Sunday, September 25, 2011

Motif # 23 & 24 - Little Hearts

My passion with making hearts is not over yet. I managed to make these little hearts. First one is easy heart pattern by Ruth Perry and the second one is K heart by K Boniface.

I am unable to post the links to both the patterns at this moment because I saved the patterns as pdf files and forgot to save the link.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Motif # 20, 21 & 22

After seeing the above doodle angel pattern by Birgit, my friend wanted me to make angle pins for all the ladies who will be attending her sister-in-law's baby shower. I was more than happy to help out my friend. In this quest, I made two different angels with white beads because she told me that the whole decor is pink and white because it is a baby girl.

But she wanted the whole thing pink so I made another one with pink beads and again showed to her before starting with my first ever venture.  I tried my best to take a perfect picture but I was unable o capture the color of the beads properly.

She was so enchanted by the very first pink angel doodle that she simply wanted everything in pink thread only without beads. Now here I was tatting pink angels for all the ladies. After tatting all the angels , I realized they are not going to stay properly on the pin.  After washing the angels I starched them heavily so that they should retain there shape well. Finally I mounted those angels on the safety pin to be secured on the dresses.

Here it is - an army of angels is ready to shower all the blessings on the baby and the mom. Hope my friend is going to like what I made for her. I wish all the best to the coming baby and her mom.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Motif # 19 - Basic Split Ring Heart

I browsed through Georgia Seitz site last year after I joined her online tatting class. It was fun browsing through on seeing many free patterns and work other new and experienced tatters. Every time I opened her site I liked the basic heart pattern on the top. It always fascinated me and I always felt like making it. Then one fine day I received a mail from Georgia which had a link to the pattern and I was already ready. But despite all the positive vibes I never got a chance to make this one until recently.

This is my nineteenth motif and I am more than half way there. I am happy with the outcome.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Motif # 18 - Maple leaf

I tatted this beaded maple leaf designed by Tammy Rogers as my 18th motif. The pattern can be found here. I made all the free picots beaded using red beads. With this I am getting closer to my final destination. I am happy with all the fun and learning I am having with this challenge.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Motif # 15, 16 & 17

I participated in a forum bookmark exchange, I made a bunch of bookmarks before I was satisfied with the one which really came up the way I wanted to for exchange. This is Supermodel bookmark pattern by Brooklynne Michelle, the link to the pattern can be found here.

The first one I made in pink with pink beads. I gifted this to my mother in law who was visiting us when I finished it

The second one I made with black but this was not showing good details the way I wanted. The only thing I liked about it the nice tassel I made following the instructions in Rachel's tassel making video. The video can be found here. I kept it for the times when I need to gift somebody and I don't find anything.

The last one I made in Yarnplayer's Sugar Maple thread size 10 which I sent to my exchange partner. Hope she liked it as much as I like it.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Motif # 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14

Got busy with my studies, so could not concentrate on tatting until the other day when my daughter showed my work to one of my friends. I opened my tatting box and saw some shuttles needed to be empty. I think this was another reason why tatting was taking the last spot in my mind. I decided to empty those shuttles for some other work so I made these small motifs. But still I have some shuttles to be emptied, left those for next spell.

I made daisy many times before but this time while making daisy I was very careful to not to end up with the twisted picot. I managed to do it the way I wanted, a technique hard learned. But good thing I can do it now.

Also I got Lyn Morton's book Tatting Patterns from the library. I went through the book, I liked all the patterns in there. Hopefully I will be able to spare some time out of my busy schedule of studying to tat.  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Motif # 6, 7, 8 & 9

Just got busy with my other stuff for a while, so could not do any tatting for a while. Oh what a relief! after finishing these four motifs in the little time I got. I had been missing tatting for all the time I was busy with the other stuff. I am not satisfied with the quality of the pictures, shall try again to take new pictures. But still its a great feeling after so many days!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Motif # 5 - Small doily

