Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas 2014

Presents given and received.  The first is called Unfolding Heart by Marilee Rockley - given to my daughter.  Silver beads were added for a little bling.  The second is Ars Colaris "My Wonderful Tree".  It was in the process of being stiffened.  The recipient (a family friend) will have to attached the pieces into a star.  The last are shuttles my wonderful husband made for me out of exotic wood he found at a local woodworking shop.  They need a finish and then I will put them to work.

Going to make a couple of quick smiley faces tonight.

Tomorrow will start the design process of a chocker/bracelet.  Palmetto Tatters Guild is now accepting applications for teachers.  Tat Days is September 3-6, 2015.  Deadline for applications is February 15, 2015. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lanyard was finished last night.  There is a magnetic clasp at the back attached by split rings.  The front has a larger split ring connecting both sides and a lobster clasp.  Hubby is happy!

Finished another ink pen insert.  This is a quick project using split rings.

Halfway done with Marilee Rockley's Unfolding Heart pattern.  I am using silver seed beads to add a little bling.  Hope to finish tonight or tomorrow.  It is size 10 thread that I dyed myself.

One more project for the holidays to complete.  Next major project will be to finish the TAT Proficiency Phase II course.  Then it will be onward with the Monster Doily.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gifts for the Holidays

Smiley faces are from a pattern by Jane Eborall made from DMC floss.  They will be kept in my purse to give away to brighten someone's day, for kids at events we attend or anyone who might be interested in tatting. 

The doily is from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz - Doily VI, rounds 1 thru 4.  Made with Lizbeth Root Beer Float size 20.  It is a present for my brother who is newly engaged.

There is one half of a Patti Duff's lanyard.  I started with one color of bead and it was decided to go with another.  I am using a technique from Tonya (SCMR using a ball and thread, SLT and adding the beads as I go).  Thanks Tonya.  The technique is working great.  I will use the short lanyard as a key ring.  The longer one will have a magnetic catch at one end and a clip at the other.  Made from Lizbeth size 20 Rainbow Splash.  The other half should be done this week. 

Only two more projects to complete for the holidays!