Sisters and Grandma's Birthdays.
by, 28-04-2011 at 03:07 PM (479 Views)
So I thought I would take advantage of my new skill and save sey by making gifts for my nearest and dearest. Although it turns out that when you get into it, making nice tatted pieces isn't as cheap as you might think.
I started with my sister's birthday. She has seen the choker I designed and the slave bracelets I made from TotusMels design and she decided she would like them for her Birthday, with the intention of wearing them at her Anime convention this summer.
She chose Lizbeth Ecru for the thread then I chose Ocre coloured ribbon and "powdered Almond" swarovski pearls for the detailing.
The results of my efforts are shown below:
Now I like the slave bracelets but I felt like I was cheating using TotusMel's design (even though she gave her permission to use it for personal use) so I am working on a slave bracelet/cuff design based on my choker. The image work is done, I'm just working on the stitch count then I should be able to make her a matching set of hand jewellery in time for her convention.
It is also my Grandma's birthday on the 1st of May, and as a soon to be 88 year old lady she is very difficult to buy for as she doesn't need or want anything.. I do however know her favorite colours are blues and purples so I made this Seahorse Dragon using Lizbeth Caribean. I think the colours work great with the sea creature theme.
So thats part of what I have been up to recently. I next post will show the other things I have been doing this spring...