Monday, March 9, 2015

Another Monday, Another Bracelet

Did this on my live stream tonight, and had a blast making it! It worked up really quickly, despite having to reopen a ring, completely un-tat a chain, and add on more beads when I ran out! My niece like the simple stuff, and I needed to figure out a way to use round beads, so this was the result. Love it!!

Have a wicked awesome day!
- Jo

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tatting a Lot

I have been pouring my energy into mastering tatting, a wonderful old craft that takes a lot of dedication, but which is also very fulfilling. Here is the bracelet I did partly on stream the other day.  It was a little floppy so I added a second round.  I'm so excited about how it turned out!  I'll be putting this up on Etsy once I get the pattern down.
Barb was at my stream on Monday and she and Pam both won a drawing, held in honor of my very first tatting pattern available for sale on Etsy!!!! :)  Yay for breaking into the tatting pattern writing marketplace!! Be looking for happy mail, Barb and Pam :)

Please follow our blog :) we need some blog-love.  FYI my art blog has moved and can be found here ! It also is in need of some blog love. :) Thank you! :)
Have a wicked awesome day!
- Jo

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Testing testing 123!

I had a huge brainstorm the other day, and that was to download Etsy and Blogger onto my smartphone for ease of blogging and listing my artwork! Granted, using the mini-keyboard on my phone is not the most amazing thing in the world, but if it helps me with blogging, why not try it out?

So here is what I did over on my Starzart channel on Ustream the other day:

It is a sweet little Valentine's Day 4x4" canvie that I just adore! Hope you love it too!!! I have listed it in my Etsy shop--click here to check it out!!!

In other crafty worlds, I have created my tatting vignette at Keep Me in Stitches, a brick-and-mortar shop in my hometown of McCall, Idaho. Linda, the owner, has been exceedingly generous in helping me get set up and allowing me to sell my hand-tatted items and advertising tatting lessons!!! Here is the tablecloth I have been edging to go underneath my goodies.

I am super excited to teach this old and wonderful craft!!!

Well here's hoping this little blogging experiment works!! Fingers crossed!

Have a wicked awesome day!
- Jo

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wandering back

A sheepish hello from Idaho! After many many moons having been AWOL, I've decided to re-open our online portal to arty eye-candy.  I've been blog-hopping a lot lately, looking for design inspiration and techniques for tatting projects, and I am beginning to understand that blogs have their place in the world.  One of the things holding me back is the thought that I'm just an amateur writer; who would want to read what I have to say???  I'm an amateur artist; who would want to see what I create???  In my blog-hopping lately, I've come to realize that it takes all skill levels, and we're all constantly learning something new, aren't we?  Another thing I have realized is that once we come to adore someone's style, we just can't get enough of it. (Ranza, you listening???)  Probably she is shoveling snow.  We are having the wettest winter here in the Rockies, while the East coast is just getting hammered with snow.  Having been skiing only once this winter, and that on icy crud, you could say I'm a bit jealous.  I'm seriously hoping to develop a blogging habit, and with that being said, I'd like to challenge my fellow blogger to post.  Anything.  Before the end of the month. Preferably with a picture :)