Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!

ย Ready for an awesome sale?

Honeydew Melon Tarts
ย Honeydew Melon Tarts, B2G1 FREE! Coupon code july4th

Jewelry in Candles is having a sale right now for the 4th of July! From July 4th at 12am EST to July 6th at 11:59pm EST, if you buy 2 wax tarts, you get 1 free! Use coupon code july4th to get your free tart! They’re all natural, 100% soy wax tarts in amazing scents, with YOUR choice of jewelry! Choose between a necklace, earrings or a ring (in your size) in each tart pack.

You can get amazing scents like this…

Hazelnut Coffee Tarts
Hazelnut Coffee Tarts, B2G1 FREE! Coupon code july4th

Or this…

Lavender Wax Tarts
Lavender Wax Tarts, B2G1 FREE! Coupon code july4th

Make sure to check it out today! =)

Until next time…stay crafty! ๐Ÿ™‚
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles

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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Frozen Water Designs

Having had the pleasure of purchasing from Frozen Water Designs personally, I can vouch that Elly’s products are amazing. Featuring soaps of all different shapes, sizes and scents, Frozen Water Designs is sure to have a product you’ll love. Normally, I feature 3 random products from a shop during my blog posts, but I’m going to go with 3 very specific items this time: the items I bought!

Here’s a peek at what I got..

IT'S HERE!  the best soap in the verse has arrived
The Best Soap in the Verse – Serenity – Firefly, $7
I ordered this one in gray, with the scent “clementine cupcake”..and does it smell like a cupcake? Oh yessss. Both Alex and I are big Firefly fans (and are still gravely upset over the show only lasting one season), so I purposefully ordered it in a scent I thought was “girly” so he wouldn’t use it. Whoops. ๐Ÿ™‚

our favourite bounty hunter - build your own soap
Boba Fett – Star Wars Bounty Hunter Soap, $7
Alex is a HUGE fan of Star Wars, so I ordered this one specifically for him, in green and scented with “summer melon”. He loves it! Melon is pretty much his favorite scent, hands down, so this was perfect for him. ๐Ÿ™‚

SERIES 2 - time and space - whovian soap
Series 2 Doctor Who Soap, $10
I’ll admit it. I’m a Whovian….as if ordering this soap didn’t show my love for Doctor Who enough. ๐Ÿ™‚ I ordered this one in blue, and in possibly the best scent ever created: “pumpkin cheesecake”. Mmm! I may seriously have to make an actual pumpkin cheesecake after I use this soap for the first time. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, dear readers, don’t forget to check out Frozen Water Designs and show Elly some love =)

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie

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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 few of her items that caught my eye:

Rustic Wedding Cake Topper - Ivory, Fuchsia, Aqua and Mint Green, Love Birds in Nest - Personalized Heart, Keepsake
Rustic Wedding Cake Topper – Love Birds in Nest, $80

Wedding Cake Topper Banner - ALWAYS AND FOREVER - Custom Phrase and Colors
Wedding Cake Topper Banner – ALWAYS AND FOREVER, $18

Love Owls Wedding Cake Topper, Blue grey, Ivory and Grey, Custom Wood Stump, Bride and Groom Keepsake, Fully Custom
Love Owls Wedding Cake Topper, $115

Until next time… Stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

Etsy Find: Engraved Rolling Pins by ValekRollingPins

I was browsing through my activity feed when I noticed that someone I follow favorited the most amazing, engraved rolling pin..and I just had to take a look! This led me to ValekRollingPins, a wonderful shop from Poland that does incredibly amazing work with engraved rolling pins. Buying one of their rolling pins is definitely on my wish list now! Here’s a few examples of their work:

Personalized rolling pin - Made by...pattern
Personalized rolling pin – Made by…pattern, $56.34

Embossing rolling pin - Geometric pattern - circles.
Embossing rolling pin – Geometric pattern – circles, $42.25

Embossing rolling pin - Dog pattern
Embossing rolling pin – Dog pattern, $42.25

Isn’t their work gorgeous?ย  My regular rolling pins just seem so boring now! ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

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 Bandanas, Dog, Cat, Pets, Dolls
Hot Stuff Flames Bandana, $1.89+

Retro Vintage Graphic Print Style Full Bib Apron
Retro Vintage Graphic Print Style Full Bib Apron, $37.85

Reversible Cup Cosy Sleeve in Upcycled Denim - Environmental Green Girl
Reversible Cup Cosy Sleeve in Upcycled Denim – Environmental Green Girl, $8.52

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, 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
Handmade Painted Mario Bullet Bill Mini Lanyard Charm, $5.95

Dainty Minimalist Teal Turquoise Light Blue Magnasite Magnesite Stone Heart Copper Love Romantic Earrings
Dainty Minimalist Teal Earrings, $10

Rose Pink Ceramic Painted Owl Bird Earrings Post Dangle Cat Eye Beads Silver Plated Copper
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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

MyMisi.com – Buy and Sell Handmade! (Sponsored Post)

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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 onย 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 bring quality, one of a kind handmade pieces to the online masses. With the success ofย Misi UK, it was decided to branch into the United States handmade community, andย MyMisi was born.

