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I have been a crafter of all sorts for many years, and really love working with Paper and Threads. I am loving the design work I am doing now. I really seem to be getting back into my "art", even if I am doing it by computer now, instead of actually getting dirty while drawing. ;-) I have been avid about Thread Arts since I was a kid, learning to Crochet at 7, then Knit, Embroider, Needle Lace and finally Needle Tat. I love to design as well and am looking forward to taking the Needle Tatting that further step as well.

Friday, September 9, 2011

First Snowflake of the Year

Yeup, you read right.  This is the first Snowflake of the year...lol  Since I am doing the Farmers Market and my tatting is selling quite well I've started making Christmas ornaments.  Not only will I be doing the Market each Saturday until mid December, I have a Craft Show coming up on the first Saturday in December.  I'm still planning on doing this show as I have done it now for about 17 years.  So that means really getting my b*** in gear...lol

Anyways, here is the snowflake.  I have tatted this with a single strand of DMC Light Effects Embroidery Floss - White and a size 8 tatting needle.

This next one is a Tatted Christmas Tree that can be found on BeStitched.  This was tatted with size 80 thread and done with the shuttle.  I filled this shuttle (a Clover) with the thread and I want to see how many of these trees I can get with one shuttle full.  So far I have 2 done...I keep getting side tracked...lol

I sprayed the tree with a bit of Glimmer Mist (designed for cardmaking and scrapbooking) and stiffened it with hairspray.  I'm not all that impressed with how stiff it is with the hairspray so I am working on stiffening both of these with Clear Acrylic Spray Paint.  As soon as I get a few pennies together though I'm going to purchase THIS and see how well it works.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

So much new jewelry!

If you are following me on my By Carolivy blog then you know that I have been really busy the last couple of monts at the local Farmers Market selling my cards, tatting and home baked cookies.  Well my tatted jewelry has been selling like hot cakes, so instead of posting the huge amount of photos I am just going to give you a link to my Photobucket where you can see all the new jewelry I've made (both shuttle tatted and needle tatted)

I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer and getting some wonderful tatting done.  I am going everywhere with my tatting now and even have several ladies who have asked me to teach them how to tat!  Yeah!  Spread the tatting to all you can. ;-P