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Month: March 2016

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DetailsOnDemand

The shop:  DetailsOnDemand The owner:  Carrie Lux from Marcus, IA The products: Handcrafted favor bags and party accessories for weddings, birthdays and more! Custom orders are gladly accepted. 🙂 Fun facts:  Carrie loves crafting with vintage, up-cycled and recycled materials; her products are often inspired by lyrics and Bible verses that she loves. Reviews and Sales:  2800+ sales with a 5 star average review rating. 🙂  Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop DetailsOnDemand:   Wedding Favor Bags, Candy Buffet Bags, Candy Bar Bags, Favor Bags, Personalized Wedding… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DetailsOnDemand

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AndrewsArtAwakened

The shop:  AndrewsArtAwakened The owner:  Megan Andrews from Hayden, ID The products:  Brightly colored original paintings; watercolor, mixed media and more. Fun facts:  You can help support Megan’s art on Patreon! Reviews & Sales:  30 sales & a 5 star average review rating Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop AndrewsArtAwakened:   Serotonin Original acrylic painting on canvas || Geometric painting $65.00    Law of attraction in modern surrealism || Abstract painting || Geometric Orb painting || Planet || Outer Space || Galaxy. $65.00    Repetition Modern Surrealism… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AndrewsArtAwakened

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CoastalCalamity

The shop:  CoastalCalamity The owner:  Toni Finnimore from Brighton, England The products:  Delicately designed necklaces, bracelets and more. Customers automatically get a coupon for 20% off their second purchase! Fun facts:  Toni has a passion for creating jewelry; something that started as a hobby to help her relax. Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, CoastalCalamity has just one sale and no reviews as of yet, but I imagine more will come soon 🙂 Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CoastalCalamity:   Delicate Disc Necklace, 14K Rose Gold Filled,… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CoastalCalamity

CraftyGirl Weddings: A Night in Paris

The city of Paris has become synonymous with romance. Images of candlelight, good wine and romantic whispers come to mind – which is why it’s a popular wedding theme among couples. As usual, there are plenty of wonderful handmade sellers on Etsy who create the perfect Parisian accessories for your wedding.. Here’s my top 5 favorites:   Paris Wedding – Ring Bearer Book with Blue, Silver and Ivory details $16.00    Paris Wedding invitation package that can is DIY printable    10″ Metal Eiffel Tower Cake Topper, Paris Wedding, Eiffel… Read more CraftyGirl Weddings: A Night in Paris – Girly Car Accessories

As you know, I mostly cover Etsy shops…but every now and then, a shop comes along that catches my eye and I just have to share. CarSoda started in an Etsy shop, but gained popularity quickly; so, was opened. 🙂  Cooperating with talented craftsmen and OEM factories, CarSoda aims and delivers on quality steering wheel covers, seat belt covers and more. Most of their products are handmade, and customization is available. Right now, you can use coupon code WELCOME for 10% off your order + FREE shipping until April… Read more – Girly Car Accessories

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: woolWow

The shop:  woolWow The owner: Alpaca Lover from Murcia, Spain (Though I’m betting that’s not their “real” name. 🙂 ) The products:   Chunky knitted blankets & Merino chunky wool. woolWow is currently having a sale from now until the end of March – 30% off your order, no coupon code needed! Fun facts:  Merino wool is hypoallergenic, light and super soft – making the perfect blanket. Reviews & Sales:  340+ sales with a 5 star average review rating! Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop woolWow: Chunky… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: woolWow

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: AfroChicCouture

The shop:  AfroChicCouture The products:  Colorful, bold handbags (with more products available at their main website, ) Fun facts:  All of AfroChicCouture’s products ship worldwide!  Reviews & Sales: Having just opened recently, the shop doesn’t have any sales yet – something that I’m sure will come soon. Here’s my top 3 favorite items from AfroChicCouture:   Colorful Lila Print Clutch $35.00    Mara $221.69    Aphrodisiac $143.90  Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)! -Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DeepDiveThreads

The shop:  DeepDiveThreads The products:  Pop culture parody t-shirts & hoodies. Select items are currently on sale – no coupon code needed! Fun facts: 50% of the proceeds of DeepDiveThread’s Fight Cancer t-shirt goes directly to the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Also, on April 1st, DeepDiveThreads is launching a onesie line! Reviews & Sales:  70+ sales with a 4.5 average star review rating Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop DeepDiveThreads:   SALE Agent Carter Inspired Howling Commando’s Women’s Swoop Neck Tee $19.99    Fight Club… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DeepDiveThreads

