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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sandpaper Kisses with Tatting, Occhi, Frywolitkowe, etc.

Sandpaper kisses a cuddle a purr. I have an alarm clock that's covered in fur.
I have added an extra 7p to outer edge by mistake to Diane's pattern 

This is what I found in the middle of the night (needed something for center) when I didn't have bottle cap order come in from Amazon yet!

They are buttons that are plastic.

Buttons can be found at Walmart and craft stores.  Keep in mind the second set of buttons was found in the Scrapbooking and sewing sections of the stores!

I happened to find some tassels that matched the thread color. This is lacelovinlibrarian

Have a wonderful day and week tatting
P.S. I joined, "Ice Drop Addicts" under husbands account for now.
see you there :)  

Thursday, September 13, 2018

On the Edge with Buttons and Occhi and rooting Pepermint!

Well, I made another bookmark from Robin's bookmarks collection.

 I decided to make an edging only altering one of the pattern slightly.
I have made the edging with a size 20 thread and I am almost half way around.

Wanting to accommodate the baby buttons that matched with the color and the hankie that Margaret sent to me as a gift a while back! 

So It's been less than a week, by placing mint in a vase with plan water we can already see the roots appear.  When I get a good amount of roots I will transfer them outside we normally have a mild fall so hopefully everything will work out
stay tuned.  Hugs from Carollyn.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Leaves With Frivolite, Occhi, and Tatting

Ta Da! I finished and mail this off to my son, that is volunteering for our church in Russia.
The hardest part was finding out how to write in cursive in Russian. 

This is his favorite Hymn.  The words translate to "Closer to Thee"

The glycerin and 2 parts water soaked for a week. This made all the leaves flexible.
(Even to this day three or so weeks later.)

I have learned from this that it needs some kind of backing and use this glue ( a flexible fabric glue) to back the leaf with felt.

I actually tatted on the leaf before I added the felt later, the tatting did tear though on two spots.
I will make more for my daughters family she would like to use them with names at places settings, for Thanks Giving Holiday we celebrate in the United States.
I am going to try paper to the backs before tatting and stitching next time.

Here is the hymn in Russian.
I went to "Farmers Market" in Knoxville Tennessee and bought these tiny egg plants along with heirloom tomatoes and a yellow zucchini.  I have never seen such tiny egg plants and enjoyed frying them up for supper.
these little eggs plants have several different names as follows
Rosa Bianca
lavender Variegated
Now that you have had your veggies have a great day :)


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Delicate Handmade Lace Book Mark

Another pretty one of  Robin's at Tatting By the Bay!

I love how this came out and was not hard to do tatting wise, I did enjoy tatting following a small maze, was fun.

I did do size 80 so this is for a small book, or children's bible.

Leaf update!
The leaves were soaked for a week and taken out, dried for a week
it is rather fascinating because they are still very pliable.
Not brittle. this is were I wish you could feel them.
Small color change but, they did not turn brown yet.  
Here is the line up left to right!  Size 20, then 80 and then 40 I love them all once again great instructions
love them all! 
Have a fun Project filled days ahead! 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Victorian? Tatted Lace Bookmarks

I just can't stop they are fun to make!

I did make a mistake and was running out of the variegated thread so ended sooner and turned the corner wrong
but thought of a quick save.
I do love split ring tail :) 

Now to test the bookmark out.

Looks like they both work
You will find me making more, and the patterns for 14 different kinds coming soon to Robins workshop on Etsy

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Book Mark and Leaves

I had fun with Robins beautiful pattern ,I was little nervous to keep up with her flawless tatting and patterns :)
Thank You Robin!

After a week of soaking and holding the leaves under the glycerin water with this pretty shell
the water solution turned greener.

I took them out to dry the little round one is nice but to thin to work with (it was a weed) and so is the one on the far right with one point
the two large ones are "Dog Wood" tree and the tear was in that one to start with.
"Maple" is the three others and ones, "Ornamental Olive" leaf, is the long narrow one.

The Camera picked up the shine little more, but this process made the leaves pliable to work with and that is what I wanted.
Almost forgot the book mark is made with size 40 thread I did a 
little sample of size 20 next to it.
Have a fun week ya all!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Test Tatting Lace

Tatting this summer has been very slow for tatting and me, and then Robin from Tatting by the Bay let me test a pattern I feel honored.
It was slow going with color changes 3 times,and forgot how to do Catherine Wheel.
After a trip to You tube where Marilee Rockley does a great job, it all comes back.

A fun bracelet that was on Facebook sent to me by Michelle (thank You very fun) and the designer's name escapes me right now, but had fun making tiny tassels with a bead and bit a glue.  

Then another experiment of soaking leaves for a week has started so I can see if I can tat around them
The mixture consists of one part Glycerin and 2 parts water 
so this should be interesting
Have a Great Sunday
from down south :)