Thursday, January 22, 2009

Color Illusion & Inspiration!

I decided to tat something I could show, thinking I could get it done quickly.

HA! What was I thinking of?

It took me THREE days to get this done! That's because I didn't get home until after 8:30 p.m. two nights and I'm also tatting something else. So here is Jon's snowflake aka bookmark again. It has two sides, you know. Most people only show one side. (including me last time)
Here is the flip side. I don't know why my scanner came up with a white background this time. I must have accidently changed the setting. It wouldn't matter except it also washed out the dusty lavender color and makes it look pinkish.
So I tried scanning it on this dark blue and the lavender is easier to see but the variegated sort of fades into the blue.

These are the threads I used - Signature thread that I got from my Secret Santa (Purple Haze) and DMC perle cotton size 12. I love the sheen of size 12 perle cotton by DMC. It makes the prettiest bookmarks.

Since I was scanning, I got the 3 novelty ricracs I bought at Hobby Lobby last night. They were on sale, normally $1.99 each but only $1 each last night. Remember that ricrac tatting I was doing last July? I can't wait to try it on these!

Hobby Lobby also had these sew-on crystals on clearance. I tried to make them big enough for you to see the channels underneath where the needle goes through. I suspect I can also get a size 14 or 16 crochet hook through there to make joins. I'll let you know.


  1. Beautiful how the threads blend with the motifs. I love the colors. The ric rac and the beads sounds yummy! Wish I could find a shop like JoAnns or Michael's here in Egypt.

  2. I like your ric-rac and pretty crystals! And the bookmark you tatted is so delicate yet eye-catching with those colors.

  3. wow...your tatted bookmark looks amazing

  4. The crystals look intriguing. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  5. Love the bookmark and the crystal sew ons look to see what you do with them..thanks for sharing

  6. Wow I was having withdrawal from your site. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't connect to it.
    Worth the wait though.
    Just so everyone knows for purposes of finding them if they want to, the sew-on crystals are called rosemonte and they are readily available if you google them. (Mine are left overs from my skating days when I used to make dance costumes.) I have often thought of using them for tatting also. Thanks for reminding me.

  7. The bookmark is beautiful - both sides! I hadn't thought of showing both sides. The other goodies are nice too. We'll keep watching to see what you make of them.

  8. Gina,
    That bookmark is just gorgeous!! I love your color choice. You did an excellent job, keep up the good work!



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