Handmade Wooden Cutting Boards

I was recently browsing pictures from our local farmer’s market’s opening day, and I noticed a table with handmade wooden cutting boards in the background. I am FASCINATED with them! I’ve always wanted to be able to make something so precise, so intricate…though if I did make myself one, I don’t think I’d be able to use it because I’d be afraid of messing it up 🙂 
So, for today’s post, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some handmade cutting boards on Etsy. Even if you don’t want to purchase one for yourself, I think that they would really make a great wedding present or housewarming gift.
Elephant Cutting Board/ Maple Cutting Board/ Animal Cutting Board/ Walnut Cutting Board/ Wooden Cutting Board/ Elephant Chopping Block/ 
Made with maple and walnut, this adorable striped elephant is 14 inches by 12 inches, and 1 inch thick.
I just love how this oak cutting board is staged for the photo – it really makes you want to roll your sleeves up and start cooking. Cooking can be such a relaxing hobby if you don’t take it too seriously!
Edge Grain Cutting Board, Bread Board, Carving Board, Cheese Board, Wooden Cutting Board, Bread Knife 
I really love the handle and the variety of hardwood used in this cutting board!
When my sister-in-law got married, my husband and I purchased a personalized cutting board for her & her new husband. It was beautiful! Personalizing gifts is such a great way to add a little extra thought into the presents you buy.
Whale Shaped Wooden Cutting Board - Handmade Cutting Board - Large Cutting Board - Wood Cutting Board 
Thar she blows! This whale shaped cutting board is made from yellow birch hardwood, and is such a fun way to add a little whimsy to your kitchen.
Which of these was your favorite? Is there a cutting board on Etsy that you love that you feel I should have featured? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, stay crafty & buy handmade!
-Katie

CraftyGirls Featured Shop: papercute

I love shops that embrace color…and Etsy shop papercute offers items of every color in the rainbow! Owners An Le & Giang Le recently redesigned papercute and have expanded papercute’s inventory to include anime & festival headbands, cute cards, jewelry & more. Handmade with love, papercute plans on adding more items into their inventory soon, but still has plenty of options to currently choose from. Right now, you can use coupon code TYFB15OFF for 15% off your order! Here’s my top 3 picks from papercute:




Purple LED headband, Cat ears, Bow headband, Star headband, Rave wear, Cosplay, Cat ear headband, Anime, Festival, Cat ears headband 
Donut, Funny Card, Funny Greeting Card, Greeting Cards, Pun Card, Cute Card, Doughnut, kawaii 
Yellow flower crown, Floral crown, Cat ears, Bohemian, Anime, Cosplay, Cat ear headband, Cat ears headband, Anime cat ears, Festival 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Etsy Find: Personalized Leather Luggage Tag

If you’re looking for a gift for the world traveler in your life, check out today’s Etsy Find from shop CheckOutLA. Based in Los Angeles, CA, owner Phil enjoys creating custom, bespoke leather luggage tags & gladly accepts large orders. Currently, Phil is offering a special coupon code – CRAFTYGIRL – for FREE U.S. shipping!
Personalized bespoke leather luggage tag and strap with your name, contact info, and favorite quote! 
So, here’s the Etsy find: this handmade luggage tag is made of heavy weight vegetable tan 8-9 ounce leather and hand stamped & cut. Then it’s dyed & coated with a water resistant sealant for protection and shine. It would look great with any style of luggage!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/195568643/personalized-bespoke-leather-luggage-tag?ref=shop_home_active_1
You can personalize the tag with any combination of capital letters, numbers, and certain punctuation marks. (See the listing description for a list of the punctuation marks available) 
CheckOutLA has over 120 sales and very positive reviews, & I honestly think that this would be a great gift..whether it’s for a friend or a gift for yourself. 🙂 
Until next time, stay crafty (and do some traveling)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: GORIANI

One of the things I love about Etsy is that it’s made it easier to see handmade creations from all around the world…like today’s featured shop. Meet Georgi Dimitrov, owner of Etsy shop GORIANI. Based in Dobrich, Bulgaria, Georgi handcrafts custom leather cuffs, wristbands, watch straps & more. GORIANI has glowing reviews, and pictures that make you feel like the item is right in front of you; like you could reach through your screen and pick it up. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from GORIANI:

Tooled Handmade iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Wallet, Leather iPhone 6 Case, iPhone 6 Leather Wallet 
Pilot watch strap, military strap, nato leather strap, pilot watch band, nato watch band, leather straps, men's 24mm strap




wood watch box, wood storage, tooled jwelery box, wooden watch box, montres wood box, husband gifts 
Moneyclip Wallet Brown , Mens Wallet, Money Clip Card Holder, Leather Moneyclip




Leather cuff Bracelet , Leather bracelet, Leather cuff watch, Leather Watch Cuff 
Make sure to check out GORIANI and the rest of Georgi’s items!

