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 be including as well. Today’s blog post is… college supplies! … Continue reading Back to School: College Edition

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 these unique artists’ process and inspiration! When asked about how … Continue reading DinnerWearJewelry: An Interview with Owner Mary-Ann Wood

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 I’ll be including as well. Today’s blog post is… school … Continue reading Back to School: School Supplies

SmartSeeds: Rare Flower & Vegetable Seeds

 Next year, I’m planning on having a huge garden at our new house – plenty of fruits and vegetables. While browsing online for seeds, I came across SmartSeeds on Etsy – I already have several of their seeds bookmarked to purchase for planting 🙂 I think my favorite are the rainbow heirloom carrots! The shop:  SmartSeeds The owner:  Mia from Claremont, CA The products:  Rare … Continue reading SmartSeeds: Rare Flower & Vegetable Seeds

Back to School: Kids’ Clothes

In just a few short weeks, our local schools will start their fall semester. Some kids I’ve talked to are, understandably, displeased that summer is almost over…while two of my favorite munchkins are super excited to go back to school. (I think it might have something to do with the fact that they’re both straight A students, and love learning.) So, in the spirit of … Continue reading Back to School: Kids’ Clothes

Chicken Coop Ideas from Country Living Magazine

One of the exciting things happening this year in the life of CraftyGirl is that my husband and I are purchasing our first home. 🙂 I am so excited! It’s on about an acre of land, which is perfect for what we want, and I *might* just already have chickens lined up…(okay, fine, I do). There’s already a chicken coop on the farm that I’ll … Continue reading Chicken Coop Ideas from Country Living Magazine

CharmMonkey – Handmade Jewelry & Charms

The shop:  CharmMonkey The owner:  CharmMonkey from Rapid City, South Dakota The products:  Handmade polymer clay charms and jewelry in an assortment of cute shapes – donuts, muffins and more! Look for the NEW Back to School line to launch later this summer. Fun facts:  If you sign up for the Charmers Club (CharmMonkey’s newsletter), you receive a 30% off coupon code! You can sign … Continue reading CharmMonkey – Handmade Jewelry & Charms

NilitArt – Digital papers, stamps, and graphic art

The shop:  NilitArt The owner:  Nilit Gever from Ramla, Israel The products:  High quality digital paper, graphics, digital stamps and more – Use coupon code JUNE50P for 50% off (wow!) your order! Fun facts:  New items are added every week! Currently, NilitArt has 170+ items in stock. Reviews & Sales:  14 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂  Here’s a very special 7 … Continue reading NilitArt – Digital papers, stamps, and graphic art

TeeDino – Printed T-Shirts

The shop:  TeeDino The owner:  TeeDino The products:  Over 1,200 screen printed t-shirts for you to choose from! Use coupon code SG65FD67 for 10% off your order. Fun facts:  With all of the options in stock, there’s a t-shirt perfect for every member of your family. Reviews & Sales:  800+ sales with a 4.5 star average review rating 🙂 Here’s a very special 7 favorite … Continue reading TeeDino – Printed T-Shirts

AmariesShop – Genuine Gemstone Bracelets

The shop:  AmariesShop The owner:  Alicia Marie from North Fork, California The products: Colorful, genuine gemstone bracelets – check out Alicia’s available coupon codes:   Fun facts:  Supporting small businesses is important – Alicia purchases most of her semi-precious beads from other Etsy sellers!   Reviews & Sales:  1800+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂  Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from … Continue reading AmariesShop – Genuine Gemstone Bracelets

CutiedokiCrafts – Washi Tape & Crafting Supplies

The shop:  CutiedokiCrafts The owner:  Maricar Malati Molisak from Gainesville, Florida The products:  Colorful washi tape, perfect for organizing your planner or crafting with! Use coupon code MOMMY15 for 15% off your order of $10 or more Fun facts:  Each of CutiedokiCraft’s washi tape samples are made from traditional Japanese washi paper! Reviews & Sales:  61 sales, with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 … Continue reading CutiedokiCrafts – Washi Tape & Crafting Supplies

BeTheOriginal – Handmade Home Decor

The shop:  BeTheOriginal The owner:  Dina from Russia The products:  Fun, modern home decor & colorful pillows for kids – use coupon code JUSTFORYOU for 20% off your order!  Fun facts:  Dina has always loved to craft, and the birth of her nephews inspired her to create children’s decor & accessories. Reviews & Sales: 111 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 Here’s … Continue reading BeTheOriginal – Handmade Home Decor

LovelyWreathDecor: Handmade Wreaths & Wreath Supplies

The shop:  LovelyWreathDecor The owner: Renate J from Atlanta, Georgia The products:  Handcrafted wreaths, as well as supplies for making your own wreaths. Fun facts:  Renate ships orders in 1-2 business days, and uses USPS for shipping Reviews & Sales: 113 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂  Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop LovelyWreathDecor:   Home Decor Spring wreath … Continue reading LovelyWreathDecor: Handmade Wreaths & Wreath Supplies

DaniOnPurpose – Inspirational Christian T-Shirts

The shop:  DaniOnPurpose The owner:  Dani Washington from Pflugerville, Texas The products:  Handcrafted t-shirts with inspirational messages & designs! Fun facts:  Dani wanted me to share a special verse with you today – one that actually happens to be one of my favorite verses. “But I have spared you for a purpose—to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth.” Exodus‬ … Continue reading DaniOnPurpose – Inspirational Christian T-Shirts

