Friday, February 11, 2011

All hearted out!!

I've been having a grand time seeing the crafters of the world with OWOH. Wish that I had more time to look at everyone.

My mom asked me to make hearts for some special friends of hers. The pattern is by Birgit Phelps. Now I don't want to see these hearts for a long time :) I am working on a special one (a new heart pattern) for the kitten for Valentine's Day. Hopefully I can get it finished in time.

I got surprised with these lovelies. I love how sometimes surprises happen just when you need them most.

Any opinions on the shuttles? I've heard bad things about the metal Boye. But wondered about the plastic Bates. I might take them back and exchange them for Clovers since this appears to be a shuttle most people like. This was such a great surprise since I'm 2+ hours from a real craft store.

I'll have to show pictures of my shuttle tatting soon. It is coming slowly. You will probably be seeing some questions appear on tatting forums soon!

Also, any advice on this product. It was passed along to me thinking that it would make tatting stiff and sparkle at the same time. I'm concerned that it might make the tatting not last as long.


  1. Your hearts look like lots of wonderful love! :)

  2. Congratulations on getting new goodies to play with and on completing the lovely collection of hearts. I don't know how anyone makes a large number of a pattern without going nuts. I have to at least change the thread size, color, or make additions like filaments or beads. I really admire those of you who can stick to the task.

  3. Beautiful hearts, I know the thought of making so many of one pattern driving you nuts, Idont know anyone who would not go nuts making the same pattern over and over again.

    Look forward to seeing what you do with your new goodies.

  4. how did it go with the varnish?