Search This Blog

Friday, December 28, 2018

Fairy Tales In Tatted Lace

This fairy was created with a tassel.  A lovely lady on FB, Melanie V. thought of using the tassels.
I like creating wings for the fairies.
I call her "Wheat Fairy" 

Although most of the wings are covered by hair here is the back side!

This fairy ( 'Bright Blossoms") is a bit loud in color.  But I used her for a step by step to give you an idea of how to make.

A great thing to use is a credit card to make a tassel (less expensive) 
wrap around and bend card to remove so you can tie it up.

She has a crown made of bead cover

She was an experiment fairy with a bead that has a face. 
The arms go in next and can be made with pipe cleaner, wire or thread braided. "Sky is the limit."

Here is the back of the wings, made without beads.
Sticking hair on is the hardest part.
I have sew dolls in the pasts and the next time I will try faux fur or wool and see how that turns out!
I am working on a pdf and have it made but not sure how to place it on the blog for now if you can't wait, here is a picture!

I know it is sideways
Have a great week and tat away!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Littlest Angel

I thought I would play with picots

And make a tiny angel

I went too far with the larger one so I used the smaller one.
Then a tiny tree to set the angel on was next!
Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas time!
or Holidays!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Snowflake Preperation

First you make your snowflake

Then this time I use this school glue with a little water then dip and paper towel squish to remove excess, and pin out to dry.  Its will wash out and is not my only method.  Sometimes other for delicate snowflakes is hair spray and so many others.
starch and sugar water and some are good with nothing at all!
I learned of dipping things in white antacid and this is good for non yellowing too!
What do you do?

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Occhi and Beads and Velvet!

The edging was finished and added to this beaded velvet bag!

This was a Secret Santa gift that was made for a "Needle Tatter"
 it should fit the needles and a project for a take with you.

I love to have tatting you can carry with you!

The inside was reinforced with a heave plastic so her needles would not bend where ever she takes it!

I love the colors and  many people saw me making this just loved it.
the down side is I mailed it away and 
mail said it delivered it, but so far 
no report back and not sure it made it to the person I sent it to
I mail this with another gift and am little worried 

I received my gift an it was lovely and great Idea too!
Here is a picture of the beautiful scissors and beading needles I received 
I love them and perfect for me,thank You Mary 
hugs from Carollyn  
It is great fun to take part in Secret Santa this time with the 
Tatting Cornor!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Simple Edgings With Beads

Working on another edging to place on velvet 
Ring or 2p2p2p2 then a chain of 3, add 3beads and3
numbers mean double stitches 
And yes an old homemade shuttle was just handy not for looks :) 
The same edging just different color, it is for a Christmas gift exchange. I over do many things but I enjoy my little projects!
hope your holidays are going well and friends and family are safe and happy.
Remember tatting relieves stress :)