Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Butterfly Exchange

New butterfly, but not really a new pattern. This is an adaptation of the snowflake I designed from the post "Flake-y Tatting" earlier in this blog. This is about the third, or fourth incarnation of the butterfly, and it finally suited me. There are still other possible alterations or additions that I'm going to try. First, though, I need to get this version diagrammed and written down. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to that. I usually keep a piece and just make more by looking at it. That's not really all that efficient, though.


Once it looked like a reasonable butterfly to me, I added forty-bazillion beads to create this turquoise butterfly for the InTatters June Butterfly Exchange.

This butterfly is made with Lizbeth size 20 thread and measures almost 5.25 inches wide (13.5 cm) and 3 inches tall (4 cm).

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Betsee Annie and Brenna Annie

Betsee Annie and Brenna Annie are looking for new homes. Cyndi's Distinctive Creations is having a give-away, and the winner will get to choose one of these adorable hand-made dolls. I don't do a lot of give-away entering, but my niece would dearly love one of these. Aren't they cute?