Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm Mixing Up a Lovely Batch of Lemonade



You can just tell that Barbie feels ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS with her slender neck and shoulders DRAAAAAPED in jewels and lace! I mean, doesn't that radiant smile say it all?

Do you hear something... sounds kind of like crickets chirping...

Barbie's lovely necklace is an original design by Patti Duff from her book Minitats, 69 Petite Motifs. It is #23. I actually have a much coveted EARLY copy of this book which suggests a variation of #23, dedicated to every girl's friend, Barbie. MY COPY says that for this alternate design, you should pick rather LARGE beads - don't be afraid to go out on a limb - you WON'T regret it... much.

But the MOST IMPORTANT difference in the instructions for this motif in MY COPY is that it clearly states that the final picot join is ENTIRELY OPTIONAL and goes so far as to say, "Oh, don't worry your pretty little head about it!"

Yes, I'm SURE I hear crickets now...

Oh well, anyone for a glass of lemonade?

10 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Barbie never looked better!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you! I will pass the compliment along to her, although she CAN be a bit of a diva!
Ann

EnlightenedByAngels said...

Wow! You got the beading thing down. I love that, a tatted necklace for Barbie!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Enlightened By Angels! My bead choice was on the large side for that motif. It may have been serendipitous that I missed the last join so at least Barbie would be able to benefit from my mistakes! She is REALLY happy - I know because she hasn't been able to stop smiling YET!!!
Ann

TattingChic said...

That tatted necklace for Barbie is Smashingly Gorgoeus! :)

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you ever so much Tatting Chic!! She SEEMS to be a happy customer!
Ann

Martha said...

Barbie looks so sweet in her darling tatted and beaded necklace. My daughter would have loved this when she was little.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Martha! I must say I felt especially happy when my 8 year old said it was "cool." High praise coming from her!
Ann

Fox said...

Hilarious! My daughter would have adored this when she played with her beloved Barbies!!! : ))

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thanks Fox!
In the end, I was pretty pleased with my mistakes and my daughter was happy also.
Ann