For those wondering, my sister had her beautiful baby girl 2 weeks ago. I can hardly wait to snap some pictures of her in her coordinated hats and bootees 🙂 Thanks for the well wishes so many of you sent through 🙂
The facebook page has been at over 1,000 likes for a couple of weeks now. I recall this time last year when we went from 400 to 500 likes in November- so to double the number of followers over 12 months is fabulous for a hobby page! (Well, I think so anyway 🙂 ) Thanks for following my crafty adventures. At the end of this post will be the instructions for the giveaway entry, and the picture above shows part of the craft pack I will send- at present there is a vintage book, 2 skeins of hand dyed thread and a white Japanese clover shuttle. I have tried to keep it small and flat to hopefully reduce postage if the winner is not based in Australia. As always, this craft pack comes from my ‘stash’ and I have purchased all items myself- I received no endorsement or donation from any business for any of these items, nor do I have any business motive for this blog or the facebook page. I do hope to include a couple of other flat items in the package to ‘surprise’ the winner 🙂
I have yet to use the White clover type shuttles- but hope they are a dream to use like the plastic tortoise shell version. These post shuttles are just the right size for my hands and hold a good amount of thread.
Another new shuttle I bought was from a tip off from Liyarra, that Spotlight (our craft warehouse type store) had new Birch shuttles in stock, and they were purple! Well, I don’t need much encouragement when something is purple, so I went and bought some to try. The old version of the Birch shuttles were red with a hook and black bobbin, and were good to use but were terribly noisy. Below is a picture of the new shuttle type from Birch in it’s box- and you can see already that there is a bit of a ‘joke’ happening here. It is a clover style shuttle, but has a bobbin! The bobbin doesn’t have any purpose of course. The package also states it is a clear shuttle…well- we can see that it is in fact purple… and on the back of the box a bobbin type shuttle is pictured and it states ‘instructions enclosed’, and both of these claims are untrue. The shuttle itself is OK to use, it is very light and small. I haven’t really used it for long enough to know if it is my new favourite over my Pryms and Tortoise shell clovers….or my thumb shuttles….see I have lots of favourites 🙂
So, now that my year has settled down a little, I have time to manage a giveaway. My son, LittleTacker has come up with the ‘question’. So, in the comments below – please tell us what your favourite shuttle (or needle) is and why? Only relevant comments on the blog will be counted in the random choosing of the winner, and all comments will be moderated before publishing (to keep spam out). Winner will be drawn and announced on Sunday November 29th, at approx 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDT) – so you have just over a week to enter.
I look forward to sharing your shuttle (or needle) stories.
As always- happy tatting 🙂