Well, it has been a busy morning, along with the normal feeding all the animals, who always think they are starving (goats and llamas are just like cats and dogs in that department) and regular housework, I have been gathering the little give-away packages! I am having fun with the couple little extras I have stuck in there, giggles as I give a secret away, and I have decided to move the give-away date to November 10 instead of November 15... But there is still a ton of time for anyone who wants to enter. Some people will have to check in here to see if you won because all I have is a name, no site or profile to contact you with :D but that is cool :)
Now on to what I have been doing in the mean time; I have been trying not to post a lot, wanted everyone to make sure they saw info about the give away and the bead info :) but I have been busy busy busy tatting !
Motif # 7 is my own little design, and I made them with barrettes in mind, the kind you put a stick through with a bead on the end... I like the one without the split rings on it better, but I really like both and will keep playing with the design more. the pink one was made to look like a rose with leaves on the ends. I will make more ecru designs and hand dye them. the rose motif is Lizbeth threads, and all are size 20.
Motif #8 This next one I saw, Fox from Tatology had done and I really really had fallen in love with it! I altered it just slightly and made it my own, and made a couple with different stitch counts, playing with the size of the hearts and number of hearts on each bookmark.
Motif #9 This one is a similar concept to the hearts, except it is rings only and has picots. I really like the way it turned out, and will be making a couple more of these. I have already given a few bookmarks out to family members for birthday gifts, and they were very very well received. One member put them back in the card and got them framed, and is refusing to use them, lol, that is alright with me, I just thought it was funny as I intended her to use them :)
Motif# 10 I really don't remember where I found this pattern, I have seen it on more than a couple sites on the net though, and it is an easy tat. I altered the end and made the last chain straight, for a slightly different visual effect, and I added a variety of mixed match beads on the bottom. the tail is also macrame instead of tatted. it really is an interesting little bookmark :)
Thanks to Fox for an easy to read and understand tutorial, here is my very first piece of rolled tatting. thread is Lizbeth 20
ty for the tutorial :)
SO, there we have it, busy busy busy :) as always, have fun and happy tatting :)