Monday, March 31, 2014


Lately, I have been working on a book.  It is a book of tatting.  Over the years, as I would make projects, I took pictures of them.  Fortunately, I have kept all my pictures all these years.  I say fortunately, because I have since sold most of those Items that I made.  Little did I know that one day I would use all these pictures in writing my tatting book.  I have finished my tatting book,  and now it is for sale on the following link.  It is not a book of how to tat, but it is a book of crafts you can make using your tatting you have made.  It is available as a hard copy and also in PDF format.   Please look at the sample pages on the link, and let me know what you think.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Last night, I enjoyed watching the Oscars.  There were so many beautiful gowns and many of them were predominately lace.  When I think lace, I think tatting.  Tatting is a form of lace making.  I feel there is no end to the ideas that can be incorporated into today's fashions.  I love making tatted jewelry!  It has a very different look from the norm.  You can see some of my recent pieces below.  And I have seen many beautiful pieces, including earrings and necklaces, here on the Internet.

Oh, by the way, my song won last night!  I teach voice and have about 10 little girls who are singing "Let It Go" for their lessons.  I have never seen such a love for a song.  This song will be sung for many years to come.

Well, back on to my tatting subject.  I would like your take on incorporating tatting into jewelry making and how successful you have been with it.  Please leave me comments on this subject.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


It is already well into February and this is my first blog for 2014!  I  was very busy in 2013.  I tend to take on more than I can handle and this past year is no exception.  I gave up my job at Elmcroft Assisted Living to take on teaching more voice and piano students.  They asked me to come back twice a month and do music with them, though, so I still get to see my favorite residents.  So, my student load has increased and I also took on more tasks.  I opened up a small booth in a mall to sell my handmade items and in a few weeks I will start teaching jewelry making at our new local Michael's.  The class is on "Stringing" and it is a beginner class.  I am looking forward to teaching--I love to teach.  Hopefully, this will be a fun experience for me.  I will let you know how it goes.

In the meantime, I am working on designing more jewelry.  I have gotten into stamping bracelets and rings with sayings and special words.  It is very hard to get these words straight, so I have to practice quite a bit.  I will be posting more photos of my work soon.

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