Thursday, July 14, 2011

nuntium tricesimum (30th post) I'm a thief!

I am.  I'm a thief.  I've stolen a brilliant idea from Happy Bluebird.  I rarely have my own ideas but love what others do.  Two months ago when we met Cindy had a wonderful necklace with an image in glass outlined with metal.  We thought about putting a little tatting in there instead and how lovely that would be.
So yesterday I was at Michael's (boo hiss), wandering around.  You must understand that I am a kamikaze shopper for the most part, I know what I want, I go in and get it and then leave.  But yesterday I was wandering and found all the pieces for Bluebird's idea, easy and ready to put together in a flash.
Earlier this week when through Rose-E's tatting, I found this lovely little butterfly and gave it a try.
And before I knew it, it was like "You put chocolate in my peanut butter!"
Motif #9
They're sweet, little and easy.  The whole thing is about 1.5" square.  Now just for a chain and each girl will have their own special-ordered necklace.  I get to make mine next.  These are size 80 or 70, one in Lizbeth Carribean and the other threads are Aunt Rose-E threads so old and relatively nameless.

Then, for a break, I made a few little crosses (Cross Hope from snowflake77 from intatters) with fun split rings.
Coats and Clark's tatting crochet, size 70, color 18-A and it cost $.15.
Motif #10
Now I think I'm ready to go back to Frivole's Quatrain.

Latin for today: siste, fur! = Stop, thief!  (You never know when this will come in handy!)
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  1. Thank goodness Michaels is a 40 minute drive away! I do have to go there for some more lobster claws... where did you find all the stuff? I just need to know so that I can avoid that isle. ; )

  2. You are an awesome thief!!! I LOVE the pendants :) I NEED to make some.

  3. Yah, hanging around the ruins, strolling about the Corinthian pillars of my neighbourhood, it's good to have a handy phrase at the ready in order to keep some little, lurking'furittus' at bay!

    Nice tatting today and good idea about the frames. Cindy is one smart cookie!
    Fox : )

  4. I bought several little pendant frames like this in different shapes but I keep forgetting to put tatting in them! Lovely work!

  5. I don't think I've ever seen these little pendants! They are perfect for these pretty motifs!

    Just when I was trying to stay away from all the craft stores, I recently learned a Hobby Lobby will be arriving soon in our area, and will be only ten minutes rather than an hour away (in Ohio). This is not good - unless they stock size 40 Lizbeth, which I don't have! I'll have JoAnn's, Michaels, Pat Catans, and now Hobby Lobby - all within a 10-mile radius. I have been cleaning out the house and am shocked at all my craft supplies. It's actually embarrassing! I could open my own store! I always buy 'extra' in case they never stock the item again - that's what gets me in trouble!

  6. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

  7. I always love your phase of the day. Wish that I had learned Latin when I was younger.

    I'm with the others. Where did you find all of the goodies to make these? I'm going to be near a Michael's this next week since I'm going to the BIG town.......I would love to pick some of these up.

  8. you are not a thief! these ideas are out there to share. My friend took a tatted butterfly I made + her friend did something similar. Here is a link:

    Stitches of Life II

  9. Okay...I don't know what Aunt Rose E is. LOL! I took Latin though I can't say I know the meaning of the phrases/words you have here if you didn't explain, but I could find out. Now clue.

  10. Aunt Rose-E was my great aunt who is the one who taught me to tat. She left me a treasure trove of goodies including thread, shuttles, hankies and completed hankies and motifs.
    The frames and glass are from a line called Inkssentials which I found at Michael's near the scrapbooking stuff. Here's a link where you can see the goods although it's not at Michael's.
    I'm dying to see what others do!

  11. Lovely little frames, I like the way you can see though them, your crosses look beautiful well done on your tatting.


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