Sunday 9 December 2012

Tatting Requests

I was asked to make two sets of button necklaces and earrings way back in May, I was told there was no hurry! After returning from my trips to other parts of the world it became necessary to sit down and finish them.  Unfortunately I found this very hard to do for many reasons. Tat Days inspired me to do other projects and then Jane keeps designing more patterns especially using buttons.  Also I had to catch up with other things going on in my life.  I finally completed them last weekend.

I actually lost interest in making these necklaces which had to be made in the colours requested. The purple one was started in June and by the time I came back from the USA in September I had purchased threads and beads that I liked much better and nearly cut it up and started again, but persevered and actually finished it whilst staying with Jane.

I have been also hit with a 'doodad challenge' from Diana, look at what she sent me.

These little beauties will have to wait until after Christmas, but I am sure going to have fun with them. Do I try to design a pattern for them or see if I can find someone elses? I guess that is part of the challenge to go it alone!  Thank you so much Diane


  1. I love the necklaces, especially the purple one. I bought some buttons especially to make this but still haven't got around to it. The doodads look interesting, looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

  2. The necklace and earring sets are beautiful! Good for you, sticking to it even though other projects were calling. I have a tough time tatting on demand... or sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc., for that matter. I'm always thrilled to be asked, but soon lose interest.

    I hope you have fun with the doodads. I had to give some away... you should see the supply I have left! ;-)

  3. Sally, the recipient(s) of your button necklaces is lucky! They look wonderful.

    Wow, doodad challenge? I can't wait to see what you will come up with. :)

  4. Lovely necklaces, yes sometimes we have to do what someone else wants even if we don't like the colour.
    I look forward to seeing what you do with the doodad challenges.

  5. I love the necklaces, and the pattern is very pretty. Those look like some fun doodads!

  6. Lovely necklaces - sometimes distractions are not helpful.

  7. (Hi Sally, I couln't find your emailaddress, so I'll answer your question here, I designed a necklace and a bracelet, and they will be published in a Dutch magazine that appears Friday the 14th. By then I am allowed to show more pictures)

  8. Thanks Corina, I couldn't find your e.mail either! But fantasic news, you must be so thrilled look forward to more pictures after 14th

  9. do you sell these lovely necklaces and earring sets? I love them !!! You are so talented with all your tatting designs and creations. !!!!!!!!!
    Debbie Kelly


Another Heavenly Comment