Thursday, January 22, 2009

...sincerest form of flattery



Where to start. Well, I had seen these little leprechauns that were being sent to lucky tatters. They were made by Pamela, and were just so cute! They would just show up out of the blue, and get into all kinds of mischief in their new homes. I wanted one very badly, and so, I tatted myself one. (though the real ones aren't tatted). Though, I only had a few pictures as references, and I don't know what kind of coin the others are holding I tried to make them look like their cousins. I named him Conor, as that means "lover of hounds" and if you know anything about me, you know I love my dog! Conor is getting along great here, first thing he did was make friends with my tatted dragons. Here he is riding my big dragon (pattern by Sherry Townsend), as my little 3d dragon, PD, watches. I hope Pamela doesn't get mad that I copied my tatted one to look like hers, but I thought hers were so cute, and wanted Conor to fit in with his cousins.

Here is a photo of Conor consoling Rebel. He went to the vet today, and got shots and bloodwork (yearly thing) and look at the bruise on his arm! Ouch.

16 comments:

TattingChic said...

Very cute! You are quite the designer! I'm so glad you have a blogger blog now! It's so much easier to comment! :)

wickedtats said...

Lovely lovely lovely!!!!!! I in particular love the little purply dragon! He's such a sweetie. How's Rebel?

battatter said...

Thanks! to you both!
and...Rebel is fine now, he was not a happy pup this afternoon as he went to the vet for shots, but all is fine now.

Gina said...

Carol, you are SO good! I'll have to bring Cormac to visit. LOL!

battatter said...

Gina,
I'll bring him to the Lace Day, and you bring Cormac, and they can have a playdate! heehee

Jane Eborall said...

Love the new blog. Smashing picture of you and the dog!!! Now which is the most photogenic?!?!? Jane ducking under the keyboard!!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love your new blog! Conor is fantastic! I would never have thought of tatting a leprechaun!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Brendan says Welcome to the Family!!!!

Tatskool said...

Carol, he is WONDERFUL! I had no idea that you would have liked one....Fergal has put you down on his list and he says that he would LOVE a tatted one (so would I)!!!

We deem him to be an honourary Irish Leprechaun.

The resemblence is perfect in every detail, you truly are a wonder. Fergal and I and all the other leps are VERY FLATTERED.

Do you mind if I write about him on the leps blog... I am sure he will be receiving an invitation to join and tell us all his adventures.

battatter said...

Thanks Pamela! I hoped you wouldn't be mad at me for copying. Conor is so proud you all have deemed him and honorary Irish Leprechaun! Please, do write about him if you wish!

battatter said...

Thanks Sherry for the welcome to the family!

battatter said...

heehee Jane. I am afraid Rebel is the more photogenic in every way!!!

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, my gawd. I didn't realise the leprechaun was TATTED. I glanced at it and thought it was one like mine (from Pamela). Mind, I should've realised as I have two tatted Santas. You are INCREDIBLE. Wish you could write the patterns down but as I only do very simple designs I appreciate that yours would take forever to annotate. I'm in LOVE with your leprechaun. Will he marry me?

battatter said...

oh Jane, you make me laugh!
Oh, I guess I should add some more photos of Conor, maybe others don't know he is tatted either.
I think he is a little young to get married, but you will be first on his list of suiters!

Gina said...

Actually, I think I'll be in Frankfort on Feb. 7 unless they cancel the watercolor class at the library.

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness, I can't begin to tell you how handsome Conor is. I'm looking forward to hearing about his adventures in the future. (Wonderful tatting!)

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