Tuesday, December 16, 2008

#50 Ornament (challenge finished!)



I recently joined the Yahoo group for Workbasket Magazine, and there is a discussion about crocheting around holiday card cutouts. I decided to play with the idea with tatting, and here are the results.



19 comments:

Angelictoo said...

Awesome!!! I love it! Workbasket member...TY for sharing!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I like that idea!

Jane Eborall said...

Brilliant idea. Now, why didn't brain cell # 3 think of that!!! Thanks for transferring the idea to tat land.

Bonnie said...

I can not begin to tell you what a cute idea I think this is. Thank you for sharing it.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

That is adorable! I'm going to have to try that with some of my old Christmas cards. That Yahoo group sounds intriguing, too.

yarnplayer said...

So cute! I like how you put the beads in the loop, too.

am I still me? said...

What an ingenius idea! I hate to throw away old Christmas cards, but what to do with them? This way I can keep them, tat 'em too, and have inexpensive gifts for family members. Thank you!!

Marty said...

Neat idea! What a good way to save those cards that are just too cute to throw out (when you don't have room to pack-rat one more thing away somewhere). Now they can go in the ornament box!

Shirley Burger said...

what a great idea. i receive a lot of photo cards--wouldn't if be a good idea to tat around them. one could even return them to the sender as a gift.

Sharon said...

What a marvelously clever idea!

TattingChic said...

Joy, this is FABULOUS! I hope you share the dimensions of the card cutout and share you pattern! You could even make it double sided by glueing two images together back to back and tatting around that; then no matter which way it flips you have a perfect ornament! So cost effective and EASY! What size thread did you use and the stitch count! Look at all these comments from fellow tatters. I think you've got a HIT on your hands, JOY! :)

Joy said...

Thanks for all the great comments!

Here are the specs:

Center = 2-inch circle

Punch holes 1/8-inch apart

Size 20 thread

Rings: 4 ±(lp first time) 4 + to center 4 -- (lp) 4 cl rw

Chains: 6 ds

Add bead on lp before joins

Hanger: Load 24 beads onto ball thread. Shuttle join to top ring of ornament. Make chain (2 ds bead) repeat to end of beads. Tie & cut.

SY said...

I *love* this idea! Thanks so much for sharing, I'm another one who hates to throw away beautiful cards!

Linda S Davies said...

Simply brilliant!!!

JaneB said...

Joy this is delightful, thank you for sharing.

And Steph what a great way to use up old Christmas cards, or birthday cards, or easter cards or....whatever

battatter said...

Great minds think alike! I thought of doing this a couple of weeks ago when I was making out my cards.But, yours looks SO much better than the one I fiddled with!Great job!
Carol aka battatter

connieangeline said...

Simply awesome
Thank you

Sweet Somethings by Lois said...

Very Pretty.
You could do so many different colour combinations depending on the card cut out couldn't you?
What a smart idea!

Shay said...

This is such a neat idea; I'm going to borrow it from you next Christmas!