Friday, October 19, 2012

25 Motif Challenge # 1-5

25 Motif Challenge #1 
Just finished this Christmas Angel Oct. 19,2012. I used Marilee Rockley thread size 20. I had bought this angel in 2001 at a Flea market in FL, just found it in my craftroom the other day when I was looking for more things to use for tatting. I want it to go in the 25 motif challenge as my first one but not sure how to go about it. This is all done in chains and picots.

25 Motif Challenge #2 along with the one below this one
 I did this suncatcher (my 6 year old grandson Dylan said I like your snowflake)  It may not be a snowflake but seeing that's what he saw that's what I'm calling it.   Oct. 20, 2012, used cheap size 10 thread.  Yet another idea that came from my head.  This is one side of it the pic. below is the other side, done in 3D, almost forgot that part of it.

                                                             25 Motif Challenge #3

Another suncatcher size 10 store bought.  Yes, another out of mind experance.  I haven't forgot that I'm suppose to be learning patterns,  Let's finish the other 5 projects I'm working on, yes...all  Made this one, Oct. 21, 2012.  Done with cheap thread.

                                                            25 Motif Challenge #4
 This is my LasVegas showroom girl, Idea came from my head.  I used Marilee Rockley size 20 hand died thread.  Thinking of glueing this hat pin to my tatting bag?  Did this Oct. 20, 2012.

                                                        25 Motif Challenge #5
Green Christmas Mix, Lizbeth thread size 20.  Done all in one piece.  This one I played by ear, started it Oct. 21, 2012, (at night) finished Oct. 22. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

25 Motif Challenge # 6 & 7

25 Motif Challenge #6

 I had to have a chain for my Dacolores Cross so I went to Walmart and bought two white (pearl) necklaces and tatted the chain.  I used size 10 Lizbeth Scottish Thistle, I didn't care if it twisted in fact that's what I was hoping for.  I made this in three days, Oct.13-15.

                                                            25 Motif Challenge #7
                                                  "AMUSEMENT" DOILY
This is a pattern that Sue (God's Kid) gave me to do to learn patterns.  Okay, for the pattern I was working on, ta-da, here it is.  I started out with Lizbeth size 10, Ocean Sunset for the first three rows, then I messed up and didn't relize  it until I was 1/4 of the way in it, then it hit me, the whole row was smaller, yes, I grabbed size 20 of Lizbeth Spring Flower, guess I may have to make another one and do it right.  Thank you Sue.  Yes...I still have to do the ends.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tatted chain necklace

25 Motif Challenge #8 along with the next one as one.

This is also the same first pattern, with playing with doing chain.  I didn't know they had a book out for doing the chains.  I really like playing around and figuring out my own ideas, although I do want to learn how to do more so I can do more.  Guess once I finish my other chain I'll get back to working on patterns.

The bottom of the chain is the first pattern I ever did, I ds chain in every other hole, did half at a time, then turned it around and did the other side, no pattern, just thought it was a cool idea.  I used Lizbeth size 10, instead of using glue I used glow in the dark paint for cloth.