WilsonGraphics – Vinyl Wall Decals

The shop:  WilsonGraphics The owner:  Paul David Wilson from Ocala, Florida The products:  Vinyl wall decals to decorate your home with – over 2600 items available! Use coupon code SECRETSALE35 for 35% off your order. Fun facts:  WilsonGraphics is the largest vinyl decal seller on Etsy, opening their shop in 2006. Reviews & Sales:  Over 42,000 (!!!) sales on Etsy, with a 5 star average … Continue reading WilsonGraphics – Vinyl Wall Decals

FunkyFleurDesigns: Czech Glass Earrings

The shop:  FunkyFleurDesigns The owner:  Tracy Farley from Saint Paul, Minnesota  The products:  Colorful, handcrafted Czech glass earrings – use coupon code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping on your purchase of $20 or more. Fun facts:  Tracy makes sure to purchase authentic Czech beads for her creations, buying them directing from sellers in Slovakia & Prague. (And her earring findings are purchased from fellow Etsy … Continue reading FunkyFleurDesigns: Czech Glass Earrings

PineTreeArt: Original Watercolor Paintings & Prints

The shop:  PineTreeArt The owner:  Jim Lagasse from Bangor, Maine The products:  Beautiful original watercolor paintings & prints – use coupon code THANKYOU for 25% off your purchase!  Fun facts:  Jim’s favorite thing to paint are birch trees – there are several gorgeous birch tree paintings in his shop. You can find them here. Reviews & Sales: 760+ sales with a 5 star average review … Continue reading PineTreeArt: Original Watercolor Paintings & Prints

702IslandDecals – Pacific Island Style Vinyl Decals

The shop:  702IslandDecals The owner:  Dan Merrill from Las Vegas, Nevada The products:  Pacific island themed vinyl decals, with over 200 items to choose from! Use coupon code 702ID2OFF10 for $2 off any $10 or more purchase. Fun facts:  702IslandDecals definitely has authenticity; though they live in Nevada, Dan & his wife both hail from the Pacific Islands! Dan is from Hawaii, and his wife … Continue reading 702IslandDecals – Pacific Island Style Vinyl Decals

TheGoodieBagBoutique – Personalized Father’s Day Gifts

The shop: TheGoodieBagBoutique The owners: Yolanda & Jerrell The products:  Great gifts for everyone – personalized wine glasses, gift sets and more! Use coupon code CRAFTY for 15% off Fun facts: TheGoodieBagBoutique is using an Etsy pattern site as their storefront; offering a clean, crisp layout, perfect for browsing their items. Father’s Day is coming up! Here’s my top 3 favorite Father’s Day gifts from … Continue reading TheGoodieBagBoutique – Personalized Father’s Day Gifts

ElliesDigitals – Printable Planners

The shop:  ElliesDigitals The owner:  ElliesDigitals The products: Instant download, printable monthly, weekly & daily planners – perfect for keeping your schedule on track! Buy 2, get 1 free with coupon code 1FREE Fun facts:  All of Ellie’s planners are undated – meaning that you can put in your own date – so you’re always staying current Reviews & Sales: Recently opened, ElliesDigitals hasn’t made … Continue reading ElliesDigitals – Printable Planners

IKnowAGirlBoutique – Handmade Designer Clothing Made in the USA

The shop: IKNOWAGIRLBOUTIQUE The owner:  Annette Bertin from Lawrenceville, Georgia The products: Custom-made designer clothing & accessories – bright colors, flowing fabrics and a fun-loving spirit. Use coupon code IKAG15 for 15% off your purchases of $25.00 or more from now until June 30th. Fun facts:  Annette’s pieces aren’t designed to be mass-produced; in fact, many of her items currently for sale are one-of-a-kind. Reviews … Continue reading IKnowAGirlBoutique – Handmade Designer Clothing Made in the USA

CosmiziAvocado – Avocado Seed Art Jewelry

The shop:  CosmiziAvocado The owner:  Dimitrios Nikolaidis from Athens, Greece The products: All natural, vegan jewelry art pieces, expertly hand-carved from avocado seeds. Prior to placing your order, send Dimitrios a message about this blog post, and you’ll receive free shipping! 🙂 Customers also receive a 10% off coupon code after their first purchase, to use on a future purchase. Fun facts:  Dimitrios loves working … Continue reading CosmiziAvocado – Avocado Seed Art Jewelry

StarShineVintage – Vintage Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

The shop:  StarShineVintage The owner:  Krista Morrison from Seattle, Washington The products:  A great assortment of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories and decor – with items dating from the 1800’s all the way to the 1990’s. Use coupon code 15OFF for 15% off your order. 🙂  Fun facts:  Krista has always had a passion for design; Drawn to vintage and antique items, she loves coming across … Continue reading StarShineVintage – Vintage Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories

NamedKeychains – Personalized Metal Key Chains

The shop:  NamedKeychains The owner:  Rowena Tulio from Kuwait The product:  Handcrafted, personalized metal key chains available, with several styles to choose from.  Fun facts:  Each key chain is made from 0.1 inch stainless steel; sanded & polished to a mirror finish 🙂  You can also find more products at Named-Keychains.com Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, NamedKeychains has no sales on their Etsy shop yet, … Continue reading NamedKeychains – Personalized Metal Key Chains

MinaKindo – African Handmade Jewelry

The shop: MinaKindo The owner:  Aminata Amadou Kindo from Carlisle, Pennsylvania The shops: Colorful handmade African jewelry – necklaces, bracelets and earrings 🙂  Fun facts:  Aminata always begins her jewelry projects by sketching a design, before jumping into creating & assembly. You can find more information on her jewelry, including tutorials, on MinaKindo.com Reviews & Sales: Opened this year, MinaKindo has 7 sales and a … Continue reading MinaKindo – African Handmade Jewelry