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Monday, January 5, 2009

InSPIRED ~ Tassel

Oh Goodness...I have taken a couple of weeks off of my creating. Christmas is always such a busy time, but when you create its never ending. Now don't get me wrong, I LIVE to create..but every now and again I need a rest.

So I have been enjoying some free time visiting my blogging friends. One of the most popular blogs is My Romantic Home. I happened upon her blog a few days ago..and knew I was in BIG trouble. She was showing her wonderful tassel creations and even gave a link to where she got her ideas. And my juices began to flow. Many years ago, in a HOME COMPANION they shared a creative gal who made tassels from many things...and I was inspired then and made a few. But now they have gotten even more involved...and I thought I could use some of my own handmade clay roses and plenty of my stash of ribbons, gimp, trims that I collect. I even found a bag of ribbon I had cut up many years ago for my daughter...it was an ornie I had the girls at her party make using ribbon...so here's my first of probably many tassels.
This tassel was partially done..and I added loops, eyelash yarn...and my roses. SO? What do you think? Would you buy one of these? or would you be inspired to make one?



BTW(By the way) the base I used for this one is a 3 inch clay pot. But you could use finials, ornaments, salt/pepper shakers, and the list I am sure could go on.

I couldn't resist sharing our CURIOUS kitty TIGER. He jumped up on our mantle from a chair. He thinks he's missing out on something, but we are not sure what. He's always been the more adventerous of our 3 cats.



Thanks for letting me share...Blessings...Lorena

9 comments:

TattingChic said...

Your kitty cat is adorable! Love the tassel! It's beautiful! The ribbons are so eye-catching the way they play on the light. Isn't "My Romantic Home" a fun blog to visit? She's having a giveaway right now, too!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lorena!

Your tassel is beautiful! That's one of the things on my "list" to learn how to do. The list is just sooo long!
I've loved looking at all your Christmas decor, very lovely! I especially love that cute kitty cat on your mantle!! LOL They're such little hams aren't they?

Hugs, Sherry

Katie said...

So pretty Lorena! Love the kitty of course, almost, not quite, but almost looks like he's going to topple off the end!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Lorena!!
I've missed you:) I sooo want to make a tassel. I have a couple of things that I think will work, just haven't done it yet. Yours looks so pretty. Blue is a great color and your roses are just perfect on top. Guess I need to go over and check out how she made hers. Hope to "see" more of you this year and Thank you for all your prayers!!
Warmly,
Deb

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lorena!! Girl, you are always making the purtiest things!! I love your tassel with the clay roses. Bet this one is in your bedroom, isn't it?!? You should definitely make some to sell. I saw Cindy's post, too. I've got some salt shakers that would be cute made up....maybe someday.....

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That came out great. I am actually inspired to try my hand at making one as I've always loved tassels, however I made a resolution to curb my spending so buying supplies will have to wait until I feel "justified" in spending the extra $$$ on a want instead of a need, lol!
It's fantastic.
Oh Mr Kitty is so cute.Look at him up there all curious and nosy...lol!

Jennifer said...

Lorena Tiger Looks adorable up there.LOL Cinderella is always were he shouldn't be too.I love seeing your kitty pics.Where are you listing the dove box?I can't find it,I looked on etsty ebay and selling blog.Let me know.Love ya,JEn

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I don't know why, but I've been thinking about tassels lately too! So pretty!

Say It With Roses said...

Hi Lorena, I am so slow in answering your lovely comments on my blog. I apologize!!!
It is wonderful to meet someone from Michigan, too. I have go to the map to see just where you are.
Are you buried in snow like we are? Your blog is just beautiful and I saw our alike dishes!
Blessings,
Jil