Sunday, August 10, 2014

In Celebration of Finding Lost Things

I've been looking for my reading glasses for months now.  I've got lots of reading glasses in different strengths, but the really strong pair in its pretty little sleeve has been missing for quite some time now. Time and again, I would shift and stir the piles on my desk to no avail.  Eventually I realized they were in my roly-poly bag all along.  It's amazing how much you can fit in those little bags Jane makes. 

In celebration,  I decided to make something really small, what else but Gary and Randy's little mouse. This is from their book Tatting GR8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms, which Jane has been recommending with good cause.  I can't keep up with all the new tatting books anymore, but I really enjoy the ones that are unusual or really special in some way, which this one certainly is.  Besides the 3D pieces, there are also some advanced SCMR techniques I plan to master some day.

(Since the thread was so thin, I added the eye beads in a different way than the pattern, don't worry if yours look different, and probably better, than mine.)


  1. I will be adding your mouse tomorrow, Martha. You are truly a member of the Exclusive Tatting Club!!!!

  2. So sweet and resting on a pop-a-bobbin shuttle too.
    That mouse has taste or perhaps he thinks it is cheese!

  3. Oops, I've accidentally deleted a handful of comments. I had highlighted the lot and my finger slipped and I clicked the delete instead of publish! I'll try to cut and paste them from my email notifications:

    Frivole has left a new comment on your post "In Celebration of Finding Lost Things":

    Wow! Your mouse looks fabulous... And so tiny!

    Maureen has left a new comment on your post "In Celebration of Finding Lost Things":

    Mice are overrunning tat-land! - he's very cute, is it Twirlz thread?

    ...(no, it's some vintage size 80)

    Susan Hook has left a new comment on your post "In Celebration of Finding Lost Things":

    A fantastic little mouse, I haven't seen anything like this before. I haven't done any tatting for a while, I must try it again before I forget how to do it!

    There, I hope that's all

  4. I can't believe it's tatted, he looks so cheeky

  5. He is truly adorable!

  6. Very cute! And I hate losing things, congrats on finding your glasses! Here's to more adorable bobbles

  7. What kind of wood is your shuttle?

    1. Apple, from a tree in the back yard where Jane an Sally grew up.