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Month: March 2015

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SockOtter

I’m a huge fan of fun, colorful socks. If you took a look in my sock drawer, you’d see explosions of colors & patterns. So, it’s no surprise to me that I absolutely adore this next shop. Meet Kyle, owner of SockOtter. Based in Springville, UT, SockOtter only has a few items in stock, but certain makes up for it in quality. With an impressive 31 sales of the same 4 items, it’s no wonder that SockOtter has over 800 likes on Facebook! SockOtter is offering a special coupon code… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SockOtter

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GORIANI

One of the things I love about Etsy is that it’s made it easier to see handmade creations from all around the world…like today’s featured shop. Meet Georgi Dimitrov, owner of Etsy shop GORIANI. Based in Dobrich, Bulgaria, Georgi handcrafts custom leather cuffs, wristbands, watch straps & more. GORIANI has glowing reviews, and pictures that make you feel like the item is right in front of you; like you could reach through your screen and pick it up. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from GORIANI:   Tooled Handmade iPhone… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GORIANI

CraftyGirl Creates: Jotieshop

Today’s featured shop is Jotieshop! Based in Yerevan, Armenia, Jotieshop offers jewelry made of stingray leather and gold. Recently opened, Jotieshop doesn’t have a lot of shop stock currently, but what items they do have are definitely high quality and very detailed. If you contact Jotieshop’s owner, you’ll receive a coupon code discount for 5% off! Jotieshop’s items are a premium class gift for that special someone. Here’s my top 5 favorites from Jotieshop:   Jotie Luxury Stingray Bracelet $295.00  Luxury Genuine Stingray Leather Bracelet $1,850.00   Luxury Gold Jewelry… Read more CraftyGirl Creates: Jotieshop

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtsAndSoles

Personalization is a wonderful touch to add to any gift; showing that you care enough to add that special something makes the recipient feel even more special. Today’s featured shop specializes in personalized apparel, accessories and more. Check out ArtsAndSoles, based in Gettysburg, PA. With glowing reviews and 600+ sales, ArtsAndSoles has plenty of options for that special someone’s gift. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from ArtsAndSoles:   Personalized Embroidered Monograms Garment Bag by Arts and Soles $19.00  Camouflage Personalized Embroidered Monograms Baseball Hat Cap by Arts and Soles… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtsAndSoles

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OceanBouey

I don’t send mail or give out cards often, but when I do, I try to put a little extra thought into it. Mass produced cards are fine, but there are some times when you want an extra special card. And that’s where today’s featured shop, OceanBouey, comes in. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, OceanBouey is locally owned & operated since 2007, and features 5×7 greeting cards from various local artists. OceanBouey’s greeting cards are handmade and perfect for many occasions. Here’s my top 5 favorites:   Beautiful Hula Expression 5×7… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OceanBouey

Support the Arts: Jayme Hunt

Today’s post is a bit of a variation from my usual…but still incredibly crafty. We’ve all heard of crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter, etc….but have you heard of Patreon? Patreon gives people a chance to support the arts; you can pledge money towards a specific artist to help them buy materials, studio time, etc, in order to improve their art.  Jayme Huntis one of the artists available to be sponsored on Patreon. Jayme specializes in a special process of her own process, quainting. According to Jayme, “I take watercolor paper… Read more Support the Arts: Jayme Hunt

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CalisherGlass

Today’s featured shop’s stock is brightly colored, one of a kind and handmade. Meet Kay, owner of CalisherGlass on Etsy. Kay has 20+ years of experience in creating one of a kind custom art glass pieces, with high quality materials and high artistic standards. Her creativity shines through in each piece that she makes, whether it’s jewelry, Passover Seder plates or more. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from CalisherGlass:   Glass mezuzah case in green, gold and coral dichroic glass with hand lettered 22K white gold shin $38.00  Pink… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CalisherGlass

Tried & True: Glazed Pork Chops from

So, as many of you know, I’m not just an Etsy fanatic… I’m a foodie. Always have been (even before my Culinary Arts degree), always will be. Sometimes I stumble across recipes that are just too good not to share…and today’s no exception. So delicious! While trying to think of fresh ideas for the pork chops in my fridge, I came across Budget Byte’s recipe for Glazed Pork Chops. Sweet & spicy, this recipe is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but flavorful and impressive enough for a weekend dinner… Read more Tried & True: Glazed Pork Chops from

