Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fancy enough?

I made a dress for the little lady last month.  She chose the cloth.  She's wears it happily, but tells me that it's not 'fancy' enough.

And here I thought 3 full yards of ruffly lace was already pretty fancy.  The little lady is my sweetheart, so I added a tatted heart as a 'badge'.  You can somewhat see it in the picture above.  Here's a close-up.  The pattern is from Georgia Seitz.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Been tatting

I've been tatting. I was following along with Jane Eborall's Tat-it-and-see, and feeling so pleased for keeping up this year. Then, I completely missed the last two days and am finishing late, as usual.  Ah well, it's done now, and you couldn't ask for a cuter pattern.

I'm also working on a doily (from Sumi Fujishege's 'Tatting Lace' book). I don't use doilies. I'm not even sure I like doilies. So why am I making one?  It's those intertwined chains. They are charming. There is a 4 row and a 6 row version. I think I'm opting for 6 rows. Let's hope I still find this charming after that last long row.

Last is a pair of earrings from Marilee Rockley's 'Boutique Tatting' book. I'm really unhappy with my choice of bead colours and sizes, but I thought I'd take a picture before cutting everything up and starting over.