Friday, May 4, 2012


Before Easter (i believe) Jess from Tat-ilicious wrote a post about squinkies at McDonalds and how you can use the ball for holding lizbeth thread. WELL i found one better. For Easter i bought each of my kids a large egg...two were full of temporary tattoos, and the other was a tiny Dora ballerina. They are larger than the squinkies, and they hold still. Heres the pictures of my tatting eggs!

a full size 20 ball of lizbeth
So thank you Jess for the great eye opener!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Not really a lesson, but something interesting

I don't think i have expressed how much i like the vance pattern. Its very simple and i could do it for years. this is the basic pattern

vance edging as a bracelet

My boys started getting tutoring which meant 2 hours, three days a week at the library. And so I took tatting and the first pattern that came to mind was vance. So i did 9 repeats cornered went back down the side and finished that corner. Now this is relevent because at the corner, i saw a very pretty thing. The possiblity of a vance motif. The corner is a simple 3 repeat. If i added a fourth it would be a diamond. So i started thinking on how i would make it. These are the ways i came up with.
1. Regular motif, follow the pattern times four.

2.start with split rings then go around with the rest of the pattern

3.split rings with rings thrown off, 2nd round is just chains.
Whats your "go to" pattern. Do you ever think of different ways to mess around with edgings?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

later on....

So today the kids have tutoring. I have been planning a blog post about tatting techniques and i think i will get around to it later on today. So in the mean time...happy tatting