11.15.2011

seeing stars



As much as I do not like the bombardment of Christmas before Thanksgiving has even arrived, I do know that if I want to get anything accomplished before that holiest of holidays arrives, I had better get going on some Christmas items.


And so I am tatting stars.  The pattern is from my Aunt Mae who found it in a pile of tatting patterns from my grandma. 

Yup.  It truly warms my heart like you cannot believe that I am doing an exact pattern that once flew off my grandma's shuttle, too.  


The size 10 thread is from here. (Love their speedy service -- phew!.....it seemed like I hit ENTER for my order and 'wheee!' the package was already in our mailbox!)


Ornaments for the tree...


...or I am even thinking of lovely little package toppers for the many gifts that family and friends will receive this year.




28 comments:

Nettan said...

How beautiful they are ♥
And I have absolutely no idea how you made them!! This is completely new to me. So sweet stars...

anka said...

I love the colors and the pattern and your photo collages. Beautiful!

Antonella said...

Ma sai far proprio tutto! e benissimo!!!! che belli delicatissimi....
un abbraccio Antonella

willywagtail said...

They are beautiful and O so delicat. Does tatting take a lot of mental work to learn? Could one learn it from youtube tutorials or would you need a human to guide you? It is something I have loved since I was a child but never learned. Cherrie

Marilyn said...

you can do just about all of it can't you? :) What treasures these are, such delicate beauties and the fact they come down to you from your grandmother...swoon! I bow before you...fabulous!!

Sally said...

Dawn: those stars are lovely. I inherited my grandmother's shuttle...took a needle tatting class several years ago...also took a shuttle class and totally did NOT get it! Might need to attempt it again. YouTube, here I come.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Aisyah Helga said...

They look so lovely & dainty! I love, love, love it!

Pradeepa said...

They all look so pretty.

Andi said...

Oh Dawn, you are just amazing. These stars are just amazing. I had never heard of the shuttles, so I had to go check them out. How cool!
You create some beautiful items every time!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those are just so cute Dawn! If I knew how to make them, I think I would decorate my tree exclusively with them.

Linda said...

Amazing!

Tatkis said...

Those stars are so beautiful and charming!

Hugs,
Tatyana

liz said...

They are gorgeous. Liz :)

Anna said...

Just beautiful ! It's a craft I really appreciate... but...
I've try many time to do tatting, I bought books, I've watch blog dedicated to tatting but I don't get it, sadly...
Enjoy your skills...
Hug
Anna

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. A definite gift in themselves. Thanks for sharing.
Teresa

Victoria said...

They are beautiful. They look like they take a long time to make.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your tatted stars are so very beautiful. I don't think I know of anyone who has done tatting before. I don't even really have an idea of how it is done. Must do a bit of research. Hope your week is great. Tammy

Becca said...

I've always wanted to learn tatting. Earlier this year an elderly woman in my church gave me her sister's tatting shuttle and thread. I haven't been able to find any classes in my area, so I will try to teach myself this winter. Your work in an encouragement to me. Thank you.

Jessie said...

So beautiful! I know habitat, but it takes a very long. It would take me a month just to do the three stars, I'm sure. You are very talented.

Jessie

pam said...

I hate to admit to you that I am not a big fan of crocheted ornaments, but i have to in order for you to appreciate this - I think these are simply beautiful! And i love them!

Anonymous said...

you are very gifted! love the stars!

cuori e perline said...

wonderful stars!
Annamaria

Bari Jo said...

Oh these are so pretty! I would really love to find a pattern like your stars and learn to tat. My mother in law used to do it and will teach me. If you have any information on where to buy a pattern, I would really love to learn how to do this! Thank you for all the inspiration on your blog. Your work is beautiful!
Bari Jo kbmoore516@comcast.net

Bevstitches said...

I do shuttle tat and would love to have this pattern. I have taught beginning shuttle and needle tatting. The stars are beautiful. My email is bannlong@aol.com if you are willing to share. Thanks - Bev

Lelia said...

Your stars are beautiful.

needlekrafter said...

dawn-- this is so pretty. is it needle tatting? do you have a pattern that you can link to? so lovely... (as all of your projects- so much talent!)

Pearlin J said...

these are so pretty.Would love to have the link to the pattern.Can you please share?

Palmieri Savina Tecla said...

Complimenti per il tuo meraviglioso e particolare blog!
Anch'io mi diverto a lavorare al chiacchierino ma non sono brava come te!
Avrei bisogno di un pò di lezioni e se fossimo vicine verrei certamente da te!
Per ora mi accontento di guardarle e se puoi passa a vedere i miei lavori sul mio blog!
Un abbraccio
Savina