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Month: June 2015

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OldVintagePosters

Framed wall art is a wonderful way to decorate your home, and is easily changeable. Decide you don’t like your current print? Switch it out with a new one! There’s wall art out there for every occasion, every style and every room; the options are endless. And that’s where today’s featured shop comes in…. Meet Hugo Ribeiro, owner of Etsy shop OldVintagePosters. Based in Lisbon, Portugal, OldVintagePosters offers printable wall art featuring iconic cities with vintage map detail. All purchases are digital downloads, perfect for printing yourself or taking to… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OldVintagePosters

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SaySomethingTees

I love featuring Etsy shops that were created by inspired parents – ideas born out of necessity or curiosity are always interesting to feature. A lot of my favorite Etsy shops were created by parents, and this featured shop is no exception! Meet Ashley Frese, owner of shop SaySomethingTees. Based in Columbus, NE, Ashley created SaySomethingTees after searching for positive message tees for her daughters. Ashley is just getting started, and will be adding more new items soon, so be sure to check back periodically. Right now, SaySomethingTees is offering… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SaySomethingTees

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: WeWillCharmYou

When you search for jewelry online, the majority of items that pop up right away are made for women – don’t get me wrong, I love my jewelry…but some men like jewelry too! (For instance, my husband wears a cross pendant most every day.) So, when I saw that WeWillCharmYou had a men’s jewelry section, I was really excited. 🙂 Based in Syracuse, NY WeWillCharmYou opened in May 2014 is almost at 200 sales! With over 220 items currently in stock, WeWillCharmYou has options perfect for anyone, regardless of gender.… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: WeWillCharmYou

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChicJoaillerie

Elegant, understated jewelry is the perfect way to accessorize most any outfit, and is also a great gift option. Whether it’s for that special someone, friend or a close relative, jewelry is a great, meaningful gift option that really shows that you put thought into purchasing a gift. Gift cards are great, sure…but there are some occasions that are perfect for jewelry. Valentine’s Day is obviously one of the most popular occasions, but what about graduation? A job promotion? Mother’s Day? If you’re looking for great jewelry gift ideas, check… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChicJoaillerie

Do Etsy Research with Crafty Sparks!

Have you ever wondered what the most favorited item on Etsy is? Or what tags are the most viewed? Check out Crafty Sparks. With a clean, easy to understand layout, Crafty Sparks shows you Etsy metrics and their favorites of the week. You can sort by top sellers, most admired, most viewed, and more! Crafty Sparks also showcases their favorite shops of the week at the bottom of their page, which is a great way to check out shops and browse Etsy. You never know what you’ll find! Crafty Sparks… Read more Do Etsy Research with Crafty Sparks!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RanchSkis

I love featuring Etsy shops that have found a way to repurpose items, breathing new life into them. Meet Therese, owner of Etsy shop RanchSkis – RanchSkis specializes in creating art from old skis, ceramic tiles & more. According to Therese, the ski design and creation takes around 3-4 weeks in order to ensure the best design & quality. Each piece is carefully picked, including individually designed tiles. Therese takes special care to create the best design & product possible! RanchSkis has recently opened, but currently has 4 wonderful art… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RanchSkis

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Eustheelf

Browsing fabric online can be really fun; it’s amazing the amount of choices we have today compared to just 50, 100 years ago. Today’s featured shop is Eustheelf, an Etsy shop that specializes in hard-to-find and rare fabric, as well as lace & trim. Opened in 2010, Eustheelf has 400+ sales and glowing reviews. With holiday themed fabric, to licensed characters and even a sale section, Eustheelf has over 650 items currently in stock! Currently, Eustheelf is offering a special coupon code – Welcome999 – for 10% off your order… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Eustheelf

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EarthsPurity

I think we can all agree that, in most cases, using natural products is better. Not just for our bodies, but for the environment in general. Today’s featured shop, EarthsPurity, is based in beautiful Sunrise, Florida, & believes in using all natural beauty products. Opened recently in May 2015, EarthsPurity only has one product currently available at the moment: All Natural Hair Growth Oil for Longer, Stronger, Healthier Hair Deep Moisturizing Treatment $20.00 Made with 100% all-natural oils, EarthsPurity’s Organic Hair Growth Oil rapidly stimulates hair growth and thickens thinning… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EarthsPurity

