Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Pressing Matter and a GIVEAWAY!


I like to carry my tatting with me EVERYWHERE.

I dislike the tatting that I take with me EVERYWHERE ending up in a CLUMP of tangled thread and shuttles, causing me to spend more time UNTANGLING on the go than TATTING on the go.

This became a PRESSING matter for me so I created a 
TATTING PRESS.


Now my work stays neat, 
even when life gets messy...



If you would like to try a tatting press, leave a comment ON THIS POST telling me which fabric/ribbon combination you like (brown, pink or green).  It will measure about 4.5 inches in diameter and (hopefully) will have two shuttle pockets.  No worries if you don't (currently) tat.  I think the press may be useful for other crafts as well.  You can let me know about that!  

I will draw one name on May 21st and get the press to you ASAP!  Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you so I can get your mailing information (my email is under About Me).  

This is my first giveaway.  
HOPEFULLY I have covered all the bases!
Oh, and good luck!

42 comments:

Happy Bluebird said...

What a GREAT idea! I love it - they are all beautiful, but I think I like the green ribbon the best.
Awesome giveaway - Pick me!

Fox said...

Aren't you the cleverest! What a terrific idea.
I'm in and I love the brown one! It is a very evocative print, to me.
Thanks for having this give-away!
Fox : )

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea. I seem to just throw the shuttles and project in a sandwich baggy and then can put it in my shirt pocket. Would probably prefer a manly color/ not to flowery even thou I tat flowery bookmarks, etc. Take care and happy tatting.

Robert Kent, in northern Iowa (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Now that is a cool idea! I like all three, but the pink really caught my eye. What fun! Please count me in.

Deb said...

That is a very good idea. Perfect not just for tatting, but for small cross stitch or hardanger projects. I like them all, but I think the brown is my favorite.

DebinWV at yahoo dot com

wickedtats said...

hmmm. i wonder if my last comment went through >< count me in pls! Maybe a tutorial in the future? =)

BeadweaverDeb said...

What a Great idea! I think you have something that will really catch on in the tatting world.
I love the green one.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow What a GREAT IDEA!!!! They are all so beautiful, I love the green one.
Bonnie
good2tat at yahoo dot com
or
yeoldetatter at telus dot net

TypsTatting said...

Wow I just love the green one and thanks for the giveaway!!!!

henry said...

wow!!thats really great..I like brown colour.Please count me in your giveaway.Edna

Krystle said...

Oh I'd love the brown! Great Idea!

tatting-marie said...

Talk about "unique ideas" this certainly is one of them. Would love to "own" the brown one, so please enter me in your drawing.
Thanks.

Carla said...

Thanks for your visit and comment.

Jane Eborall said...

Ooooh, I'm intrigued. Please count me in on this. I LOVE pink!!!

umintsuru said...

All three are pretty. I would like to join your giveaway. Any colour for me is fine . . . ., if I'm lucky to win.

singtatter said...

Great idea and sweet combinations! Hard to choose, ok, brown ribbon!

Riet the B-engel from Holland said...

This is realy nice I like the idea and my color is the brown one .
I hope this will work I am not so good in working with comments. So I tell you my name is Riet better known as Riet the B-engel.
My e-mail is:
Surtel-Smeulde#kpnplanet.nl change # for @
Thank you for doing this

geraldine said...

wow what a good idea. i'm always being asked what tatting is so carry a bit of tatting in my handbag. times its a mess when takeing it out and have to apologies while i sort it out this would stop this happening.
can we please have the pattern at a later date. love the pink .

Wendy said...

Oh, not to have to spend time sorting out those threads every time. I would love a pink one, please. They look so pretty

Sharon D. said...

I love the brown. Would love to try one. Great Idea. Thanks for the give-away.
sdavis1648atmchsidotcom

Lelia said...

All are lovely, the one on the left with roses is my fav

Always, L

leliaevelyn(at)
gmail(dot)
com

Jane S. said...

What a neat idea! Very clever, very tidy, and so pretty. The green ribbon caught my eye.

janers41 at yahoo dot com

***Jon**** said...

Make mine green!

Thank you for this giveaway. I hope I win it, ;)
You can contact me through the e-mail link in my blog profile.

Jon

Anonymous said...

That's a really great idea. Please enter me in your giveaway. I like the green one. Please will you show us how you make them so that all the people who are not lucky enough to win can make their own.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Wow!!! Thank you everyone, for your warm response to my giveaway.

Anonymous - "That's a really great idea. Please enter me in your giveaway. I like the green one. Please will you show us how you make them so that all the people who are not lucky enough to win can make their own." I WILL GLADLY ADD YOUR NAME TO THE HAT, BUT I WILL NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CONTACT YOU.

Robert - Rest assured, if your name is drawn from the hat, I can make it manly.

:) Ann

Jill said...

very clever, pretty and useful!! please enter me and I love brown :)

Tattin' Kat said...

Wonderful idea! I love the green one. I also dislike having to untangle threads before starting on a project.

Kimberly said...

Count me in. I am always untangling my tatting too! I love the green one.
~Kimberly
kinters6@aol.com

Bonnie said...

I like it, what a great idea!! This could be the latest craze amoung the tatting world.
I like all three really, but I guess I would say the brown one.

Mimi said...

Oh this is a fantastic idea! I love it!! I do believe I like the combination on the right best...so spring like!

Martha said...

Darn -- I can't think of anything I work on that is quite small enough to fit in that darling keeper. Just wanted to let you know what a clever thing you are to come up with this idea -- and it's so cute!

Marty said...

How beautiful, and such a good idea! I'd love to have one -- especially the green one, it's so cheerful. :) If I get lucky, you can reach me at marty1077 at yahoo dot com.

If I don't get lucky and win the pretty press, are you going to provide the pattern or maybe other presses for purchase?

Katherinne McKay said...

These are so cute! They're all so lovely.. But I think my favorite one is the brown ribbon with the roses!

Please enter me! ^^

elisagurumi said...

WOW!! great idea! I've started tatting during the easter holidays and just the other day my mum said: "you have to finish your work before you let it in the case".. but I live in Rome and I have to catch the bus to go to my job office.. I always do some knitting or crochet in the bus.. end I wanted to tat too! now this is the solution!!
goo job!!

Paula C. said...

I would love to try one. I like the pink ribbon combo the best. My email is in my profile just in case =) Keeping my fingers crossed!

Isdihara said...

Wow, what a "eureka" moment idea! A tatting press! Love it!

Please enter me in your great giveaway! My color preference(s) are (first choice) brown and (second choice) green.

IsDihara (isdihara@verizon.net)

And my tatting blog: ambitatterous.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

How creative you are. The brown ribbon and print are awesome!
I'm in. KathyRedford@yahoo.com

EnlightenedByAngels said...

I want the green one! What a good idea!

elisagurumi said...

sorry.. I didn't say that I like yhe pink one :)

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Oooh, what a clever idea! I wanna win! Pick me, pick me. I love the brown one.

trh said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm pretty new to tatting and have a lot to learn but one thing I really love is just how portable tatting is. So much fun to find all these tatting blogs.

Flo71 said...

Very beautiful!!!!
I love the green one...