Until next time…stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: KnoxGraphicHouse

Today’s featured shop, KnoxGraphicHouse is based in Knoxville, TN and offers fun & clever apparel, prints & so much more! With a wide array of products to choose from, KnoxGraphicHouse has something for everyone – baby onesies, customized wedding t-shirts, workout tanks and more. KnoxGraphicHouse has rave reviews and an impressive amount of sales. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from their shop:


I'm Freaking Cold Women's V-notch Hoodie Sweatshirt 
Here To Pick Up Weights not Dates Tri-blend Racerback Tank




Snoop Dog Onesie 
Goal Digger Tank




Y'ALL NEED JESUS Women's T-Shirt 
So, whatever your need – fun workout clothes, clever prints or even custom orders – KnoxGraphicHouse has something for you! Make sure to check out the rest of their shop stock on Etsy; you can also find them online at KnoxvilleGraphicHouse.com
 
Until next time…stay crafty (and rock that workout tank)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl Creates: MyBodyUtopia

Today’s featured shop makes handmade bath & body products, as well as creatively crocheted hats & cowls. Meet Candice, owner of MyBodyUtopia on Etsy. MyBodyUtopia is a haven for customers looking for high quality, affordable bath & body products without harsh chemicals or hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Candice believes that the products you use on your skin should be as simple & nourishing as possible, made with care, integrity & quality. With transparent labeling, an easy to navigate Etsy storefront, and natural ingredients, MyBodyUtopia features several options to choose from. Candice also crochets hats & cowls, made with loving care. Here’s my favorite picks from MyBodyUtopia:
Cutting Down Lemongrass Soap, Handcrafted Soaps, Body Care, Natural Soaps 
Spearmint Madness Lip Balm, Bath and Body, Lip Butter
Bear Cowl - Brown Bear Cowl - Crochet Bear Cowl - Crocheted Bear Cowl - Crochet Brown Bear Cowl - Crocheted Brown Bear Cowl - Handmade Cowl 
Lilac Body Butter - Lilac Body Cream - Lilac Meadows Body Butter - Lilac Shea Body Butter - Lilac Shea Body Cream - Handmade Body Butter
All Natural Deodorant - Cucumber Kiwi 
Make sure to check out MyBodyUtopia on Etsy for a full product list!
Until next time…stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: WAXILICIOUS

Based in Cape Coral, Florida, today’s featured shop will help you melt the stress away with their relaxing scents. Meet Karen Witt, owner of WAXILICIOUS. Newly opened, WAXILICIOUS offers an array of shapes and scents to meet your needs. Not only are they perfect for yourself, but they also make great gifts for any occasion! Wax melts are a wonderful alternative to burning candles; they’re safer, highly scented and don’t produce the messy soot residue that candles do when they burn. Right now, WAXILICIOUS is offering a great coupon code – use coupon code WELCOME for $5 off a $20 or more order through February 23rd.  Here’s a few of WAXILICIOUS’  items that caught my eye:
SPRING FLING scented wax melts 
KISSES GALORE  Gift Collection -  scented wax melts
HARD CANDY Medium wax melts 
CHAMPAGNE TOAST  6 cube scented wax melt clamshell
SPRING FLOWERS - 6 Cube Scented Wax Melts Clamshell 
 Make sure to check out WAXILICIOUS on Etsy to see their full shop inventory!
Until next time…stay crafty (and buy handmade!)
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CharlotteCoutureGlam

Featuring designer quality jewelry at affordable prices, CharlotteCoutureGlam recently opened in December 2014, and already has an array of products available. Owner Tiffany Griffith makes each piece by hand, and enjoys making jewelry that gives people a boost of confidence. Here are a few of CharlotteCoutureGlam’s items that caught my eye:
Gold Leaf Earrings, gold earrings, gold leaf charm, drop earrings 
Gold Filagree Pendant Neclace, gold necklace, gold chain, charm necklace, gold charm neclace
Multicolored Wrap Bracelet on White Leather, beaded bracelet, white leacher, glass beads 
Mosaic Charm Necklace, Gold necklace, charm necklace, pendant necklace, Ganesha pendant, gold chain, gold charm necklace, bohemian jewelry
Make sure to check out CharlotteCoutureGlam for great finds and wonderful quality jewelry at affordable prices!
Until next time…stay crafty (and wear jewelry)!
-Katie
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Shop Closing Sale

CraftyGirl Merchandise is having a 40% off shop closing sale! It’s time to take an indefinite break from selling online and focus on other pursuits…buying a home, getting healthier, and hopefully becoming a mom. 🙂 So! I’m selling off my shop stock for 40% off. You’ll get GREAT deals on gifts for this holiday season! 40% off everything, including these items:
Closing Sale Crochet Ear Warmer - White with Red Rose - Winter Accessories 
 Make sure to head over to CraftyGirl Merchandise to see these, and other, great sales!
Until next time…stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Crochet50

