Tatting makes me happy…and keeps me out of trouble

As the title says…I have been a happy and good girl today. I have not been able to create as much as I would like over the last couple of days due to other responsibilities…household chores, bills and errands. All legit. I ran around like a maniac yesterday and was too wiped out to tat in the evening. I have to be VERY tired not to tat. Sometimes I think I tat in my sleep because I wake up and look in my sewing box and find little things I have made and forgot about…and it’s only been a day. Here are a few things that I have made this week so far. All are going to the Keystone Summit in December.

Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia mini-box. A Flair blossom that has silver lined clear seed beads tatted into an edge of graduated picots. The seeds are between the petals and the glass 32-facet black crystals that surround the 6mm Sterling bead in the center. The Dahlia is mounted on red velvet surrounded by a black pearl cotton handmade cable. Lined with black felt this tiny treasure measures 1 1/2″ in diameter.

Dainty Flake Keepsake

I make Dainty Flakes all the time. They become ornaments, pendants, earrings, applique and now…Dainty adorns a box. Crisp in white with AB (a permanent clear rainbow coating) glass seed beads between the rings and a large Sterling bead in the center…this is Christmas encapsulated on a teeny 1 1/2″ box. Mounted on deep red fabric and surrounded with white satin cord, this little box is lined with bright red felt.

Pansy Paradise

This Pansy is a new addition to my designs. Adorning a 4 1/2 x 3″ metal box, this is the fantasy land for the Pansy. Teeny PIXIE butterflies and buds of lilac and buttery yellow swirl around one of my favorite flowers. More photos and details can be found at the left within a few days.

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