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Spring Moment Bunnies!

Tatted flowers and bunny tails graces my Easter and Spring cards.
Tatted flowers and bunny tails graces my Easter and Spring cards. | Source

French Provincial Birdhouse with Tatted Trim

This ones roof opens so a small gift can be placed inside. I had so much fun making this little birdhouse.
This ones roof opens so a small gift can be placed inside. I had so much fun making this little birdhouse. | Source

French Provincial Birdhouse Close Up

The script on the paper was the draw for me. Pretty thread made making the lace a joy!
The script on the paper was the draw for me. Pretty thread made making the lace a joy! | Source

Tatted Blue Bow Bouquet

Craftlicious original design for Tatted Greetings Floral Collection. Got crafty spring fever!
Craftlicious original design for Tatted Greetings Floral Collection. Got crafty spring fever! | Source

Craft Projects

Builds basic tatting skills very nicely.
Builds basic tatting skills very nicely. | Source
Basket from Cricut Doodlecharms. Vine created with Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot. Flowers are tatted. Accented with glitter pens. This is an all occasion card, perfect for any occasion. Put in a couple of lottery tickets and somebody could get lucky!
Basket from Cricut Doodlecharms. Vine created with Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot. Flowers are tatted. Accented with glitter pens. This is an all occasion card, perfect for any occasion. Put in a couple of lottery tickets and somebody could get lucky! | Source
Made from newspaper, this rose looks gorgeous decades after you make it. I made several wreaths featuring my Musicians Rose and a few corsages for music teachers and choir directors.
Made from newspaper, this rose looks gorgeous decades after you make it. I made several wreaths featuring my Musicians Rose and a few corsages for music teachers and choir directors. | Source
Birthdays too, this name plaque will let that special person know that somebody sees how wonderful they are. Although tricky to lay out, it is worth the time. This is one of the two that I've made so far. Both men were really touched by this gift.
Birthdays too, this name plaque will let that special person know that somebody sees how wonderful they are. Although tricky to lay out, it is worth the time. This is one of the two that I've made so far. Both men were really touched by this gift. | Source
Each characteristic is double matted. and arranged around the persons name. With a more feminine theme, this could easily be created for that special woman in your life as well.
Each characteristic is double matted. and arranged around the persons name. With a more feminine theme, this could easily be created for that special woman in your life as well. | Source
ASpring note card full of tatted flowers cheer up anyone's day.
ASpring note card full of tatted flowers cheer up anyone's day. | Source

Dove Garden Notecard

Today's new Tatted Greeting Card. I love birds and gardens!
Today's new Tatted Greeting Card. I love birds and gardens! | Source

Peaches 'n' Cream Paper Roses

In wicker wall sconces these are a spring delight. When I first created this pattern I was unsure how sturdy the roses would be over time. It has been over 10 years since I made these roses and they are still as lovely as the day I made them.
In wicker wall sconces these are a spring delight. When I first created this pattern I was unsure how sturdy the roses would be over time. It has been over 10 years since I made these roses and they are still as lovely as the day I made them. | Source

St Patrick's Day Card Shamrock Garden

Tatted Lace on Craftlicious Mini Birdhouse
Tatted Lace on Craftlicious Mini Birdhouse | Source
Can't wait until the birds are back from down south. Until then I will make some indoor birdhouses for a few friends.
Can't wait until the birds are back from down south. Until then I will make some indoor birdhouses for a few friends. | Source
A bit tedious with the precise glue together of the birdhouse, but so sweet when it's done. Wallpaper would work for this project as well.
A bit tedious with the precise glue together of the birdhouse, but so sweet when it's done. Wallpaper would work for this project as well. | Source
Tatted Flowers embellishments  and an Irish blessing inside create a card to remember.
Tatted Flowers embellishments and an Irish blessing inside create a card to remember. | Source
All finished with an Irish Blessing inside!
All finished with an Irish Blessing inside! | Source
Craft Pens, Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot, PC Software,Printer and Tatting the Tiny Flowers creates this St Pat's card. A Craftlicious Original
Craft Pens, Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot, PC Software,Printer and Tatting the Tiny Flowers creates this St Pat's card. A Craftlicious Original | Source

St. Patrick's Day Cards, Mugs and More

 If you like, you can check out the mugs, cards, baby wear, etc. at  http://www.cafepress.com/tattingangel The cards that I have created for St. Patrick's Day locally have been well received. Hope March 17th is a day of celebration for you and yours!