Featuring intricate and delicate details, Crochet50 specializes in crocheted apparel, baby gifts, housewares and more. Owner Michele, from Yucca Valley, CA, creates elegant works of art with yarn and a crochet hook. Here are a few of her items that caught my eye:
Crochet Hanging Lamp Shades in a White Color with hanging pearls 
Crochet Hanging Lamp Shades in a White Color with hanging pearls, $119.99, is made of 100% cotton and comes with a 11 foot electrical cord (with an on/off switch) and a 25 watt soft white light bulb.It’s a one of a kind creation, sure to add style to any room of your house.
Sleveless Woman crochet Tank Top Shirt Handmade Pink Crochet Top medium size 
Sleeveless Woman’s Crochet Tank Top ,Handmade Pink Crochet Top, medium size, $94.99 features intricate details and is made of 100% cotton thread.
Red with Yellow and Black ruffles Baby girl Crochet Lace Dress Newborn Preemie Reborn doll Handmade dress 
Red with Yellow and Black Ruffles Baby Crochet Lace Dress, Newborn/Preemie Handmade dress, $52.99  features adorable ruffled layers of red, yellow and black. It’s sized for 0-3 months and made with 100% cotton thread.
Woman Crochet Dress sexy Deep Back Cut  Peach Dress medium size 
Woman’s Crochet Dress, Sexy Deep Back Cut Peach Dress, medium size $399.99  is a light peach color, and is one of a kind. It’s perfect for beach wear!
 
Crochet Pink Rose Brooch – Roses are Pink with White Pearl, $12.99  features 100% cotton thread with a white pearl bead in the middle, and is perfect for pinning to your favorite top or accessory!
Make sure to check out Michele’s shop, Crochet50, for even more one of a kind creations!
Until next time…stay crafty!

-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MonogramNecklaceVIP

 
Today’s featured shop has amazing photos, a wide array of options and free shipping worldwide! Meet Olivia Smith, owner of MonogramNecklaceVIP. Based in Israel, Olivia has a passion for making personalized jewelry. Her items are perfect for any occasion, and are timeless; they’ll never go out of style! Olivia also features double gold plating layers on all of her gold items!
Here are some of Olivia’s creations that caught my eye:
Silver Monogram Necklace - 1 inch Personalized Monogram - 925 Sterling Silver 
Gorgeous and timeless, this is perfect for a gift, or as a special present for yourself!
Monogram Necklace - 1 inch Personalized Monogram - 18K Gold Plated 
Featuring double layer plated 18K gold, this is a wonderful piece for that special someone in your life!
Silver Monogram Bracelet- 1 inch Personalized Monogram - 925 Sterling Silver
Gorgeous bracelet! I think this would make a great Mother’s Day gift!

Cross Bracelet - Personalized Bracelet- 18K Gold Plated
This item is my personal favorite! I think it would be great personalized with your child’s name and birthdate on it, or maybe your wedding anniversary!






 Elegant and understated, I think these would make a great anniversary gift!
Make sure to check out MonogramNecklaceVIP for all of your jewelry shopping needs! Don’t forget: Olivia offers free worldwide shipping!
Until next time…stay crafty!

-Katie

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Geeky Finds on Etsy =)

I am a well-admitted geek. I’ll never deny it. I have Lord of the Rings marathons, I’m a big Doctor Who Fan and you can often find me quoting things that “normal” people don’t get. (“After all this time?” “Always”…sigh) So, it’s no surprise that I love finding cute things on Etsy that have to do with my interests. SO, I bring to you, 10 Geeky Finds!

Leggings Lord of The Rings Clothing middle earth map yoga leggins -(NOT baby leggings girl leggings tattoo tight pant suit stocking ) Z K090
Lord of the Rings Leggings, $19.90

Hollow Book Safe (THE HOBBIT Pocket Edition)
Hollow Book Safe (THE HOBBIT Pocket Edition), $46


Doctor Who Inspired “All I Want for Christmas is Blue” Cross Stitch Chart, $3.50

Nerd I Prefer the Term Intellectual Badass Funny Geek T-Shirt mens womens t shirt shirt - Christmas Gift
Nerd? I Prefer the Term Intellectual Badass Funny Geek T-Shirt, $14.95+

IT Crowd Shirt Geek Like A BOSS Tee More Colors XS - 2XL
IT Crowd Shirt Geek Like A BOSS Tee More Colors XS – 2XL, $11.99

BaNaNa Elementally Awesome Notebook
BaNaNa Elementally Awesome Notebook, $11+

Lord of the Rings Birthday Card Printable // Gollum Birthday Card // My Precious // The Hobbit // Funny Birthday Card // INSTANT DOWNLOAD
Lord of the Rings Birthday Card Printable // Gollum Birthday Card, $2.00

Harry Potter Wooden Peg Doll
Harry Potter Wooden Peg Doll, $12

IT'S HERE!  the best soap in the verse has arrived
Firefly//Serenity Shaped Soap, $7

Mischief Managed - Harry Potter Inspired - Aluminum Wrap Ring  - Hand Stamped
Mischief Managed – Harry Potter Inspired – Aluminum Wrap Ring – Hand Stamped, $10

Until next time…stay crafty! 🙂
-Katie
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