Monday, April 25, 2011

Something new...

Hello to all!!

Hope everyone had a good long weekend!! For the past couple of weeks I have been working on something I had not tried before...3D tatting.

This is the first piece I did. Cup and Saucer by Roger aka Freedman of Needle Tatting site. I used Manuela size 20 thread. And of course my favour colour green. This I am counting as number 11 in my 2nd round for the challenge.

With spring here all types of bugs are waking up for me vacuum up. Lately I have seen a larger number of lady bugs then this time last year. I wonder if this means anything!? My little lady here is tatting in DMC Cebelia size 20 and the patten is by Nancy Tracy. I love her patterns!!

And the next picture is of some goodies I received from that sweetie Fox! Thank you Fox. I have not had a chance to work up anything from this stash yet but I hope to later this week.

Well that is about all for now! Hope all is well with you!!

Tatfully Yours


  1. I love your teacup and saucer! I haven't tried 3D tatting yet. Maybe I will some day. The ladybug is adorable, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with your goodies from Fox. She is such a generous person!

  2. Your teacup and saucer are fantastic! And your ladybug is so cute!!! :)

  3. N.N. is mightily impressed - and so am I! You are a brave soul to tackle the 3-D effect, and it came out beautifully!

    The ladybug is a cute pattern - I have not seen this before.

    My Auntie collects ladybugs and swears they bring good luck. She is 95 years old; there must be something to this rumour!
    ♥ Fox : )

  4. What a lovely cup and saucer! Wonderful 3-d result!

  5. Thanks for reminding me about this wonderful cup and saucer pattern! I like to do 3-D tatting, so I'm amazed I haven't tried it yet. There is also a spoon!

    I'm glad I printed the patterns back in 2008 (courtesy of something called (which may have a connection to InTatters (I'm not registered), but the link seems to be broken. Apparently Roger aka Freeman published the pattern in August of 2003. A gal named "Rebecca aka tatmom" tatted a nice model of the cup and saucer and the spoon, which are shown on the pattern sheets that I have.

    Possibly the original idea for the pattern goes back to a 1958 Workbasket issue which featured a design by Suzanne Welker.

    You certainly did a great job with this clever pattern!

  6. Thanks everyone for your comments!! The old Needle Tatting Two site is now Needle Tatting and here is the link.

    This is a great site for needle tatters with advance tutorials and lots of patterns. There is also a message board for anyone who needs help. You just have to be a member.

    I hope this link works I am not very good at adding links and such.

    Thanks Kathy: I had forgotten about the spoon. I think I know what my next project will be!!!

  7. I love your 3D tatting, its interesting. I haven't tried 3D tatting yet. But you have motivated me to try it. In between would you like to share the link of the pattern.

  8. I love the tea cup! So pretty!