Friday, April 19, 2013

Pink Saturday

Hi everyone! Hope you all are enjoying this nice spring weather in your little corner of the world. We are going to have thunderstorms today though. Oh, well April showers bring May flowers. For today, I want to share with you a beautiful card that my dear mother-in-love made out of tatting. For those of you that don't know what tatting is, it is a form of intricate lace work done with fine thread and a shuttle.

These are some of my mother-in-loves shuttles, and just a few of her many threads. She  tried to teach me to do it, but I just couldn't seem to get the right knack of it.

This card she recieved from dear father-in-law for Mother's Day one year, had a pattern on it that looked just like tatting.

She copied the picture almost exactly, and made one out of tatting!

Here are the two side by side.
I wonder how many hours it took her to do it, but I love it!! Truly a work of art!
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Pink Saturday

Hello Blogerettes! There is some nasty weather going around the US this week. Storms everywhere! Some states are even still having snow. We are just having some heavy wind and rain. So, I figured I would stay cozy inside, and paint some eggs with watercolors.

I love how they turned out. First, they are blown out. I used a large hat pin to poke holes in each end. Make one hole just a bit bigger than the other. Blow on the smaller hole, and be patient. I also used the hat pin to gently poke up inside the egg, and break the yoke. Then, I gave them a coat of white acrylic paint, to absorb the colors. So fun!

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