Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Celtic

Celtic

     I tried a Celtic middle...need to work on my Celtic tatting.

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Repeat

Repeat
  
       I repeated the pattern, making a few changes to the stitch count.


 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Spirograph

Spirograph

    The Spirograph was invented in the late 1800's calculating an area delimited by curves (more info here).  I had gotten a set to design tatting patterns.  This nice set came in a flat tin, so easy to travel with.


      I took four of my Spirograph designs and made tatting patterns from them.  Here is my first design.



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Pikle

Pikle

      My new Pikle purse need a couple hand sanitizer holder and some new tatting cases.   My sister, gave me a tote bag, for my birthday, that just happens to match my new purse.







   You can find out about my Pikle purse...here.  And check out In A Pikle.


 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Empty

Empty

    Needed to empty a shuttle, but didn't have enough to thread to make another cross, from yesterday.  Made this one up...



 
     You may have noticed I added "West Pine Creations," to my pictures.  I was on Pinterest and noticed some of my pictures with someone else blog typed at the bottom of some of my pictures, thus, taking credit for it!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Earrings

Earring

       A little embellish tatting around some old drops.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Break

Break

    Need a break from designing.  You'll see soon enough...
 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Turquoise

Turquoise

   This is called, "Turquoise Splendor Pendant."  Tatsmithing with stacked rings.  This one is mine.



 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pickle Purse

Pikle Purse

     My sister gave me a "Bread & Butter Pikle,"  for Christmas.   I just loved it for all my tatting needs.  I was thinking, this would make a great purse.  I check out their site, "In A Pikle" and found a pikle purse! (Click on the highlighted words, for the links).  I told my hubby about it and he had gotten me one for my birthday.  I just loooooooove it!!!  I like to be organized and hate how things just sit in the bottom of a purse.  This has, organized pouches,  to keep everything in order.  The pikle purse is 9.25 x 7 x 4 inches. 



     The black pickle purse goes with everything.   I made a few hand sanitizers cases, in different colors, to hang on the handle.  So I can change it out with my outfits.   My cheater glasses can hang on the case. 

 
The purse has zippers on the side, so it will open up further.


     Here is everything my purse holds.  Cell phone, pen, pencil,  keys, a "jot-it". The pouches holds a small tatting case with shuttles and tatting essential, beads, thread, scissors,  needles,  extra fine picot hook, ruler, card holder, pill boxes, purse hanger, wrapped candy hand lotion, lip glass and lip stick.  There are 4 pockets inside for the phone,  pens and cash.  Don't forget to check them out...."In A Pikle."





























Tatsmithing

Tatsmithing

     Tatsmithing is silversmithing  with string.   Using metallic thread to imitate my silversmithed designs.  


 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Special

Special

     A special order, a wire-wrapped wire-wrapped pendant...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trail

Trail

    My husband took me on the Montana Dinosaur Trail, for my birthday.  We went to two of the fourteen sites, Blaine Co. Museum and the Phillips Co. Museum.  Here are a few of my favorites...











 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tatting

Tatting

    I am still tatting.  I'm working on some complicated designs, so I need a breather, once-in-a-while.
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

    Happy Mother's Day...this is a brooch, I designed for our Mother's.  The smaller one was made with size 20 thread (1.5") and the larger one was made with size 10 thread (2").



 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

More

More

     Another one from "Tatted Bookmarks:  Crosses."

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

confirmation

Confirmation

       We have four kids, getting Confirmed.  Here is one of my favorite patterns by Lene.  The crosses have a gold and iridescent filament.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Head Start

Head Start

       Getting a few things ready for next Christmas.  This pattern is from Monica Hon. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

UFO

UFO

      I don't remember where this pattern came from.  I found this laying in the bottom of my bag.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Tiny

Tiny

    One of my favorite patterns, Martha Ess's, "Tiny Teapot,"