Monday, October 13, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Mask!

Here is the gift  I made for my swap partner, vavix over in the Ravelry group tinyowlknits.
I love this thing so much.. I have to make myself one!
It was difficult to get started, but after making one...I don't think it will be that difficult now.

                                    Here it is on her. Isn't she adorable!!
She graciously put on the makeup and added the flowers.  I love it!
Here it is on its own..

She liked orange and yellow and aqua as colors. It is hard to see the little aqua beads I put around the edge..
After tatting it, I stiffened it with mod podge and put it on a styrofoam head form to make the shape. I also added a ribbon (which isn't in the  photo) to tie it on with. 

Mine, when I make it, will have a bat where the big orange flower is.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Halloween swaps are all happenning!!!

I am currently in 3, yes 3, Halloween swaps. One is a mini swap (yeah right) and one is a 'fill a 10x13" envelope" and the other is a normal one.
 Whew.. so much crafting going on! I am finished with the mini, except for buying the 'treat". Here is one of the things I made her. The Sugar Skull is a pattern by Vicki Clarke.. I added the edgings and tatted chain design.
It has red Crystals in the eyes in case you can't see them.
I love this. I have to make me one, too. 
I also made her something... fantastic. I can't show it yet, in case she accidentally sees it, but as soon 
as she does, I'll post it. I LOVE IT so much, I HAVE to make me a similar one, too.
I also have a different necklace to make.. I'll show that later, too.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tardis Doily

My Tardis doily inspired by one I saw on Etsy, is coming along. Here are my results so far.
One door completed

Three doors completed
More windows and panels!! 

Work in progress.
I am trying to keep account of how much time it takes me in actual tatting time. I tat while I watch TV in the evening, so I don't feel like I am sitting idly by doing nothing.
The windows and panels took about 12 hours. Putting together one door... about 2 hours. So, the doors will take me 18 hours. Of course, this didn't count hiding the ends. OH MAN.. do I have ends to hide!!!
I am using DMC size 8 thread... and my trusty pony shuttle.
I have plans on making the center look like the Seal of Rassilon, but that could be complicated, we shall see.
I am thinking perhaps Weeping Angels to go in between the Tardi..but that is a maybe too, for now.

Now that I have figured out the Tardis pattern, I am thinking it would be nice to use in other ways. Maybe one as a coaster, applique, several in a straight row for a long doily...many possibilities.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fair Results 2014!!

And the results are in!
I went yesterday to check on my 15 entries. Here is the breakdown.
Tatting...  Tatted Doctor Who diorama with TARDIS, K-9, and Dalek.. 1st
                Mini 3D tatted Bunny Slipper Girl Zombie.... 1st
               Get Well card with Tatted Skeleton... none. It was an either win or lose, no extra ribbons.
 Then, in knitting
 Bat socks... none (this really surprised me)
Hocus Pocus  Halloween mittens  3rd
Baby Viking Hat... none
Celtic Bat Shawl..none
Mandrake toy... 3rd
Bat Bag .... 3rd
Sculpted, but in crafty category
Tiger Lily Fairy... 1st
Pumpkin Witch box...2nd
Fine Arts
Hand painted The Walking Dead shoes... 1st
Pet lover's Christmas card ... none
Root Fairy.... 2nd
And last but OH NOT LEAST
Needle felted knitting bat... SWEEPSTAKES AND BLUE!

Ok, so again, things I thought would win didn't, and things I thought would not... did. Funny how the Fair works.
Here are some pics I took at the Fair... under those are better ones from home.  All in all, a pretty good showing.
                                                                          Tatted Zombie girl
                                                  Celtic Bat Shawl... see better photo down below
                                                       Tatted Doctor Who Scene
                                                         Needle felted Bat ornament
                                              Pumpkin Witch box (he is sitting on a cheese box)
                                                  Root Fairy... she is made of all things from nature I will get a
                                                   better photo when I bring her home.
                                              Get Well Tatted Skeleton card. It has a skeleton knitting
                                               a little swatch with a heart, and says.. "Hope your Bones
                                                   Knit soon!"
                                            Bat bag and Viking hat.. I'll get better photos later.
Socks and mittens.. 

                                                        Tiger Lily Fairy
TWD Shoes

My 3 D Tatting