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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentines Day

I had to make something for my grandson, so this is what evolved when shopping at Hobby Lobby, I saw these tiny batman hearts and wanted to tat a bat and place it in a heart. But in my house this time, majority rules and they all wanted bat to be in side of a yellow oval like the true symbol. 
so my attaching this bat shape made more of this odd shape
have a great day!

The Dady Daughter Dance With Tiny Tatting In Hair :)

The pictures turned out great her dad is taking a class and so we have a great treat :)

They Printed these tickets out for the Dance

There were snacks and look at those smiles!
A Red carpet too.
 To all the volunteers that made a very special day, Thank You :) 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Delicate Heart Idea

I got an idea long ago when Carolyn from Shopping My Stash posted and sent me a tatted heart around paper. I also remember  Margaret from Margarets Designer Cards, every   once in a while complains, about some tatting,                                                                                                                                ( like one shuttle tatting) being so fidgety at times. 

Feeling EXPERIMENTAL I decided to try punch holes in a card stalk heart as evenly as I could.
I found it a dream to tat on with fine thread no Fidgeting around! So Now what I was trying to see if removing the paper afterwards would work.



Size 80 was delicate I knew it would need better support but really didn't want to tat any more and realized  not tatting inside would be back to fidgety :(  This was flimsy, what to do?
I could do the filet lace like Ninetta on her blog at times, but realized I don't know how to do that, and no time. 
Beads I added Beads :) it really helped and little hair spray :)

End result

I also changed my mind again and instead of changing colors I am going to stick with the one I got :) more on this next week.
Have a great Day

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tatted Lace To Embelish As Always

The last heart was made in to another card holder, it seemed to fit nicely.
The flowers were made in one night.  When I got an emergency call from daughter on a needed hair accessories.
I had no time for pictures and had to get them in the mail for an upcoming Daddy Daughter Dance
But they arrived today (quicker than expected). 
They are not black they are navy blue with silver beads not sure phone captured this color well.

With gum in mouth, this made a great after school surprise in the mail.  I saved the little frame from a year ago, I mess up on it by not adding enough rings on the bottom, it was exact same thread as the flowers and was able to make it a special looking gift with it.
I will be receiving more pictures after the little dance with dad on Saturday.
Stay Tuned.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Dream Catcher Tatted Heart for Febuary

It is a very tiny one like an ornament, had fun buying the tiny tassels  Hobby Lobby, but will make them next time with a bead crimper like they did.
stiffened with white school glue.

After a day of playing or tatting or watching someone else tat, it really  does make you sleepy.
Leana looks like an exotic princess below. 

No bigger than a shuttle I'd say.
Finished that other sock would you believe :) and knitting is harder than tatting :) or harder for me to keep count at the least! 
Of to make miniature dream catchers 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Why Knot?

Another Spring doily with Renulek join the fun! The back ground is for you Knot Vortex I picked one of her threads for a pervious Spring doily :)

Ice Drop Madness, Omitting Josephine Knots
I had the thread on the shuttles with beads from another project and  thought why knot? :)
So I realized why I have not been doing drops more often?
And now I remembered it was because I bought a huge bag of the wrong size . So off to Hobby Lobby, again I go, and armed with the 40% off coupon on my app and got these gems instead.
This time it was fun taking my tatting with the almost finished product (like Jane at Janemactats blog suggested from  Nicola Bowersox's patterns)  to the store with me to see colors. 

So When reading over the basic pattern to make Hexie, I realized lacelovinlibrarian aka Diane, suggested that  if gem is too small you could put in hot water to snug it down, so I did and pinned it out.
Have a wonderful weekend, and more heart strings projects coming soon :)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lacy Hearts for Febuary

I love this little heart called "Sadie's Heart" by Dusenbury 
I finished the pretty little heart Called "Classic Heart" by Robbin and started the latest spring doily too!

And sock number two is on it way.
I forgot to mention that winding the yarn in a ball and keeping it in a bowl is also very helpful even though most of you know this, if your new at knitting this helps.
Have a great next couple days, keep your projects going smiles from Carollyn!