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Klaus 18 months ago

I am so happy I found your wonderful wbieste through Pinterest. It is fantastic! A little over a year ago I decided to learn Tattonig. My paternal grandmother was an avid tatter although where I come from it is called Frivolite9. I was 12 when she died and never got a chance to learn from her. But it was always my dream to learn. So I started last year with a shuttle, book and DVD I got on the Internet. Did a few practicing patterns and then stopped for over a year. But now the bug is back and I am decided to at least complete a project!And by finding your wbieste I will definitely be able to achieve one of my dreams.Last night I e-mailed a picture of just a strand of rings and picots to my father and he replied that I made him think of his mother.Thank youAngela

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    The hat is a Craftlicious original. So happy in the snow..... goodbye Snow Friend ~ Hello Spring!
    The hat is a Craftlicious original. So happy in the snow..... goodbye Snow Friend ~ Hello Spring! | Source

    Tatting Classes

    I scheduled a new tatting class at the shop where I offer my work. It's been a while since I sat with new tatting friends and helped them catch the tatting bug. The main focus of each class is to make sure that everyone understands and can create the basic concepts of tatting with a needle. No amount of class fees can replace the pleasure of knowing that no one was left out or abandoned as unteachable. What a joy when I enter a hall full of crafters and see one of my students with a table replete with their beautiful work for sale. They are just as excited about sharing their successes with me as I am to see them again. But there is a fly in the pudding right now. I have a challenge. Monday evening's class (yes this Monday) is only days away and suddenly I'm thinking that my class booklet is not adequate for what I have in mind. Last week I began a revamp, including an attempt at creating my own learn to tat video. We'll see how that goes. The video camera's battery died so I couldn't finish the first attempt this afternoon when things were moderately quiet in the house. Technology ~ a blessing and a curse at the same time  arggghhhh. But it's now time to have some fun. A slow economy will probably keep the class size small but that is fine with me. When it comes to tatting I only take 4-5 students at a time. How about you? Could you find a tatting class or other craft class to attend this winter?  If you live in the frozen north, it's one of the finest ways to pass the long dark evenings that I know, unless you have a nice fire to sit by with a sleepy puppy curled up on your lap..... nothing compares to that kind of retreat from our busy planet. Happy winter..... joyous tatting!

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    tnderhrt23 5 years ago

    I am a crafty little critter and these are just lovely! I especially like the corn husk angel! Nice job! Welcome to Hubpages!


    Joy 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Where is your store?


    Craftlicious 5 years ago

    I have some things available on http://etsy.com/tattingangel. Since the economy is still recovering I have been concentrating on showing my crafts locally. We all know that tatting is best seen in person. Tybout House and Ring Around A Rosy in Warren Pa carry my work as well offering my work once a year at the Bethel Baptist Craft Fair in November to raise funds for their school in Lakewood NY. Also, private orders have been pouring in this year, which is new for me. Thank you for your kind words, Joy.


    Craftlicious for Joy 5 years ago

    Sorry wrong link for my Etsy store. It is http://www.etsy.com/shop/TattingAngel


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    KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

    craftlicious, I hope you are considering doing some how to craft hubs, you do some lovely work.


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    craftlicious 5 years ago from Russell, Pa. Author

    I would love to have a how to craft hub but right now I am helping take care of my parents and father in law which largely takes up my time, especially since November of 2010. Dementia, housebound, challenging but a blessing to be here for them. Dreams for another day.


