didn't know how to find it.

  3. I think that I'm going to have to put the Bs on the back burner for the moment to get everything finished in time for Christmas. I'll post my future Bs here. Thanks for the help.