Monday, November 30, 2009

Bookmark From TattingChic

I mentioned a while back that I was involved with a tatting exchange. Well, the exchange is over. We tatted, mailed our bookmarks, and the bookmarks have been received. As the title indicates, TattingChic was my exchange partner. This was a private exchange, by the way. I'm only going to show the bookmark I received today. I'll show off what I sent TattingChic in my next post.

Here is the bookmark I received from TattingChic, first the back:

And then the front:

Isn't it pretty? This is LaRae Mikulecky's Celtic Bookmark. TattingChic mentioned in the card she sent that the site that the pattern was located on has gone down. However, I did find the pattern in the Internet Archive. If you've never been here before, you simply type or copy&paste the link you want to find into the box with the large "Wayback Machine" logo and click the "Take Me Back" button. Here is the link to the above pattern. For the bookmark, TattingChic used Lizbeth size 20 in Denim and Light Medium Blue as well as an unidentified green in size 20. TattingChic chose the colours and the pattern to be as "manly" as possible. I think she did an awesome job. Thank you TattingChic!!!

TattingChic also sent a really cool card, which was also chosen for being the mostly manly, or (as she put it) the least girly she had. I love it too.

I'm not sure if you can see, but the buildings at the bottom has a really cool 3D look. The 3D effect is much more pronounced in real life. Thanks again TattingChic.

In unrelated news, I am toying with the idea of offering free shipping for my chainmaille jewelery and accessories for the month of December. I'm thinking the free shipping offer would apply for North America, but world shipping could be reduced by half or so. We'll see. Yeah, I know. December starts tomorrow.

That's all for now. I'll post again in a few days, showing the bookmark I made for TattingChic, and hopefully the Jane Eborall design that I should finish tonight. Later.


  1. I'm glad you like the bookmark. You're so funny...why are you showing the back side of it?? LOL! I'll write more later...I'm tired! Gotta go "hit the hay" you know "Catch some Zzzzzz's" and "Saw some logs".

  2. I really like the look of this bookmark. I have always wanted to tat this one. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Nice bookmark you received from TattingChic. Like the card too.

    Gotta a question about your chainmail. I was looking through your Etsy shop. Do you do necklaces that a guy would wear? I assume you make some for yourself. I have a tiny shuttle charm that I attach to a necklace I tatted out of thread and it is wearing out. Chainmail wouldn't wear out. What would it look like and how much? Get back with me. Thanks :)

    tatman at tat-man dot net

  4. Thank you for your post! I found my work in progress of this bookmark last night sans pattern. I've spent the entire morning trying to find the pattern online so thank you so much for the link!

  5. Oh, whew! Thank you, that is so much better with the front side showing. That is my favorite side, LOL! Not that it matters because it is your bookmark now and you can have whatever side you like best facing you! LOL! I'm also glad you like it!

  6. You're welcome Camille. Glad I could help.

    You know Chiclet, I like the backside of the bookmark. Call me weird, but I do. But the front is nice too. I'm going to have to tat this again; I made it years ago. But yours looks much better. Thanks again.

  7. I'm always late lately posting, but I love the bookmark and now I have the pattern to. Going on vacation in a couple of weeks and that will be one of my projects. Wish me luck!