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

Saturday, May 31, 2014

End of May... working on Fair items and Prison Swap

Whew, it has been a while since I posted! I have been working on a swap recently, and also working on items for the Fair coming in July.  Well, the swap is finished, and OH I was so fantastically spoiled it isn't even funny!! Here is the main item I was sent...
It is ridiculous how much I love this coat! I have seen some like it on Etsy, and they are REALLY expensive, but, my swap partner, jabbaslavegirl, MADE this one for me! It is made all from recycled sweaters! It is so much fun to wear, I can't wait until it is colder so I can wear it always! Here is a shot of the back... see the very long hood? so fun!
oh this is not all she sent me! Heavens the items I received!
I am crazy happy with everything!
I will post later the gifts I made for my swap partner... mydamsel.
And tell more about the fair items!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Must...have... this.... TARDIS DOILY

Hey folks, I found this on Pinterest and it blew my mind! She is selling it on Etsy for $700.  I could never afford that. But I want this so much, I am going to figure out the pattern. I have decided not to do it exactly the same. I want the center different and the little bits between the TARDI (plural) to be different.
I have some other crafting and a swap to do before getting down to this, but maybe by next year's fair I will have one. I would never sell the item nor the pattern, of course, but it is just so awesome, I have to have one.
It is really funny, before I started making my 3D Tardis a year or so ago, I was fiddling with the idea a making a doily like this. I even sketched out all the Tardi in a circle like this. Then I had the idea for the 3D one, and put the doily on the back burner. Well, now it is on the secondary burner on low!  haha. I have figured out most of the Tardis pattern and have started the windows. SO MANY WINDOWS! I will do 18 white ones, 9 beige ones, and 45 blue ones!  I want the lower white windows she has to be beige, as on the real Tardis it is a notice sign and not a glowing window.
I hope she sells it. It is so awesome. If only I were rich...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Dalek.... complete!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

K-9 to the rescue!

I just finished the Doctor's loyal companion, K-9!
I may add some touches to him, maybe, but I love how he turned out, and the Doctor seems pleased, too.

Monday, March 24, 2014

OOOWEEEOOOO... Doctor Who!

Ok, so, I have been doing a little tatting lately. Here is my latest project, THE TARDIS from Doctor Who!

Though she is not perfect... well, she never has been! She is 9" tall... made from rings, split rings, chains and block tatting over a cardboard frame. She is part of a scene/diorama I am making. I am currently working on the Doctor, and he is about half finished. There are 12 Doctors I could have chosen to do, but I chose number 4 to begin with, because he was my first,  he had
K-9 (which I am also going to make) and I thought it would be fun to tat 'the scarf"!  I will also do a villain, perhaps a Dalek in 3D?  We'll see. Stay tuned for more on this project.
ps... yes, I tatted the 1/2 inch letters too.

Monday, February 3, 2014

New projects and old

Please visit my other site
Dog Gone Knit.. to see more stuff I have made.Nothing to show tat-wise, as I am trying to finish up some other craft UFO'S. I did however make myself these awesome The Walking Dead shoes..
I used Fine point sharpie and Mod Podge.
And.. I did these pants yesterday...just for fun..

My 3 D Tatting