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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Can You Guess Which Pattern This Is?

You probably have made this cause this was on my tatting list for years.  I am out of town helping a with post surgery my daughter had and so tatting is slow going.
I used some favorite colors I used on a pervious doily size 80.  Long chains are flimsy till last round, it seems to lay down nicely, but I get anxious till I start The last round.  You can see difference, the tiny rings and chains added on the left of the motif and the twisted chains on the right. (At bottom)

Soooooo the pattern is from Be-stitched an can be found when you click on the word Be-stitched above.  It's call "pinwheel"

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Ice DropThistle

This is a little 1/2 inch, pretty plastic button.  The pattern is taken from this book below
the top  right one is the exact pattern on page 55 and the drop is the same pattern
just make 2 center rings for every one ring.  Then  leave out the second set of rings
at very top by the flower.
I pinned out and sprayed with water.
Below is a picot gauge made from card stock.

I forgot to show how I frayed the thistle but you just use a pin and separate the strands. I did a water just to the tips of thread. and start separating at the tops of the thread.
And yes I got my Ice drop Addicts shuttle too!
Thank you Rita! Shuttle by Design

This is before you snip them apart! and you don't have to :)
See if you have a pattern that would work to hold a center piece in!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Cotton Candy Fairy

 I made a tassel with cotton strips that I tore starting with a little snip of the scissors at the top of the fabric.

I also received my shuttle from Rita's Shuttle By Design on face book for the Ice drop addicts club. 

I think she is my favorite fairy so far, I like using the strips and want to make an angel for Christmas with all white maybe yellow wings not sure.

And this made great hair for that messy hair look
remember pattern is two posts back for the wings.
have a great day 
tatting away!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Island Fairy Named "Carib" with Lace Wings

She came from the Caribbean
Or maybe from the upholstery shop :)
Here is her back.   This weird tassel on her head, makes great hair that shows of the wings a bit more!

I felt the need to increase the bridge between the wings so I added a few more double stitches, then while checking out blogs I realized that Bernice at "Knotvortex" has used the wings for beautiful crystals click here to check out her creative take with the wings!
She also added a couple extra double stitches before I did!

 Now to find something for this set of wings! 
Hope you all are Having a great New Years Day and don't for get to tat away :)