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ReverieDrift

Today’s featured Etsy shop is ReverieDrift, a vintage & handmade boutique that features designer-made leather goods, jewelry and more. Based in Los Angeles, CA, owner Lauren enjoys crafting items that celebrate the playful, dreamy feeling of summertime. You’ll find handcrafted dream catchers, leather pouches and more that effortlessly give off the summertime vibe, and would be the perfect addition to your collection. ReverieDrift accepts custom orders, and can also be found at . Here’s my top 5 favorites from ReverieDrift:   BOHO ENVELOP CLUTCH, fringe, stitch work, handmade, natural… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ReverieDrift

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Evarita

Years ago, finding a soap online made from all natural ingredients was hard – and expensive! Today, with a general acceptance that natural is better, and the expansion of an online international marketplace, it’s become a lot easier. You can feel good about buying all natural products – knowing that they’re free of harsh dyes and chemicals – and today’s featured shop has a wonderful array of products to choose from. Check out Evarita, an Etsy shop from the Netherlands that specializes in all natural, handmade soaps. Owners Marjan &… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Evarita

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: PersonalizedaMAZEing

With the endless options online today, there’s a gift out there for everyone in your life. Gone are the days of pouring through aisle after aisle at the store; online shopping has simplified the gift giving process. One of the best ways to add a great touch to a gift is to have it personalized…and at PersonalizedaMAZEing, the options are endless. Owner Crystal brings bright colors and patterns to personalized gifts, perfect for that special someone in your life. With 800+ sales and glowing reviews, PersonalizedaMAZEing offers a wide array… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: PersonalizedaMAZEing

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: VisualArtbyVal

I am a huge fan of colors; if I could, each room in my apartment would be a different color. When I see an Etsy shop with vibrant colors, I get really excited…just like I was today when the new browser window popped up. Today’s featured shop, VisualArtbyVal, has no shortage of colors…or creativity. Recently opened, owner Valerie Garner offers a selection of watercolor paintings and digital downloads. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from VisualArtbyVal:   Watercolor Painting ‘Beauty After Destruction’ Window Fine Art Printed Professionally with Giclee on… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: VisualArtbyVal

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: TrendsofBend

One of the best things about Etsy is the wide variety of items available..and today’s featured shop is no exception.You never know what you’ll find at TrendsofBend! TrendsofBend’s items are handmade in Oregon by two sisters and their mother, so there’s often a variety of items in stock. TrendsofBend accept custom orders, and have a nice amount of current stock – Aprons, hats, handbags and more! You can also find vintage patterns in stock, as well as handmade coffee cozies. Right now, TrendsofBend is offering a special coupon code –… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: TrendsofBend

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JosyroseHaberdashery

I don’t know about you, but I could spend hours in a craft supplies store. (My husband can vouch for that!) There’s something about the colors, the’s just mesmerizing. So, imagine how long I can spend staring at my computer screen at online craft supply stores. Clear, quality pictures are important..and JosyroseHaberdashery agrees. Based in London, England, JosyroseHaberdashery’s pictures are clear and crisp, making it seem as if you could almost reach out and touch their shop stock from your computer screen. Specializing in sequins, diamanté and vintage buttons,… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JosyroseHaberdashery

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LaneGemsandLapidary

Whether you’re in the market for that special cut stone, or a jewelry piece, you can find both at LaneGemsandLapidary on Etsy. Owners Kelly & Lisa Lane hand cut their stones, a process that takes hours; most commercially available stones are cut with a machine overseas in minutes, so hand cutting adds special uniqueness, quality and value to your stone. Most cutting houses cut for the fastest largest yield for rough gemstones, whereas LaneGemsandLapidary cuts for quality & precision over quantity and speed. Their motto is, “Optimus ego can operor”… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LaneGemsandLapidary

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OrganicBeautyJunkie

When you’re concerned with ingredients and preservatives, and trying to live an organic life, it can be hard to find beauty products that you like that don’t break the bank. Meet Maryann Gallagher, owner of OrganicBeautyJunkie on Etsy. Maryann makes each product from high quality, natural ingredients and is a firm believer of hiring people with disabilities, as she has a disability herself. OrganicBeautyJunkie’s products, though few in number, are shipped from Needham, MA and so far, have glowing reviews. Here’s my top 5 favorites from OrganicBeautyJunkie:   Organic Deodorant… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OrganicBeautyJunkie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: willpigg