As a buyer, you have wonderful perks: Being able to include your own flair of creativity in custom-made items, learning new crafts with purchased patterns, and being a part of a friendly and active community. You can even search for bargains and deals in their On Sale section!

There are also many perks to being a seller on MyMisi as well, including $0.20 listing fees, a small commission of 3% and listings lasting for 12 months, as opposed to some other sites’ shorter listing times. The best thing of all, in my opinion, is that they have Paypal as one of the payment options…so no matter whether you’re a buyer or a seller, you’ve got the safety ofย PayPal in your transaction!

Here are some of the items on MyMisi that I found interesting:

Whipped Sugar Scrub
Whipped Sugar Scrub, $10.95

Beautiful Baltic Amber Necklace and Earrings Set
Beautiful Baltic Amber Necklace and Earrings Set, $75.70

4 Christmas knitting patterns robin, snowman, santa bear
4 Christmas knitting patterns, $10

There are new items being added on MyMisi every day, and you never know what treasures you’ll find!

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

Disclaimer: This is a post sponsored by MyMisi.com. I have been compensated a one-time fee for this post and will not be compensated for any links you may click. All images are property of their shop owners.


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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a few of her items that caught my eye:

Green Arm Knit Scarf, Chunky Cowl, Infinity Scarf, Spring Accessory, Mother's Day Gift

Green Arm Knit Scarf, $20

Jive Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, spring scarf, summer scarf, crochet necklace
Jive Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, $15

Boogie (Purple) Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, for Girls Teens Women
Boogie (Purple) Crocheted Infinity Chain Scarf, for Girls Teens Women, $15

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise

Happy Birthday Eve to Me!

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So, tomorrow is my 26th birthday. Woohoo! ๐Ÿ™‚ My ultimate birthday wish would be to sell out the contents of my shop..yes, you heard me. All of it! So, in hopes of doing that AND in honor of my birthday, I wanted to offer ya’ll a special deal. Use coupon code BIRTHDAYSALE14 at CraftyGirl Merchandise for 26% off your order of $2 or more! WOW!

That means you can get great crocheted items, digital downloads, and more for 26% off the sticker price! You can even use the coupon code on the sale items!

It’s just too good to pass up, so head over to CraftyGirl Merchandise and check it out now!

Until next time…

Stay crafty!

-Katie

Pizza pictures!..err..whoops.

So, I was so excited about making homemade pizza that I forgot to take pictures of it before I ate it. Uh oh.

Today’s day consisted of listing mixed yarn lots on eBay…you can find one of them here. Also, I made the aforementioned pizza (which was delicious, btw), cleaned some more (yuck), did a LOT of laundry (eh) and finally got around to watching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire…and now I’m impatiently waiting for the next one to be released. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today was also the first day of what I like to call “The Countdown til B-Day”. My birthday’s on Friday, and I started celebrating today. A little silly, I know, but at least I did it frugally! Hubby picked up a quilt rack that I purchased from a lovely woman nearby (can’t wait to use it!), as well as the movie rental and…my favorite part… a strawberry cheesecake blizzard from DQ. Oh. My. Goodness. It was delicious! I had a BOGO coupon for my birthday, so hubby got a chocolate peanut butter blizzard too, which made him happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s talk craft storage, folks. I’m currently rearranging my yarn, having made (somewhat of) a dent in it with my yarn destash lots. How do YOU store your yarn? Initially, I had it all in a large storage container, but then I arranged the skeins on a wire baker’s rack I have in the guest/craft room. I like it better that way, though I think I’ll decorate some cute boxes to put the balls of yarn in.

And for those of you who have fantastic nerdy taste (like me), I came across this today and totally had to share…

Perfect for any Star Wars fan who cooks, this awesome R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set is exclusive to ThinkGeek and is just…well..amazing. You can bet your bottom dollar (yes, I’m going vintage with my phrases) that this’ll be on my Christmas list!

