Easter’s coming – are you ready?

Good afternoon, dear reader! Today, while looking at my calendar, I realized that we are just a few short weeks away from Easter. For me, Easter is a celebration of faith…though I do still love pastel colored Easter eggs and fluffy bunnies. If you’re like me, and you didn’t realize that Easter was so soon, I thought I’d share some handmade Easter items with you to help get you ready.

SweetiePieCollection on Etsy

First off, who could resist this adorable Easter sign? I bet it would look so great on your front door! (And secondly, the bunny ears on the capital E? So. Cute.) Get it on Etsy, starting at $44.

TwineAndBraids on Etsy

These Easter eggs are too cute to hide! I love the pastel rainbow colors on each one, and this set of 6 would be great Easter decor when placed in a basket. Find them on Etsy for $20

WoodenFrameDecor on Etsy

If you have kids who argue over who has the bigger Easter basket (even when they’re the exact. same. size!), eliminate the arguments with these adorable, cotton-tailed Easter basket rabbit tags. You can personalize the size and the font..though they’ll be cute no matter what you pick. Find them on Etsy, starting at $4.46

BluefishMill on Etsy

I really love the detail on this metal sign…and of course, the message. It’s treated with a durable gold powder finish, and measures 16″ tall by 10″ wide. Find it on Etsy for $29.95!

SunflowerTeesCo on Etsy

Finally, get in the spirit with this colorful Easter shirt! It’s available in sizes for all ages, and has plenty of color options for the shirt to choose from. Find it on Etsy, starting at $13.52.

Are you feeling more prepared for Easter? Are you ready to bust out the Easter eggs and decorate? Let me know in the comments below!


NEW! Plus exclusive coupon code

I’ve previously posted some free crafting graphics – transparent background PNG files that you can use with your cutting machine, a print on demand company, and more. I wanted to let you know that I have even more graphics for sale in my Etsy shop, CraftyGirlMerch.

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Stay crafty!


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!

HollyODesigns: Handmade Pearl Jewelry & Gifts

The shop:  HollyODesigns
The owner: Holly O’Connor from Madisonville, Louisiana
The products:  Handmade pearl jewelry – necklaces, earrings and more!
Fun facts:  Holly has a Bachelors of Fine Art degree, with a concentration in jewelry design and metal smithing. 
Reviews & Sales:  99 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s 3 of my favorite items from Etsy shop HollyODesigns:

Vintage crystal earrings Vintage pearl earrings Vintage style jewelry Vintage wedding earrings Bridal pearl earrings Crystal dangle earrings 
Grey pearl chunky necklace Braided pearl necklace Bridal pearl jewelry Silver Statement necklace Elegant wedding Bridal jewelry Gift for her 
Braided pearl BRACELET Chunky pearl bracelet Blush bridal jewelry Chunky pink bracelet Braided statement jewelry Blush wedding bracelet 

Until next time, stay crafty!

