Saturday, November 12, 2011

Giveaway!

This dashboard layout might have been around for a few weeks, but it's totally new to me. Not sure how I feel about it, but it's nice and fresh! My stats surprised me, as did the key words that brought people to my blog. Apparently "macrame bracelet from the last song" brought four people here. If you don't know what The Last Song is, it's a Miley Cyrus (a.k.a. Hannah Montana) movie. And if you don't know what macrame is, it's not exactly close to tatting. Anyway, that was cool to read.

I meant to do a giveaway at 50 followers, but, instead, I'm doing it at 63, so I'll make it extra good.

The only thing I'll show you is the main thing:




It's a bedazzled Prym shuttle. If you followed me quite a few months ago, you'd know that I once attempted making my own shuttle. It turned out that I am no Lady Shuttlemaker. I spent weeks working with vinyl and plastic and irons and epoxy and clay to no avail. My end shuttles turned out alright, I gave them all away, so that I need not be reminded of my utter failure!

Now, I am content to just decorate my own shuttles. I want to do some cool stuff with glitters and colors and everything to put on Etsy, BUT Emsy Jane uses the same shuttles I think and I don't want to get on anyone's bad side or seem rude. When I purchased this shuttle (actually I got two), I had to order from the UK because, as far as I know, you can't get them here. With them, I had gotten a couple other shuttles that I REALLY didn't like, yet I still neglected these as I thought they looked kind of cheap and the middle part scared me. Turns out I was wrong.

Yesterday, I was bored and decided to play around with it, since I was in a creative mood. The finish turned out perfect. It's a lot prettier in person, and nice and smooth. Today, still doubting its tatting capabilities, I tried it out. What made me skeptical was the fact that you can take it apart. Turns out, that makes winding SO easy!! YAY! My most dreaded thing now easy! Also, it's stress-free to wind and unwind before and after a ring, so that's nice. There's no point, but I think a lot of people prefer that. I'm confident that the quality is nice enough that they will be excellent shuttles, yet they'll still be very, very inexpensive. (Like, less than a skein of thread)

Anyway, tell me what you think about the Etsy thing (The inside looks a little messy, but I'll do it a lot neater of course. This was a test run.). Emsy Jane shuttles are very romantic and gift-worthy, respectfully, whereas mine will be colorful, to throw around and maybe give to a child.


ON TO THE GIVEAWAY:

Oh how I do go on....

Along with the shuttle there will be a few gifts of thread, maybe another shuttle, you never know, ay?

International is fine, no discrimination, shipping is cheap, haha. You don't need to follow my blog, or even be a tatter, just comment and make sure to either post your email or have it on your profile.

I'll give it a week.

Comment away! And thank you for enduring my post.

~Anika

24 comments:

  1. Well I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be entered in your giveaway...personally i think that decorating your own shuttles is great, and selling them :) I know personally i don't mind the messy under bottom

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  2. Do I understand correctly - A shuttle you take apart to wind. That certainly is different. Must have one of those, that's for sure. So please enter me in the drawing.

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  3. Interesting give-away, I'd love to join...

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  4. Hello, my name is Lily and I'm a shuttle addict

    LOL

    Well, I think that's cool on the deco thing - looks fun. I'd love to be counted in, thanks!

    I tried my hand at the shuttle deco once... (operative word here is 'once')
    need I say more?

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  5. Shuttle decorating is so much fun, and it's so addictive! I have several of Emsy Jane's shuttles, and I love them. However, I had no idea they came apart! I guess you really do learn something new every day!

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  6. Looks lovely shuttle please could you add my name to your giveaway.
    Margaret

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  7. I would love to part of your give a way. I love the color :-)

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  8. I have the PERFECT pattern for that shuttle! It's a celtic pattern (not the pumpkin) which is for needle tatting but if you're a shuttle tatter, you have to unwind and wind repeatedly. This would make it SO much easier!
    And it's lovely!

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  9. ooohhh...so pretty! I think that shuttle is lovely, and your's would be so different than others I see out there I think it would be fun and fine to sell them. That is interesting how that shuttle comes apart, would have made me nervous too...but now that I see it I would love to try it. Please count me in :-)

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  10. So glad you are back! I would love to try that shuttle and I am one who prefers no hook or pick because I tend to hurt myself with them. I'd also be happy to have more of your thread - I've been tatting it up slot lately!

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  11. It's a lovely shuttle ,please include me in your giveaway

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  12. Giveaways are so much fun! I think the Etsy thing sounds wonderful. The shuttle looks very sparkly, and I and my child would love it :o) (She really does love playing with my shuttles and anything of mine that glitters.)

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  13. Please add me into your wonderful giveaway. The shuttle is a very nice color.'
    yeoldetatter at telus dot net
    Bonnie

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  14. Please include me :) I love blinging shuttles, but haven't tried any that come apart. THAT could be handy! And I've recently been able to try out some of your thread - Telamagistrae kindly shared some wonderful blue/black/white thread of yours - I want more!

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  15. I usually don't comment for shuttle giveaways since shuttles don't like me and don't want to cooperate for me, but I can't help myself this time! I've been wanting to try some Anika HDT, so with the chance to get my hands on some of that PLUS a shuttle that I'm sure you'd send good karma with, maybe I'll finally be able to make more than five ds before knotting? LOL.

    Wonderful giveaway, dear! I'm so glad to know that you're back and well! :-)

    -Stephanie Grace
    StephanieGraceCrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. Love the decorated shuttle! (And purple is my favourite colour!). Glad to see you back blogging...now I need to get back to updating my blog....

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  17. Interesting shuttle - would love to try it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Find your entries interesting. in northern Iowa.

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  18. I've not come across this shuttle. Seems interesting. Anyhow, I love to collect shuttles (but only what I can afford). Do enter me for a chance to win your bling shuttle. :)

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  19. That's intriguing! I've never seen one that comes apart like that. Thanks for sharing it with us. Please enter me in the giveaway. Knotenough.graci.org

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  20. Please add me to the giveaway! susiearnholt@writeme.com

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  21. I'm the kind of person who likes to dabble in lots of crafts and while I have never tried tatting, I have always wanted to.
    I would love this shuttle (or two) and thread!

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  22. I've never seen a shuttle that comes apart before, interesting.

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  23. Please add me to your giveaway love the colour!

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  24. I always enjoy reading your posts, Anika. It's not "enduring." ;) And I would love a chance to win a shuttle embellished by you and maybe some thread. My email's jilofalltrades87 AT gmail DOT com.

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