I am now among the many who have recently fallen victim to the twitter trend. I've added the stream over on the left here and spent the weekend tweaking my page, finding a few friends and generally getting the hang of this new toy. I actually got an account there forever ago, but it wasn't until an etsy friend of mine started "following" me that I revisited the site. I then discovered that there was a huge fan of etsians joining up for the potential promotion factor. I don't know if it will be any good for that sort of thing, but I'll tell you what I already like. I often have no one over the age of 4 to tell of my little successes during the day. My kids don't care that I was on the front page, but maybe if I tweet it to the world, someone will be listening. We'll see if I like it long term, but I'll give it a shot. Follow me if you like, or not, I've no idea how interesting I'll be.
In other weekend news, I tried my hand at rebranding myself. I just got new business cards and thought I'd give banner making a shot and made a new one here and at etsy that match the cards. I really have the graphic design skills of a rhesus monkey, so any opinions or advice will be taken without hurt feelings. I though that the tatting is similar to tattooing play would work for me and my style.
One last event for the weekend and this time it's tatting related. I got in some of the yarn I had ordered and since I had a dead sales weekend I got to work on one of my future projects. This one was the Victorian Lace Collar that was inspired by my husbands video game vixen from Castlevania.
I started with the yarn I got from Fearlessfibers , I picked one with a creamy colorway and made a thick band with three rows of my simple vine pattern. I added a small ruffle on the top edge and a longer one on the bottom. In the end, I will get a large ribbon to tie the collar closed like in the picture, but for now I just tied it with a small ribbon to take some pictures. I need opinions on the look and whatnot, so I'll probably post the pictures everywhere. I kind of like the way it looks without the ribbon as well, so perhaps I'll find a way for it to be worn both ways.