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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tessie Made Me Do It!

It's all Tessie's fault! I bought a new shirt at Walmart this morning.....We are twins now. How could I resist having a shirt that coordinated with her apron?

Now we match!

We went to see the new Harry Potter movie this morning. It was pretty good, but I hate it when they split a book into two parts. Now we have to wait until June to see the second half. By that time I will probably not remember the first half and need to read the book or see this one again before going. Maybe there is a method to their madness.....

I didn't have much time for minis yesterday, but now I can see the floor of the workroom and I did find a small project for today too.

Tessie dragged out some angel lace, bunka and ribbon. She insisted that the Christmas trees needed some Victorian style ornaments.

These are really simple to make.

You can do them with just about any tiny lace, needle and thread.

I simply took the angel lace and cut it down to half the size that I wanted the round ornament. Gathered one side of a 3" piece into a rosette and tied it off. Then I cut up some unraveled bunka for flowers and leaves. I glued the flowers to the center and popped them on the tree.

The other shape is a fan. Again, I cut down the lace lengthwise to half of the width that I wanted the finished fan. I gathered one side with a running stitch. I glued a small piece of gold paper to the center bottom. Sometimes I use a metal finding here. Then I put a red bow on this one.

There are all kinds of variations for decorating the rosettes and fans. I will make a few more tonight and show you tomorrow.

See you then.


Chelle said...

How naughty to blame Tessie, where would you be without her? :-)))

Debbie said...

We will have to call you "The Terrible Twins" LOL. Glad to hear you enjoyed the new Harry Potter. I can't wait to see

Sabiha Barkey said...

Nice!!!! How I would love to see you and Tessie on a photo with the same print???


Caseymini said...

Sabiha, I am afraid that will never happen. I am one of those people that hates having their photo taken. That's why Tessie gets all of the good photos. No competition! LOL