RestlessRemedy: An Interview with Owner Debra

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about these unique artists’ process and inspiration!
Alzheimer's Fidget Quilt Fidget Blanket Stroke Rehabilitation Dementia Patient MOD Hot Pink FLOWERS by Restless Remedy 
A lot of Etsy shops are born out of inspiration to provide a product that the owner feels would be a benefit to a group of people, and Etsy shop RestlessRemedy is no exception. After her sister-in-law suffered from a stroke and was diagnosed with dementia, owner Debra set out to create a way to help her maintain her fine motor skills. After researching, Debra learned about fidget quilts: a lap-sized quilt with different buttons, pulls, and other activities that patients can use to occupy their mind and help with their motor skills. “After making Alexandria a quilt and seeing how much she enjoyed it, I made a few more to donate to my local senior center. Restless Remedy has snowballed from there”, says Debra.
Alzheimer's Fidget Quilt Fidget Blanket Stroke Rehabilitation Dementia Patient CATS on the BEACH by Restless Remedy 
When asked if she’s always been interested in arts and crafts, Debra replies, “You name it, I’ve crafted it!”. When she was a child, her grandmother taught her to sew; and as an adult, Debra focused on jewelry making, paper crafts, knitting and crocheting. Debra’s been a fan of Etsy for the past several years, but just opened her shop in 2015.
Alzheimer's Fidget Quilt Fidget Blanket Stroke Rehabilitation Dementia Patient FISTFUL OF VIOLETS  by Restless Remedy
As you might have guessed, Debra’s main inspiration for RestlessRemedy is her sister-in-law, Alexandria. Debra loves crafting fidget quilts, and loves the rewards of being able to inspire and help out her customers and their families: “Every time I get feedback from my customers, my heart sings! I especially love seeing pictures of loved ones with their fidget quilts.” Debra loves working on custom quilts, getting to learn about who she’s making it for. 
As for her plans for the future, Debra wants to focus on the same things she’s always done: maintaining the care, quality and meaning of each quilt.
You can find Debra at RestlessRemedy on Etsy, on Instagram and on Facebook.
Until next time, stay crafty!

WhimsicallyOrdinary: An Interview with Owner Lacie Beverly

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about these unique artists’ process and inspiration!
A lot of Etsy shops start out of necessity; dissatisfied with current products, Etsy shop owners create to fill a need in their life…and then the product takes off. Friends and family start paying interest, word gets around, and suddenly, artisans all over the world realize that there is a market for what they’re making.
The process was the same for Lacie Beverly, owner of Etsy shop WhimsicallyOrdinary; an avid reader, Lacie struggled with finding the right bookmark. Most were too flimsy, or were lost easily, neither of which are qualities that are desirable. Lacie started creating her own bookmarks, and they quickly grew in popularity with her friends and family. When asked why she decided to open an Etsy shop, Lacie replied that those closest to her gave her the courage to start selling online: “My family and friends saw my own bookmarks that I use and were always bugging me to give them one or they would “steal one” of their own.”
Inspired by everyday life, Lacie strives to find the beauty in all situations. She loves working with antique glass beads, and enjoys re-purposing vintage jewelry to add to her creations. With an array of colorful options to choose from, Lacie’s shop gives her an outlet for her creativity, and gives her customers a great shopping experience – every one of her customer reviews is a perfect 5 star rating! 
As for her favorite project she’s ever worked on, Lacie refers to her Queen Bee book bling (pictured above). “It’s unique, compared to the others…more of a statement & display piece”, she noted.
You can find Lacie and her shop on Etsy, and make sure to like her page on Facebook!
Until next time, stay crafty!

DinnerWearJewelry: An Interview with Owner Mary-Ann Wood

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about featuring Etsy shops on my blog is getting to know the owners; what inspires them to design? What brought them to open their shop? I’ve started a new series of blog posts specifically for this occasion – owner interviews. I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about these unique artists’ process and inspiration!

