Shop Name: TotusMel Tats
What do you make? I make mostly tatted jewelry from both vintage patterns and my own designs. Recently I've been branching out with tatted scarves and hats.
How did you first pick up your craft? I learned tatting after a period of boredom with knitting and crochet just a couple of years ago. I found needle tatting online and taught myself with a book from the craft store in one day, though I'm much better at it now.
What are you inspired by? I am inspired by vintage patterns as well as gothic, steampunk and victorian jewelry. Sometimes I try to replicate metal designs with tatting. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
Tell me about yourself? I'm a 31 year old stay at home mom to 2 little girls 1 and 4(next month). Before etsy, I spent most of my time reading comic books and playing video games. Now I spend most of my time with my girls and my laptop.
Other etsy shops you love: Ooh, etsy shops I love...I love StilettoHeights and gemmafactrix, TimothyAdamDesigns and DownToTheWireDesigns, ahna and BoringSidney. I'm gonna leave out so many people I truly love. I've become quite a handmade addict over the last two years.
Advice for fellow artists/crafters? My blog is full of really harsh advice for people, but my nice advice is: make what you love and it doesn't matter if you sell 1 or 100 pieces, you'll still be happy.
This weeks giveaway is absolutely incredable and I'm so thrilled to be able to offer all of you such an amazing prize! Pamela of TotusMel Tats has graciously offered this stunning Grand Daisy Pendant from her etsy shop to the lucky winner of this weeks blog giveaway!
How to enter:: RUN, dont walk, on over to TotusMel Tats and leave a comment here stating your favorite item from this spectauclar shop! I guarentee that you'll have a hard time picking out your favorite though as Pamela's shop is filled with amazingly gorgeous items!
Standard rules apply ---> You must leave a way for me to get ahold of you in case you win! On Tuesday 05/06/08 I'll announce the winner provided at least 20 people have entered this giveaway!..... what are you waiting for??? Go and check out the amazing goodies at TotusMel Tats!!