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

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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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… … Read 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more