Saturday, August 10, 2013

More bags

Below is a pic of two bags I just finished up this weekend. These are also two of my favorite colors! The purple one is done with Lizbeth size 3, needle tatted and crocheted, lined with dark purple felt. The green one was made with Lizbeth size 10, shuttle tatted and crocheted, also lined with dark purple felt.

Hmm....yeah, I make lots of bags...freaky!

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Blue Bag Project

I like to make all kinds of small bags.... probably because I can usually get them done fairly quickly, not to mention that I'm a bag-o-holic, so it's just something I enjoy! Over the last few years I've been working on combining crochet and tatting in various ways and I really like the way it looks.... plus it's a great way to use tatted edgings since I love to tat, but I'm not exactly a lacy collar or cuff kinda woman.

crocheted bags with tatted embellishments
People often ask me about a pattern for these, but since I don't follow any and I'm just too lazy to write one up, I decided to do a photo essay (with a little video added in) on how I go about making these. Just click the link below to the Blue Bag Project. I hope someone finds it helpful!

The Blue Bag almost completed.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Open for 2013

We are open for the summer! Come visit next time you're in town! Mr. Snowman is ready for the season!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Big Clover

Just got back from a great time at the annual Fingerlakes Tatting Conference. It was great to see friends, meet new people and catch up on tatting geekery!

While there I picked up a set of the new larger size Clover shuttles .....and I love them! Much nicer feel and grip than any other of those larger sized shuttles I've tried, so if you're a Clover junkie, you'll love these shuttles.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spring forward

I need some warm weather thoughts so I figured I'd start working on this baby afghan for a friend. I'm not much for those traditional baby pastel shades, so I picked a couple bright colors from my stash.  It's an April baby so I wanted a stitch pattern that was light and airy. I think this one works well!
On Google+ someone mentioned that the color combo reminded her of daffodils.... Love here's the progress so far.