It’s normal to find an artist on Etsy who is talented in one area. But when you find an artist who is not only talented, but wonderfully so, in TWO areas.. It’s a delight. Meet Will Pigg, owner of Etsy shop willpigg. Featuring handcut papercrafts and illustrations, Will specializes in art related to storybooks & fables, as well as appealing to fandoms everywhere with his geek art. Willpigg has glowing reviews, and an array of items to choose from. Here’s my top 5 from Etsy shop willpigg:   Always Snape… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: willpigg

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChicJoaillerie

One piece of jewelry can dramatically change an outfit; make it more flirty, more classic…the options are endless. Jewelry can be used to express your mood, your style and so much more. Today’s featured shop, ChicJoaillerie, has a wide array of options for any outfit – and any style. Based in Los Angeles, CA, ChicJoaillerie specializes in fine jewelry made with 14K solid gold with diamonds & precious stones. ChicJoaillerie takes great care in making sure that their materials are conflict free and environmentally friendly – something I think is… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChicJoaillerie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OCBookShoppe

While e-readers are increasingly popular, there’s just something about physically holding a book & reading it. Whether it’s the texture, the feel of the pages or the smell (I happen to think that there should be book scented candles!), there’s nothing like the real thing for most people. Don’t get me wrong; e-readers are wonderful, but there’s just something about curling up with an old book on a rainy, lazy day that can’t be beat. Today’s featured shop, OCBookShoppe, has a huge selection of vintage books that would be perfect… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OCBookShoppe

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: KnoxGraphicHouse

Today’s featured shop, KnoxGraphicHouse is based in Knoxville, TN and offers fun & clever apparel, prints & so much more! With a wide array of products to choose from, KnoxGraphicHouse has something for everyone – baby onesies, customized wedding t-shirts, workout tanks and more. KnoxGraphicHouse has rave reviews and an impressive amount of sales. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from their shop:   I’m Freaking Cold Women’s V-notch Hoodie Sweatshirt $34.99  Here To Pick Up Weights not Dates Tri-blend Racerback Tank $26.99   Snoop Dog Onesie $18.99  Goal Digger… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: KnoxGraphicHouse

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CluzAccessories

Ladies: this post is for you! If you’re anything like me, you want to wear that gorgeous strapless dress…but there’s no way a strapless bra is going to cut it by itself. Check out CluzAccessories, an Etsy shop that makes jeweled bra straps that work with (using the hooks) or without (using the pins) a bra. Not worried about support, but you want to make sure your dress doesn’t fall down? It works for that, too! It’s also a great way to add a little bit of shine to any… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CluzAccessories

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ParlynDesigns

With clear, descriptive listings & stunning pictures, today’s featured shop is ParlynDesigns. Specializing in modern bohemian jewelry, ParlynDesigns is based in San Diego, CA. While ParlynDesigns doesn’t have a lot of shop stock currently, the stock they do have is intricate & well designed. Right now, ParlynDesigns is offering a huge coupon code – ETSY40 – for 40% off! Make sure to take advantage of this great deal before it ends. 🙂 Here’s my top 5 favorite items from ParlynDesigns:   Bella Dream Catcher Pendant – Boho Necklace, Bohemian Pendant… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ParlynDesigns

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RaedasSunshine

Featuring bright colors & patterns, today’s shop is RaedasSunshine. Based in Lincoln, NE, owner Raeda Anderson makes handmade aprons, baby blankets & burp cloths. You can’t go wrong with adding a pop of color to your life, and RaedasSunshine has color! From fun patterened baby blankets, to classic modern burp clothes & butterfly aprons, any of Raeda’s items would make a great gift for a special someone in your life. Raeda offers special orders and custom embroidery on orders. Here’s my top 5 items from RaedasSunshine:   Burp Cloth Set… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RaedasSunshine

CraftyGirl Creates: MyBodyUtopia

Today’s featured shop makes handmade bath & body products, as well as creatively crocheted hats & cowls. Meet Candice, owner of MyBodyUtopia on Etsy. MyBodyUtopia is a haven for customers looking for high quality, affordable bath & body products without harsh chemicals or hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Candice believes that the products you use on your skin should be as simple & nourishing as possible, made with care, integrity & quality. With transparent labeling, an easy to navigate Etsy storefront, and natural ingredients, MyBodyUtopia features several options to choose from. Candice also… Read more CraftyGirl Creates: MyBodyUtopia