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 on Etsy. Montessori Wooden Peg Doll, Set of 10 by … Continue reading Handmade Wooden Toys Your Kids Will Love

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 is, thankfully, able to telecommute to one of his jobs. … Continue reading Quiet & Quarantine

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 truly awesome and creative souls. The break for the past … Continue reading I’m back!

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 to use it because I’d be afraid of messing it … Continue reading Handmade Wooden Cutting Boards

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, Green Flare Dress, Swirl Dress, Green Swirl Dress, Abstract Dress, … Continue reading Keeping It Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Moving to the Country

It’s been at least a month since my last post – probably close to two. What could’ve possibly happened to silence CraftyGirl for so long, you ask? Was it a month of mourning because I couldn’t find the right fabric for a project? Did Michael’s have a huge sale and I’m currently buried in shopping bags? 🙂 Thankfully, it’s not either of those…though I wouldn’t … Continue reading Moving to the Country