When asked about how crafting became a part of her life, DinnerWear Jewelry owner Mary-Ann Wood muses, “Crafting has always been a part of my life, for as long as I can remember”. Growing up in a family of artists, artistic expression came naturally to her. Not with a brush and canvas, but with found objects and vintage components. Mary-Ann originally experimented with china mosaic art, but didn’t enjoy the process. She did, however, develop a passion for playing with the vintage china.
Creating her own style and process, Mary-Ann began to carve vintage china plates into gorgeous pieces of jewelry. Choosing pieces based on their patterns, colors and places of origin, Mary-Ann takes something old, and makes it new again. To most people, vintage china – especially if chipped or cracked – isn’t of much interest these days. But, with an eye for creativity, Mary-Ann takes china pieces and transforms them into the best possible parts of themselves; there are no more cracks or chips, just beautiful pieces of china, waiting to be worn.
Mary-Ann’s favorite projects to work on aren’t always the ones that are closest to her heart…but are the ones closest to ours. Customers can send in china that they want custom jewelry made from, often the china of loved ones or eras gone by. It’s a great way to keep and hold onto the memories, without having to worry about dropping the china plates while clearing the table. Often, when receiving an order, Mary-Ann gets to learn the history behind the china; why it’s special, and how much it means to the customer. From the way she speaks about this process, I feel that learning about it only spurs on her desire to make every order the best order possible; to provide the customer with their memories and cherished loved ones in the form of broken china jewelry.
As for her crafting regrets? Mary-Ann only has one – “I wish I had taken more photographs of my work”. I know the feeling; often we finish a project and give it away, only to wonder later about the specifics of the projects. Photographs of past work are a great way to learn from yourself, and your process.
You can find Mary-Ann and her broken china jewelry at DinnerWearJewelry.com, as well as DinnerWearJewelry on Etsy. She’s also active on Instagram and Facebook – drop in, like/follow her page, and say hi!
Until next time, stay crafty!

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 🙂

CharmMonkey – Handmade Jewelry & Charms

The shop:  CharmMonkey
The owner:  CharmMonkey from Rapid City, South Dakota
The products:  Handmade polymer clay charms and jewelry in an assortment of cute shapes – donuts, muffins and more! Look for the NEW Back to School line to launch later this summer.
Fun facts:  If you sign up for the Charmers Club (CharmMonkey’s newsletter), you receive a 30% off coupon code! You can sign up by clicking here.
Reviews & Sales: Recently opened, CharmMonkey has 4 sales, with one 5 star review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CharmMonkey:
Chocolate Best friend Vanilla donut necklace, donut necklace, Donut charm, Polymer clay charm, clay charm, food charm, novelty jewelry, 
Miniature food charm / food jewelry / lollipop charm / clay lollipop charm / clay charm  / polymer clay food / charm bracelet 
Kawaii donut earrings,  polymer clay earrings, polymer clay, fishook earrings, Donut earrings, happy earrings, gifts for her, mothers day 
Until next time, stay crafty!

AmariesShop – Genuine Gemstone Bracelets

The shop:  AmariesShop
The owner:  Alicia Marie from North Fork, California
The products: Colorful, genuine gemstone bracelets – check out Alicia’s available coupon codes:
Fun facts:  Supporting small businesses is important – Alicia purchases most of her semi-precious beads from other Etsy sellers!  
Reviews & Sales:  1800+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop AmariesShop:
8mm Howlite Turquoise Bracelet Set, Bead Bracelet Set, Gemstone Bracelet Set, Womens Mens Bracelet Set,  Stretch Yoga Bracelet Set, Gift 
10mm White Agate Bracelet, Gemstone Bracelet, Beaded Bracelet, Sterling Silver Stretch Bracelet, Mens Womens Stone Jewelry, Gifts 
8mm Purple Banded Agate Bracelet White Jade Bracelet Mens Bracelet Bead Bracelet Gemstone Bracelet Womens Yoga Bracelet Jade Jewelry Gifts 
10mm Chrysoprase Bracelet, Gemstone Bracelet, Green Beaded Bracelet, Womens Mens Bracelet, Sterling Silver Bracelet, Luxury Gifts 
8mm Red Crazy Lace Agate Bracelet Mens Bracelet Stacking Beaded Bracelet Gemstone Bracelet Mens Womens Yoga Bracelet Healing Jewelry Gifts 
ON SALE 12mm Green Aventurine Bracelet Gemstone Bracelet Womens Mens Bracelet Bead Bracelet Silver Heart Bracelet Rare Stone Jewelry Gifts 
8mm Lava Rock Bracelet, Black Bead Bracelet, Volcanic Bracelet, Mens Bracelet, Womens Bracelet, Stacking Bracelet, Yoga Bracelet, Gifts 
Until next time, stay crafty!

BeTheOriginal – Handmade Home Decor

The shop:  BeTheOriginal
The owner:  Dina from Russia
The products:  Fun, modern home decor & colorful pillows for kids – use coupon code JUSTFORYOU for 20% off your order! 
Fun facts:  Dina has always loved to craft, and the birth of her nephews inspired her to create children’s decor & accessories.
Reviews & Sales: 111 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop BeTheOriginal:
Pillows for kids, pillows for boys, designer decorative pillows, kids decorative pillows, designer pillows for boys, softies. 
Big owl pillow, stuffed owl, pillow owl 
Stuffed whale, soft red whale, whale toy, whale decor 
Until next time, stay crafty!

LovelyWreathDecor: Handmade Wreaths & Wreath Supplies

The shop:  LovelyWreathDecor
The owner: Renate J from Atlanta, Georgia
The products:  Handcrafted wreaths, as well as supplies for making your own wreaths.
Fun facts:  Renate ships orders in 1-2 business days, and uses USPS for shipping
Reviews & Sales: 113 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop LovelyWreathDecor:

Home Decor Spring wreath , Summer Yellow wreath,  Home Decor  , Wreath & door Hanger berry wreath , berry wreath ,Forysthia wreath 
3 Cotton branches ,Cotton boll stalks ,Faux Cotton bolls , Cotton boll stem, Country Rustic bolls stems , Cotton sprays 
Spring Boxwood Wreath , Preserved Wreath , Mirror wreath ,Table Wreath , Mirror Wreath ,Round Boxwood , Spring Wreath ,Summer Wreath 

Until next time, stay crafty!

DaniOnPurpose – Inspirational Christian T-Shirts

The shop:  DaniOnPurpose
The owner:  Dani Washington from Pflugerville, Texas
The products:  Handcrafted t-shirts with inspirational messages & designs!
Fun facts:  Dani wanted me to share a special verse with you today – one that actually happens to be one of my favorite verses. “But I have spared you for a purpose—to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth.” Exodus‬ ‭9:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Reviews & Sales: Opened in 2016, DaniOnPurpose has 8 sales, but no reviews yet.
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop DaniOnPurpose:

Christian Proverbs 31 Woman T-Shirt 
Christian Rhinestone (Bling) T-Shirt Walk In Your Purpose 
Until next time, stay crafty!

FunkyFleurDesigns: Czech Glass Earrings

The shop:  FunkyFleurDesigns
The owner:  Tracy Farley from Saint Paul, Minnesota 
The products:  Colorful, handcrafted Czech glass earrings – use coupon code FREESHIP for free domestic shipping on your purchase of $20 or more.
Fun facts:  Tracy makes sure to purchase authentic Czech beads for her creations, buying them directing from sellers in Slovakia & Prague. (And her earring findings are purchased from fellow Etsy sellers!)
Reviews & Sales:  31 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop FunkyFleurDesigns:

Czech glass earrings, boho style earrings, patina spacer, caramel and pumpkin beads, rustic earrings, earthy beads 
boho earrings, czech glass earrings, hawaiian earrings, blue and red earrings, flower earrings, pansy earrings, small flowers, casual 
SALE Boho Earrings, Czech glass, pansy earrings, copper hoops, flower earrings, bohemian earrings, hoop earrings, golden pansy beads 

Until next time, stay crafty!

PineTreeArt: Original Watercolor Paintings & Prints

The shop:  PineTreeArt
The owner:  Jim Lagasse from Bangor, Maine

The products:  Beautiful original watercolor paintings & prints – use coupon code THANKYOU for 25% off your purchase! 
Fun facts:  Jim’s favorite thing to paint are birch trees – there are several gorgeous birch tree paintings in his shop. You can find them here.

