Saturday, July 9, 2011

8, 9 and 10...

I hate it when I make something then lose the pattern...grrrrrrrrrr. Found many things lately that I had forgotten about but still cannot find the ones I want!

Here are some more bookmarks and a lesson deserved and learned LOL.. But then again it DID give me an idea....watch this space (not too intensely - it could take a while!)


Bookmark 8




Ok so you're saying - Again with Julie Patterson stuff?....muahhhhaaaahhaahhhaahhhaaa (really need to practice that evil laugh) - can't help it - just LOVE these patterns. Have done this one in so many different color combos. Always comes out nicely.
The pattern is called Wishbones and the thread is Lizbeth 20 color: Springtime.


Bookmark 9



This is mine. Easter Daisy. The pattern I lost and only just found again. Can't find the original tatting either so had forgotten all about it until I found the pattern the other day. Wasn't in my tatting diary or anything so not sure why that slipped through. I've played around with it a bit and redone the daisy to sit a bit better. Originally I made the pattern for an Easter competition for the Queensland Tatters as I was going up there for one of their meetings.The entries were amazing - so many talented ladies in that group. Can't wait to get back up there in August.
Thread is size 40 Venus.


Bookmark 10.. aka read the pattern stupid....



This is where one learns that to achieve the correct "look" one must actually READ the pattern before rushing headlong into it LOL

The top - clearly I had no idea what I was doing!! (But it has raised an idea for a future pattern.....)

The bottom one finally GOT it!

The pattern is spiral bookmark found  on Gina's site : Threads of a Tatting Goddess. Great site for info and  a good tatting read  http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2187160/spiral-bookmark-71k?da=y

Thread is Anchor 12 perle - I love that thread for bookmarks and doilies that I need to be soft yet keep shape. Such wonderful colors too!!

Now THESE colors are loved by many, detested by many in Victoria. They are the Collingwood Football Club colors. (No NOT my team) I made this for a friend who requested that I make her a bookmark in the "correct" colors. So as much as it REALLY hurt to make ANYTHING in that club's colors I did it just for her...awwwwwww.........




Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bookmarks 4-7.....

Yeah ok so it has been cold and wet and I have been on night shifts again!!!
Luckily bookmarks are just perfect for these conditions so got a few done this week.
Look out tatting...I'm back......

Bookmark 4




Pattern is Heart2Heart by Julie Patterson.
Thread is Lizbeth Caribbean size 20.

Bookmark 5



Pattern was found online - an adaptation of an old Anna edging. Not sure who has done this but if you can tell me that would be great so I can credit them. LOVELY pattern to do and good practice in split rings.

Thread is Lizbeth Mountain Breeze size 40

Bookmark 6






The one ranks right up there with Mary Konior's Black Magic in my book!!
It is called Eye Spy by Julie Patterson from Just Marking Tome.
Thread is Lizbeth Bright Turquoise size 40.

Bookmark 7


Pattern is Clover Bookmark by Kelly Luljak
Found online here: http://members.iglou.com/mantia/crafts/bookmark.html
Thread is Lizbeth Spring Garden size 40.