Crafting for Good: Cards for Kids

Do you want to put your crafting superpowers to use for good & not evil? 🙂 There are so many ways that you can take your talents and use them to brighten someone’s day. Today, I thought we’d cover making cards for children in hospitals. There are some regulations – no loose glitter, for one (it’s a breathing hazard..plus it’s just a mess to clean … Continue reading Crafting for Good: Cards for Kids

Free SVG files from Chicfetti!

A few months ago, I finally finished saving up and bought an older model Cricut (cue the happy dance!). I’ve had so much fun with it, and I’ve been using the Sure-Cuts-A-Lot software to work on personal projects, like Christmas tags & decals. I’ve been looking online for sites with free svg files, and today I want to share with you one of my favorites. … Continue reading Free SVG files from Chicfetti!

Psyched To Sell Crafts

Getting started selling your crafts can be hard; there are a lot of venues out there available, and not just online. Farmer’s markets, co-ops, craft shows, etc. How do you know which one suits you? Check out PsychedToSellCrafts.com! Psyched To Sell Crafts offers a quiz for $9.99 that helps you determine what selling venues you’ll be most successful at, and is planning on offering courses … Continue reading Psyched To Sell Crafts

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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: FMMMaterialGirl

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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SomethingSnappy

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: … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RicksChicksBoutique

CraftyGirl’s Featured Pattern: Red Heart Heavenly Lace Knit Wristers!

Red Heart has a LOT of free patterns to choose from, and is one of my go-to destinations when I feel like trying a new project. Here’s a pattern I came across today: The Heavenly Lace Knit Wristers pattern is one I’m sure to try if I ever pick up knitting! I really like the pink/purple color of the yarn they used.. What do you … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Pattern: Red Heart Heavenly Lace Knit Wristers!

Scrap Yarn Crochet : Free Floral Bookmark Pattern

In my browsing today, I came across this super cute Free Crochet Floral Bookmark Pattern, from the blog Scrap Yarn Crochet. Blogger Cherie Durbin, from North Carolina, shares with us a pattern for one of her projects with scrap yarn, the crochet floral bookmark. Here’s a picture of her completed work: Be sure to check out the pattern here. Stay crafty! 🙂 Katie Continue reading Scrap Yarn Crochet : Free Floral Bookmark Pattern

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Bohemians

Today’s featured shop, Bohemians, features adorable ribbon bookmarks, zipper pulls, jewelry and other fun accessories. Based in Vancouver, BC, Bohemians is owned and operated by Kelley, and has already amassed an impressive 55 sales since opening less than a year ago. Here are a few of the items at Bohemians that caught my eye…. Feather and Turquoise Bookmark, $11.16 Eiffel Tower Mini Book Hook, $6.97 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Bohemians

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 … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LynnPaints

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DideschDelights!

Based in Springfield, IA, Didesch Delights specializes in custom, framed burlap prints. Owner Ashley Didesch is an accountant by day, and a crafter by night. She has a large amount of already designed items for sale, or you can customize a burlap print to your liking. Here are some of her items that caught my eye: Easter Burlap Print, $20. Custom Framed Baptism Burlap Print, … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DideschDelights!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop of the Day: JustScrunchies

Whoever said scrunchies were out of style has obviously never seen the work of Tameria Payne, owner of JustScrunchies.Available in various sizes and colors, Tameria brings new creativity and style to the world of Scrunchies. No longer just a hair accessory, her choices of colors and textures evoke a more modern style evolution for the Scrunchie. Here are some of my favorites: This brightly colored … Continue reading CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop of the Day: JustScrunchies