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Kid Friendly Fall Crafts

It’s fall! Depending on where you live, the weather may be getting a bit more chilly, the leaves may be changing colors, and you *might* just be gearing up for Halloween and Thanksgiving. 🙂 If you’re looking for some great kid friendly fall crafts, look no further! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you that I think your kids – and you! – will enjoy. Fall Leaf Bowl from Hello! Lucky Corn Cob Wreath from Purely from the Heart Cardboard Tube Pumpkin Craft for Kids by Buggy &… Read more Kid Friendly Fall Crafts

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 up). But it’s pretty straightforward, and it’s a great way to unleash your creativity and do a little something to make the world a little… Read more 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. Chicfetti, a website dedicated to sharing creative & chic crafty ideas, has a section with 74 free svg files! (As well as a pretty great… Read more 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 in the near future on strength-based marketing. The quiz is professionally developed, and offers results based in the introvert/extrovert sociability scale as well as over… Read more 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 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

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

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

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!

Coming soon….

With warmer weather coming, I decided to expand my product line. Meet my newest project: Crocheted baby sandals! These adorable sandals are white and taupe, with a green heart shaped button on each. They were adapted from several patterns I saw online; notably, the top part of the sandal was adapted from a pattern on Jay’s Boutique Blog, and the soles of the sandals are from a Red Heart baby booties pattern that I use for all of the crocheted booties I make. They’ll be coming to the shop soon!… Read more Coming soon….

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 Hot Air Balloon Necklace, $13.95 And if you’re crafty, like me, don’t forget to check out Bohemians’ craft de-stash section, where you can find a… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Bohemians

A Day in the Life of CraftyGirl

I thought I would take a break from all of the website and Etsy reviews to show ya’ll what a typical day in my life is like. This week is a little bit different than the norm, since I’m on a twice daily antibiotic at the moment. So, there is a LOT of sleeping going on. 🙂 But other than that, things are about the same. I usually get up and grab a quick breakfast…Today, it was AppleJacks. (Not the healthiest, I know, but sooo delicious). I popped my pill… Read more A Day in the Life of CraftyGirl

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

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, $25+ Framed Burlap Kitchen Art – Take It or Leave It – $25+ Jason Mraz – Lucky – Lyrics Framed Burlap Print, $25+ Train –… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DideschDelights!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CableMeCozy

While on the Etsy forums tonight, I came across a thread by Becca, the owner of CableMeCozy, and I just had to take a look at her shop! While Becca has only been open for a few months, she already has an impressive 21 sales and her items are sure to keep you warm and cozy. I know we’re almost into spring now, but it’s still cold in some parts of the world, and it never hurts to be prepared! 🙂 So, here are a few of Becca’s items that… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CableMeCozy

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 Turquoise Silk Scrunchie is basic, but bright. It’s made out of silk chiffon, and is the perfect color for spring. This colorful Rainbow Peace Sign… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop of the Day: JustScrunchies