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Month: September 2015

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LiVeCameraStraps

Accessories can add that extra something to an outfit – color, style, etc. Most of us, when thinking about accessories, think of purses, scarves, hats…But what about camera straps? Check out LiVeCameraStraps, an Etsy store that offers stylish & colorful camera strap options. Owner Liga opened LiVeCameraStraps earlier this year, and has over 150 items in stock to choose from. Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop LiVeCameraStraps:   Lucky Elephants Camera Strap. Original Camera Strap. DSLR Camera Strap. Canon, Nikon Camera Strap. Women Accessories $34.00    World Map… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LiVeCameraStraps

CraftyGirls Featured Shop: papercute

I love shops that embrace color…and Etsy shop papercute offers items of every color in the rainbow! Owners An Le & Giang Le recently redesigned papercute and have expanded papercute’s inventory to include anime & festival headbands, cute cards, jewelry & more. Handmade with love, papercute plans on adding more items into their inventory soon, but still has plenty of options to currently choose from. Right now, you can use coupon code TYFB15OFF for 15% off your order! Here’s my top 3 picks from papercute:   Purple LED headband, Cat… Read more CraftyGirls Featured Shop: papercute

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ClavinInc

Wall art, big or small, is a great way to decorate any room. With Etsy shop ClavinInc, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from – in fact, over 400 items in stock! Based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ClavinInc specializes in high quality prints of nautical charts, custom sports stadium blueprints and more. Right now, ClavinInc is offering a special coupon code – sept20 – for 20% off your order! Here’s my top 3 items from Etsy shop ClavinInc:   Print of Vintage Long Island Map on Photo Paper Matte… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ClavinInc

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ancienttribal

Jewelry is a fun way to change up any look – add a necklace, a new stud or a bracelet, and your outfit suddenly changes. Today’s featured shop specializes in jewelry perfect for your piercings – nose studs, cartilage piercings and more. Based in Israel, owner Elizabeth loves to handcraft jewelry for her shop, ancienttribal.  Her love of creating jewelry was passed down from her father, a master jeweler who she would sit and watch work for hours. Opened in early 2015, ancienttribal has 175+ items in stock, and already… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ancienttribal

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AnimationFactory

One of the earliest things I remember learning was the alphabet. Letters, forming words, are how we communicate – whether by speaking, signing or even texting. Today’s featured Etsy shop offers a beautifully illustrated poster that can help your children learn the alphabet in the cutest way! Meet Riaan Theron, an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa, and owner of Etsy shop AnimationFactory. Opened in August 2015, AnimationFactory only has one illustration in stock, but offers a few different size and print options for you to choose from. 🙂… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AnimationFactory

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: InTePro

Memories are powerful; good, bad, happy or sad, they influence who we are and how we act. Photography is one of the best ways to capture memories, so that when the memories fade, we can look at a picture and vividly remember what it felt like to be in that particular place at that particular time. A camera strap is a wonderful way to carry your camera, making sure you don’t misplace it. When it comes to buying a camera strap from a big-box store, you don’t get a lot… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: InTePro

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FunJewelryShop

Jewelry is a great gift option for almost anyone in your life – or even a cute little splurge for yourself. There are a lot of styles out there to pick from, but I’m currently adoring the rounded designs of Etsy shop FunJewelryShop. Opened in September 2013, FunJewelryShop has 800+ sales and close to 700 items currently in stock to choose from. Owner Bonnie Ruth loves making handcrafted jewelry from her home design studio in Annapolis, MD. Bonnie crafts each piece with the kind of quality and care that she… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FunJewelryShop

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AingealCoriFarm

I love handmade items – I guess that’s pretty obvious because of what I write! But I really, really do enjoy seeing what people create, and I love supporting small businesses. It’s amazing what people come up with! Some Etsy shops specialize in one category..and others, like AingealCoriFarm, make a little bit of everything. 🙂 Based in Stewartstown, PA, owner Anna MacBurney opened AingealCoriFarm on Etsy just a few months ago to offer items made at her family farm. AingealCoriFarm offers a range of products – from cold pressed oils,… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AingealCoriFarm

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DiaperCakesByRuby

There’s plenty of options for baby shower gifts, especially if the parents-to-be have a registry. One party favorite option in the past few years – diaper cakes! Cute & practical, they’re a great baby shower gift that can be customized in almost any way. If you’re looking for a custom diaper cake, check out Etsy shop DiaperCakesByRuby! Based in San Jose, CA, owner Ruby Camarena creates adorable diaper cakes with Pampers Swaddlers diapers and baby care items. Easily customized to any baby shower theme, DiaperCakesByRuby offers already-made options as well.… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DiaperCakesByRuby

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CoolRare

When it comes to decorating your home or apartment, there are many options. One of my favorite ways to decorate is with wall art – when framed, it’s easy to change up your look as often as you want. One newer concept of wall art that has developed over the past few years is printing iconic images on a background of music, vintage book pages and more. It’s amazing the beauty that can be reached by combining images, and Etsy shop CoolRare does just that. With over 100 items in… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CoolRare

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: VintageTeacupShop

I’ve always loved looking at vintage glassware and china patterns. It’s one of my favorite things to look for when I’m in antique shops, and I love seeing all of the colors & patterns that have been created. With the advent of online shopping in the past decade, it’s become easier and easier to browse china & other vintage items online! Check out Etsy shop VintageTeacupShop; based in Franklin, MA, VintageTeacupShop is owned by Mary-Ann Wood, who also owns Etsy shop DinnerWearJewelry. Mary-Ann often goes shopping for vintage china supplies… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: VintageTeacupShop

