Monday, November 29, 2010

Can you put tatting inside a glass ball? (2/25)

So here is the tatted last name almost finished!! It was done in Lizbeth size 20 and is mocha brown light and medium. It sat around for a week before I finally finished it. I'll try and post pictures of the finished product when I get a chance. All done finally. Hope the bride and groom like it.

This is a gift from our neighbor for the kitten. A wooden top made out of scraps. She can't get it to spin herself yet, but loves for us to get it going.

I have a question that you might see posted on other forums as well. I've seen many people put tatting around glass balls for Christmas trees, but has anyone tried to put tatting inside a glass ball? I would like to do some glass balls for Christmas ornaments, but got too late of a start for tatting around them. Someone gave me the idea of putting them inside hanging from a string at the top. I think that the tatting will need to be stiffened, but them how do you get it inside the opening of the ball? This is like trying to get a boat in a bottle. Any thoughts are appreciated!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Thursday!! (1/25)

Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Thursday to you--whichever fits you. I decided to take a break from the letter edging--which is almost done by the way--to make something to wear for Thanksgiving. I'm not a big jewelry person, but thought that I would try a necklace again since it has been so long since I've worn one. The patterns is one from pieknits's blog. I'm thinking about trying a few modifications and maybe making some for Christmas gifts.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Letters are done now for the edging... (0/25)

The letters are finished!! This is the new last name of a couple getting married soon--the kitten is going to be the flower girl. It was supposed to be ready for a shower this weekend, but this is the picture that got mailed to the shower instead.

Now to work on the edging--the edging will be my first motif for my next 25. I actually have the whole bottom of the edging finished. It is a pain to keep everything from getting all tangled into a ball.

I've been seeing some cro-tatting and it has me curious--if you are also curious check this giveaway out.