Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gifts, Ribbons and Bows for Motif No. 5

Tatted more gifts for another 3 colleagues who are leaving these few days. The pattern of the alphabets forming their names is Teri Dusenbury's, tatted using Guttermann Sulky threads.

Next up are gifts for Teachers' Day. It suddenly dawned on me - does Teachers' Day falls on an universal day? Apparently not, from a check on Wikipedia. Here in Singapore, it falls on 1 Sep. Every year, my children and I will handmake something for their teachers. We had done shrink plastic tags, quilled cards, beaded flowers, embroidered bookmarks cards, to name a few. This year, it's something new for them - needle-felted bookmarks!

I cut strips of felt, and gave them the needles and wool, and all of them were happily punching away! They worked pretty fast, and saved for an accidental punch of the needles into Kristine's fingers twice, the bookmarks turned out well with minimal guidance. Next, I cut plastic sheets and sewed up the edges. We are all so pleased with what we have created.

[Apologies that some of the photos are not in the right orientation, I have this problem recently and I just couldn't solve it :( ]


I believe Faizon's birthday is the last lap of the current birthday exchange for the SnN group. Paul sent me my birthday gifts in Feb, and now, I sent these to Faizon. We are supposed to decorate a card, but after browsing a few gift shops, I decided to make one from scratch. Wishing Faizon a very happy birthday filled with happiness, laughter and crafts!

Paperclips for the month: Ribbon and Bow! My girls hanker after the ribbon rose bows, aren't they just sweet? The patterns are available on Georgia's Online Tatting Class. These will be Motif No. 5 for my Round 2 of the 25 Motif Challenge.


TattingChic said...

That's IT!!! I am coming to work with you and then LEAVE so I can get one of those beautiful tatted names from you, LOL! ;)

Nice work, again!

Thanks a bunch for the sweet comment you left earlier on my pink post. :)

~TattingChic ♥

avagdro said...

That's so beautiful.Thanks for sharing singtatter.Adorable gifts.

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Tatskool said...

How I look forward to each of your blog posts, always something original.

singtatter said...

Thanks, TattingChic, for admiring the tatted names. It is a beautiful font. Hope one day I can design a set of font as pretty as this!

Hi Avagdro, thanks for dropping by and leaving a sweet comment!

Thanks, Pamela, that's a great compliment! I didn't quite notice it, but I will work hard coming up with more originals!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I, too, have been admiring those tatted names, and have tried in vain to find Teri's alphabet pattern on the internet. You certainly have mastered it! I'm not sure whether it's good or bad that the folks who are leaving are giving you more opportunity to practice the letters!

Actually, I admire ALL of your tatting and hobbies and involvement with your kids and their schoolwork and craft projects. It's truly amazing. You definitely have a high energy level!

By the way, I want to thank you for being one of the first commenters on my blog a year ago. I was so amazed to hear from someone in Singapore! I very much appreciated hearing from you!

Krystle said...

Love your bows! I haven't tried them yet, but I'm interested in the way you turn corners and make the shapes for sure. Actually, I've been wondering how you turn the corners when you do your pearl tatting. Like on the leaves to that red flower you did!

ford said...

Wow! very inspiring work nice bows I love it. Looking forward to your next post.

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