Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gift for Stephanie

There is a birthday coming up and I wanted to do a little something for Stephanie (turning 14) so I got her some "name" items that she's always eyeballing and then tatted a bookmark using thread to match and a heart pattern. Hope she loves it!
Butterfly Heart by Irene Woo
I did a couple of tiny changes like the rings near the tip I changed a join, I also added a picot and stitches to the center clover of the tip and I think in the future I'd change the tip's chains to be shorter too to create a little different of a heart shape. For this heart to be a bookmark I just added a long chain of Josephine knots at the end. The thread used is Olympus size 40, very nice to tat with and give a clean crisp look to the tatting.

12 comments:

TattingChic said...

Cute Cute Cute!!! I'm sure she'll love it. What's not to love about it?

Melissa said...

Well you know teens...ya never know! It could be too pink or to girly or.....LOL I hope she loves it! LOL

Carol said...

Oooh Melissa,

I am still practicing my tatting but I don't think I'll ever get mine as neat as that! Beautiful.

Carol

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Great gift idea! I love the heart!

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done! I hope to be as neat with my tatting someday!

Andrea

AngelDoll said...

Absolutely breath taking...my colors and taste...I am sure Stephanie should love this gift. Your work is so inspiring. I am looking for a good book so I can practice...keep up the good work and have a nice day. You sure made my day brighter.

Jo said...

I'm new to tatting--your work is lovely, and an inspiration to me to keep working on getting the knack of this!

Melissa said...

Thank you so much everyone! When I look at it I can see the obvious mistake I made in not snugging up a chain on one side, but one thing I've learned is usually no one but yourself ever notices! LOL

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Melissa, Your tatting is soooo wonderful, I do hope I will be able to tat like you oneday. Hugs Judy

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

As always Melissa, all your work is so lovely! Keep it up....I wouldn't be surprised to see your cq blocks in a museum one day!

Zarina said...

You give me ideas on gifts for my nieces. There is a similar version of the bookmark which I have made several. You can see them in my blog.

Carol Lawecki said...

This will be a treasured gift, I'm sure. Your heart looks lovely!