CottonSnaps Sunglass Retainers

I can’t begin to count the pairs of sunglasses I’ve misplaced when I’ve taken them off and put them down somewhere. Blame my horrible memory, or being in a constant rush, but whatever the reason is doesn’t erase the fact that I’ve misplaced some pretty cute sunglasses! Well, here’s a stylish way to keep your sunglasses – and add flair to your outfit in the process. Check out CottonSnaps, a 100% Veteran Owned Business specializing in cotton sunglass straps that utilize a special, patent-pending magnetic technology. You can find them… Read more CottonSnaps Sunglass Retainers

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HipAppeal

Are you looking for a stylish way to stash your stuff without having to carry around a bulky purse? Check out Etsy shop HipAppeal. Opened in November 2013, owner Michelle Stewart offers handcrafted hip band fanny packs, perfect for stashing your phone, money, etc without the outdated look of a traditional fanny pack. Available in a variety of colors, Michelle’s hip bands are popular – she’s already had over 1000 sales! Here’s my top 5 favorite items from HipAppeal: Hip Band/ Fanny Pack/ Waist Pack Turquoise $25.99 Running Belt /… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HipAppeal

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: XYZWorkshop

3D printing has proved to be very versatile & innovative, improving the quality of life of many, many people. While 3D printing has created some amazing things – prosthetic limbs, for instance – it’s also a way to create amazing art and express yourself through your creations. The sky is the limit with the designs possible…and today’s featured Etsy shop has taken their designs to the extreme – the adorable extreme! Check out XYZWorkshop, an Etsy shop specializing in 3D printed items from Melbourne, Australia. Opened in September 2014, XYZWorkshop… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: XYZWorkshop

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GalleryLF

It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, Etsy shop GalleryLF, with over 2000 items in stock, must be exploding with words! Based in Las Vegas, NV, GalleryLF specializes in antique photo & map reproduction. Browsing though GalleryLF will take you back in time with iconic photos, maps & more. Opened in April 2013, GalleryLF has a very impressive 2000+ sales and offers a vast array of items for sale. Rich in history, the photo reproductions that GalleryLF offers are affordable and would make… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GalleryLF

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JBTilas

One of my favorite categories on Etsy to browse is the jewelry section. It’s a very popular category with sellers (and buyers, as well), and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming wading through all the listings..until you come across that special jewelry piece that you adore. It’s fun seeing all of the different styles, patterns & colors, and seeing what unique items sellers are able to come up with…like the jewelry from today’s featured shop. Meet Jill Bentley, owner of Etsy shop JBTilas. Opened in March 2015, Jill is… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JBTilas

CraftyGirl’s Book Picks: Cookbook Edition

I’m a little bit of a cookbook addict. At one time, I had a collection of over 150 vintage cookbooks…eek! I’ve since downsized, but cookbooks are still my favorite thing to read for food inspiration. Browsing Amazon, I’ve come across a couple cookbooks that I thought I’d share with you today. (There are affiliate links featured) Who knows, maybe you’ll get some food inspiration, too. 🙂     Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot,… Read more CraftyGirl’s Book Picks: Cookbook Edition

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Dy Style

Today’s featured shop offers an array of retro inspired rockabilly & pinup clothing, made to order to your exact measurements. Meet C. Diana, owner of Etsy shop DyStyle. Opened in mid-2012, DyStyle offers colorful and fun takes on retro fashion; skirts, dresses, accessories & more. Clothing is a wonderful way to express your personality and your style – you might as well have a little fun with it. 🙂 Here’s a very special top 10 featured items from Etsy shop DyStyle:  Short Stripes and Pink Pin Up dress, Bridesmaid dress,… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Dy Style

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MauriceLuckettPoetry

Words can evoke any emotion that you’re feeling, describing our lives and what makes them worth living… Words can be a powerful weapon, or a soothing balm to someone who needs it. Today’s featured Etsy shop uses words to create descriptive poems, hand-typed on paper for extra charm. Meet Maurice Luckett, poet & owner of new Etsy shop MauriceLuckettPoetry. Based in San Diego, CA, Maurice just recently opened his Etsy shop to make his poems available for purchase. Maurice doesn’t have a lot of current shop stock yet, but he… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MauriceLuckettPoetry

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: NorthMomCreations

Adding a pop of color to your outfit with accessories is an easy way to customize any look. It can be hard finding accessories that are affordable and stylish at the same time…until now. Check out Etsy shop NorthMomCreations. Based in Hastings, ON, Canada, shop owners The Henry Family handcraft affordable hair accessories, totes & gifts, all with a pop of color and great style. Opened earlier this year in January, NorthMomCreations has glowing reviews and 150+ items currently in stock to choose from. NorthMomCreations is currently offering a coupon… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: NorthMomCreations

