Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Books and Shuttle!

 Not an hour after my last post and my order from Nancy at arrived in the mail! My treat to myself included Jan Stawasz's Tatted Treasures and The Tatter's Treasure Chest. I also bough an Aerlit shuttle to try out! Some of the lovely ladies at my last tatting class had these types of shuttles with a crochet hook for the point of the shuttle and removable bobbins. I have always had about half a dozen shuttles, still wound with thread, laying around..... so I'm curious to see if the bobbins are a bit more versatile then the standard shuttle with a shaft, like the Clovers or Lacis (even if those are my personal favs).

I can't wait to see what kind of edging and bookmark patterns are in these books for the possibility of more headbands! Toodles!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oh bother!

Between all the rain we've gotten and work and just life in general I've been so very busy that I haven't had time to blog! I'm still tatting away, no worries! Here's a quick update before I head out to do horse chores with my sister!

Dragon by Anne B from Nuperelle! Here is her Norwegian Dragon Pattern! I've seen pictures of this pattern so often that I had to give it a try. I plan on making a couple more. I have some variegated threads in mind that would look nice with this pattern.

Here is the bookmark pattern from Jon Yusoff that I turned into a headband. I tracked down some ribbon to use to tie the back but it came out so nice. I wore this to work yesterday and it was so much more comfortable then using elastic at the back. Now the headband is totally adjustable and looks cute with a bow tied at the bottom. I'm planning on going to some craft stores to find more ribbon colors that will match my threads for more headbands!

The antique Adreinne Mat pattern in solid pastel green - Work in progress. Still trucking along on round 6 out of 7. I'm liking this pattern a lot still!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Two-By-Two Headband

 Yooohooo!! Over here! Yes I'm alive and tatting- just been so busy I've hardly had time to blog! I'm working on a headband from Jon's Two-By-Two pattern. Both rounds are black and, from my Pinterest Inspiration post, I'm going to try tying it up with a ribbon versus elastic!

Work at the garden center is ramping up as the weather gets warmer and warmer so I'm tatting on my lunch breaks. I'm still working on my solid pastel, mint green antique pattern. Pictures soon to follow!

OH! and Just a reminder! If you are in the area and took one of the tatting classes I taught at Esther's Place, this coming Tuesday (April 16th) Natasha is hosting a tatting Q & A night at Esther's Place! Please call her to RSVP and I'll see you there!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pinterest Tatting Ideas!

I've been finding so many great patterns on Pinterest that I'm starting to lose track of them all! Are you on Pinterest? You should see all the amazing tatting pattern that are on there. I admit, I do like Pinterest an awful lot. It's like keeping all of your internet favorites all in one spot. Since work has been keeping me busy, and I'm slowly tatting through another antique pattern, I though I'd share some of the patterns I have planned for the summer that I found on Pinterest. 
I'm always so greatful when people share my work and link back to my blog so I've made a post where all the links are provided back to the original tatter and their website!

A picture post is nice to have once and awhile, eh? ; )

Pretty Leaves and Flower by Vinnie's Tattings 
Gorgeous tatted medallion by Rachel, the Piney Woods Tatter

Yes, I have a pair of high-tops that I'm going to cover with lace :) What do you think? I have brown ones that I'm going to use either a size 40 white or size 10 white? Haven't decided yet, but maybe blogging about it will get me to actually start this project! hehe!
Pretty celtic star by Renulek. She has some fantastic motifs with the number of stitches right on the picture. Be sure to stop by her blog!

This is just too pretty NOT to post! Hummingbird pattern by Kathy Lowe

I've been LOVING Jane Eboral's doodles! My favorite has been the gecko!

now THIS is a beautiful cross! This pattern is from Annie's Granny Design called the Josephine Cross.
Here is the link to Marlee's Pattern. I also found this link on Pinterest here  --->  Pretty earring pattern...I wonder if I could turn this into an edging? I really like the square look of the rings within chains...Hmmmm
I LOVE my tatted headbands; I wear them all the time. This post has the brilliant idea to use a ribbon through the ends to tie it around your head. I've tried elastic, hair ties, and small stretchy head bands, but this idea is the prettiest yet! Its from a stunning Polish Blog called DoraThea.

Super pretty tea pot! I think I'm going to have to ask for the Tatting Teapot book by Martha Ess for my birthday! This tea pot is tatted by TattaBuggs Lace.

Pretty Spring tatted mat! From InTatters. I've had some problems trying to log in, so I'll be sure to update once I can log in.

This has been fun! HERE is a link to my tatting board! Be sure to follow me and I'll see what you've been finding on Pinterest too!
That's all for now! Hope you all have a lovely Tuesday!
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