Back to Blogging

Hey everyone! I just wanted to update you on what I’ve been working on lately. I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while… Life has been busy, and I’m sure a lot of you can relate to that. So, what have I been up to this year? Let’s start with professionally: As I’ve shared before, … Read more

What’s your craft(s)?

Hello, everyone! Today, I wanted to discuss crafts (as usual) and to ask, specifically…what’s YOUR craft? (Or crafts, if you’re like me) Do you like to crochet? Knit? Or maybe you can’t stand anything with yarn. Maybe you paint, or sculpt, or even make your own stained glass sun catchers. Whatever it is you do, … Read more

NEW! Plus exclusive coupon code

I’ve previously posted some free crafting graphics – transparent background PNG files that you can use with your cutting machine, a print on demand company, and more. I wanted to let you know that I have even more graphics for sale in my Etsy shop, CraftyGirlMerch. There are SVG files to use with your favorite … Read more

Handmade Wooden Toys Your Kids Will Love

Sometimes, the simplest toys are the best for using your imagination and fostering creativity. And honestly, does your kid really need another loud toy with flashing lights? (I know mine doesn’t!) So, today, I’d love to share with you a few handmade wooden toys from creative minds around the world. Rainbow Painted Blocks by HappyToyHouse … Read more

Quiet & Quarantine

As you might have noticed, I’ve been quiet for the past month…maybe a little more. Like most of the world, we’ve been dealing with the consequences of COVID-19. While we’ve been blessed to not get sick so far, it’s definitely been stressful having our whole lives change…and we’re some of the lucky ones. My husband … Read more

I’m back!

To quote Leonardo da Vinci: “Art is never finished, only abandoned”.  While I don’t consider my writing to be art, I feel like this quote summarizes the past few years of inactivity on CraftyGirl Creates. I love sharing crafty finds with you, and doing artist interviews so you can see into the mind of some … Read more

Handmade Wooden Cutting Boards

I was recently browsing pictures from our local farmer’s market’s opening day, and I noticed a table with handmade wooden cutting boards in the background. I am FASCINATED with them! I’ve always wanted to be able to make something so precise, so intricate…though if I did make myself one, I don’t think I’d be able … Read more

Keeping It Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to wear bright, vibrant shades of green – though, in my opinion, you don’t need an excuse 🙂 Since I love focusing on handmade items, I thought I’d feature some apparel and accessories for the whole family from Etsy sellers.   Emerald Dress, Emerald Flare Dress, Green Dress, … Read more

Kid Friendly Fall Crafts

It’s fall! Depending on where you live, the weather may be getting a bit more chilly, the leaves may be changing colors, and you *might* just be gearing up for Halloween and Thanksgiving. 🙂 If you’re looking for some great kid friendly fall crafts, look no further! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for … Read more

HollyODesigns: Handmade Pearl Jewelry & Gifts

The shop:  HollyODesigns The owner: Holly O’Connor from Madisonville, Louisiana The products:  Handmade pearl jewelry – necklaces, earrings and more! Fun facts:  Holly has a Bachelors of Fine Art degree, with a concentration in jewelry design and metal smithing.  Reviews & Sales:  99 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂  Here’s 3 of … Read more

RestlessRemedy: An Interview with Owner Debra

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about … Read more

40% off coupon at Michael’s!

Valid through Saturday (9/3/16), you can use this promo coupon online to get 40% off any one regular price item at Michael’s! It’s a great deal – there are some exclusions (sewing machines and Cricut machines, to name a few) but if there’s something you’ve been thinking about getting for a while, now’s the time … Read more

MonsterNo5: An Interview with Owner Hannah Holmes

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about … Read more

FoxHillLlamas: An Interview with Owner Nichelle Scholz

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about … Read more

CustomPortraitArt: An Interview with Owner Robin Zebley

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about … Read more

WhimsicallyOrdinary: An Interview with Owner Lacie Beverly

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about … Read more

StarShineVintage: Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Accessories

The shop: StarShineVintage The owner: Krista Morrison from Seattle, WA The products: A carefully curated collection of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories. Use coupon code 15OFF for 15% off your purchase! Fun facts: Krista’s motto is “Live in style, wear vintage”. Vintage pieces are a great way to add flair to your wardrobe, and timeless … Read more

Back to School: College Edition

In just a a week, our local schools will start their fall semester. In the spirit of the season, I’ve decided to publish a series on affordable back to school items for kids of all ages. Most of the items I’m including are handmade, but there are some great deals from non-handmade sources that I’ll … Read more

DinnerWearJewelry: An Interview with Owner Mary-Ann Wood

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about … Read more

Back to School: School Supplies

In just a a week or two, our local schools will start their fall semester. In the spirit of the season, I’ve decided to publish a series on cute & affordable back to school items for kids. Most of the items I’m including are handmade, but there are some great deals from non-handmade sources that … Read more