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: "I Do" Wedding Boutique

Wedding season is upon us! When I was planning my wedding, it took me a while to find some of the accessories I wanted. I wish I had thought to look on Etsy. There are endless options on Etsy, all beautifully handcrafted…much like the items from Etsy shop “I Do” Wedding Boutique. Based in Albany, CA, owner Sherene recently opened “I Do” Wedding Boutique in April 2015. Sherene remembers how hard it can be to find that perfect accessory, and was pleased to be able to open “I Do” Wedding… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: "I Do" Wedding Boutique

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FoxHillLlamas

Animals have a special place in my heart, and I’m a huge fan of being able to take care of them and create something beautiful at the same time. Today’s featured shop sure loves their llamas, and I love their creativity! Meet Nichelle Scholz, owner of Etsy shop FoxHillLlamas.  Based in Crossman, WA, Australia, Fox Hill Llamas is pleased to be able to share their lives with their curious & playful llamas, creating handcrafted items from their fibers. I think it’s really admirable that they’ve found a way to integrate… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FoxHillLlamas

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CyberAgriculture

Today’s featured shop really stands out in a crowd of handmade items on Etsy. Meet Hsi-Chuan Chen, owner of Etsy shop CyberAgriculture. CyberAgriculture creates and packages Venus Fly Trap plant tissue cultures into colorful terrariums, perfect for decorating your office or work space. Maintenance free, each Venus Fly Trap requires absolutely no work – it thrives on its own! CyberAgriculture’s products are developed by a team of professional plant scientists who focus on developing easy growing and maintenance-free products for plant lovers.CyberAgriculture is just getting started, and only has a… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CyberAgriculture

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Nakkashe

I love revisiting Etsy shops I’ve previously featured. It’s fun seeing how they’ve grown, what new items they’ve added and how they’re doing! Check out Etsy shop Nakkashe…. Originally featured on CraftyGirl Creates in February 2015 , Nakkashe is based in Turkey and specializes in traditional & modern hand crocheted jewelry designs and fashionable accessories for women of all ages. The intricate detail in Nakkashe’s items is amazing!  Nakkashe has over 500 sales, with 200+ glowing reviews. Here’s a very special top 10 items from Nakkashe:    Crochet Thread Crochet… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Nakkashe

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: 518Shipp

Printed wall art is a fun way to jazz up any room, is easy to hang, and is budget friendly. With printed wall art, there are endless options; and, if you work with today’s featured shop, you can even place a custom order! Meet Brian Chaflin, owner of Etsy shop 518Shipp. Based in Philadelphia, PA, 518Shipp has an impressive 700+ sales and glowing reviews. Brian creates wall art with several different themes; movie & tv prints, quote prints, and more. Right now, Brian is offering a special coupon code –… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: 518Shipp

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BusyBeeMamaJewelryCo

If you were to see me now, you wouldn’t think that I’m a girly girl…but I am. Pulling weeds and doing dishes doesn’t exactly inspire one to put on a dress and heels, hence my old jeans and t-shirt approach to today. 🙂 I love dressing up, putting outfits together and that sense of accomplishment when I know I’m looking my best. One of the best ways to add flair to any outfit is jewelry. I may..or may not!…have a lot of jewelry….. But looking at today’s featured shop, I’m… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BusyBeeMamaJewelryCo

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LovefulBeings

Today’s featured Etsy shop is running a special – and quick! – promotion. Meet Tara, owner of Etsy shop LovefulBeings. Based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, LovefulBeings offers handmade top knot and big bow headwraps for girls in a variety of styles and colors. Right now, for the next 24 hours – yes, just 24 hours! – LovefulBeings is offering a special coupon code – Love30 – for 30% off your purchase! WOW! Here’s just a few examples of the items you could get from LovefulBeings:   Classic White Top… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LovefulBeings

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EmbroideryByPJ

Customization is the name of the game with today’s featured shop, EmbroideryByPJ. EmbroideryByPJ is an established embroidery company that specializes in chenille patches & personalized items. Based in San Dimas, CA, EmbroideryByPJ offers an array of items just waiting to become the perfect personalized gift! From baby gifts, to totes & t-shirts, each item can be personalized with the name & font of your choice. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from EmbroideryByPJ:   Lovie Babies – Customized Baby Animal Blanket $15.99  Customizable Polka Dot Mini Market Tote $15.99  … Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EmbroideryByPJ