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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tatted Lace Plans and Progress

I keep my mistakes with tatting and then try to use them. This mistake is forming an idea for a journal cover or purse  or something along with this brooch. Got to sleep on it more.  
I love the old tatted lace books and in some of them they use ric rac and trimmings along with tatting I found this trim on ebay and am excited to recreate one of these patterns for fun.  More to sleep on to figure out which pattern 
Showing progress on Rose and Thistle doily, and on new 2017 Renulek's Spring Doily row two click here 

Here in Tennessee we have mild winters and the temperature go up to 70 for a week or two, and look what I found
Asparagus.  I got to eat him or cover him up in a while, because there will be more cold weather, I am sure of it.
Happy Tatting
Blog you Later

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Scarlet O'Hara Tatted Lace Too!

Gone With the Wind
Any woman born in American between 1940 and 1980 has seen this move multiple times. 
At least that's my personal opinion.
I know I made several mistakes with this TIAS but when done (thanks Jane), I could not think of any thing else, for I live in the south and by several battlefields and have personally visited most all from the great Civil
War that almost divided a nation and freed slaves  fought brother against bother and so on , I had to make her place her hand on her mouth.
This is a 1940's movie that actually references tatting miles of lace with her friends, and is from a book that wrote about a time during the civil war 1061 to 1865.
I did write down a couple of famous quotes from the movie that I have said or herd on many occasions.

Below is a bit of a late Start on the newest spring doily from Renulek's Blogspot and I hope you all will enjoy her latest get pattern by clicking on her name above.

The dishes are a favorite I bought at a lovely little store called "Tuesday Morning" and I love them and they reminded me of a friends blog that Crochets and has recipes and tips, I told her that I have some bowels that match her cups, but upon further inspection I see they are not but close and super pretty her blog is called Scottys-Place
She lives in a beautiful place too :)

And I received these beautiful shuttles from Veronica from St. Petersburg Russia they are  larger  I only own one shuttle larger that this and I can actually tat with them and I have small hands too :) I do enjoy different kinds of shuttles and yes I find it fun to adapt to each one. I did get tired of winding these though and I have tons of thread on there and feel I could make the whole doily without loading the shuttles again.
Lets see how far get with these "puppies"

I actually have many tatting projects and less time these last couple months and I have made progress on the Rose and Thistle doily just need more free tatting time :)
Sorry I was printed so many words  with this post It wont happen too much more :)


tat miles with your friends :)
" I'll think about it tomorrow, tomorrow is another day"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Creating A Heart for Valentines Day

You Pick any Square, and I chose one from this book by Myra Piper, called Tatting.
Below is a fun video that shows  just the square. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

How to make Lace and Frivolite, and Tatting to Fit Your Desires

After all the tatting I have done this is most satisfying cause I wear it a round and people get to see it.
I wanted a collar with this shape and to fit this sweater 

I have sewn since a child.  So I choose a pattern that fit this sweater
After taping a flimsy pattern ( store bought) together at seams and cutting off the seam allowance, I drew it out on large white paper. This way tatting can be pinned  down and take up again as you tat. ( Or purchased flat lace stitched together).
 With tatting at this point, you could choose an any edging you want.
Tatting a boarder all the way around is next step, the shaping of the corners was the hard part, but after all I only had to make two corners work and *squishing it at half way point wasn't so bad.

Once around, add filler tatting and pinning down to check size as you go.  The biggest tip that I  have given tatters creating any pattern is don't worry about picots (put them in normal places or not at all) *when you need to connect tatting with no picot to attach to, use a tiny hook and insert thread of the current ring or chain, between any double stitching, and write down what number you are at, so when you do the other side it will look the same. This increases creative time so you don't have to re-tat over and over !
I Think I  may have posted this collar before,  it was made several years ago, but never explained how this is done till now!
Have a great day creating great things:)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pinterest Pinchick Pick

I got the idea from Pinterest, and this is the second style of purse in my collection of three.
Call the "Half Moon Bag"

Here it is in use, she just got back from town buying flowers !

I sorry this is taking a while to post and have patterns almost ready but had to take family time and has delayed this.

I actually have another pick below that still need some work or refining my skills with  Resin :(

I found after several failed attempts, that mixing drops together and applying with tooth pick on one side of dried leaf setting on parchment paper was the best way to do this :)  

I had limited leafs because I thought of this after fall and had very little leaves to choose from :(
I was to ashamed to show the 4 other failed attempts. 

I did not create this beauty my friend Tiffany did and if you click on her name you will find her ETSY shop called Copperspindels  she just opened  this is just on of her beautiful items some day I really will do this too :)
 have a great week and blog you later
hugs from Carollyn


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 :)