Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Students, motifs and glass

First of all I want to share some of my students work!
This is going to be a curtain for a dolls house and is the first project outside a few small samplers.
You can see the first spider...a fete that was more pleasing than my friend at the front door (for some)!!

One of the other ladies completed this flower from Rosemary Shepherd's Fantasy Flowers book. It is a gift for a young friend of hers, and she was completely delighted with the completed article...now she is well into one for herself!

25 Motif Challenge number 8...ok it may be better if I blocked it properly...

Number 9 - I like this one, but I was intending to put the trefoils in the corners?!?

Number 10 - I like this one even more - but I was still aiming to have the trefoils in the corner!!??!!

Number 11 - with the trefoils in the corner - yay...but maybe another round is needed?

And number 12 - I love this one, despite the mistake (or mistakes?) in the bottom right corner.
Actually I intended to join the chain as I did here, but did the next 2 wrong and liked that better. Completed with the same join, it would be more square and even better, I did it with split chains so no sewing threads in each round :))))))))))

The next few pics are a selection from the next firing of beads. Not all are included, but I think I am making some progress! There have been 2 breakages, both of which were delightful beads, so now the challenge is to remake them!!
These first are made with dark fossil - a mixed colour rod - and I really like the effect.
A selection of lady bugs in different red (and blue) glasses. D(Step)S loves the transparent red one on the top right. Quite a compliment from a 17 year old!
Next, some blue lavender transparents with trailing decoration. I found this easier than using stringers and fun to do.
Finally, I have saved the best til last!
I love this cute little turtle...hope you do too!
If you are still here, thanks for reading this rather looonnnggggg post!! Hope you have enjoyed :)

Til next time, stay safe and enjoy the best things in life - lace, friends and sunshine!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

The turtle is adorable, but the blue beads are my favorite! The floral piece is stunning!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I remember commenting awhile ago about your many talents, and they seem to just go on and on! You're actually making beads! Can't even imagine that! Love the ladybugs!

You should have a full book by now of tatted motifs - very impressive designs!

I can't believe you've been tatting and doing bobbin lace only since 2006. The tatted doilies you've shown are awesome! I'm afraid bobbin lace is just too intricate for me - all those pins(!) and bobbins!

Did I read correctly in your blog that you crocheted both a double-bed and single-bed bedspread, plus a baby blanket! Totally amazing!!!

Are you having good weather in Tasmania? I haven't heard of any flooding there, at least.

God's Kid said...

Nice motifs! :)