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DinnerWearJewelry

We all have those special sentimental keepsakes; that special item passed down by family or dear friends that you can’t bear to part with. For a lot of us, it’s china – not practical for daily use, but you hold it dear to your heart, maybe display it in a prominent location in your home. But what happens when your china breaks? Your heart breaks a little with it. Worry no more, because Etsy shop DinnerWearJewelry has a solution. Based in Franklin, MA, owner Mary-Ann Wood creates keepsake jewelry from… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DinnerWearJewelry

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RumiArtShop

As time goes on, and people become more ecologically conscious, creativity blossoms. How do we make the most of the resources we have? I love featuring shops that use resources that most people would normally throw away, and this featured shop is no exception. Meet Rumi, owner of RumiArtShop, which is based in Oreshak, Bulgaria. Using scraps left over from leather apparel production, RumiArtShop handcrafts home decor & 3D wall art statement pieces that are sure to strike up a conversation at your next dinner party or family gathering. Opened… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RumiArtShop

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BettieConfetti

Are you tired of aimlessly wandering through the card aisle, trying to find a card that isn’t mind-numbingly generic & mass produced? It can be really difficult at times, finding one that conveys what you want to say without it seeming like you didn’t put any thought into the process. Well, worry no more! Check out Etsy shop BettiConfetti, which offers handmade greeting cards for a variety of occasions. Based in London, England, owner Andy Corina opened BettiConfetti in January 2015, and already has a very impressive 3,000+ sales. Right… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BettieConfetti

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LittleFairyDesigns

Shopping for clothes is great fun, but shopping for baby clothes? Adorably fun! Today’s featured shop offers a handmade selection that is perfect for any baby. Meet Mariia, owner of Etsy shop LittleFairyDesigns. Based in Colchester, England, Mariia opened LittleFairyDesigns on March 2015 and handcrafts adorable baby sweaters & booties. With plenty of colors available to choose from, LittleFairyDesign’s knit creations are practical & stylish at the same time. Whether you’re shopping for your own little one, or for a special baby shower gift, LittleFairyDesigns offers cute designs to pick… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LittleFairyDesigns

Become more successful selling handmade online with The Handmade Sellers Magazine!

If you’re thinking about selling handmade items online, or you’re already a handmade seller, then this post is for you. Selling online can be confusing and stressful – figuring out how to photograph your products, looking for selling tips, and a lot more. How do you stand out from other sellers? There’s not a magical formula to success; success takes a lot of hard work. But there are resources, tips, and tricks online that can give you a lot of help. There’s a new resource that I am SUPER excited… Read more Become more successful selling handmade online with The Handmade Sellers Magazine!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GipsyDharmaCreations

I really appreciate Etsy shops with amazing pictures…and today’s featured Etsy shop definitely has them! Check out GipsyDharmaCreations, an Etsy shop based in London, England, that specializes in handmade lace up leather boots. With vividly detailed pictures, recently opened shop GipsyDharmaCreations creates comfortable, but very stylish, handmade leather apparel & accessories. Currently, GipsyDharmaCreations only has lace up boots available in their Etsy shop, but offers a wider selection of boots & more at their website, Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop GipsyDharmaCreations: Handmade red leather lace up… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GipsyDharmaCreations

Handmade Soy Wax Melts by CandlesByCreation

Today, I wanted to give a quick shout out to one of my new favorite Etsy shops, CandlesByCreation!   Orange Clove Scented Wax Cubes $2.95  Offering an assortment of handmade soy wax melts, Etsy shop CandlesByCreation has glowing reviews and over 350 sales! So, make sure to check out CandlesByCreation on Etsy to see all of the scents they have available 🙂 Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)! -Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MsFren

If you love dogs as much as I do, then you’ll love today’s featured shop! Check out Etsy shop MsFren, based in Wakayama, Japan. Opened in June 2013, the owners of MsFren were inspired to create clothing and accessories for french bulldogs after adding one to their family.  Featuring nautical inspired outfits, hoodies and more, Etsy shop MsFren has clear, crisp pictures, with one of the most adorable models ever! 🙂 Here’s a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop MsFren: Φ FRENCHIEΦ ACCESSORY Double Look Sailor Collar Dark… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MsFren

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: IlzeOfNorway

If you’re looking for a new knitting project, check out today’s featured shop, IlzeOfNorway! Opened in early 2014, IlzeOfNorway offers tested knit apparel patterns, available for instant download. Owner Jurgita Imbrasiene prepares carefully created knitted fashion collections twice a year, with over 20 patterns currently available for purchase. IzleOfNorway appreciates customer feedback, and would love to hear from you if you have any questions! Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop IzleOfNorway:   Instant Download PDF pattern. Hand knitted long chunky vest with pockets. Digital pattern from Ilze Of… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: IlzeOfNorway

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MajorDivision

Vintage clothes are a great addition to any wardrobe… Some styles are timeless, and other styles, if not currently in style, will be in a few years as things have a way of cycling. 🙂 You can browse the thrift store, hoping to come across that one in a million special buy…or you can browse a carefully curated Etsy shop with quality vintage items. (I’d pick the Etsy shop!) Check out today’s featured shop, MajorDivision. Located in Mississauga, ON, Canada, owner Tristan Campbell opened MajorDivision in early 2015 and offers… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MajorDivision