Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Motifs 10, 11 and 12

I am back again... This time for my 25 motif challenge I took on The Tarnished Tatter's Chap stick/lip balm holder. My 6 yr old daughter got a High School Musical lip balm from a friend for Valentine's Day and when I showed her the pattern on here - she wanted me to make her one right away... Before I got one made the right size it took me three tries. :-) So I am posting all three I made. The first one was tatted in Flora size 10 thread. I tried to make a tatted cord for the drawstring but with no luck as the top rings were too small to feed the cord thru so I decided to use a ribbon with a bead to cinch the top of the bag closed. Then I didn't like the knot in the ribbon next to the clip - so I put a ouch less see thru ponytail holder around it to keep it from coming loose. I am not really happy with that yet but it was better than having the ribbon fray out more I thought. Next time I think I might just try some glue and another bead to slide up and over the ends... So my next try I thought I would make the chains longer by a stitch on each side of the picots to make the holder longer. I also tried making the top rings larger by 5 ds so I could use the tatted cord for the drawsting (again with no luck... ). Then Markeia came up with the idea to add beads.. So she went a searching thru my bead and thread stash and came up with the next two color combinations. The 2nd holder than came out a bit big... I made too many changes at once, although my daughter loved it. The 3rd one than I just kept to the original pattern and just made the longer picots for the beads and it was perfect! So Markeia already found a home for the first orange holder.. a birthday gift for her birthday twin and cousin... Then she hooked hers onto her backpack and off to school she went today.. I just don't know why I have this feeling in the back of my mind that there will be more to make by tonight... ;-) I want to send out a BIG THANK YOU to the Tarnished Tatter... Her pattern just made my daughter's day... Thanks for your generosity of sharing your designs... My next post will include the awareness ribbon from her blog also... I am an advocate of the Relay for Life, with my sister being a 5 1/2 breast cancer survivor, I have started to make some ribbons for our Relay team members..
Until next time... Happy Tatting to everyone... and THINK SPRING!!! ;-)


  1. I think you are right, you will be making more and more holders in the near future. They would make great gifts for teachers and bus drivers at the end of the year. Keep up the good work.

  2. What a cool idea ot make covers for your lip balm in tatting!!