Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Trying to get a jump on my Halloween crafting. I got the pattern for this sweet little guy off of Ravelry. He is about 17 inches tall, which is larger than he was supposed to be, but that's fine. More of the little guy to love. He might also be going to the Fair next year.
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Monday, July 10, 2023
I went out to the fair last night to see how I did on my crafts. I was very happily surprised! I do not have them back yet so I cannot post pictures with ribbons yet, but if you look at the previous post you can see the items I will mention here. Tatted sandworm first prize blue ribbon Mrs. Claus 1st prize blue ribbon Zombie candy corn first prize blue ribbon Mad hatter Best of show, Sweepstakes, and first prize!!!!!! Absolem caterpillar… No prize … Sad face (the judge said they didn't like as much is the one I made last year...so I guess they were judging it according to previous entries? I don't think they are supposed to do that) Seas and greetings… Sweepstakes and first prize Sandworm earrings… First prize Doorknocker earrings… First prize Christmas striped slippers… First prize Lucas the spider first prize Baby phoenix third prize Happy the unicorn second prize And some tatted baby booties for third place no photo yet Recycle garden bug… First prize(this was meant for my recycled soda bottle)no photo yet In my antiques that I entered… I received a sweepstakes and first prize for a Christmas ornament, price for a tea cup and saucer and a third price for a decorated plate. So, to tally up, I got a Best of show, three sweepstakes, Eleven 1st place, two 2nd place & three 3rd Pl.
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Well, it is Fair time again! I have been working furiously to finish up my entries. I was very happy to learn that the fair committee has added sculpting categories this year! Finally a place to actually put sculpting in its own right! So here are some of the entries I am putting in the fair this year. Let me know which are your favorites.... Tatting...
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Recently, this week, the Tatting community has lost a very wonderful member, Mary Harris. I met Mary at a lace convention in Lafayette Indiana many years ago.(we are both from Indiana, though not from the same city.) She was one of the very first people to greet me there and she was very warm and welcoming. I only ever saw her at these conventions, but it was always a bright spot to see her, and I always looked forward to seeing her and catching up on what has been happening in our lives. Every time I saw Mary, she had her blonde hair in a high ponytail, and was wearing some sort of tatting on her clothing. She would always bring something to show me, or a pattern she was working on to share. And it was always a fun spot in the day when we would show each other the purchases we had made and cheer each other on in the raffles. I have a couple of pictures of Mary, but my computer is down at the moment. I will post them here when I access to them. I am not sure how many people knew Mary, but for those who didn't, you missed out knowing a wonderful person.
When I told my sister I was going to make a skull afghan, she asked "Why?" I said, "Because I want one." Pretty basic reason for all the crafting we do,right? To be fair, I do have a vintage Afghan on my couch… You know granny squares of different colors with a black border. I got it at a yard sale or somewhere. But I have seen these afghans with skull centered granny squares and I have always wanted one so I have decided to make myself one. I found a couple of free patterns on Ravelry, but they both involved a lot of cutting and tying, which, I wasn't willing to do, and one of the patterns I could'nt even figure out. I tried over and over and could not make head or tails out of the directions. So, I sat down the first night, and figured out how to make a square with only three cuts. One per row. I started the first night making 12 skulls. Just the skulls. The next day I started adding edgings on each one. By the third day I had finished 19 squares completely, and have several skulls waiting to be edged! Since the pattern is so simple, I can just sit and watch TV in the evening and do them. I decided to make each square three different colors, as I do enjoy the day of the dead decorations with all the different colors. I also made myself a little dowel rod holder form for the squares. As I finish each one, and I put them on the holder to sort of stretch and hold them in place so they will all be approximately the same size. Here are a couple pictures of some completed squares and my holder. I will post more later as I get deeper into making this…
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
It has been quite a while since I posted here. I'm going to try to do better, so I will begin with my newest creation… The 3-D tatted Sandworm from Beetlejuice!