Monday, November 24, 2008

Featured Seller: Dabblinginthedew

Who are you?
My name is Hope Comito Malott. I have two shops, Dabblinginthedew and Tripletrouble.

Where are you located?
I live in Elizabeth City, a small town in northeast NC.

What do you create?
I love to paint. With paint, I can make new things look old and old things look new. Painting is my first passion but I dabble in all arts and crafts, sewing, paper crafts, and a bit of jewelry making as well.

What is your favorite place to visit in the "triangle"?
It's been years since I visited the triangle area. The places I'd love to visit sometime in the future... BONE SUCK'N DEALS and Beggars & Choosers

When did you start creating?
My mom had an artist heart and encouraged us kids to be creative. My sisters and I would make angel ornaments from old paper cards and sell them door to door during the holidays. I must have been around 7 years old. I have been making things ever since.

What is your next project going to be?
Right now my kitchen table is full of jewelry finds and tools. I have a nice collection of vintage beads and would like to use them in some new listings of jewelry and tree ornaments for the upcoming holidays. With the holidays nearing, I will be working on gifts for friends and family as well.

Why did you choose your shop name?
Dabblinginthedew was chosen as my first shop name. The name comes from an old Rote song I found in an antique song book. The words of the song tickled me. I use a copy of the sheet music as a thank you card in all my sales at dabblinginthedew.
Tripletrouble was chosen as a play on three's. I am a triplet and I wanted a place where I could offer needful supplies at a affordable price, $3.00. I try to keep the trouble part out of all my transactions.

What types of things do you do to turn first time buyers into repeat clients?
It thrills me to sell arts and crafts and supplies on Etsy. I try hard to communicate quickly with my customers, to follow-up with my customers, and to include samples of other supplies offered in my stores in each package I send.

What do you do when you are not creating?
My other favorite thing to do is hunt for anything old, vintage,antique, and affordable. I love to shop and if I am not making something at the kitchen table, cooking or crafting, then I am shopping. Steeler football ranks over crafting and shopping, but I am considering combining some crafting with a game this weekend, as I need a Steeler banner and some ruffled black and gold crepe paper garland.

--If you'd like to learn more, check out her blog too!


  1. One of my favorite shops!
    (Hi Hope!)

  2. I am so tickled... It's the first "featured" anything for me. :-)