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    craftlicious 5 years ago from Russell, Pa. Author

    First we (my granddaughter and I) made indigo tie-dye shirts and socks, which were very cool. Next I taught my granddaughter to tat, followed by some creative scrap booking classes, teaching her how to make the perfect apple pie (see the recipe on Foodlicious, my other hubpage) was a hit with my granddaughter. She proudly served her parents some of her "perfect" apple pie and her dad gave her an A+ for home economics class (she is home-schooled this year) although a retest might be necessary, he mouthed with a big bite of appley sweetness rolling over his tongue. We stumbled through making woven hemp bracelets with a huge assist from her aunts. This month I am teaching her how to knit and felt her first pair of slippers, another chance to spend time with her and share my favorite things, needlework and crafts. Between taking care of my parents + my father in law, it's nice to sit quietly with my granddaughter, helping her puzzle out knit and purl while we anticipate our first attempt at felting. Her hopes? To offer some of her work at the next craft show we attend in the fall and to make a few slippers for Christmas gifts. I learned to knit several decades ago and abandoned it when my husband's hunting cap turned out looking like a rotting squash. I should have taken his picture in it. Humor is the stuff of life!

    As a part of the sandwich generation (taking care of the older and the younger generation), I am making memories that will last a lifetime. Chelsea, my granddaughter, is "hobby shopping" and worried that I would be upset if she didn't like some of the things that she learned from me. "Not me!" I've been hobby shopping all my life. When our slippers are finished I will post them here. I hope that being purple they don't look like eggplants that have passed their expiration date hee-hee!

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      Tatted trim for a sweet granddaughter.
      Tatted trim for a sweet granddaughter. | Source
      Even the tissue is recycled. Tatted  handle and trim are my creations.
      Even the tissue is recycled. Tatted handle and trim are my creations. | Source
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      This pretty bag won't soon see the trash can!
      This pretty bag won't soon see the trash can! | Source
      Sturdy too!
      Sturdy too! | Source
      So elegant that you could use it in your powder room for decoration.
      So elegant that you could use it in your powder room for decoration. | Source
      For some of my gift bags I used the delicate pink sleeve that our newspaper is delivered in each day instead of tissue. No one knows the difference except the landfill!
      For some of my gift bags I used the delicate pink sleeve that our newspaper is delivered in each day instead of tissue. No one knows the difference except the landfill! | Source

      It's All In The Name

      Tatted flowers, green vines and leaves, a bead embellished butterfly surround a sweet girls name plate. This framed treasure will be in my granddaughter's room. A perfect birthday gift.
      Tatted flowers, green vines and leaves, a bead embellished butterfly surround a sweet girls name plate. This framed treasure will be in my granddaughter's room. A perfect birthday gift. | Source
      Every name plate is uniquely designed to weave the floral element about the chosen name. My next name plate will be for Ava, a soon to be born sweetheart.
      Every name plate is uniquely designed to weave the floral element about the chosen name. My next name plate will be for Ava, a soon to be born sweetheart. | Source
      Tatted Sweetheart Necklace
      Tatted Sweetheart Necklace | Source
      Tatted Flowers Gift Tag
      Tatted Flowers Gift Tag | Source
      Tatted Angels& More 26 Tatting Patterns Cross pattern
      Tatted Angels& More 26 Tatting Patterns Cross pattern
      Musicians Rose
      Musicians Rose | Source
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      Tatted Mittens Note Card
      Tatted Mittens Note Card | Source
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      My granddaughter and I learned to make corn husk dolls this autumn. I added the tatted elements to mine. So much fun!
      My granddaughter and I learned to make corn husk dolls this autumn. I added the tatted elements to mine. So much fun! | Source

      It's All In The Name

      In summer, my daughter asked me to create a name plate for a special client of hers. Browsing through my craft closet, I winnowed the possibilities down to making it a paper project. That first Savannah name plate sparked interest among my daughter's co-workers. Asking me what my price was, I decided to set it a bit higher to keep the number of orders manageable in my already busy schedule. The price proved no deterrent at all. A mom wanted 3 name plates (Sophia Rose, Kaylee and Ashley) for her daughters newly remodeled bedrooms. The boss wanted one for her office. A dad wanted the male version on a bookmark for his son. Another client who was struggling received her name plate from my daughter. Finally I found time to make this one for my granddaughter. She loves butterflies so one floats among her flower garden name plate. I cannot wait to see her face light up. She is such a dear treasure to me. My only granddaughter among the four tremendous grandsons I have. She is a teenager now. I don't know how much longer she will prefer to snuggle on our couch and watch movies with me and Papa or tag along with her much younger boy cousins for grandkid's camp, but I will treasure the memories long after she has filled her life with college, a boyfriend and  a career. Someday I pray she will coddle her grandchildren and remember the fun that she had with her Nana.

