Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sidetracked Again

I am always starting another project that I didn't plan! I found I needed a little needle keeper to put in my tatting bag so I could keep track of my needles, needle threader and scissors instead of leaving them all on the end table. Of course it became somewhat of an adventure to figure out how to make one fit in the pockets of the tatting bag I made a couple of months ago.

So I spent the better part of a day making this little packet.

I think it works exactly how I meant it to. For once! Now I feel a little more organized with everything I need in my one bag.

Another sidetrack this week was that I also joined an online group (that I found on the InTatters site) with Sharon Briggs to learn how to design tatting patterns. Hopefully this isn't premature - I think maybe it will actually help my tatting if I learn how the patterns are designed. (More big ideas.) So, I've been reading the discussion on the first lesson, and now have some samples to tat for the 2nd lesson. I don't think I'll get much else done this upcoming week - I'll be thinking about designing. (And I'm lucky enough to be working long hours this week, so time will be short to boot.)

Needless to say, I didn't get any of the tatting practice I had intended to! But, I did see a pattern on another blog that I thought would be a good, small project for me to work on one evening. This is my one tatting accomplishment this week - a very small heart. I'm trying to think of what I can do with some of these hearts - notecards, maybe?


  1. I love your little tatting bag! Did you make it yourself or get it from somewhere like Ds9designs? It's cute! I have a tatting bag from Jane Eborall and I need a little needlebook to go in it that matches, LOL!

  2. I really like your packet for the needles and scissors, very neat! The heart looks good, too. I think it would look nice on a card, maybe with some tatted, one ring flowers around it.

  3. Hi TattingChic - I did make the bag and added a tatted edging. I used a small jewelry bag that I got years ago as inspiration and enlarged it as much as I could. The fabric is designed by a "painted lace" artist.

    Tattrldy - thanks - the needle packet seems to work just perfect. And I think I will make some cards and use a few small flowers to finish the look.