Friday, April 20, 2007

Butterfly bookmarks





Simple and quick! I took the pink butterfly and some of my other tatted bookmarks and jewelry to the consignment boutique where I sell some of my work. The shop owner, (who loves my tatting) didn't want to carry bookmarks at first -- "I've had other bookmarks here, and they just sit..." but couldn't resist keeping just a few of mine at the shop. I got a phone call a few hours later from the shop owner, "I just sold the pink butterfly! The lady would also like one in purple!"
So I did a variety of purples!
These are done like the flower bookmark here.
R 2-2-2-2. T. Ch 5-5, sj to p of r.
Ch 7-1--1-7, sj to next p of r.
Ch 2---1---2, sj to same p. Ch 7-1--1-7, sj to next p of r.
Ch 5-5. J at the bottom same as the flower bookmark.

For a pdf copy of this pattern Click Here.

11 comments:

***Jon**** said...

Marilee, like them very much, simple yet so lovely. Thank you for the pattern. May I have your permission to use the pattern to teach a beginners class?

yarnplayer said...

Certainly, you can use the pattern to teach beginners. Thank you for asking, and thanks for the compliment!

Maggie Ann said...

These are so beautiful!!! You inspire me..thank you for posting the pattern. I'd love to try these.

Maggie Ann said...

I forgot to say, "Congratulations!" on the sales!

Maggie Ann said...

I am so excited! I made one of your butterfly bookmarkers and its adorable! And the way your pages fade in and out is awesome. You are a great teacher....your tutorials are easy to follow and I'm smiling to beat the band. Thanks for sharing all this. I'm going to take some of my collage work in to town to a darling shop...would you like the address to see if they'd carry your tatting? Its all consignment...if you would like say $5. for an item they sell it for $10 and get half the profit.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed the pattern and that it turned out well for you. I am actually very "techno-challenged" when it comes to this computer stuff. The fade in/out transitions don't require any fancy computer knowledge -- they are part of the options in setting up a geocities website and are easy to add. I don't know about getting into another consignment shop... but if you want to post the name of the shop and its address, the shop would be getting some free advertising, so I don't think it would do any harm.

Alan Kolodny said...

Marilee,I'm with Jon, simple but fun. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful patterns

arvalynn said...

These are lovely. You ever think of doing them as necklaces or earrings? I bet the teeniboppers would grab them up fast! My little sis and I sure would.

sandrine said...

c'est super beau

Wodentoad said...

Just found these. I'll be making a few for my sister who is an entomologist specializing in butterflies. Thanks!

Krystal said...

I've never done Tatting before but this makes me want to learn. I love Butterflies AND Bookmarks and these are beautiful! Great job and love the colors!