CraftyGirl’s Tips: Fill Out Your Etsy Policies Section

  I love featuring Etsy shops – seeing shops from all over the world is almost like traveling from the comfort of your laptop (or phone). I’m also a frequent buyer on Etsy – birthday presents, just because presents, etc. As much as I love an item, there’s one thing that can stop me (and most buyers) from purchasing : a blank policies section. I almost can hear you saying, “Really? That would stop you?”..Well, yes. If there aren’t any policies laid out, how do you know what you (as… Read more CraftyGirl’s Tips: Fill Out Your Etsy Policies Section

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: dbsteampunk

The shop:  dbsteampunk The owner: db steampunk from Croatia The products:  Rock ‘n’ roll themed jewelry, wall art and more! Fun facts:  Based in the beautiful Mediterranean town of Rovinj, Croatia, dbsteampunk can also be found on their website here.  Reviews & Sales:  6 sales, and no reviews yet Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop dbsteampunk: DRAGONFLY in shell Steampunk jewelry -necklace- $54.00       Bob Dylan Wall Art -Vinyl LP Record Clock or Framed -Great Rock’n’Roll Gift $32.00+    OWL Steampunk jewelry ring $32.00  Until… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: dbsteampunk

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: TuaregJewelry

The shop:  TuaregJewelry The owner:  Ineke Hemminga from Groningen, Netherlands The products:  Vintage Tuareg and Berber jewelry & accessories Fun facts:  Part of the profits from the shop goes to support Tuareg nomads in South Algeria Reviews & Sales:  516 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂  Here’s my top 7 picks from Etsy shop TuaregJewelry: Old Berber Colorful Harratine Necklace with Old Rings, South Morocco $468.00   Tuareg Silver Amulet with Agath Telhakimt or Tanfouk with Onyx and Silver beads $218.00  Vintage Berber Hinged Enamel Bracelet with… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: TuaregJewelry

FREE Easter Facebook Covers!

Easter is coming soon! I thought now would be a wonderful time to offer a set of FREE Facebook covers to decorate your profile with! Just right click on the image you’d like, and click “save image as” to download for your use. Enjoy! 🙂 Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SeairaBrown

The shop:  SeairaBrown The owner:  Seaira Brown from Kirkland, WA The products:  Colorful party and event supplies, including confetti and gender reveal balloons that are perfect for baby showers. 🙂 Fun facts:  A stay-at-home-mom, Seaira has always had a love for crafting. After recently coordinating a DIY wedding, she decided to branch out into colorful party and event supplies. Reviews and Sales:  44 sales with a 5 star average review rating! Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop SeairaBrown: 24″ Feather Filled Black Gender Reveal Balloon – Gender… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SeairaBrown

CraftyGirl Weddings: Shabby Chic

Burlap, lace, distressed wood…these are a few of my favorite things. 🙂 Shabby chic is a popular wedding theme for many couples, simply because there’s a wide range of options for everyone. To some people, shabby chic is distressed white paint with glass accents; to others, it’s burlap and twine. This theme really can combine the best of all tastes to bring together sophisticated or casual weddings. Here’s just a few of my favorite shabby chic themed wedding items that I think you’ll enjoy:   Wedding Bubbles Holder Rustic Tray… Read more CraftyGirl Weddings: Shabby Chic

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Schmucktruhe

The shop:  Schmucktruhe The owner:  Martina Willms from Aurich, Germany The products:  Beautiful handmade jewelry and hair accessories.  Use coupon code SPRINGSALE for 10% off your order! Schmucktruhe is also having a sale until April 3rd on select items – see their shop for more information. Fun facts:  Owner Martina was originally a painter, but decided to expand her hobby of making jewelry & hair accessories into an Etsy shop.  Reviews & Sales:  With 1,100+ sales, Schmucktruhe has a 5 star average review rating. 🙂  Here’s my top 3 favorite… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Schmucktruhe

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SwalbergFashion

The shop:  SwalbergFashion The owner:  Richy Swalberg The products:  Stainless steel tie bars and mud tire rings. Fun facts:  All products are designed and 3D printed by Richy, and would make a great gift for the guy in your life. 🙂  Reviews and Sales: 5 sales so far & no reviews yet. Here’s my top 3 favorite items from SwalbergFashion:   Mud Tire Tie Bar $39.00  Mud Tire Size 10 Ring $49.00  Tie Bar – Cracked Pattern in Steel $39.00  Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)! -Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MarineDog

