Whenever I come across a wonderful shop like The Crafty Tortoise I have the earning for Grandchildren! Melissa has the cutest hats, headbands and clippies for little girls, though some of the hats could be worn by boys :) She also has really wonderful doilies, scrubbies and wash cloths! Can never have to many.
*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am from Indianapolis, IN. I am 24 and have been crocheting for over 10 years now! I am married to a wonderful man who supports my creativity and without him I would probably not be in business.
*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
My shop name was actually really easy to come up with. I have always been obsessed with turtles and tortoises. (like those crazy people at the zoo who stare at them for hours... that was/is me) So The Crafty Tortoise just seemed to fit!
I started my business mainly because my husband keep telling me to sell my crocheted items. They just sat around before. Now they get homes!
*What/Who inspires you?
I get inspired by nature all the time! I am so amazed by it and I think it shows in my work.
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
My addiction... isn't it obvious. YARN! I love it. I love all types, all colors. It is just so wonderful. Whenever I go to the craft store I have to hold myself back from buying all the yarn in the store. Homespun is definitely my favorite. I have actually spun some of my own.
*If you had time to learn any other craft/art - what would it be?
Knitting! I so want to figure out knitting. It is so beautiful but for some reason I cannot figure it out!
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
Lol, my husband would tell you I am never not an artist. I enjoy the outdoors a lot. Especially when it is warm outside! We go to the park almost everyday to take a small hike through the woods. It really unwinds you.
Oh man... that is so hard. I really enjoy making a lot of things. Working with cotton cording to make my doily rug and the centerpiece was really really fun. I also enjoy making anything that I can wear, but somehow those never make it to my site.
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
I am all over the place! You can find a great list on my blog:
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One winner will get to pick any flower barrette or headband of their choice (up to $10) for the prize! Many beautiful ones to choose from :)
Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
* For the first entry - Go to: The Crafty Tortoise
Pick your favorite item and come back here with the name or link.
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED
Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded.
Thank-you for entering!!