Wednesday, April 29, 2009

GH comes to my Haunted House

I am putting on this post, just to see if anyone is please leave a comment, even if it is just to say hi!

The other day, my sister gave me a great idea for my haunted house. The idea was to make a little Jason and Grant ( from tv's Ghosthunters) to "investigate" my haunted house. Why I didn't think of it, I cannot say. I love to watch Ghosthunters, and she doesn't. Sooo, I went to work on them, and here is what I came up with. As you can see, they are wearing little TAPS jackets, and carrying their investigating tools of the trade. They are about 3" tall. I think I did them justice.. what do you think?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Heathcliff Hedgehog

Tadah! Here is Heathcliff Hedgehog. Laura Bobay gave me this awesome warty gourd at the Lafayette Lace Day. She made herself Hector, as shown in a previous post, and I just finished making my Heathcliff. Well, almost finished, he needs a clear coat to seal the deal. And even though I thought Hector was adorable, I didn't want to make Heathcliff look the same, so I got a picture of a real hedgehog off the internet and tried to make him look like it. I couldn't show my tatting yet, as I am making a secret thing for my haunted house (an AWESOME idea from my sister), which I will show when it is all finished. So, I am showing Heathcliff. I did save the seeds, and hopefully, they will grow and I can have more critters later this summer! Thanks again, Laura!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Looking for Pattern

A while back Sherry T sent me this picture on the left of a doily of which she was looking for the pattern. I thought it would be gorgeous in colors, so I colorized the photo in my PaintShop Pro this morning, and added the colorized version to the right. I think I might like to make it colored, but we don't have the pattern. If anyone can help in the search, let me know! Thanks. If you click on the picture, it will be larger.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Ok, here are some teaser photos of some elements of my Haunted house. Most will be used, a few, probably not. I don't know how to make all the pictures "enlarge- able" so, I guess only the first one will be. (If anyone can tell me, please do so) Most of the elements are hopefully recognizable, but I have added notations to the ones I think need explaining. The gargoyle, for example. He looks more like a big rat to me. I may have to make a new one, or two. I have made up all these creatures, most of them I just tatted while watching tv, so didn't write them down. Of course, I have not hidden ends, as is obvious, and I need to stiffen the bell tower. I have a few more surprises... but....let me know what you think, or if you have any other spooky ideas for elements. I am going to make a crow, and maybe a corn stalk... not sure yet.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Just a little card to all my viewers wishing you a
Happy Easter!

Friday, April 3, 2009

New friend for Laura

Hoarace Hedgehog!
You may remember Laura gave me a gourd to make myself a hedgehog like hers? Well, we discussed gourds, and I told her I had grown some snake gourds last year, and I would send her some seeds. I had also bought this lovely thread, with no idea what to make with it. Well... as a thank you, I decided to make her Hoarace the hedgehog! He is a tiny little thing, but I think he is a cutie pie. I also made myself one... his name is Hedley! (no not Heady.. Hedley.) I named hers Hoarace.. after Lady Hoare.. and mine Hedley..'cos I like Blazing Saddles, and couldn't think of another tatting type name that starts with H.

My 3 D Tatting