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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 couple of years was definitely necessary (can you imagine me trying to feed a baby and post at the same time? Total 💩 show, haha)… Read more I’m back!

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 these unique artists’ process and inspiration! For some people, painting comes easy…and for others, like Robin Zebley (owner of Etsy shop CustomPortraitArt), it takes lots of dedication. Already proficient at drawing portraits, Robin wanted to… Read more CustomPortraitArt: An Interview with Owner Robin Zebley

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 rating 🙂  Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop PineTreeArt:   Original Watercolor painting,landscape print, RED barn, Watercolor painting, painting,watercolor, Jim Lagasse,LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR,… Read more PineTreeArt: Original Watercolor Paintings & Prints

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtisticHenricci

The shop:  ArtisticHenricci The owner: Henricci N. from Redwood City, CA The products:  High quality recreations of his own original paintings, available in two sizing choices. Fun facts: If you order 3 or more paintings, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your order! Reviews & Sales:  Having just opened, ArtisticHenricci doesn’t have any sales as of yet. Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop ArtisticHenricci:   Twists & Turns $400.00+    Sensual $400.00 +    Remote African Village $400.00 +  Until next time, stay crafty! -Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JulieKahlo

Beauty is everywhere we go. There’s beauty in nature, in the way we interact, and definitely beauty in art…like at Etsy shop JulieKahlo. Very recently opened, just a week ago, owner Julie Kahlo opened her self-titled shop to share her art with the world. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Julie prides herself on being able to provide affordable, fun & quirky original art, with worldwide shipping available. (She also accepts custom orders!) Here’s my top 5 favorite items from Etsy shop JulieKahlo:   Geometric Features (Violet)Digitally altered Illustration $5.61  Custom portrait… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JulieKahlo

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ShawnStPeter

Decorating a child’s room can be really fun, but as they grow older, their styles change, and you’re stuck with redecorating it at least a few times. Noticing this need, architectural photographer Shawn St. Peter decided to create timeless art that can grow with your children and work in any room – whether it’s a nursery or a room for your teenager. In Shawn’s Etsy shop, ShawnStPeter, you can find a wide arrange of items for any room in your house. In just over two years, Shawn has become one… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ShawnStPeter

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DesignsbyBragitta

Today’s featured shop specializes in unique, brightly colored designs. Meet Bragitta, owner of DesignsbyBragitta. Bragitta specializes in intricate, one of a kind designs & accessories, and also accepts custom orders. DesignsbyBragitta is definitely an Etsy shop to watch for distinctive gifts with lots of color! Based in Austin, TX, Bragitta is an accomplished artist who feels that her work speaks for itself. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from DesignsbyBragitta:   Original Fine Art “Amy’s Design” Digital download $15.00  Large Canvas Grocery bag with artist logo “paisley ” $21.00  … Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DesignsbyBragitta

Support the Arts: Jayme Hunt

Today’s post is a bit of a variation from my usual…but still incredibly crafty. We’ve all heard of crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter, etc….but have you heard of Patreon? Patreon gives people a chance to support the arts; you can pledge money towards a specific artist to help them buy materials, studio time, etc, in order to improve their art.  Jayme Huntis one of the artists available to be sponsored on Patreon. Jayme specializes in a special process of her own process, quainting. According to Jayme, “I take watercolor paper… Read more Support the Arts: Jayme Hunt

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Art4TheSoul

Based in Raleigh, NC, artist Ann Burt is an established artist of over 25 years. Trained as a faux finisher and mural painter, Ann opened her Etsy shop, Art4TheSoul, 5 years ago and has had an impressive 600+ sales. As an outlet for her Christian faith, Ann creates works of art specializing in the Retablos style; a form of art stemming from Spanish colonial days in Spain and Mexico. Recently, she’s started re-purposing salvaged items and mixing them with her art, which you can find on her Pinterest board. Here… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Art4TheSoul

Recycled, Up-cycled and More!

The more I search Etsy, the more I’m amazed with the products that our crafty Etsy sellers come up with. Today, I wanted to showcase some finds that feature recycled and upcycled objects – Something that everyone can benefit from! Recycling takes a little extra time out of your day, but it’s completely worth it… Did you know… If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year? (According to DoSomething.Org) That’s amazing! Let’s take a look at some of the creative… Read more Recycled, Up-cycled and More!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LavaGifts

While creating a team treasury (that you can find here.) the other day on Etsy, I came across LavaGifts, a wonderful Etsy shop that creates custom, handmade wedding cake toppers and baby shower cake toppers. They are SO adorable! If I had known about LavaGifts when Alex and I were getting married, I would’ve loved to have purchased a topper from them (There’s still always the baby shower toppers though!). Owner Shauna embraces a wonderful mix of colors shapes, with her most popular design being the Lovebirds. Here are a… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LavaGifts

