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Month: July 2015

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CJhomedesign

Home decor is an amazing way to express your personality and style. Adding accessories, changing hardware and rearranging items can breathe new life into any room in your home. Today’s featured shop, CJhomedesign, offers home decor accessories & hardware sure to add style and charm to any home! Owner CJ, a U.S. Marine vet, recently opened his shop in June 2015 to offer industry leading quality home decor after being inspired by his mother’s Etsy shop. Right now CJ is offering a 20% off grand opening sale – today is… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CJhomedesign

Mermaid Tail Towel DIY from Stitch To My Lou!

I was browsing summer DIY projects, and came across this adorable tutorial from Stitch To My Lou. I think this would be GREAT if you have kids…or if you fancy yourself a mermaid at heart. 🙂 Mermaid Tail Towel from Stitch to My Lou  So, make sure to check out this great tutorial..and others!…at Stitch To My Lou! Until next time, stay crafty (and DIY!) -Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MissPittyPatsJewels

Jewelry is a wonderful way to add color and character to any outfit…and today’s featured shop has both! Meet Megan, owner of Etsy shop MissPittyPatsJewels. Named after Megan’s cat, Miss Pitty Pat, Megan’s shop features an assortment of colorful & affordable jewelry; earrings, necklaces, & more! Combining new and vintage items, Megan creates unique pieces that you’re sure to love. MissPittyPatsJewels is based in Jacksonville, FL, and has 150+ sales, as well as glowing reviews. Here’s  my top 3 picks from Etsy shop MissPittyPatsJewels: Penguin Stud Earrings $6.00 Brilliant Blue… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MissPittyPatsJewels

Psyched To Sell Crafts

Getting started selling your crafts can be hard; there are a lot of venues out there available, and not just online. Farmer’s markets, co-ops, craft shows, etc. How do you know which one suits you? Check out! Psyched To Sell Crafts offers a quiz for $9.99 that helps you determine what selling venues you’ll be most successful at, and is planning on offering courses in the near future on strength-based marketing. The quiz is professionally developed, and offers results based in the introvert/extrovert sociability scale as well as over… Read more Psyched To Sell Crafts

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RadiantExposures

Cards are a great way to express a wide range of emotion. From birthdays, to thank you cards…even cards just to let people know you care. Cards are readily available at most stores, but often lack character and design elements that add to the emotion you’re trying to convey. Today’s featured shop handcrafts cards sure to please! Meet Rich & Julie, owners of Etsy shop RadiantExposures. Based in Columbia, Maryland, RadiantExposures offers unique greeting cards & photographic wall art, all personally photographed. RadiantExposures offers a vibrant, fun take on greeting… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RadiantExposures

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: UrbanJule

There are a plethora of jewelry designers on Etsy, but I’ve always been partial to designers who create their own signature look. Today’s featured shop, UrbanJule, has embraced a design aesthetic that balances between contemporary and rugged, featuring eye-catching textures and finishes. Owners Martha & Charles, a mother-son team, are based in Washington D.C. and combine their signature look with personalized customer care in order to give you the best purchasing experience possible. With 100+ items in stock, there’s something for every occasion, including handcrafted gold wedding rings. Featuring top… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: UrbanJule

Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting from All Recipes!

I’m on a little bit of a cupcake research mission lately. I have the wonderful opportunity of making cupcakes for a dear, close relative’s bridal shower (I am SO excited) and we’ve been discussing flavors. Of course, I just have to do a few test runs…right? So, I was browsing for a great peanut butter frosting recipe (one of the flavors we’ve picked is inspired by Reese’s peanut butter cups!), and I came across this one on All Recipes; Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting. I haven’t had the chance to try… Read more Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting from All Recipes!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChuckStone

Wedding season is in full swing – my Facebook news feed has been filled with pictures of happy couples & their bridal parties. Traditionally, when thinking of wedding gifts, most people think of the gifts that the happy couple receives – but don’t forget gifts for your bridal party! 🙂 Today’s featured shop offers a great selection of gifts, including whiskey stones perfect for your groomsmen or father of the bride gifts. Meet Chuck Stone, owner of Etsy shop ChuckStone; Chuck is a hobby woodworker who has always been interested… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChuckStone

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: PillowsNMoreThings

Home decor is a great section to browse on Etsy. If you’re anything like me, you get the urge to change up your decor a few times a year – nothing major, but just brighten it up and make a few changes. Personally, I usually go for rearranging my furniture..but after seeing Etsy shop PillowsNMoreThings, I’ve come to realize that it would be much easier – and cuter!- to just change my pillow covers. 🙂 Based in Bellevue, Washington, owner Fatou loves playing with fabric – textures, styles and colors… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: PillowsNMoreThings

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChamberWear

Colors are a fun way of expressing your personality, whether it’s in home decor, apparel or art. Whether it’s bright colors, pastels or muted shades, you can easily show off your personality with your choice of colors. Today’s featured shop, ChamberWear, has plenty of colors for you to choose from! 🙂 Owner Will plays with bold colors & patterns in a variety of tie-dye apparel and accessories; dresses, blouses, and cross-body bags all hand-dyed with an assortment of patterns & colors that’ll add flair to any outfit. Here’s my top… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ChamberWear

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Kipfashion

I think it’s important to have fun with what you wear. A lot of people tend to shy away from color, sticking with dark solid colors like black, navy or gray, feeling that it’s more slimming or professional. Colors can, in fact, be slimming and work appropriate – it’s all in how you use it. 🙂 There’s certainly no lack of color at Etsy shop Kipfashion! Bright, colorful and stylish, Kipfashion’s African inspired style is affordable & vibrant. Designer Kodjo Isaiah grew up assisting his mom with purchasing African textiles,… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Kipfashion

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EYCartoons

I’ve always admired people who have the talent to draw; if asked to draw a picture, I can produce a stick figure..but that’s about it. Browsing on Etsy shows off some of the wonderful illustrators in the world, giving you a chance to own their creations. I admire the detail and passion that goes into each illustration, like the illustrations from Etsy shop EYCartoons. Based in Cairo, Egypt, owner Eman produces fun & colorful illustrations, available as prints or on canvas in various sizes. EYCartoons has crisp, clear pictures that… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EYCartoons

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LiliyaJewelry

One of my favorite things about writing is being able to feature Etsy shops from all around the world. I may not be able to physically travel everywhere, but I can certainly “travel” with my eyes as I explore Etsy. It’s a fun and intriguing experience to be able to explore various colors, styles and designs….and this featured shop is no exception. Meet Saar Maoz, owner of Etsy shop LiliyaJewelry. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, LiliyaJewelry offers heishi handcrafted jewelry made with turquoise and other natural gemstones. Recently opened in… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LiliyaJewelry

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtsAndSoles

Whether you’re looking for a special gift for someone, or something special for yourself, personalized gifts are a wonderful option. Today’s featured shop makes shopping for personalized gifts easy! Check out Etsy shop ArtsAndSoles; featuring an array of monogrammed gifts & hand painted TOMSshoes, ArtsAndSoles has been open since November 2011 & has over 800 sales. Currently, ArtsAndSoles is running a customer appreciation special and is offering three great coupon codes: Use coupon code THANKYOU2015 for 5% off your order of $25 or more Use coupon code BIGTHANKYOU2015 for 10%… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtsAndSoles