2 December 2013

Talking to trees!!!


Well it's 'that' time of year again - Christmas.  Although we don't do much on that day or two of the year it's always a good excuse to eat, drink and - well, do not a lot!!!  

I usually send out a few cards and a few letters, although I must admit I tend to put those off til the last minute and often forget altogether!!!!  So yesterday I decided to get things done early this year.  I started with counting trees as they'll be going in with the letters.  Whoooops - not enough!!  So time to make a few more from this pattern.

The first one below is now a brooch - OK, not what I intended to do but that's the way things work in this part of Tat Land!!  All I did was tie the finishing threads behind the star, stiffen and then tie a safety pin to the back - behind the button.  Job done!

The second one was - well, as I intended!!!!  Looks like I'll have to pay attention to the star button as I've not tightened it up yet.  Too late in the evening when I finished it I guess!

10 comments:

  1. Spill the beans then Jane.... how did you stiffen it??? starch?? hairspray??

    I do love those trees!!!

    Sue

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    1. My favourite way, Sue. White glue which has been mixed with some water. Wet the trees thoroughly, press and then squidge in the mixture with your fingers. Guess who used to teach four/five year olds!!!!!

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  2. Oh these are so cute, just love them!

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  3. Love this button tree. Will be making some this week.

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  4. Off to find glue and buttons!😃

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  5. Jane, I love the tree but can only access through SR4.

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    1. That's strange, Suzan. It's all there in my browser. Can you try another browser to see if that works?

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  6. The pattern is great Jane but it doesnt say what size thread to use. Also, it says to put 44 beads on shuttle 1 and one on shuttle 2. When I worked it and counted the beads on the diagram and in your photo there are 55 beads total

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    1. Sorry, Miriam. I've amended the pattern now - it's size 20 thread. The bead quantity to add to the shuttle threads is right. The extra eleven are added to picots when joining. Hope that helps.

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