Friday, June 25, 2010

What is she doing posting on a Friday?

I know, I know. I should be at work today but I`m not. My boss`s son is getting married today so no work for Kelly!!! This is both good and bad (mostly good). First the bad was cleaning 5 house on Thursday, then I cleaned my parents (as they are coming home from holidays) and last but least my house. Now for the good, this means no work Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!!!!!! We just do not have customers that fall on the beginning of that week. I`m counting this as my summer holidays. It just will not happen again.

The other bad was that I had another slip and fall. It made working this week fun to say the least. But with time off I should be much better before work on Wednesday next week.
On Thursday I visited some of our local Thrift shop. I am tatting edgings on hankie to sell at the local bridal store. On my first visit I didn`t come across a lot of hankies but I could not past up these doilies. They cost me anything from .50 cents to $1.50 each. Not to bad. They do need a good washing before I tat. Maybe some will be Christmas presents!?

I normally grocery shop on Saturdays but I would like to sleep in a little this weekend so I shopped this morning and came across this napkins at another thrift store. And yes the price does say 6/$1.50. These are not really napkins in my mind because they only measure 10x10. More like a hankie size.
Then in the same store I found this treasure!!!!! 6 linen napkins for $8.00. Really linen. I cann`t wait to wash these and start tatting on them!!!!!!!! They measure 11x11 inch.

Sounds like all I have been doing is shopping!!! But I have been doing a little tatting too. This is one of the finished hankies for the bridal store. I was thinking of pricing it at $25.00. What do you think? It took about 2 hours to tat. I used Lizbeth size 20 thread.
Well time for a cup of tea and get washing up my finds and start looking for some patterns.

Hope all is well in your neck of Tatland!!!

Tatfully Yours

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It is amazing what one can do.......

Yes it is amazing what one can do when off work for the day and a Tuesday too!!!!

I made lunches, let the dog in and out all day, vacuumed main floor, have done two blog postings and took a messy craft room from this.....

scary isn`t it!!!!!!!!

To this wonder of clean. Plus I know where things are too!!!!

And of course, I just didn`t start the invention (with tatting) but I finished it!! I hope the bride and groom like this gift from my boss. Most of all I hope my boss likes it.

Well I must go and start dinner and have a cup of tea. A wonder women`s work is never done. LOL

Tatfully Your Kelly

I`ve been shopping...

Good Morning Everyone

Yes I have been shopping but this is shopping with a reason!!!

I have been asked to frame a friend son`s wedding invitation and yes she would like tatting added to it. It is a cream invite and I thought the dark brown fabric would look the best. Then some pearls and flowers. I will take a picture of the finished piece and share it with you all.

I also picked up some crystal beads, charms and findings for some necklaces I am hoping to have finished for September.

While I was out I stopped at the Value Village and found this piece of lace. Not sure what I will do with it but I could not resist!

What would you made with it? I would be interested to hear!!

Hope everyone is well and happily tatting!!!!!

Tatfully Yours Kelly

P.S Don`t forget to get your registration form filled out and sent in for the Fringe`s tatting weekend in September!!!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I have a question for you......

Hello Everyone in Tatland

First off I must say ``that I am NOT a designer``. This past weekend I was sitting in my craft room with nothing in mind to tat. My hubby was away, up north helping a friend out. My housework done and tubs of thread looking at me, wanting something to be made of it.
So I took a deep breath and jumped in with two feet. I came across a vintage edging pattern and with a little change here and there I came up with this! Not an edging anymore but a necklace. This was a brave move for me. I am the type that sticks with a pattern and would not think about changing it!!!

But things get better. I took this new necklace with me to work and stopped at a little bridal shop and she is interested in selling some tatted items!!!!

My first question for you is what price do you put on items like this.....I used Lizbeth size 20 and it took about 2 hours to make. I do have plans to make earrings to go with the necklace. I never charge what I should!!!

Also I purchased these two hankies for only $1 each and am not sure if I tat the edging first and then sew it on or attach it as one tats...
What do you do....

Any help would be great.

Have a good week everyone!!!!!!!!
Tatfully Yours Kelly

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Here I am again....

So are you sick of me yet.....

I chickened out and didn`t do Jon`s bookmark and did a pattern by LaRae Mikulecky called Lacy Bookmark! The thread is size 20 Lizbeth Spring Garden. Your can also see here that I completed my bracelet.

Also I received my exchange item in the mail on Monday! The Fringe was doing this exchange and I was surprised when the name I received to the make something, was to go to Australia!!! I was doubly surprised the see that my item was from Australia! I received a card with a tatted flower on it and some small flowers and a very beautiful bobbin lace bookmark! The bookmark is so fine I may not use it!!!

Well that is all for now! I must get ready for work.

Please feel free to leave a comment. I do so enjoy them!!!

Tatfully Yours Kelly