I've been working on some ornaments in assorted shapes and thread sizes. I'm going to get a small white tabletop tree to put hang them on. They'd get lost on my big tree and I want them to be seen! There was no way I was going to try to brave the crowds this weekend. I won't get on the soap box, so I'll just say this: People tend forget that we're supposed to be a civilized race. The few bucks I'd have saved isn't really worth the risk. Black Friday, bah!
On to the happier stuff... The little tourmaline basket is a Rosemarie Peel pattern tatted in size 40. I whipped up the little holly motif out of size 80 and a few red beads to give it a Christmas-y feel.
The candy cane is from Pam Palmer's Tatting Treats Two. I think I used Cebelia size 30.
And the little bell(my favorite!) is from tattrlady, aka Wanda's Knotty Thoughts. The thread is size 80 'Country Christmas' from LadyShuttleMaker's shop. The color was originally a special order for LaceLovin' Librarian. Thanks, Diane! At the time, I was in the mood to play with bead, so I added a teardrop aurora borealis bead in the center and a faceted bead on the clapper to jazz it up a bit. Just click on the picture to see it larger than life. :)
More on the way either later today or tomorrow!