I bought a new size 10 crochet thread from Walmart which looked very pretty. I took no time to start this Spencer doily. As I started working with it I realized that this is not the right thread for tatting. So I decided to stop after completing four rounds only. I didn't liked the way it looked initially but after blocking it looked much better than before. So I must say it was an effort worth trying a new thread as a new tatter like me learns more about threads only by trying different options.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Motif # 4 - Split Ring Bracelet

I started to make a split ring bag but the design I chose required me to empty my shuttle at each and every ring to thread through the bead in between. Later I realized that it was too much work to finish one bag so I altered the pattern, made two rows of split ring long enough to fit around my arm and made chain around them. Now I like my new bracelet turned out to be. I am still to insert the lobster clasp on one end and then its ready to be worn.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Motif # 3 - Mother's Day bookmark

While surfing web yesterday for some new pattern, I came across this pattern of mother's day bookmark. I liked it so much that I started it right away. The pattern was so nice and the instructions were so easy to follow that I finished it in 2 hours. My daughter was amused and wanted to know for whom I was making this bookmark. Just in the spirit of Mother's day, I said for my mom. Now she got even more excited to tell my mom, her grandma what I am making for her. 


Monday, April 11, 2011

My previous work

Just want to show some of my work which I did over the last year while being at home with my newborn daughter

Bracelet - pattern by Lynn Morton from her book Tatting Patterns

Bracelet - my own pattern

Experimenting with beads

Flower book mark - pattern by Rachel

Ruffled heart - pattern by Dr. Victoria Clarke

Lochness Monster Flower - pattern by Claudia Meza 

Modern heart - pattern by Mark Meyer

Peacock feather bookmark - pattern by Wally Sosa

Daisy picot flower - my own design
I learnt tatting when I was in grade 9 but I never actually learnt more than rings and chains. So I am loving to pursue my hobby again after a long time. and learnt new techniques like split rings, split chains, monster picot, double and triple picots, tatting over tails and magic thread. The process is still going on...... 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Motif # 2 - Drawstring bag

Front side of the bag.

I made this small bag following the pattern by Sheron Goldin. It was fun making this bag and for the first time I tried my hands at making split chain. So it was a good learning experience too. This bag is good for carrying small change or to gift to a kid.

Back side of the bag.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Motif # 1 - Necklace

I made this necklace, pattern by Totusmel. I like this pattern so much that until now I have made almost 10 of those. This time I used red color thread and shiny glass beads and it turned out really nice. I gifted this to my daughter's friend for her birthday and she liked it a lot. On seeing it my daughter's other friends also want one for themselves too. A very good reason to make more of these.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hearty bookmark

This bookmark is dedicated to my 6 years old daughter who inspired me to make this bookmark very special. She wanted to gift her teacher something which has Valentine colors -red, pink and white and lots of heart. Reit’s pattern & my daughter’s wish inspired me to make those dimpled rings which give very hearty appearance to the bookmark.

I made this lock chain & daisy picot bookmark following the base pattern by Reit . It was really interesting to work with three threads. I altered the pattern a little bit, just made dimpled rings to give them a look of little hearts in the spirit of Valentines.

1) Start by making dimpled ring with each thread
10ds, D, 10ds cl.
D = dimple = 4 1st half of normal double stitch followed by 4 2nd half of normal double stitch
2) After making dimpled rings, leave 8 inches of thread and start working with the pattern as stated by Reit.
Replace all the Sh3 rings with dimpled rings
3ds D 3ds
D = dimple = 4 1st half of normal double stitch followed by 4 2nd half of normal double stitch
3) After making the desired length of the bookmark, the ring at the end is
10ds D 10ds
D = dimple = 4 1st half of normal double stitch followed by 4 2nd half of normal double stitch
4) Then repeat the complete pattern on the other side to the end.
5) Braid the string, tie a knot at the end, leaving an inch of thread between the knot and dimpled rings.
6) Then make dimpled ring with each of the thread.
10ds D 10ds
D = dimple = 4 1st half of normal double stitch followed by 4 2nd half of normal double stitch
Cut and tie the thread & hide the ends