Saturday, April 18, 2015

Are you my Mummy?

Ok, so not tatting but... so cute!
I saw one like this on a doll artist's blog, and of course, it was not in my 'budget". (Most things are not)
Sooooo, I made myself one today.. and I love him!
He is made with oven baked clay, wire, paint, polyfil, and cheesecloth.
His eyes and teeth glow in the dark, too!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lace Day 2015

It finally arrived! The day I look forward to every 2 years... Lafayette Lacers' Lace Day!
It was at a new venue this year, and easy to find.
I arrived and was greeted by Sally and given a cute pin, paperclip with tatting on it, a raffle ticket and a contest voting ticket.
I took my Tardis doily and DDLM mask for show and tell. There was no 'official' table, so I just put them on the table where I sat. They got many oohs and ahhs and huh?s.. haha.
Some folks didn't know what Doctor Who was.

Any way, I was secondly greeted by long time Lace Day pal Mary Harris. She was selling raffle tickets of which I purchased! (read on to see what I won!)
It is always so nice to see Mary, in her tatting decorated shirts! Mary was nice enough to give me two patterns she had brought as printouts. One for a snowflake and one for an ink pen with tatting!

There was a contest for covering eggs in lace. Here are the lovely entries.

I chatted with old friends and new, shopped and ate! 
Chris and Charlotte... no, they were not sleep walking...haha.

The lobby, Chris checks out the raffle tables with Charlotte, Dagmar checks out some books, oh, Carol has arrived...

Diane, aka Lace Lovin' Librarian has made the long drive! Always so fun to talk to Diane and see
her lovely doilies!! Here she and her friend Pat are watching a needle tatter (Juliana?) do her thang!
Here is another surprise guest, Marilee Rockley. I had never met her before, she was a sweet lady. She reminded me a lot of my twin BFFs in high school. She had on a gorgeous butterfly necklace and matching earrings. Here she, Diane, and Pat all came together for a great pic!

Making lanyards for charity! Yeah!
Steve... in my mask... silly! He showed me lots of his cool creations on his tablet, very 

Let's discuss Bobbin lace and then make some!

There were a few latecomers, which, I didn't get photos of, also.
Here is what I won(!!) in the raffles. Yep, I won several! Yeah me!
LOVE this bee!!
better view of thread

Yep, I got a haul of books and mags to look at!
I made a few purchases. I was disappointed there was only one vendor with tatting supplies, but, 
I did get some lovelies.
I loved this black and purple! I got all they had.. 3.

Also fell for this raspberry thread! Also got all they  had.. 3

I had a great time hope to be there next time!

Edited to add... here are a couple of more photos taken of me at the event. 
Here are Marilee Rockley and me .. taken by Diane=Lace Lovin' Librarian.

And here is me and my doily... taken by Carol Parry.

And one last time... taken by Marilee=Yarnplayer.

OOOh, that is a whole lot of me pics in one day....haha...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dia De los Muertos ..con murciélago, MASK

I had wanted to make myself one of these since I made one for a swap partner. After I finished the Tardis Doily... I immediately started this to try to finish before Lace Day.
I just finished it last night. I love it! It has a little bat with red bead eyes, purple flowers with green beads, green and white flowers with white and purple beads, red beads in each 'flower' around the eyes, purple glass beads in the edging around the head and a white bead in each ring on the whole thing. It is hard to see the white beads, but every ring has one.
I love it! What do you think?
 BTW, murciélago means bat in Spanish.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Tardis Doily COMPLETE!

Allons-y and Geronimo! I have finished my TARDIS Doily! I love every inch of the 21 inch thing!
I almost freaked out when I ran out of the Dalek filler thread on the LAST part I was doing! I had 3 little chain rows to go... I dug thru my whole stash and finally found JUST enough (I had about a foot left) to finish! Whew!

Close up of Daleks and Seal of Rassilon

My 3 D Tatting