Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Watermelon Egg

Motif Challenge #14 is egg #4 from the book.  It is tatted in Lizbeth's Juicy Watermelon size 20 with lime green   size 6 beads.  The colors are very pretty.  One thing about the eggs is that it is a fun way to try out threads.

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LadyShuttleMaker's Mug

I  had to have one of LadyShuttleMaker's ceramic mugs.  It is so pretty.  Too cool to have a mug with lace motifs all over.  I love coffee and love tatting--so it's the best of both.  Thanks Sherry for sharing your talent.
Happy tatting,

Monday, March 26, 2012

Here's another one

Here is motif challenge #13.  It is egg #2 from the TATTED EASTER EGG book.  Tatted in Lizbeth's Pink Parade using size 20.   This is a cute egg. The tree is turning out nice--getting close to a dozen. 

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3 Year Blogaversary Winner!!!

And the winner is:
Crazy Mom Tats!

Thank you to all who entered my giveaway. I appreciate all the kind words that you shared about my blog and the support that many of you have given me during the past three years.

I will post a picture when it is ready to be mailed.

Happy tatting,

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another Egg again

Here is Motif Challenge #12. It is egg #16 made from Lizbeth Pink Cocoa. But, I think of it as Jane Eborall's Pink Cocoa. I love the way this egg turned out. I usually avoid split chains, but I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Luckily the split chain landed in the brown section of the thread. So, imperfections are not as visible. Please don't look too close. I need to follow Fox and "practice, practice, practice". The actual design may have looked better in a solid color, but I like how it turned out. Don't forget to sign up for my 3rd Blogaversary Giveaway.
Happy tatting,

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

3 Year Blogaversary Giveaway

Wow! Today is the three year anniversary of my blog. I can not believe it has been three whole years since I won Gina's PIF giveaway. The stipulations were that I had to post the PIF picture on my blog and offer a giveaway. In honor of the past three years and Gina Brummett's memory and inspiration, I am hosting a giveaway.

The winner will receive a package that includes a tatted piece plus more surprises. The traditional gift for a 3rd anniversary is leather and the modern gift is glass. Interesting.....

The winner will be chosen via random number generator on March 22.

Here are the rules:

1. You must sign up on this post only by leaving a comment including an email address for contacting the winner.

2. For a second chance post a link to where you mentioned this giveaway on your blog.

Good luck and happy tatting,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Motif Challenge #11 An Egg again

Motif Challenge #11 is egg #6. Lizbeth Lemon Yellow was used for this very simple egg. As a child, I always had a pale yellow egg. So I had to have one for the collection. I am really liking the collection of eggs I'm gathering.
Happy tatting,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Egg

Motif Challenge #10 is egg #8. The center is tatted with Lizbeth Spring Flower and the outer rounds are Turquoise Lt. The colors are much more vibrant than the picture shows. I think this is one of my favorites.

Happy tatting,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Egg and Eggs

Here is motif Challenge #9. It is egg #15 from the book. The butterfly is tatted in DMC Pastel variegated. The outer round in DMC Cebelia lavender, all size 20. The DMC pastel variegated is my favorite thread in those colors. Lizbeth has a thread that is very similiar in color way but is just not the same. And now for the eggs...Today I took a wire wrapping class at our local bead store. Here is the bird's nest pin with freshwater pearls for the eggs that I made. It really turned out so cute. I will be making some more of these for gifts. It was really fun and easy.
I'm trying so hard to get at least a dozen eggs done before Easter. There are two dozen eggs in the book--not sure all of them will be made. I have got to get done with these so that I can go on to the tat a long project. I am enjoying watching the progress of all the participants. I also want to make Karey Solomons "Lady" bookmark from her new "Bouquet of Bookmarks" book. It is so different and interesting.

Happy tatting,

Friday, March 2, 2012

25 Motif Challenge

Motif #8 is egg #14 tatted in Sunset Clouds HDT by LadyShuttleMaker. This egg uses the roll stitch. I like the look of the roll stitch, but I think Josephine Knots would look good too and would not make the fingers ache from the death grip.

Happy tatting,