Now that my Great Aunt Doodle has taught me how to make Porcelain dolls she is teaching me to tat. I must say tatting is the hardest handwork I have ever learned! I sat there for nearly 3 hours watching her and doing exactly what she was doing and still I could not get my stitches to work right. If you know anything about tatting you will know that your stitches are suppose to be on the bobbin thread and not the ring thread. Of course mine were coming out on the ring thread and therefore I could not draw up the thread to close the circle. I finally got out my camera and recorded her doing it so when I got home I could put it on my computer and study it. After a zillion tries and lots of cutting thread and starting over I finally got it! At first I would get a stitch to land on the bobbin thread and did not know how I did it. And then couldn't get it to do it again for the next few tries. Finally after sitting there and watching this you-tube video over and over where this lady kept saying you had to pull the bobbin thread tight I figured it out! I was so excited! Now I get my stitches to land right every time. I am just having trouble getting my picots to come out uniform. But with practice I will get that right too!
Here is a picture of my tatting. It's not great, but it is getting there!
I will be putting some crocheted flowers on it. I love crocheted flowers!
Monday, August 16, 2010
To the left is my doll Victoria Rose. She is the one with the beautiful brown ringlets. She is a sit down doll.
Leaning against Victoria Rose is Elsbeth.
This is the back of Victoria Roses' head. Isn't her hair beautiful? I just love it!
Here is close up of Victoria Rose's face.
Here is Elsbeth's close ups!
My Aunt let me copy patterns to make Elsbeth and Victoria Rose dresses. I am going to start on those soon!
Close ups of My Little Princess'. I think I did better painting the sleeping eyes then the awake eyes! Please remember that this was my first time painting dolls! I don't usually paint anything! The enlargement of the picture makes them look worse then they really do. I love all my dolls! It was so much fun making them!
This is my husband, Clark, my daughter, Tara, and me:
This is my son, Keith, Tara, and me: