Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pendant and Earrings - motif #25

Haven't blogged in a while, I've been busy preparing for my first craft show. I'm a little nervous and praying hard that I sell a lot! These are just some of the items I've been making for it.
A set of matching pendant and earrings. The earrings are a simplified version of Kim Millar's "A Joyful Sparkle" and the pendant is my own creation. They were tatted in Manuela #20 and are my first attempt at using beads (the pendant has a swarovski crystal in the center).
I'm still undecided about hanging the pendant, should I use a cord, a ribbon or invest in a chain.
Any advice would be helpful.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Last of the Blue Ribbon Entries - Motifs # 21, 22, 23, & 24

These are the last of the my MS. State Fair entries. Again I apologize for my terrible photography. They should almost finish off my 25 motif challenge, so I guess its time to start again :-)

The wedding garter is an adaption of Lenore English's bookmark pattern done in Flora #20. The doily is the Blue doily pattern from the Needle Tatting Two site, also Fora #20

The Magnolia pin is from a pattern from the tatting calendar, the leaves were my own addition, also in Flora, #20. The butterfly is from a design by an Italian tatter, done in #10, yellow and is part of a pillow. I couldn't find the right size pillow for it, so I made one. Unfortunately, I waited to the night before the entries had to be at the fairgrounds to decide to make a pillow. We own a sewing machine but I haven't used it in years, so I decided to use Fabric-tac to seal the seams. Luckily, they judged it on the tatting not on how the pillow looked. I also entered the snowflake that I shared earlier in my blog.

The Scarf is crocheted in Gryffindor colors, my wife and I are big Harry Potter fans. I also entered a crocheted doily, angel, and snowflake.