25 September 2006

The Third Motif

This is from Martha Ess - New Critters on the Block

It's a charming little book, full of little block tatted animals - I have to do more of them, especially the flamingo. I had a request for this one from my partner who 'needed' it for her truck.

Since she usually despairs when I drag out my tatting, and show her some new technique, or tatted piece, I thought I'd do this for her first.

You can order the book from Martha at her website. http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=318278&ck=


The Second Motif

Okay, I had this lovely Flora 50, that I just had to use - You know how it is - the color and the mood coincide.

And I was looking thru 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjorn {Published by Akacia, ISBN 87-7847-052-8} and saw Third Day of December.

This is the center of that snowflake. Cool, huh?

The finished piece is a little over an inch in diameter, and looks quite nice pinned to a collar or lapel.

I'm now wondering about using beads in the motif, and other possibilities!

Stay Tuned. Same tat channel, some tat time :-)


21 September 2006

I promised dogs, right?

This is Emma, my 5 month old yellow lab. We share morning bananas. I eat mine with my cereal, she eats hers plain.

Doesn't she wear her sticker with pride?

I do have several motifs to post - tomorrow

08 September 2006

25 Motif Challenge

Okay, I'm going to do it. The 25 motifs in a year - shouldn't be too hard, right? And I have the first two done :-)

My plan is to do 25 different designs, by 25 different tatting designers. And put a link to their websites on this blog, so you'll know where to find them, or more information about that person.

The website for the challenge is http://25motifchallenge.blogspot.com/

And this is my first Motif!

It's from http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2005/gerdabfly.html
A Schraf type leaf. I've done 3 now, two for the white rose, and then this one. All three look different, with this one being closest to the pattern as diagramed. It's really easy to get lost in that pattern.

I promise, the next motif will be one I haven't done before!


The Tatted Rose

This is the rose that I've tatted for my sister.

It's the same pattern as the white rose, on the red hat, picture below.

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