Sunday, December 22, 2013

Today I want to share some of my recent tatting. I made 4 of Ruth Perry's Christmas Trees. I turned 2 of them into snow globes. I managed to break 3 bulbs trying to get my tree straight in the bulb. I finally gave up and let it hang the  way it wanted to. Here is the picture of one of the globes.

The large snowflake is a Ten Point Snowflake, a free pattern from Be-Stitched newsletter, and finally a small snowflake that I made just playing around with stitch counts. While making the Ten Point Snowflake I discovered this YouTube video demonstrating Marie's way of making a split chain. It is the easiest way that I have tried so far. I now have a new favorite way to tat a split chain. Yeah!! Thanks for all who are willing to share their knowledge to keep our craft growing.

I made some items to share with co-workers and will be taking them to work tomorrow.
Each of the techs will receive their initial. These were cut from a cartridge I borrowed from a friend. The letters are chip board from Hobby Lobby's Chip Decor Line. I painted the sides and cut pattern paper for the front and a magnet for the back. I also made some Tic Tac Covers using Make The Cut and my electronic cutter. I used Stampin Up's All Dressed Up die to cut the dresses. I used ribbon, flat back pearls and rhinestones to add some bling. Each contains a Chap Stick. Every girl needs a LiL Black Dress, don't you know!

The last thing of this post is a recycling project. Using soda cans I made these ornaments. I saw this demonstrated at a scrapbooking expo this summer. The demonstrator used the technique to make items to attach to cards, but when I saw these dies I knew how I wanted to use the technique.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,



  1. You're a busy gal! And you are so proficient in all your crafting! You obviously take your paper crafting to another level! I had never heard of the Black Cat brand of cutters, but thanks to the internet and YouTube, I now see that they are quite professional machines. Way above others, and seem to require a steep learning curve, but you have mastered your Cougar!
    The aluminum can projects are amazing!

    I want you to know that there are wonderful clear plastic ornaments available now, so you don't have to worry about breakage. Michaels has them. And they have a 'flattened' round ornament, so your cute trees wouldn't have as much room to wander! I see you have attended Tat Days at Palmetto. I would love to do that!

    1. Hi Kathy, You just reminded me that I have a few of those flatten ornaments. May have to try one next time. I would like to make some more trees and decorate them with beads.
      Palmetto Tat Days are a lot of fun. I wasn't able to attend this year because of a scheduling conflict but, I hope to attend in 2014. Maybe we will meet there,

  2. Great snowglobe idea!!! :)
    Great snowflakes!! :)