      Calendar of Crafts

      2011 is the year I am going to buy a large block calendar just for my craft projects. I need a head start to get enough note cards and greeting cards made for sending to those special people who love to get them each year from me for birthdays, anniversaries, get well, weddings, baby showers, thinking of you and blank all occasion ones plus Christmas cards. But first I need percolating time.... time for my ideas to reach maturity and time to get enough of these finished so that I can restock my in-store inventory, craft show inventory, class samples and collection of gifts and maybe write another book of tatting patterns ( Tatted Angels & More 26 Tatting Patterns http://tattingbliss.ecrater.com/p/8538266/tatted-angels-more-26-tatting-patterns ). Holidays, especially Christmas, require starting this process in August and then working away until I am content that I can meet the demand. I always need serendipity time too, when I can just play with my crafts and dream of new projects that aren't necessary but feed my creative juices. I also need downtime to reconnect with my inspirations (family, nature, art, photography, music, reading, work, faith and camping ~ oh and shopping ~ when I take my camera taking photos of textures, colors, designs, the certain cast of light that changes things in an instant). All these influence my crafts. Even an off-hand comment or glance through a dark and rainy windshield can brew some new thing in my brain and heart. I know that life interrupts the best plans and a slow drift into a period of laziness can rearrange my plans somewhat but I have hope that most of what I dream of can be salvaged and like the spreading light of a new dawn the creation of new craft ideas and projects will flood my new year, leaving in their wake the joy of each person who is touched by what I do, who will feel loved and cared for, encouraged, blessed or a little less lonely because of me. That is a feeling I am addicted to, one hopefully I can enjoy all the days of my life and beyond.

      Sea Glass Tatted Motif

      From Learning How To Needle Tat by Barbara Foster. Her website is http://hhtatting.com/.  Click on  Books. Tatted Angels & More 26 Tatting Patterns is also on Handy Hands. Wonderful website for tatters (needle and shuttle).
      From Learning How To Needle Tat by Barbara Foster. Her website is http://hhtatting.com/. Click on Books. Tatted Angels & More 26 Tatting Patterns is also on Handy Hands. Wonderful website for tatters (needle and shuttle). | Source

      Green Crafting

      Plastic trash bags filled with colored ink soaked wrapping paper was ruining my Christmas morning and other gift giving occasions. I knew there was a greener way. Some people would get gift bags from me which they could reuse, if they chose. I wanted to encourage recycling of this type of gift wrap, so I delved into my craft supplies and created these dandy gift bags with extra gift tags tucked into the bottom of the bag so making it easier for the recipient to give a gift to someone else afterward. This eliminated my wrapping paper misery. Also, when giving gift cards it made the gift seem more festive and special. I usually get gift cards in envelopes which sometimes got tossed or forgotten on some dusty shelf never to be redeemed. What a shame that was. While snuggled up in my house this winter I am going to make a few for Valentine's Day, some birthdays, Mothers Day, Easter and Fathers Day. Here's a hug for you Mother Nature!

      Tatted Angels & More 26 Tatting Patterns

      These patterns came from the Lord. I prayed and He answered! It has 49 pages, 14 angels, 3 crosses, 3 snowflakes, 2 hearts, earrings, penguin, fish, photo frame patterns with black and white photos of each. 8.5" x 11" book.  Published June 30,201
      These patterns came from the Lord. I prayed and He answered! It has 49 pages, 14 angels, 3 crosses, 3 snowflakes, 2 hearts, earrings, penguin, fish, photo frame patterns with black and white photos of each. 8.5" x 11" book. Published June 30,201 | Source

      Tatted Angels & More

      Writing a book of tatting patterns was a joy!. I enjoyed hand sewing the starched angels to the front of my greeting cards. This allowed the person I sent it to to clip the attaching threads and keep the angel to hang in a window, place on a wreath or tree or put it in a shadow box with other mementos. The greatest pleasure is hearing from customers who had a favorite or shared what they did with their finished angels, penguin, heart, cross, etc.

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