Sorry, it’s just the lid

Sorry, it’s just the lid

Each year, my craft group that meets once a month has a gift exchange.  I always like to take some tatting because they always seem to appreciate it.

I like to research ideas on Pinterest and found some cute tatted boxes, so I started working on one about a week ago.  And that just wasn’t enough time with everything else I had going on.  So I stiffened the lid and gift wrapped it.  When my friend opened it, I apologized and told her it was just the lid but I’d have the whole box ready for her next month.

I used the first row of my Sunshine Motif then added a row of simple rings and chains for the side of the lid.  The rest of the box will be really simple, too.  The thread is Lizbeth size 20 color 163 Blue Ice.

So this is my project for the next week or two.  At least I hope that’s all the time it takes!

Sorry about the bad photo.  I haven’t learned how to adjust my phone for nighttime photographs.

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  • Loretta Brown

    December 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm Reply

    Thanks for all your lovely ideas and patterns. Obviously, you will be missed in your business tatting community. Best wishes and God bless!

  • Mable Marie Costa

    December 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Beautiful. where can I find the pattern.

  • Nancy Tracy

    December 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm Reply

    Actually this lid is pretty tiny. I think if I’d done the whole design of my previous pattern for the top, it would fit on a small mouth mason jar. This one is probably about 1.5 inches across. The box will be big enough for holding rings or other jewelry.

    Love the idea of a mason jar lid, though!

    I will probably post this pattern, but it will be a while.

    I stiffened it with watered down white glue. I really don’t know what the best method is, but this one makes the most sense to me. Some people use sugar, but that seems to be asking for trouble. Spray starch might work, but I think that would have a tendency to be sticky. I have used a light coat of it on some doilies without it feeling sticky, though.

  • Susan MacLeod

    December 19, 2016 at 8:23 am Reply

    nice! looks like it would fit on the top of a mason jar.

  • Sherry

    December 19, 2016 at 8:18 am Reply

    I saw this “lid” and thought what a cute way to finish off a mason jar gift ? ?

  • Margaret Davies

    December 19, 2016 at 7:22 am Reply

    Lovely design, I look forward to seeing the pot.
    Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year.

  • Janie Moore

    December 19, 2016 at 7:06 am Reply

    It’s beautiful Nancy. Will you be posting the pattern when you’re finished with the box? Also, I’m new to tatting, what is the best method to stiffen a project like this?

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Rose Mason

    December 19, 2016 at 6:13 am Reply

    I thought at first it was a topper for a Mason jar lid. I love it.

  • Sharon Layton

    December 19, 2016 at 5:59 am Reply

    Love it

  • Heloise de Oliveira Pastore

    December 19, 2016 at 4:44 am Reply

    The complete box will certainly be a delight, however the lid can be used in other plain boxes and will embelish them.
    The photo is not bad….


  • Diane Cademartori

    December 19, 2016 at 4:18 am Reply

    I’d have been thrilled to receive “just the lid”! Now she has a month to anticipate what the rest of the box will look like.

    I have never even tried to adjust my phone for nighttime pictures. I guess I never thought about it. Would you share your tips when you figure it out? Thanks!

  • Leara Bernhard

    December 19, 2016 at 12:24 am Reply

    You’re so gifted and talented! I am really going to miss you and all you offer! Best wishes with your future endeavors! Also will be anxiously looking forward to see the rest of the box!

  • muskaan

    December 18, 2016 at 6:12 pm Reply

    It is perfect – tatting, design, and your photography 🙂

  • Denise Wessman

    December 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

    It is gorgeous!!! I can’t wait to see the completed box. Love how you adapted this motif.

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