Well, stick around…Tomorrow is Chicken and Broccoli Casserole (Say whaaat?) and probably a lot more cleaning. =)

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 Acrylic Yarn - Rambling Rose - Set of 2 Six Ounce Skeins - Yarn Destash

Red Heart Rambling Rose Acrylic Yarn – 2 Skeins – $6

Berella Sportspun by Bernat Yarn - Rosebud - 4 Skeins

Berella Sportspun Acrylic Yarn in Rosebud – 4 skeins – $8

Nature Spun Worsted Weight Wool Yarn in Ash - 2 Skeins per Order - Gray Wool Yarn

NatureSpun Wool Yarn in Ash – 2 Skeins per order – $6

Red Heart Holly & Ivy Yarn - Set of 3 - Christmas Yarn - Acrylic Yarn

Red Heart Holly & Ivy Yarn – 3 Skeins per Order – $9

1 Pound Mixed Lot of Acrylic Yarn - Pink, Green, White, Multicolor - Yarn Destash

1 Pound Mixed Lot Acrylic Yarn – $3.50

Stay crafty!
-Katie

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! So far, I have 3 pairs made. =)

Stay crafty!
-Katie

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….

Ribbon Bookmark - Feather - Turquoise Howlite

Feather and Turquoise Bookmark, $11.16

Paris Metal Bookmark - Eiffel Tower, Heart & Teal Beads - Mini Book Hook in Antique Bronze

Eiffel Tower Mini Book Hook, $6.97

Hot Air Balloon Necklace - Antique Bronze & Crystal

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 wide array of jewelry charms for great prices!

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 and got to work online for a little bit before settling back down for a nap. After some much needed snuggling with my husband, I made us lunch (pizza.. sooo good) and got him ready to head out to work.

My body’s exhausted, but I hate having unproductive days. So, I decided to make the soft pretzels that Hubby’s been asking for. Here’s a shot of the dough before it went into rise:

And for those of you who are wondering: yes, I do have two cookie jars. The apple doesn’t fall too super far from the tree! (For those of you who don’t know, my mom has collected cookie jars for years) My two (and ONLY two) cookie jars are a 1988 Pillsbury Doughboy and a Tasmanian Devil (aka, Taz) with s&p shakes.

With a little bit of rising and some magic……



Ta-daaaa! Soft pretzels.

Are you feeling a little creative today? You can find the recipe atย the Food Network kitchens.

Another project I’m working on today is a custom baby blanket order. Here’s a shot of how it’s going so far:

It’s about 8:30pm as I’m writing this post, and I still have to make dinner. Whoops. =) Dinner tonight is going to be italian breaded pork medallions, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots and salad. After dinner, I’m sure there’ll be more crocheting, more dishes, and there will definitely be 1 more antibiotic dose in my future before I go to bed.

And that, my dears, is a day in the life of CraftyGirl.

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: LaceWigSeller888

Creativity isn’t always limited to traditional arts and crafts projects. Creativity abounds in many, many different tasks, projects and items, even items that don’t seem to be crafty. Basically, the ability to create, in whatever form, is something that should be celebrated.

And when that creativity is channeled, wonderful products can come out of it. Today’s featured shop, LaceWigSeller888, specializes in..you guessed it…lace wigs! What are lace wigs? Well, according to LaceWigSeller888’s, lace wigs are “built from a unique cap design on a very sheer lace cap, and the key feature is that at the hairline, and when parted, a lace wig looks incredibly natural, as if the hair is growing right out of the scalp. The lace is adhered to your skin and disappears, you can even wear your unique lace wig in a ponytail or updo”.ย 

A lot of celebrities use lace wigs. Have you ever wondered how a celebrity can have short hair one day, and long, gorgeous locks the next day? It’s a wig! Wigs have a long and glorious history, going back as far as ancient Egypt. The more elaborate and involved the wig, the more esteemed and important the person was. In today’s world, wigs are used as a means of having whatever hair length you want, whenever you want!ย 

With LaceWigSeller888’s impressive inventory, there are so many options to choose from! Here are a few of LaceWigSeller888’s products that caught my eye:




Celebrity Full Lace Wig-008

Have you ever wanted to look like a celebrity? Here’s your chance! With Celebrity Wig-008, you can have gorgeous, flowing locks like the celebrity above! It’s available in a variety of sizes, colors and lengths, and each wig is custom made, by hand, for the best quality.

Celebrity Lace Front Wig-024

Another one of my favorites,ย Celebrity Lace Front Wig-0024 is perfect if you want something shorter and sleek.

Silky Straight 16

And last, but not least, isย Silky Straight 16″ Full Lace Wig, made of 100% Peruvian Hair . It’s a great option, hand-tied and double knotted, and is sure to leave you feeling fabulous.

LaceWigSeller888 also has a storefront on eBay, with great feedback and a wonderful selection of products.

And, as if you needed another reason to love this shop, if you use coupon code SPECIAL10 on their website, LaceWigSeller88, you get $10 off your order!

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie