Saturday, December 29, 2007

Here's the last one - for my youngest son. I was at Michael's yesterday and picked up a bunch more of these ornaments on clearance. Most of them are different but I got a few that were the same as what I have used. I might try to start doing them now so that I'll have a nice little stash by next Christmas.

Earlier today I started an edging to go around the sachet shown next. It took 20 rings for each side. The sachet is from the dollar store but I might make some nicer ones in the future. For one thing, I would make them so you could open the back and put in a refillable bag of potpourri, but this one is a quick gift.

It didn't take all that long to stitch it down. It scans looking pink but it's actually lavendar and the thread has some lavendar in it too. I think it's what is left of some Manuela but it could be some Altin Basak too. Anyway, it's a pretty variegated.

This car was in an email with a bunch of other photos of odd images. I thought it looked like lace. I wonder if you could cover a miniature car or doll car in a similar way?

This is how much of the bag I got knitted so far. I'm learning to snug up the beads before I knit the next stitch. Each row is repeated so you have the same design on both sides. I haven't figured out a way to hold the beads that makes it easy to slide them over when I need to. I can't seem to tension the thread if I'm holding it too securely but if I don't wrap the thread, then it slides all over the place. Of course the stitch count and bead count is different every 2 rows. I think it's shaping up but I'm not sure I would want to do very much of this. It's tedious!'s after midnight and that's what I get for thinking I could whip up the finish of this project in a very short time!


  1. You're right Gina. I do see what you mean about seeing tatting in everything! What a car. I know I couldn't figure out how to cover a miniature car with tatting, but I bet you could!

  2. I'm amazed at all you are able to accomplish! I love getting inspiration from your blog!

  3. Tattycat - I won't be tatting over any miniature cars but I do love the flow of that design. Maybe it will inspire me in some other way.

    LLL Diane....we all feed off each other and I love seeing where it all goes! Thanks!

    :-) Gina

  4. Gina, I love the ornaments you are making what a great way to give tatting to your sons and it is "cool".


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