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Gardening Finds

A selection of handmade Etsy finds and suggested DIY projects

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!

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

Tissue Paper Crafts DIY Tutorials

I was browsing on Pinterest this morning..and afternoon (because we all know, you can get sucked into Pinterest for hours!) and I came across some tissue paper craft tutorials that I just HAVE to share! Some of these are classic, others use tissue paper in ways I would’ve never thought of. So, scroll down to see my favorite picks from my Pinterest binge session today 🙂  Tissue Paper Wreath Tutorial from A Blissful Nest   Cardboard Tube Pumpkin Craft for Kids from Buggy & Buddy  Tissue Paper Decorated Pumpkins from… Read more Tissue Paper Crafts DIY Tutorials

Chicken Coop Ideas from Country Living Magazine

One of the exciting things happening this year in the life of CraftyGirl is that my husband and I are purchasing our first home. 🙂 I am so excited! It’s on about an acre of land, which is perfect for what we want, and I *might* just already have chickens lined up…(okay, fine, I do). There’s already a chicken coop on the farm that I’ll want to fix up a little bit (paint, etc), but I can’t stop looking up chicken coops online…if you could see my web history, you’d… Read more Chicken Coop Ideas from Country Living Magazine

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: IlzeOfNorway

If you’re looking for a new knitting project, check out today’s featured shop, IlzeOfNorway! Opened in early 2014, IlzeOfNorway offers tested knit apparel patterns, available for instant download. Owner Jurgita Imbrasiene prepares carefully created knitted fashion collections twice a year, with over 20 patterns currently available for purchase. IzleOfNorway appreciates customer feedback, and would love to hear from you if you have any questions! Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop IzleOfNorway:   Instant Download PDF pattern. Hand knitted long chunky vest with pockets. Digital pattern from Ilze Of… Read more CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: IlzeOfNorway

Mermaid Tail Towel DIY from Stitch To My Lou!

I was browsing summer DIY projects, and came across this adorable tutorial from Stitch To My Lou. I think this would be GREAT if you have kids…or if you fancy yourself a mermaid at heart. 🙂 Mermaid Tail Towel from Stitch to My Lou  So, make sure to check out this great tutorial..and others!…at Stitch To My Lou! Until next time, stay crafty (and DIY!) -Katie