The shop:  MarineDog The owner:  Dave Engel The products:  Recycled boat rope leashes and customizable surfboard pet feeders – Use coupon code SPRING for 20% off your order! Fun facts:  All of MarineDog’s leashes are made specifically to be resistant to salt water, and have multiple functions – Check out this great Youtube video on them! Reviews & Sales: So far, 1 sale and a 5 star average review rating. 🙂  Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop MarineDog:   8 Foot Dog Leash, Upcycled Dog Leash, Boat… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MarineDog

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JEsquireCreations

The shop:  JEsquireCreations The owner:  Jenny from Sylvania, GA The products:  Colorful illustrations on cuff bracelets, compacts, buttons and more! Join the mailing list for a 20% off coupon code.  Fun facts:  Jenny & her friend Jennifer wrote and illustrated a children’s book, Yam Yamz and Friends. Reviews & Sales:  12 sales, and a 5 star average review rating! Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop JEsquireCreations:   Hipster Cat with Blue, Pink, Black Mustaches Aluminum Bracelet, Silver Tone Arm Band $15.00    Cute Cupcake Pinback Button $3.50 … Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JEsquireCreations

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MishiuFerris

The shop:  MishiuFerris The owners:  Simon & Jon from London, England The products:  Detailed & gorgeous laser-cut wooden jewelry, home decor and accessories, most of which are available for personalization. (They also accept custom orders!)  Fun facts:  Tiring of their normal workdays, Simon and Jon decided to take a chance and turn their hobby into a business, embracing their passion and creativity for woodworking. Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened in January 2016, MishiuFerris has 48 sales and a 5 star average review rating. 🙂  Here’s my top 3 favorite items… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MishiuFerris

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SkylineWorkshop

The shop:  SkylineWorkshop The owner:  Tim & Carrie from Chicago, IL The products:  Laser-cut wooden wall hangings – Maps, Bible verses and more. Use coupon code THANKYOU10 for 10% off your order! Fun facts:  Husband-and-wife team Tim & Carrie gladly accept custom orders. If there’s something you’re looking for, and you don’t see it in their shop, just send them a message. 🙂 Reviews & Sales:  Opened for just over a year, SkylineWorkshop has a very impressive 3,998 sales with a 5 star average review rating! Here’s my top 3… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SkylineWorkshop

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EveryChicWay

The shop:  EveryChicWay The owner:  Gina Rogge from Denver, CO The products: Shabby chic farmhouse-inspired decor for your home. After your purchase, you’ll receive a special thank you coupon for 10% off your next order! Fun facts:  Gina gladly welcomes custom orders, and looks forward to working with you to create your perfect home decor accent. 🙂  Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, EveryChicWay has 4 sales and a 5 star average review rating. Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop EveryChicWay:   SET of 3- Shabby Chic… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EveryChicWay

CraftyGirl Weddings: Sunflower Themed

Wedding season is fast approaching – that time of year, typically from May to early fall, when a bulk of couples decide to get married. Whether or not it’s the sunshine, the warm temperatures, or just a convenient time of year depends entirely on the couple. I thought that doing a blog series on different wedding themes would be a great idea to showcase some crafty items from handmade sellers. Today’s featured theme is – you guessed it! – sunflowers. Bright, cheerful yellow, they can bring a lot of color… Read more CraftyGirl Weddings: Sunflower Themed

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtOfEmilie

The shop:  ArtOfEmilie The owner:  Emilie Fitzgerald from London, England The products:  Original oil paintings & recycled doorknob photo holders Fun facts:  Emilie has an Instagram account that you can follow for shop updates and more pictures of Emilie’s work =) Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, ArtOfEmilie has 1 sale and a 5 star average review rating. Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop ArtOfEmilie:   Dripped London Skyline Oil Painting $66.61    Pale Blue Recycled Door Knob Photo Holder $5.85    English Countryside Original Oil Painting $88.81 … Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtOfEmilie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: willynillypopupshop

The shop:  willynillypopupshop The products: Fun, colorful origami Scottie dog earrings in a variety of quantities – perfect for party favors! Mention “craftygirlblog” at checkout for a FREE pair of earrings! Fun facts: Earrings are also available in bulk quantities at wholesale prices! Reviews & Sales: Having just opened a few weeks ago, willynillypopupshop has 1 sale and no reviews yet – totally normal for a new shop! I expect more sales and reviews will come soon =) Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop willynillypopupshop:  Origami Earrings,… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: willynillypopupshop