Reviews & Sales: 760+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop PineTreeArt:

Original Watercolor painting,landscape print, RED barn, Watercolor painting, painting,watercolor, Jim Lagasse,LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR, original 
BIRCH TREE Painting- Original Acrylic Landscape Painting, Birch Tree Art, 10 
FORT KENT, Maine - Original watercolor Painting, Landscape Painting, Limited PRINTS, Jim Lagasse, original watercolor, Maine Landscape 
Until next time, stay crafty!

702IslandDecals – Pacific Island Style Vinyl Decals

The shop:  702IslandDecals
The owner:  Dan Merrill from Las Vegas, Nevada

The products:  Pacific island themed vinyl decals, with over 200 items to choose from! Use coupon code 702ID2OFF10 for $2 off any $10 or more purchase.
Fun facts:  702IslandDecals definitely has authenticity; though they live in Nevada, Dan & his wife both hail from the Pacific Islands! Dan is from Hawaii, and his wife is from Guam. 
Reviews & Sales:  569 sales, with a 5 star average review rating 🙂 
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop 702IslandDecals:
Island Girl w/Hibiscus vinyl decal - Available in ALL colors/sizes!

Live Aloha vinyl decal - Available in ALL colors/sizes! 
Until next time, stay crafty!

ElliesDigitals – Printable Planners

The shop:  ElliesDigitals
The owner:  ElliesDigitals
The products: Instant download, printable monthly, weekly & daily planners – perfect for keeping your schedule on track! Buy 2, get 1 free with coupon code 1FREE
Fun facts:  All of Ellie’s planners are undated – meaning that you can put in your own date – so you’re always staying current
Reviews & Sales: Recently opened, ElliesDigitals hasn’t made a sale yet…but with such a great coupon code, who could resist her colorful planners? 🙂
Here’s my 3 favorite items from Etsy shop ElliesDigitals:

Undated Half Size Weekly Planner - Ocean Life - Printable Planner 
Undated Half Size Daily Planner - Tropical Paradise - Printable Planner 

Undated Half Size Weekly Planner - Sunflowers - Vertical Style - Printable Planner 
Until next time, stay crafty!

IKnowAGirlBoutique – Handmade Designer Clothing Made in the USA

The owner:  Annette Bertin from Lawrenceville, Georgia
The products: Custom-made designer clothing & accessories – bright colors, flowing fabrics and a fun-loving spirit. Use coupon code IKAG15 for 15% off your purchases of $25.00 or more from now until June 30th.
Fun facts:  Annette’s pieces aren’t designed to be mass-produced; in fact, many of her items currently for sale are one-of-a-kind.
Reviews & Sales: Recently opened, Annette’s shop only has one sale, but I imagine more will come soon 🙂
Here’s a very special top 7 favorite items from Etsy shop IKNOWAGIRLBOUTIQUE:
Cool summer cotton crop jacket and shorts with gold braided trim and african print fabric on front and sleeves Size M 
Custom designed wide leg pants and open front tube handkerchief style cut top size L reg. 
custom designed boutique turquoise halter bare back long sleeve open front top right leg high slit dress size M 
 Custom designed boutique yellow full flare halter maxi  asymmetrical hem dress with slit on right leg Size S 
custom boutique maxi one shoulder bare back red carpet cocktail special occasion plum  asymmetrical hem dress Size M 
custom designed asymmetrical hem wide leg jumpsuit with  gathered side pockets  fkare cut loose top with sheer back Size M 
hand made one of a kind ladies crop front long flared back classy chiffon top with leather shoulder piece Size M 
Until next time, stay crafty!

CosmiziAvocado – Avocado Seed Art Jewelry

The shop:  CosmiziAvocado
The owner:  Dimitrios Nikolaidis from Athens, Greece
The products: All natural, vegan jewelry art pieces, expertly hand-carved from avocado seeds. Prior to placing your order, send Dimitrios a message about this blog post, and you’ll receive free shipping! 🙂 Customers also receive a 10% off coupon code after their first purchase, to use on a future purchase.
Fun facts:  Dimitrios loves working with natural substances; he combines the avocado seeds with other organic materials (precious stones, Swarovski crystals and more) to create one-of-a-kind pieces you just won’t find anywhere else. 

Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, CosmiziAvocado has 8 sales and a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CosmiziAvocado:

Hot Air Balloon Pendant, Avocado Seed, Original carved design, Silver 925, Natural art piece, Mother's day, Recycled, Ecological, Woodland 
Red-eyed Crescent Moons Earrings, Avocado Seed, Swarovski eyes, Sterling silver chain and hooks, Summer, Boho chic, Woodland, Ecological 
Wise Owl Bolo Tie, Avocado Seed, Swarovski eyes, Handcarved, Knowledge symbol, Boho chic, Summer style, Ecological, Vegan friendly 

Until next time, stay crafty!

NamedKeychains – Personalized Metal Key Chains

The shop:  NamedKeychains
The owner:  Rowena Tulio from Kuwait
The product:  Handcrafted, personalized metal key chains available, with several styles to choose from. 
Fun facts:  Each key chain is made from 0.1 inch stainless steel; sanded & polished to a mirror finish 🙂  You can also find more products at Named-Keychains.com
Reviews & Sales:  Recently opened, NamedKeychains has no sales on their Etsy shop yet, but I imagine that will change soon.
Here’s my 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop NamedKeychains:

Personalized Inside Box Hollow Cut Single Named  Metal Key chain 
Personalized Inside Box Hollow Cut Single Named  Metal Key chain 
Personalized Couple Two Metal Key chain Set 
Until next time, stay crafty!

MinaKindo – African Handmade Jewelry

The shop: MinaKindo
The owner:  Aminata Amadou Kindo from Carlisle, Pennsylvania
The shops: Colorful handmade African jewelry – necklaces, bracelets and earrings 🙂 

Fun facts:  Aminata always begins her jewelry projects by sketching a design, before jumping into creating & assembly. You can find more information on her jewelry, including tutorials, on MinaKindo.com
Reviews & Sales: Opened this year, MinaKindo has 7 sales and a 5 star average review rating!
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop MinaKindo:

Beaded bracelet Blue Navy, handmade bracelet, bracelet Crystal beads, simple bracelet, mother's day, modern bracelet 
African earrings green and orange, African jewelry, Beads jewelry, Beads necklace, Niger, handmade jewelry, ethnic jewelry, tribal jewelry 
African earrings elegance pink, African jewelry, beaded earrings, simple earrings, handmade jewelry, modern earrings, tribal jewelry 
African necklace, African jewelry,red and turquoise, Beaded African necklace, Niger, handmade jewelry, ethnic necklace, tribal jewelry 
African earrings elegance blue, African jewelry, beaded earrings, simple earrings, Niger, handmade jewelry, modern earrings, tribal jewelry 
Geometric earrings illusion, African jewelry red blue, geometric earrings, Niger, handmade jewelry, ethnic jewelry, modern earrings 
Yellow beaded bracelet, handmade bracelet, bracelet Crystal beads, faceted beads Rhinestones, baptism, birthday, mother's day, modern 

Until next time, stay crafty!

SweetBabyJamesShop – Newborn Photo Props & Accessories

The shop:  SweetBabyJamesShop
The owner:  Barbara Gaddis from Marietta, Georgia
The products: Colorful, adorable and whimsical newborn photo props – including wraps, faux fur, headbands and more! Use coupon code FIRSTTIMEPURCHASE for 10% off your first purchase.
Fun facts:  Barbara is a photographer, who also has a passion for crocheting & knitting. A lot of the photo props featured in her shop also make great baby shower gifts!
Reviews & Sales:  6600 sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s a very special 7 favorite items from Etsy shop SweetBabyJamesShop:

