Thursday, 31 December 2015

Motif 22 - 25 Motif Challenge

With only a few days left in 2015, I had to find a really small motif to quickly tat to complete my "15 in 2015" challenge on Craftree.  Luckily I found this cute flower motif by Jennifer Williams.  You can find the pattern under "Onion Ring Joins" on her website.  Click on the image to load the pdf file for the pattern.

Flower motif using Onion Ring joins

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Motif 21 - 25 Motif Challenge

In between all the Christmas cooking and baking, I tried to tat another snowflake.  This time it's Corina Meyfeldt's Snowflake which can be found on her CM-Handmade blog.  I've always wanted to tat this pattern but didn't have the right tools to attach/thread the bugle beads.  I recently purchased some beading needles off eBay that allowed me to finally attempt this pattern :).

I love this pattern.  So simple to tat and yet so beautiful!  I tatted this snowflake in Lizbeth #20 white thread with ~1cm aqua bugle beads.  I think I need to buy more bugle beads and tat more of these snowflakes!

Looking through Corina's old blog posts, I discovered she had done a step by step tutorial for this snowflake here.

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Wishing you and your family a joyous 
Christmas and safe holidays :).




Cheers, 
Jenn :).

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Motif 20 - 25 Motif Challenge

I need to finish 3 more projects to complete my "15 in 2015" challenge on Craftree.  I decided to tat this Starry Snowflake by Elaine P Gan.  This pattern is available in her latest eBook of patterns in her Tatting Box store on Craftsy.

Starry Snowflake pattern by Elaine P Gan

This snowflake was tatted in Lizbeth #20 white thread.  This was a fun pattern to tat.  I just need to block and stiffen it.  Just in time to hang on our Christmas tree :).

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Motif 18 and 19 - 25 Motif Challenge

Test tatting snowflakes again for Elaine P Gan.  These two snowflakes are called First Snowflake and Floral Snowflake.  This eBook of patterns is now available in her Tatting Box store on Craftsy.

First Snowflake pattern by Elaine P Gan

Floral Snowflake pattern by Elaine P Gan

I tatted both these in Lizbeth #20 white thread.  I used blue seed beads in the Floral Snowflake.  Both were easy and quick to tat up.  I will have to tat these again and with more seed beads :).

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).

Monday, 21 December 2015

Motif 17 - 25 Motif Challenge

I love this pattern!  So easy, quick and looks so pretty.   I will have to tat another one so my girls can have one each :).  The pattern is called Ring of Heart Pendant and is available for free at Elaine P Gan's Tatting Box Craftsy Store.

Ring of Heart Pendant by Elaine P Gan

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Motif 16 - 25 Motif Challenge

It feels good to be tatting again :).  Elaine P Gan from Tatting Box was busy again writing another eBook of patterns!  Her next eBook have 7 snowflake patterns in it.  Here is one of the first snowflake I test tatted for her.  It is called Rosette Snowflake.  This eBook of patterns is now available in her Tatting Box store on Craftsy.

Rosette Snowflake pattern by Elaine P Gan

I tatted this in Lizbeth #20 white thread.  This is a wonderful pattern to tat.  Very quick and easy to tat up.  I will be tatting this again with beads :).

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Motif 15 - 25 Motif Challenge

I can not believe my last blog post was in early September!  This time of year has always been busy for my family and I but this year has been crazy busy.  I have not had the chance to do much tatting until my kids finished their school year (last Friday).

To get back into tatting and to get ready for Christmas, I thought I would tat something for our Christmas tree.  The pattern is called Tree Decoration by Jennifer Williams.  You can find this free pattern on Jennifer's webpage here - you will need to click on the image to open the PDF file of the pattern.  

Tree Decoration ornament
A better pic of the Tree Decoration by Jennifer Williams

This was tatted using Lizbeth #20 white thread and ~1cm long silver beads.  I wanted to get it done quickly so I left out the beads around the outside.  I also did not add a jump ring at the top as I did not have one to use.

I've made so many mistakes with this pattern but overall I am happy with the finished tatted ornament.  Now I just need to stiffen it and add a string to hang on our tree.

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).