I tatted crosses to give to my dear Father-In-Law's siblings. This one was tatted for the preacher who performed the service for our beloved PaPa's funeral this past week. I thought he might use the extra page tabs. The other crosses were finished with a spiral chain and thread tassel.
I tatted a simple chain and Josephine Ring edging on a vintage hankie for my sweet Mother-In-Law to carry to the funeral. We all miss Dwayne so much. He was a friend to so many and was truly admired by all.
my water bottle would sweat and leave a puddle everywhere I sat it down. The guys at work are content to wrap a tacky rag or paper towel around theirs. I thought I could tat a mignonette coaster around mine. Actually the idea is an old one. My grandmother had some of those colorful aluminum drinking glasses - you know - the ones that if your drink was too cold, your lip would stick to the side? I am trying to remember what she had on them - seems like they were maybe a stretchy fabric? Almost like a knitted sock as a self coaster around the glass.
The tricky part to my coaster was the odd shape of this water bottle. I used the "tat what you need" method of designing it. So even if I wanted to do another one - I'd never be able to duplicate it ; ) The final chain trim at the top was tatted over an elastic flat hair band.
So... I had this idea.... and the adventure begins! I wanted to make a simple pouch to hold the mirrors that son makes with his button maker. I wanted a self closure - no buttons, snaps, or Velcro. I used stiffened craft felt so that the tab would stay in the slot for closing.
In the end, son finally convinced me that they just look like cardboard and won't hold up to opening and closing very many times. Oh well... another project to be revisited at another time.
Thinking of the rain that has fallen in Western OK. The embroidery is Freemotion stitch painting. This was stitched on a t-shirt : o many years ago for a client. Her grandfather was one of Cordell, OK early leaders.
The design was first stitched on nylon organdy. Then it was freemotion appliqued to the t-shirt and more detail added.
has created FSL from one of my tatting designs (with my permission, of course!) She worked from the tatting pattern that I call "Rolling Rings" headband. http://ginabea.com/tatting.php
These were so quick and easy - I have just as easily given them all away...what fun!!!
The blue headband is the first one I shuttle tatted. I wove a ribbon through it. Now I find the nylon headbands at the discount stores - usually 5 for a dollar! These are covered with fabric or braided tubes. The nylon does not break as quickly as the plastic headbands. A little girl cannot resist seeing how far she can bend the headband ; ) When! this happens, the lace can be quickly added to a new headband.
Sewn on my Janome 350E. I taped the caps to the cap frame to get the largest sewing field possible with my little toy ; ) Have now stitched a couple of caps on the Amaya - my boys call "Bubba". (This because I said I might call her Rissa - the daughter I never had ; )
The boys helped me change the "hideous" gold knobs on my new sewing cabinet. I bought plain white ceramic knobs. I cut circles from fabric and Ron made flat discs with his button machine. Ross glued them to the knobs. LOVE!! LOVE!! them! (the boys too!)
Click above link Digitized Hand Prints for FREE hand print embroidery design from ginabea A co-worker has three little daughters and was decorating their bathroom. She made plaques for the wall with their hand prints. Their hands were the inspiration for my digitized hand prints.