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!
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 … Continue reading CustomPortraitArt: An Interview with Owner Robin Zebley
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
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ArtisticHenricci
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JulieKahlo
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ShawnStPeter
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DesignsbyBragitta
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 … Continue reading Support the Arts: Jayme Hunt
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Art4TheSoul
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 … Continue reading Recycled, Up-cycled and More!
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LavaGifts
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FMMMaterialGirl
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SomethingSnappy
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 … Continue reading MyMisi.com – Buy and Sell Handmade! (Sponsored Post)
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: … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RicksChicksBoutique
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 Continue reading Supplies 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 … Continue reading Yarn for sale!
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s New Product Line!
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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LynnPaints