Have you heard? Isdihara, from Ambitatterous is having a contest, to decorate an empty box of chocolates with tatting. The one she likes the best will win 25 balls of Lizbeth thread of your choice! 25 balls of Lizbeth! For that I have to at least try!
Okay, how do you decorate a box of chocolates? I was having a terrible time coming up with a theme or idea, so I went with what I was working on. Snowflakes. I don't know how good an idea it is, but I came up with something! The box didn't show off the snowflakes very well so I covered it in brown paper, which shows off the white thread very well. Then I tried laying out snowflakes on the top in different arrangements. That looked way too busy no matter what arrangement I tried them in, so I reduced it to just one larger one. I'm not sure about this, but it's what I came up with. I hope you like it at least a little bit, Isdihara!
I have been very busy, both with tatting and with other crafty things, but they're all for gifts so I can't show them yet. I'm in a Secret Santa exchange on Intatters and an Advent swap on Ravelry, besides having projects to make for family and friends. As the Internet things have to be sent out first they've been first on my list to do. I'm getting close to being done with those - I think! I have done a few things I've thought about for awhile but never got around to trying and I've been pretty happy with 'em. They'll be shown in future posts, after I'm sure they've all been opened.
I'm still working on snowflakes today as I enjoy a cup of peppermint tea. I keep humming Christmas songs which helps keep me in the gifting mood. "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"
May you all have a wonderful week with a little tea and tatting if you can!
Labels: contest, exchange, Lizbeth thread, snowflakes, Tatting Tea Tuesday