On Saturday my elder daughter and I tried our hands at another market. This one was billed as an Artists' Market and even though we had to pay a very small fee, it was much better than the flea market in July. First the weather was stunning, then it was in the parking lot of a very popular coffee house in the neighborhood and there was also free music. We didn't have scads of people but a good showing. We had gone to the library the day before and I'd seen this little lovely in an Elgiva Nichols book there. I quickly tatted one up and put it in this pendant. Isn't it just sweet?
|Didn't sell any though...|
Here's the other stuff except the bookmarks.
I *was* going to make snowflakes for my sister who is brilliant, talented and crafty and has plans for them but instead I made a pair of TotusMel's slave bracelets for elder daughter.
Elder daughter and I were each going to make one of the bracelets but she kind of gave up after the first two "medallions" and asked me to finish. It is really interesting to finish another tatter's work. Her tension is different and she'd made a mistake which I didn't notice until quite a bit later and had an extra chain to somehow fit in there. So the two bracelets aren't the same but only other tatters would notice. You might know my fear of designing but I persevered and ended up with a pretty nice one. No picture, she whisked the second one out of my hands as I sewed in the ends and they've been on ever since!
Lastly, my sweet husband read an article in the paper about the IOLI convention in Saint Paul and said that we could go for a mere $5 as general populace on Wednesday. (I had decided that the convention fee was too steep and had resigned myself to not going at all.) We went together, like a date! and it was very fun. Some of the display laces were out of this world lovely and we got to go to the vendors too! It's so wonderful to be able to look at the books, not just the covers and see if what's inside is what I would like. And then we saw Majestic threads, something I'd never heard of before and the colors were so rich and lovely, my DH bought me a whole bunch!
|I just LOVE these colors!|
Look at these amazing pieces from the 1850s. This was the first time I'd seen pieces with the picots tied together. (I would never have been a tatter then. I hate tying.)
I know it wouldn't be very practical but I'd love to wear a cap like this.
Oops, there goes the time.
Latin for today = tempus est coquendum! = Time to cook!