Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Blinged Shuttles

It's a new trend to "bling" your shuttles!  Umi-N-Tsuru had been showing her newly blinged shuttles, and put out an offer of an exchange to the first two commenters.  I was lucky enough to be in on that exchange, and received the pretty white blinged shuttle.  Ann at Nifty Needle was also sending me one of her fabulous new presses, so I thought it would be fun to have a little exchange with her as well. 

I decided to try decoupaging fabric onto shuttles, and since I am a self-proclaimed "bag" lady, I thought it would be fun to make matching bags for the shuttles as well.

I thought they turned out cute!  Decoromana has beautifully decoupaged shuttles, and has a tutorial HERE.  I would like to make some more and see how they are to actually tat with. 

I couldn't resist that bright green polka dot fabric for the green shuttle - it matched so well!  The fabric on the yellow shuttle is fabric by Arlene Linton.  She "paints" lace, and designed some fabric that just happened to be available at a Lace Society meeting I went to.  How appropriate for a shuttle and a bag to carry it in! 

I think this could be an addiction.  [Like I need another one.]


  1. Happy Blue Bird,
    Those look so lovely! Yes, it's going to be alot of people blinging or as young people say," Pimping out" shuttles. But I don't know why shuttles have gotten so dull. It's time that they get a spice of life now too. Keep up the wonderful job at this addiction! Now we know why you are so happy! I love it!!

  2. I used to paint shuttles and it does seem to bring out a whole new area of creativity. These are so cool!

  3. Very pretty! I like the fact that you have used fabric..I am inspired

  4. Your lovely green shuttle tats really well. I love it. Thank you so much!

  5. Your shuttles look great! I jumped right on over to see the tutorial on decorating shuttles, 'cause I want to do it, too! Thanks for the link. I like that you made bags for the shuttles - they're so cute : )

  6. Cute! Yes, I saw Decorama's decoupage tutorial and I can't wait to try it! I want to make matching shuttles with matching decoupaged box! What fun! :D

    Oh, Speaking of shuttles...I'm sharing my Antique Tatting Shuttle Collection on my blog right now so come have a looksee if you'd like! :D Many of them are from the Victorian Era! ♥ ♥ ♥

  7. They look fantastic!! How do they feel to use?

  8. Super cool, I've got to try this!


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