Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lots of bookmarks

Well, march was a busy month.
During that time though, I did get some tatting finished.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #184 and #657. 

For my cousin's birthday, I made Jane Eborall's Fandango bookmark. I really like how these colors go with each other. (Do I comment on my satisfaction with my color choices too much? That's one of the pre-tatting decisions I always fret about, especially when the finished piece is going to be a present.)
The pattern was enjoyable, and I'll probably use it again in the future.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #647 and #680.

I gave this Flowery SCMR bookmark (also by Jane Eborall) to my aunt as a thank you gift. I didn't realize it until she pointed it out, but the colors are mine and my sister's favorite colors. An amusing oversight on my part, to not realize that.
I had a lot of fun with this pattern, especially when I got to the over the top joins.

Done in Lizbeth size 80, #104 and #665.

This Simple Celtic Knot bookmark by Toptattyhead was made for my sister, who likes celtic designs. This was my first real attempt at using more then two shuttles at a time, and it was fun. A bit challenging at first, but overall it was simply fun. This pattern was a good introduction into using four shuttles at a time, and I hope to use this knowledge again in the future.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #152 and #638. Motif # 6 of my second challenge. 

Ah, the Spiral bookmark by Gina. It's one of my favorite bookmark patterns, and this time I decided to try making a tassel. For my first time making a tassel, I think it looks alright.
I made this for a friend's surprise birthday party.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #618, #620, and #644. Motif  #7 of my second challenge.

Look, it's not a bookmark!
Nope, it is a Cupcake by Be-stitched.
I made this for another friend's birthday. Her favorite color is pink, though I don't think this is strawberry flavored.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #680. Motif #8 of my second challenge.

And then we have the Tatty Turtle by Mark Myers. This was actually one of the first patterns I did when new to tatting, and it was fun to revisit it.
Turtles are really cute.