Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sneak Peek Time!

Earlier this year I suggested a color to Barbara Foster, owner of Handy She liked it so much that she had it made into a new Lizbeth colorway!


Peacock Blues
Lizbeth 149 - Peacock Blues

This new colorway is made up of Electric Blue dark, Electric Blue Med, Lizbeth 658 (Ocean Turquoise Lt) and Deep Royal Blue.

It is brighter than Lizbeth 141 Turquoise Twist. I imagine it may pair well with #143 Royal Wave and maybe even #122 Caribbean or #125 Seascape. Fun times ahead!

I can't wait to tat one of Anne Bruvold's Minor Norwegian Dragons when the thread shipment arrives in December.

Ooh, and what a handsome Seahorse Dragon this will make...

(Anne Bruvold created the Seahorse Dragon based on Debbie Arnold's Seahorse. Both are lovely patterns.)

And that's just the beginning. There's more!
On Tuesday I will share another sneak peek...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Motif #16 - Magic Moment Snowflake

Jon Yusoff's Magic Moment Snowflake

Heather the Tarnished Tatter asked me this past week what tatting was I working on? So let me show you my completed Magic Moment snowflake.

This snowflake will be #16 in my 25 Motif Challenge. It is tatted with size 40 Lizbeth #154 Wildflower Garden and used roughly 14 yards.

I just love how the natural floral colors play out and can't wait to pair it with matching or coordinating solids.

This colorway really does remind me of a wildflower garden. The only things missing are wee fairies flitting among the colorful petals.

Magic Moment Snowflake
wrapped around a satin egg.

Hee, hee, doesn't this look like a baby eggplant?
Here is a cute knit baby eggplant too.

Can't wait to get my hands on some of this Wildflower Garden in size 20 when it arrives in late December. It will be great for Easter projects.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Contest Reminder: Box of Chocolates

Image Source: Lost at E Minor - La Molina Chocolates

Just a reminder that there is still time to enter my crafty tatting contest. Deadline is November 30, 2010 with a winner to be announced on December 7th.

The first entry is in: Carol

Remember, 25 free balls of thread are waiting for 1 lucky winner!

But you've got to be in to win.

Good luck!
Image Source: Casa de DogPoop's Flikr PhotoStream (permission pending)

Tatted Chocolate Box Contest
 To compete, you will need 1 empty chocolate box.

How you choose to empty it is entirely up to you. ツ

Or, if you're feeling super crafty, make your own box. Here is a link to a commercial site showing several different styles for inspiration. It can be big or small, any shape, whatever suits your fancy.

Please note, however, that hand-made boxes will not get preferential treatment over up-cycled chocolate boxes.

Tasteful entries that make me laugh will get preferential treatment. Please no nudity, zombie apocalypse or chocolate Jesus art.

(Alright, for all you Gleeks, the most tastefully decorated "grilled cheese-us" that includes 50% tatting will get an honorable mention. Apologies to tatters who have never seen the TV show GLEE.)

1. Decorate your chocolate box with tatting. You may also use decorative trims, ribbons, papers, fabrics, flowers, beads, beer labels, etc. But 50% of the decoration must be tatting.

Any theme. (honey, holidays, Elvis, spa day, knots, pets, wine, Jane Austin, shoes, chain mail, passion for tatting...) Let your imagination run wild.

2. Photograph your tatted chocolate box and leave a clickable link to the image, along with your name (screen name) and contact information in the comments of THIS POST. Comments left on other posts will not be considered.

3. Entries that do not include name and contact information will be disqualified.

4. International entries accepted!

5. Deadline to submit your entry is November 30, 2010. Winner to be announced December 7, 2010.

A Honey of a Prize!
Here's what you could win: 25 free balls of Lizbeth thread, in the colors and sizes of your choice.

Yes, I will ship internationally! (CONFIRMED: Barbara Foster at Handy Hands will ship direct to you at my expense.)