Thursday, February 25, 2010

Remember when I mentioned tatting Patti Duff's Mini-Tats? This is one that is so quick and versatile. I've tatted it with beads in the past in a few different ways but this time I left off the beads since it was going in a frame.

The reason I haven't posted about it is because it is a gift for my sister, whose birthday was last Sunday but I'm just seeing her tonight. I was disappointed that the scanner doesn't show the motif clearly through the front of the ornament but it really does like nice. I used some textured card stock for the backing and you can't see that either.

But here's the secret - this is a second motif with a second backing that is behind the first one so when she gets bored with it, TA-DA! She can just switch them out! The white motif is in a bigger thread and has 3 picots at each point so it practically touched the frame inside. That's why I altered the direction so that it looks like a square instead of a diamond.

My sister's gift is wrapped in a simple box but speaking of gift wrapping, I wanted to pass on a video I found yesterday on one of the OWOA blogs, Loose Ends. She got it from somewhere else but wow...doesn't the person in the video make it look soooooo easy! Now I know what I can do with all that fabric in my stash!

Furoshiki gift wrapping from RecycleNow on Vimeo.


  1. Very nice! I really love the frame - probably because I really love butterflies =)

  2. What a great idea! I love the frame! Happy birthday to your sister!

  3. Perfect gift in a sweet frame! This is why I love tatting!

    Also the video is so cool! I enjoy this kind of creative thinking. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    Is it difficult to post videos? I have a feeling I'd have to know html code, and I'm totally intimidated by that! I'm amazed how many bloggers have learned it.

  4. Very pretty. The frame is precious. I'm sure your sister loves your gifts.

    What a cool idea for wrapping. Fast and easy--the way I like it.

  5. What a lovely gift for your sister. The frame is very pretty.

    I love the video, especially the bag.

    Thank you!

  6. Very nice! Great idea!
    Happy birthday to your sister!

  7. That certainly is a very unique idea to have two different designs in one frame. I know your sister will really appreciate your "gift".

  8. Nice idea! Great gift.
    Fox : )

  9. Love the mini-tat. I did something similar in a frame that opens with a small clock on one side. I put the tatting in the frame on the other side. Mom still has it from years ago.

  10. Very impressive, your tatting gifts and the video. Wow, I'm glad I stopped by.

  11. The motifs in the frame are beautiful and your sister will love them. The video was great - I can't wait to try it myself.

    We'll miss you while you're gone and look forward to your return. Take care.

  12. Hi Gina! You should be getting youe OWOH painting from me any day now! I am so sorry it was late..

  13. oh my gosh !

    thank you so much for posting this !

    You know I have diagrams for these types of folds

    and I save them and save them

    can't find them when it's to wrap

    or I am in a hurry and think

    ohhh, I can't figure that out right now !

    (even tho, I know it must be easy ! it looks easy!)

    well THIS is soooo awesome !

    thank you thank you thank you

    how fun

    and I love that you posted it !



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