Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Etsy Feature: ♥TotusMel Tats♥

Etsy Feature: ♥TotusMel Tats♥

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.


♥GIVEAWAY♥

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!!

21 comments:

enyaeire said...

absolutely gorgeous
Great job all over!!!

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

I love her shop!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5067107 said...

oooo! i love the grand daisy tatted scarf!
her stuff is gorgeous! :)

Karma by Morgan said...

great feature!!! I have seen her all over etsy...fabulous.

Purseonality Bags said...

you were right - it was hard to find just one favorite item - but here's one
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9893964

would love to be considered in the giveaway.
laura shimko5@yahoo.com

www.purseonalitybags.etsy.com

ElegantSnobbery said...

Okay, I have to say, that pendant is my FAVORITE from her shop!!! I want it!!

What gorgeous stuff!

Bunny B said...

Her stuff is just fab!!! One of my faves is the Summer Breeze Flowering Vine. <3

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous!!!thank you for posting this! I love her work and especially the choker knecklaces!Nathalie

Demetra said...

They are all so pretty, but my faves are the Fleurette and the Black Pansy.

Allison said...

Wow they are all gorgeous!!
The Grand Elizabethan Daisy is one of my favorites.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9279764

allyashbree@sbcglobal.net

AspergersKitty said...

Vine and Rose Tatted Medallion Pendant
is my fav

The Apple In The Tree said...

I love your weekly giveaways!!

The Black Pansy is stunning!

theappleinthetree.etsy.com

Leah said...

What a gorgeous pendant!! She just mentioned this give away in the Etsy forums so I thought I'd enter!

JLC Studio said...

Oooh, this is my favorite!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8125403

Alorinna said...

This is gorgeous! I'd have to call this one my fave.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8125403

Infinite Cosmos said...

I am so in love with this seller! I did a trade with her a couple months back and it went great. I get so many compliments when i wear my necklace out!
here's my fave:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11428285

PaperSweets77 said...

ohhh what a great shop! the orange scarf is great!

Jenn said...

the black pansy is great! I'd love to be entered! thanks

Jennifer
kfeathers7@gmail.com

esque said...

Very beautiful work! It's all so delicate, love it!

[inki]

hannah said...

ooooh I dont think I can pick a fav, I love her chokers! great feature!

Id love to be entered - what a great blog you have

Hannah
strrgaz123@aol.com

Stacy said...

Pamela's work si all so beautiful it's hard to choose but I will have to go with this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10211660