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FMMMaterialGirl

Owner Joanna of Etsy shop FMMMaterialGirl loves creating quirky and beautiful items for her shop, including aprons, bibs, badge reels and more. Open since January 2012, FMMMaterialGirl also offers destash items and pet bandanas. Here are a few of her items that caught my eye: Hot Stuff Flames Bandana, $1.89+ Retro Vintage Graphic Print Style Full Bib Apron, $37.85 Reversible Cup Cosy Sleeve in Upcycled Denim – Environmental Green Girl, $8.52 Until next time, stay crafty!-KatieOwner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SomethingSnappy

Opened in March 2012, SomethingSnappy features an array of earrings, rings, necklaces and more. Owner Barbra, located in Evansville, Indiana, accepts custom orders and occasionally has flash sales! Here are a few of her items that caught my eye: Handmade Painted Mario Bullet Bill Mini Lanyard Charm, $5.95 Dainty Minimalist Teal Earrings, $10 Rose Pink Ceramic Painted Owl Bird Earrings, $12 Also, from now until July 31st, SomethingSnappy is offering 15% off! Use coupon code CGB15 for 15% off your purchase. 🙂 Until next time…stay crafty!-KatieOwner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

MyMisi.com – Buy and Sell Handmade! (Sponsored Post)

Handmade, artisan products are getting bigger and better every day. Several marketplaces are available online to buy and sell handmade items, and their popularity is only growing. Today’s post focuses on MyMisi, an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade items such as jewelry, crocheted accessories, and more. “MISI” stands for “Make It, Sell It”, and the folks at MyMisi have made it their mission to bring quality, one of a kind handmade pieces to the online masses. With the success of Misi UK, it was decided to branch into the United… Read more MyMisi.com – Buy and Sell Handmade! (Sponsored Post)

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RicksChicksBoutique

Opened in December of 2013, RicksChicksBoutique features a wide array of crocheted and arm knitted infinity scarves. Owner Cate Ricks fully believes that “scarves are not just for winter, pair a plain tank top with a light infinity chain scarf and you have a fun and easy summer look!”, which I agree with. 🙂 Here are a few of her items that caught my eye: Green Arm Knit Scarf, $20 Jive Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, $15 Boogie (Purple) Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, for Girls Teens Women, $15 Until next time…stay… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RicksChicksBoutique

Supplies for sale!

I’ve recently listed a few lots of supplies for sale (more to come in the future, I’m sure!) and I thought I would share them with you. =) Assorted Plastic Canvas Circles – Mixed Lot Plastic Canvas – $9 Assorted Lot of Metallic Cord – Pink, Green, Purple – Darice Brand – Mixed Lot Cord – $6 Until next time…stay crafty!-Katie

Yarn for sale!

Recently, I decided to branch out into supplies…namely, supplies I wasn’t using! I have (admittedly) way too much yarn, and since I’m spring cleaning, it made sense to me to post it for sale. =) Here are some of the items I’ve listed: Red Heart Rambling Rose Acrylic Yarn – 2 Skeins – $6 Berella Sportspun Acrylic Yarn in Rosebud – 4 skeins – $8 NatureSpun Wool Yarn in Ash – 2 Skeins per order – $6 Red Heart Holly & Ivy Yarn – 3 Skeins per Order – $9… Read more Yarn for sale!

CraftyGirl’s New Product Line!

The other day, I was playing around with a photo editing software, coming up with a new background for my computer desktop. (I know, I’m a nerd). And I had a wonderful idea! Printable wall art! Now, Etsy is saturated with a lot of different printables, but I thought I would give it a try. 🙂 So far I have three designs, and I’m working on a few more. Here’s a little peek of what I’ve done 🙂 Live, Laugh, Love, Dance Pink Printable Wall Art, $3.50 That’s What Little… Read more CraftyGirl’s New Product Line!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LynnPaints

LynnPaints is an Etsy shop, based in southern Australia, that specializes in original paintings, handcrafted jewelry, stunning sun catchers and great vintage finds. Owner Lynn Saunders is a self-taught artist who loves to create and enjoys hunting down great vintage finds at garage sales and markets. Lynn is actually running a pretty amazing sale right now! Use coupon code “Savings” for 20% off any order over $10. Wow! 🙂 (Offer valid until March 31st) Here are a few of her pieces that caught my eye. 🙂 Blue Beaded Butterfly Sun… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LynnPaints