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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Designer Miniature Purse, with tatting




I have been working on patterns for a set of three purses. 
This with a set of keys  found a new home, the others will be part of Pinterest Pinchicks Pick at the end of month, hopfully


Jane's TAIS below, it got interesting I think it is a .......

This was fun to figure out because I never flip my chain stitch,(so making this Z chain was  odd for me) my lock joins are never pretty I just except that :( 



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rose and Thistle Last Round

Last round, I wanted to use all the colors in the doily. so I had to use 3 shuttles:)
I felt like I was making bobbin lace, ha ha ha (I don't know how they keep track of all those bobbins).

ahhh amongst the perfume bottles :)

Yes I will fray the ends and will use the pin method that muskaan speaks of on her blog :)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Mastering Tatting" Twisting Picots

Finished this round I wet and blocked, colors are darker when wet.

I am excited about the colors and have enjoyed twisting these picots in the roses, more of this to come on next round too! I love this two picot method and think it would be great to place in other designs hope you enjoy the movie :)


I went to the beach last November and had a wonderful time with my sister in law and she taught me to pick up the imperfect shells and enjoy there beauty I spent most of childhood at the beach and discarded imperfect one, Thank you Debbie for the wonderful life lesson, I love you :)
Life is beautiful
have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Rose and Thistle and lovely Gifts From the Mail


My daughters friends Tiffany found this large shuttle at a rummage sale and knew I tat and collect shuttles.   Margaret sent me this beautiful hand panted one all the way from England, thank you both I am so glad you thought of me.
This is another doily form the mastering tatting book that most people own, I have really enjoyed mixing colors and am very excited about the finished look.

The flip side of the Queen Elizabeth's shuttle Thank You both and all of you bloggers for visiting my blog even though I have been not keeping up like I should.
hugs from Carollyn.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Frivolite, Holly Berry Brooch, Two Different Size Beads


Yesterday I made up another one with smaller beads so you can compare
Pattern on Previous post.
Compare Rocaille or Seed bead size one of 6 (larger) and other 12 (smaller) 

I even made a mistake in tatting and instead of a clover at one end I just did a double ring.  I figure in nature not everything is perfect.

I guess the big tip to remember is ... Don't make any ring with out sliding beads down :)
Also can attach holly to safety pin for faster results.
Or use matching color sewing thread, will sew through work quicker too! 


Makes a great tatting gift for the Holidays :)  

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holly Brooch Pattern

I designed this last year, and had a request for pattern

the two leaves are  made with 2 shuttles and rings and chains are 4 double stitches


going up one side and down another instead of just making rings on each side and one thin chain you have double chain in middle for strength,  

I usually work with small thread but this, I feel looks better with size 8 pearl cotton and large seed beads , my post on December 2015 looks nice with smaller beads too if you want to check that out. 

I left long thread ends loose on the 3 rings or berries,  4 picots separated by 4,3,3,4 double stitches ,  I tied the set together with thread from berries and then attached first part of the pin with the red and then use a thread of green for the part that attaches up into the leaf. 

I will try to get someone to help me with the PDF of the pattern so it can be downloaded soon.,for now the picture will have to do.
Have a great week 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Josephine's Christmas Tree

I have been working on this pattern and still will create more of different sizes of trees, this is done is size 40 thread and I liked the little bird so much I changed it
a bit to look like a red cardinal.

I bought this beautiful golden thread and it is very tiny and looked perfect for tatting, but it shreds up
when pulling a ring or sliding the knots on a chain
so that just leaves knotting tiny seed beads and using this as garland.