Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tatting Shuttle Collection

 I've been expanding my Shuttle collection - when I grow up, I want to be just like Diane!  Since I'm almost the same age as her and so far behind, I have a lot of catching up to do.  So, I started on Ebay and Etsy.  This shuttle was shipped from Hungary.  Laszlo makes them and sells them as Smalcoin on Ebay and Banyek on Etsy.  I've actually bought a lot of really nice shuttles from him.  Sadly, I gave most of them away before I decided I was collecting shuttles.

Anyway, as you can see this one arrived broken.  He states quite clearly on both Ebay and Etsy that he can't be held responsible for the mail, but he was so nice when I let him know it was broken.  I mentioned that it was to be a gift for my daughter who loves cats.

 So, when he sent the replacement, he also sent another "child's" tatting shuttle.  I think it's just crazy cute!  I had never seen him sell one like this.  Girl named it Dougly.

These two are from Rosita's on Ebay.  The carved rosewood wasn't too expensive and it feels so nice in my hand - I love the feel of rosewood, so smooth, solid and warm.  The brass with the sterling silver and copper accents was a little expensive but I really loved it.  Now I have to quit buying Rosita's shuttles for a while.  (Neither of these were the ones that went for $300 or $630 - those were gorgeous but WOW! that is a lot of money for a tatting shuttle.)

 This little lovely is the first one that I plan to use.  It was blinged by our own Diane and when she showed it on her blog (much better picture here) I fell in love with it.  I love the cheery raspberry sorbet color and the roses.  Diane is so generous that she sent it to me - Thank you so much Diane, it is even prettier in person!

And last, but not least - this little gem arrived in the mail today.  I won it on Ebay from a seller I hadn't seen before.  I really loved it when I saw it and it's even better in person.  That doesn't seem to be paint, I think it's stain.  The girls had some like that when they were little - we stained some wooden boxes for them to keep their treasures in and each of them still has her box.  They are really pretty and good memories for me - maybe that's why I like this shuttle so much.



Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You are developing quite a nice shuttle collection, and I'm glad to have added to it! I really like the last shuttle you show. I believe it's one I was drooling over, but I never did place a bid. Glad to know it made it to a loving home!

Cindy said...

Ah - I keep thinking I should "collect" shuttles. BUT, I decided I'm only going to get the ones I really want to tat with. That poses a dilemma, since they all seem wonderful to tat with too!

I really love that last one that seems like stain - it is beautiful!