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:
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.