Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More Of The Same

While sales lightning did not strike twice, I still had a decently busy day. Of course I could have done without the dishes and laundry, but that's not really an option now is it? It was another cloudy day, so still no new listing for the the black necklace and accessories. It should be a sunny one today, so hopefully I'll get round to that and finally get it out of the way.

I spent some time on snowflakes again. I know, I know, you've seen countless photos of these by now, but this is the only photo I took, so that's what you get. Jane's snowflake remains my favorite for these sort of projects. My mother-in-law is particularly fond of inexpensive variegated threads. I really don't like working with them much, but I do what I'm asked, especially when I'm being generously compensated. I have to tell you though, that working with this rough stuff really makes me appreciate the higher quality thread with their smooth, tight twists that are much softer on my hands.

After I finished a half made snowflake it was on to working on remaking the sold pair of spats. It's one of the many pieces where I didn't write down a pattern. I do, however, have a prototype piece on hand. Digging through my pile of prototypes, mostly made in vintage ecru thread, is always a trip back in time. I have doilies and bookmarks aplenty along with some of my early attempts at masks and ankle corsets. I guess I really have come a long way since I started tatting. Also, I really ought to get rid of some of that mess.

So today, it'll be back to the spats. They take quite some time to make, so that might be all I get up to today. If by some miracle I finish, there will be more snowflakes. It always feels better to start the day with a plan.


God's Kid said...

Awesome snowflake assortment!!! :)

Freddie said...

Your tatting is absolutely beautiful. I'm new at tatting (I needle tat), and your tutorials have helped me SO much. Thank you! I was wondering if you have any tutorials or instructions on needle tatting a half-moon split ring? If so, where might I find it? Thank you.

TotusMel said...

Thanks so much! Sorry no, I don't have any information on that technique at all.