As always, click the thumbnails to get larger pictures.
These caterpillars and butterflies were made and hooked onto a journal I made my mother. I loved making them because they were small and easy. I could stick them in my pocket and work and take out the shuttle and work on them in between customers without anyone knowing.
Since then I have begun needle tatting, which is actually easier for me in general because it is very similar to casting on a knitting needle. Unfortunately it isn't quite as easy to hide and potentially a little more dangerous for me to try to hide in my pocket. So instead I work on them during lunch or breaks. My first needle tatting item was a butterfly . . .
My second needle tatting item is actually shown here in wip form as I am not finished with it yet. I am attempting to make myself a small bag. I am making four sections and a bottom piece and then plan to hook them all together with a yellow motif of some sort . . .haven't figured that out yet. But it is simply made up of rings and picots.
Here are the two sections I have done so far. I am working on the third piece, but only have a couple of rows so far. I am using a size #3-0 tatting needle and DMC embroidery floss. I am not using a pattern for the bag, just attempting it on my own. Here are a couple close up pictures of the rings.
I find tatting just as addictive as any of the other crafts I do, which is good and bad, they all fight for my attention.