Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where has the time GONE!!!

I can't believe I haven't posted since the end of July!! Life has been hectic and crazy around here it seems. I'm industriously working on getting some Christmas presents made and I guess time has just passed me by!


WARNING!!! THIS POST WILL BE VERY PHOTO HEAVY!

I mentioned back in July that I have picked my tatting up again.  Haven't tatted in years, but I discovered needle tatting...and it is SO much easier to do than shuttle tatting (at least it is for me!) I have also made a few cards, but put some of them in the mail before photographing them.  I did make a card today to share with you.  My youngest grandson will be turning 3 soon, so I made a card specially for him.


I cut this card out with my Cameo and flattened off the bottom of the card so that it would stand up.  I ran the front side of the card through with a Spellbinder embossing folder, then inked the edges with distress ink. The little robot is a stamp from My Mind's Eye.  I colored him with Copics, then added a touch of glossy accents to his shoes and "claws".  I cut him out and used foam tape to adhere him to the card.  The banner is one that I just cut out after I stamped the sentiment.  I added it to a little pole for the robot to hold and used some pop dots to hold it on the card.  I think it turned out really cute...not to sure he'll care at all, but I do like it! LOL!

Now...the following photos are just a few of the 24 ornaments that I have completed thus far.  Some of the designs are patterns I found online and quite a few of them are patterns that I just made up as I went along.  I love how they all turned out.

This first ornament is tatted with one of my own designs (since I didn't write it down, I probably can't duplicate it!) The ornaments are about 3 inches in diameter.  This is two shots of the same ornament so that you could see the top and bottom of the ornament.


This next one is also a pattern that I designed.  This ornament and the one above are rich purple even though it's difficult to tell from the photos.


The next ornament (top and bottom both pictured) were tatted using a pattern from Robin Perfetti for the top of the ornament.  It tats up very quickly and fits perfectly over the top of the ornament.  For the bottom of the ornament, I used a pattern found here which is a pattern by Orsi.


        

This next ornament is another of my own designs...I really should have written the directions down for these!

 This next ornament is also one of my designs...and I think perhaps it might be my favorite!




The last one I have to share with you was made using the same two designs I used in the blue ornaments above except that this time I used blue thread and put the designs on silver ornaments




As you can see, I've really been quite busy...so forgive me for not posting more often.  I'll REALLY try to post more often (and get my cards photographed before I mail them out!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...
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8 comments:

Suze Bain said...

Wow, I would love to be able to do this, they're gorgeous. Xx

Cathy said...

Hi Susan, your card is adorable, I love the little robot! Your tatting looks amazing on these ornaments! I've never seen ornaments decorated this way, so beautiful, Cathy x

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creations!

Michelle said...

Amazing! I don't know what tatting is, and I can't imagine being able to do it, so your designs that you didn't write down seem miraculous to me! You seriously are so talented!

Bonnie said...

Hi Susan. It's good to see you posting again! Love the card and it's so perfect for a 3 yr. old. And those ornaments are gorgeous! Are they the Christmas presents you mentioned? I'm sure they'll become family heirlooms!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, wow, Susan, I was just thinking about you and decided to check in to see if you posted! I can see what has kept you busy! The robot card is the BEST and your tatted ornaments are simply out of this world gorgeous!! How wonderful to be able to make something that you know will be passed down for generations! All the best, my friend! Darnell

Mrs Harry said...

Wow Susan, your ornaments are just beautiful. Your work is so neat and tidy, if I tried, mine would probably look lumpy. And I love the robot card, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Frings said...

I've realised that it's been ages since I stopped by, but you've been busy! I love these Christmas ornaments. The tatting is fabulous (something I've never heard of before!) - looks so delicate and intricate. But so worth it.

And the card is just adorable! I've got that cute robot - perfect for little boys!

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