Back to School: Kids’ Clothes

In just a few short weeks, our local schools will start their fall semester. Some kids I’ve talked to are, understandably, displeased that summer is almost over…while two of my favorite munchkins are super excited to go back to school. (I think it might have something to do with the fact that they’re both straight A students, and love learning.)
So, in the spirit of the season, I’ve decided to publish a series on cute & affordable back to school items for kids. Most of the items I’m including are handmade, but there are some great deals from non-handmade sources that I’ll be including as well.
Today’s blog post is… Kids’ Clothes! I’ve picked three handcrafted options from Etsy, as well as two great deals from Amazon (affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy for more info).
Back to School Dress Paint Palette Applique, Paint Dress, Toddler Dress or Girl's Dress- Choose Dress Color and Sleeve Length
3rd Grade is Awesome - Back To School / First Day of School Tshirt for Third Grade - Youth Boy / Girl Shirt / Super Soft Kids Tee Triblend
Back to School Dinosaur Shirt- Monogram- First Day of School- Last Day- Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade
Which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time, stay crafty 🙂

CraftyGirl’s Tips: Fill Out Your Etsy Policies Section

I love featuring Etsy shops – seeing shops from all over the world is almost like traveling from the comfort of your laptop (or phone). I’m also a frequent buyer on Etsy – birthday presents, just because presents, etc. As much as I love an item, there’s one thing that can stop me (and most buyers) from purchasing : a blank policies section.
I almost can hear you saying, “Really? That would stop you?”..Well, yes. If there aren’t any policies laid out, how do you know what you (as a buyer) are getting into? Information about shipping, returns, defects, etc, are very important as a buyer. It’s important to know how you’re covered.
So, if you’re an Etsy seller, I strongly recommend that you take a look at your Policies section and make sure you have it filled out…not only for your buyers’ protection, but for your own.
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!

CraftyGirl Weddings: Shabby Chic

Burlap, lace, distressed wood…these are a few of my favorite things. 🙂 Shabby chic is a popular wedding theme for many couples, simply because there’s a wide range of options for everyone. To some people, shabby chic is distressed white paint with glass accents; to others, it’s burlap and twine. This theme really can combine the best of all tastes to bring together sophisticated or casual weddings. Here’s just a few of my favorite shabby chic themed wedding items that I think you’ll enjoy:

Wedding Bubbles Holder Rustic Tray (item P10151) 

Burlap Bouquet - Shabby Chic Wedding - Rustic Wedding - Rustic Burlap Bouquet - Wedding Burlap Bouquet 

Light Ivory Pearl Beaded Lace Wedding Garter Set , Ivory Lace Garter Set, Toss Garter , Keepsake Garter  / GT-44 

Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!

CraftyGirl Weddings: Sunflower Themed

Wedding season is fast approaching – that time of year, typically from May to early fall, when a bulk of couples decide to get married. Whether or not it’s the sunshine, the warm temperatures, or just a convenient time of year depends entirely on the couple. I thought that doing a blog series on different wedding themes would be a great idea to showcase some crafty items from handmade sellers.
Today’s featured theme is – you guessed it! – sunflowers. Bright, cheerful yellow, they can bring a lot of color to a wedding and go well with several other colors and materials. Here’s some sunflower inspired wedding items that I think you’ll like:
Sunflower Wedding Cake Topper -  Rustic Wedding Cake Topper - Wooden Cake Topper - Rustic Wedding - Personalized Wedding Cake Topper 
Sunflower Wedding Cake Server and Knife & Champagne Flute Set, Personalized Set 
Sunflower Cake Decorations- Royal Icing- Made with Chocolate Candy Centers- Golden & Brown- Cupcake Topper (12) 
Sunflower Hair Pins (2) 
Rustic Wedding Invitation Printable, Wedding Invitation Suite, Mason Jar Wedding Invitation, Sunflower Wedding Invite, Fall Country Wedding 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!