Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Better to See You With!

Check out that big ol’ blue eye!  The parrot’s green eye was a little bit small, so I knew I wanted to use a larger bead for the seahorse’s eye.  I think I went a little overboard (oops)!

I didn’t put beads on the seahorse, although both of Jane’s variations call for beads; I didn’t think about it before I left for work this morning, and couldn’t have finished it today if I had taken beads with me and strung them during my lunch break. 

I used the last of the DMC lavender (lilac?) along with Lizbeth Spring Fling on the seahorse.  I love this color combination!  Pity that the DMC ran out before the seahorse was complete!  I did have some Lizbeth Antique Violet Medium on another shuttle, so I finished with it.  Oh, and I reloaded the empty shuttle with the DMC when I got home and noted that the color number is 210. 

This was fun!  It was also a lot quicker than the parrot – I had just a few SRs left to do when I got home this evening, so I went ahead and finished it up.  Now – what shall I tat tomorrow??


  1. Tomorrow? A nice little hippo -- Jane's got a pattern for that too. :)

  2. Hi! I am a new follower & what an enjoyable blog you have here! I very much enjoyed reading some of your posts & seeing your beautiful tatting! You do great work! I have just recently returned to the world of tatting. About 10-12 years ago I decided I probably wasn't going to do it anymore & I sold all my supplies. What a goober ... lol! Thankfully I was able to pick it up again although I'm not as comfortable nor do I know as much as I used to. I'm working on that : ) Anyway, I look forward to coming back for visits in the future : )