Monday, November 8, 2010

Plenty of Trial and Error

Success takes a lot of trial and error, but sometimes all that error can get on your nerves.  Every once in a while, I take a stab at doing something creative with my tatting that isn't in the pattern I'm using.  My biggest errors seem to come when trying to come up with something on my own, without a pattern.  I was playing around with tatting this diamond shaped motif and knew immediately that they would make great earrings.  After making a pair, I thought I had a great idea - add some beads to the chains in the middle...
Instead of 15 ds for the chain, I had 7 beads separated by a ds on each side.  It all seemed perfect in my head, but you can see that it is a ruffled, beaded mess in reality. Oh, well...

On the other side of the living room, Cricut Man is experiencing his own trial and error coming up with some unique cards that we can sell at an upcoming Native American powwow (at Utah Valley University).  I didn't dare take pictures of the ones that didn't work out, but he finally made it work the way he wanted.  He's worried about people stealing our work, so I had to protect it in this picture.  He still amazes me with what he comes up with!
handmade projects

1 mad comments:

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

So nice to meet you today! I do a lot of needlework but have never tried tatting. Such a talent! I admire this in you.

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