Friday, October 28, 2011

Bowl full of Lemons ...another great give-away

Hey, over at a bowl full of lemons, they are having another give-away! This time it is for a cool $31 gift certificate to Thirty-One organizing products!
Go check it out!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spider in frame

For those of you who don't follow my knitting blog. I framed my knitted spider this morning! Easy peasy! I put up a command hanger, hung a frame(no glass) on it, and also hung the spider from the hanger, too. I think she looks awesome!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tatted Halloween Spider

Here she is! Finally finished. My homemade Halloween decoration for this year is my 3D Tatted Halloween Spider! She is tatted in DMC black with a purple dmc shiny floss added. Her legs are memory thread (thread with wire in it) wrapped in a chain stitch. (That took a while!). Beaded eyes... all  6 of them.
First, I found the branch. I tried to stain it.. looked awful. Paint it brown.. awful...finally black..ok.
 I cut out the web shaped stand on my scroll saw, and wood burned the web onto it, and stained it. I attached the branch to the stand with a wood screw.
I then tied the tatted web, I had already made, onto the branch. The spider is just hanging on by her feet! I really love how that shiny floss (one strand added) looks like she is totally beaded! It is a great affect.
I haven't named her yet, but she will have a name soon.  All total, web and stand are about 14" high or so.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy October!

Ok, so, you may have guessed my 'theme' for this Halloween is spiders. I have the large knitted one on my dog-goneknit page,  I am knitting a purse with one, and I have created this little guy. He is about 2½" long, legs and all. He is 3D tatting, of course. He is made from some thread I got at the Lace day, which just screamed "Halloween"!
His legs are memory thread, which I also got at the Lace day. I am thinking of making them to sell on Etsy. We shall see.
I also have finished his big Sister, who will have her own web and stand.. but she will be revealed later when all completed. (I have to finish the stand). Until then...enjoy this little taste of Halloween!

My 3 D Tatting