Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Snowflake 1

 Snowflake 1
Festive: Snowflakes and Ornaments
For Needle and Shuttle Tatters
Edited by Barbara Foster

I found a shuttle with some mystery thread this weekend. I used this shuttle to make a snowflake. Making projects this bare thread is not my favorite type of tatting but as I was not sure of the identity of the wound shuttle I forged ahead. I hope that after I block and/or starch this, it will hold its shape. If not I guess I will be adding it to a ball as suggested in the book.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Earrings and Snowflakes

 I made 9 pairs of Marilee's earrings for Christmas gifts they were a huge hit.

Pattern: Floret - Marilee Rockley
Thread: Manuela sz 20 Color 034
Delica 11/0 beads Color 042

I have started 2013 making snowflakes, then I saw a picture of Marie's snowflake laden tree on Diane's blog. Now I'm more inspired to make this the year of  snowflakes. Not sure I will ever have a tree that beautiful but it will be fun working toward it. Hope to add some bling and do-dads also.

Pattern: Snowflake - Sharon's designing primer post Oct.2006
Thread: Flora sz 20 White

edited source