Lavender Flower Baby Headband, Newborn Photo Prop, Baby Photo Prop, Baby Shower GIft, Ready to Ship. 
SUPER SALE, Newborn Baby Superhero Superman Cape, Photo Prop, Baby Shower Gift. 
Latte / Cream Faux Fur Prop, Ready to Ship, Newborn Baby Photo Prop,  Layering Blanket, Neutral Photo Prop. 
New COLOR......Baby Pixie Hat and Pants, Suspenders, Elf Hat, ,Newborn Photo Prop, Baby Outfit, Baby Photo Prop. Baby Boy Outfit, 
LAST CHANCE.....Curly Mint Green Sheep Faux Fur, Newborn Baby Photo Prop, Flokati Look, Faux Sheep Fur,  Luxury Photo Prop, 
Baby Newsboy Outfit,  READY TO SHIP, 0 - 3 months, Newsboy Hat, Diaper Cover, Suspenders, Bow tie, Newborn Photo Prop, Baby Boy Prop. 
CHOOSE your Color, Stretch Knit Wrap and (or) Headband Set, Wrap 14 
Until next time, stay crafty!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CYDesignStudio – Handmade personalized jewelry

The shop:  CYDesignStudio
The owner:  Candice from Cary, North Carolina
The products:  Gorgeous, personalized handmade jewelry – use coupon code Friday13 for 13% off until May 20th, 2016!
Fun facts:  Candice has an impressive 1500+ items in stock – plenty for you to choose from. Jewelry from CYDesignStudio has been seen on Jane The Virgin & The Vampire Diaries, and has been featured in the 2016 Golden Globes swag bags!
Reviews & Sales:  11,000+ sales with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop CYDesignStudio:

Vampire Diaries Necklace - Garnet Gemstone Wire Wrapped Briolette Teardrop Necklace - January Birthstone - Garnet Necklace 
Druzy Earrings - Sparkling Faux Druzy Stud Earrings - Glitter Earrings, Druzy Stud Earrings, Boho Chic, Gift for Her 
Personalized Angel Wing Necklace - Memorial Necklace - Miscarriage Necklace - Loss Necklace - 14k Gold Filled - Memorial Gift for Her 
Until next time, stay crafty!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SugarbirdHollow – Miniature Houses & Village Accessories

The shop: SugarbirdHollow
The owner:  Sugarbird Hollow from Thousand Oaks, California
The products:  Handmade miniature houses, decorative trees and other adorable village accessories 🙂 Use coupon code spring16 for 30% off until the end of May 2016. 
Fun facts:  All trees & houses can be done in custom colors – just message the shop owner for more information! 
Reviews & Sales:  290+ sales with a 5 star average review rating
Here’s a very special top 7 favorite items from Etsy shop SugarbirdHollow:

Assorted set of 12 glittered bottle brush trees: four of each size of colorful sisal trees 
Miniature western retro style Putz style glitter house paper teepee 
Miniature village Woodland Scene set: miniature brown deer, 4 green bottle brush trees, and one teal blue glittered pond 
Miniature kitsch glitter house trailer with palm trees and yard flamingos 
Miniature Valentines set of 4 1in tall trees pinks, red, white sisal trees 
Purple Traditional winter putz style glitter house, paper house. 
Miniature Silver Glittered Fox figurine 

Until next time, stay crafty!

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CollarsBySebastian – Handmade Paracord Dog Collars

The shop:  CollarsBySebastian
The owner:  Rebecca from Charleston, South Carolina
The products:  Handmade, custom paracord dog collars, as well as a select amount of leashes. Use coupon code CRAFTYGIRL16 for 5% off your order – coupon is good until June 30th, 2016. 🙂
Fun facts:  All of the paracord used in the shop is made in the USA! 
Reviews & Sales:  18 sales with a 5 star average review rating
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CollarsBySebastian:

Custom #550 Paracord Dog Collar 
Reflective Blue Fishtail Style Paracord Leash 
Reflective #550 Paracord Dog Collar 

Until next time, stay crafty!