A Fox Original Brooch
Zwicky Silk and Gold Delica Beads
5/100 Motif Challenge
Lots of work here, and I am delighted to say I am really pleased with it, for it is substantial and the Zwicky silk thread (now sadly unavailable, also vintage) which Krystle sent me ages ago, in a deep, rich burgundy, is absolutely the perfect thread and colour for this brooch.
Although I found this gold-plated vintage piece months ago, I have not quite known what to do with it. Since then, it has been sitting on my table, challenging me. But, I had to wait for the muse to speak.
It is now listed in my Etsy shop. Maybe someone will like it as much as I do and will purchase it as a Christmas gift. I can hope!
Speaking of challenges... While out walking - not running yet with this virus, but walking, finally - I could not help but notice some leaves on the path and I had to bring the selection home for a photo op.
I am not sure if Jess has already included this in her very broad, beautiful and bodacious colour options, but I do not think she will mind if I attemot to tickle her fancy with this...
Just a thought and an excuse to play with my poor neglected Canon! I used to spend the time I now spend tatting wresting f-stops, with a big black thing stuck on my face and my finger at the ready!
One other thing...
Always on the lookout for the perfect case, like so many others of you out there in the big, bad world of consumerism as it applies to Tat-land, I grabbed a tin of Altoids. I dumped the mints right away - hate peppermint - and hoped that this would be “THE ONE.”
You see, I have gone through about three recent adaptations of the ‘travelling tatting kit’ and not one of them has lived up to expectation.
So, I am back to the original, tried and true method. Just a plain old tin and a zippered case to hold it plus my scissors, extra thread and the tatting. The original item. The real thing. It works.
Now, they ever brought back Ipana toothpaste I would be a happy camper! Ah, sometimes I feel like a walking anachronism... : ))