"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This is Fox's beautiful "Lillian" design, which I had the honor to test tat. The pattern can now be found in her Etsy shop.

This is a very interesting design to tat. You can choose to make it 3D or flat, depending on the size of the doodad and the thread size; you can add or subtract beads; and if you use it as a pendant, you can add the findings to make it hang vertically or horizontally.

The HDT is Krystledawne's "Thunderheart", which is my new favorite colorway. As soon as I received it, I knew that I needed to use it for Fox's pattern.


  1. Thanks, Miranda, for all your help, critical editing skills and for tatting this lovely piece in the Lillian pattern. It looks marvellous in that super thread of Krystle's.
    Fox : )

  2. That looks great. and what an interesting tatament in the center.

  3. It looks lovely, and the pattern looks great, I hope to try it soon

  4. Heheheh! Good try, Ladytats! Love it!
    Fox : ))