CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: PinkMouseKids

The shop:  PinkMouseKids
The owner:  Karyn from Johnson City, TN
The products:  Colorful, handmade boutique clothing for little girls and boys – use coupon code CRAFTY2 for 25% off your order!
Fun facts:  Sewing skills are prominent in Karyn’s family – one of her ancestors was the personal tailor for General Robert E. Lee!
Reviews & Sales:  850+ sales and amazing reviews – PinkMouseKids has a lot of happy customers!
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop PinkMouseKids:


Minnie Mouse Birthday Outfit - Little Girls Outfit - Girls Skater Skirt - Disney Birthday - Birthday Dress - Photo Prop - Sizes 2T to 10 yrs 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Boys Birthday Outfit - Photo Prop - Little Boys Vest Bow Tie Set - Sizes 12 mo to 8 years 
Little Girls Birthday Dress - Girls Mulan Dress - Mulan Dress Up - Toddler Dress - Mulan Costume - Pink Dress - Sizes 2T to 7 

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Cards4Charlie

The shop:  Cards4Charlie
The owner:  Tonya Lavietes from Las Vegas, NV
The products:  Handcrafted rustic greeting cards, stickers and more!
Fun facts:  Cards4Charlie’s products are made with vintage papers & mixed media, and are aged & distressed for a rustic look.
Reviews & Sales:  18 sales and glowing reviews from happy customers
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop Cards4Charlie:


 
Adorable Elephant Valentine Card 
Handmade Love Valentine Card 

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HeartOfIzelle

The shop:  HeartOfIzelle
The owner:  Linsy Lierman from Happy Valley, Oregon
The products:  Unique acrylic & mixed media paintings
Fun facts:  Lindsy, who has lived in Oregon her whole life, loves spending time with her friends and family. Pouring her soul and style into each painting, she focuses on treasured experiences and moments as her inspiration for her acrylic & mixed media works.
Reviews & Sales:   HeartOfIzelle just opened a few days ago, so no reviews or sales just yet!
Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop HeartOfIzelle!



Intrinsic Heart 
Silver Tree 
Flowers Aflame 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: OceanDaz

The shop: OceanDaz
The owner: JK from Clinton, AR
The products: Creative & colorful art quilts – all made by hand (no machines here!) with archival materials.
Fun facts: Inspired by her late grandmother, JK has worked in several art forms over the years, and fell in love with fabric once she began to work with it. JK especially loves working with ocean themes. 🙂
Reviews & sales: Only one sale & one review so far, but it’s a 5 star review!
Here’s a very special top 7 items from Etsy shop OceanDaz:
Art quilt wall hanging of two proud Lionfish. 
Scallop 
Mermaid - Avee 
The Wave 
Mermaid - Cooper 
Wave Runner 
Sand Dollar #1 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CaitlinsTutusandBows

The owner: Caitlin Hunt, from Independence, MO
The products: Handcrafted tutus, dresses & more. Use coupon code SPECIAL5 for 5% off your order!
Fun facts: Caitlin started making tutus and dresses for her two daughters, and enjoys being able to craft handmade quality pieces with love.
Reviews & Sales: 1,000+ sales and glowing reviews 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from CaitlinsTutusandBows:

Princess tutu outfit, birthday princess tutu, birthday tutu outfit,  pink tutu outfit, pink birthday tutu, pink birthday outfit, pink tutu 
Color me tee, coloring shirt, color in shirt, unicorn coloring shirt, unicorn birthday shirt, toddler gift, unicorn shirt, coloring unicorn 
Peacock tutu dress, peacock flower girl dress, peacock pageant dress, flower girl tutu dress, peacock tutu dress, peacock tutu, flower girl 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HeartfeltCreativity

The owner: Tamara from Grand Forks, ND
The products: Handcrafted crystal, pearl & gemstone jewelry
Fun facts: Having gained an interest in beading and jewelry making from her mother-in-law, Tamara decided to open an Etsy shop to express her love of crafting. Tamara is a proud U.S. Air Force wife, who loves to spend time with her two puppies.
Reviews & Sales: Glowing, positive reviews and 96 sales 🙂
Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop HeartfeltCreativity:


Turquoise and Silver Leaf Bead Cap Earrings - Dakota Sky 
Molten Caramel Bracelet - Carnelian and Gold Bracelet 
Pixie Earrings - Mystic Quartz and Sterling Silver 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: HARKandCo

So, we’ve been talking about Christmas presents, Christmas decor…Let’s talk about Christmas apparel! 🙂 Ugly Christmas sweaters are legendary; some people have parties with ugly Christmas sweaters as the theme! Today’s featured shop, HARKandCo, has some great “ugly” Christmas sweatshirts that are definitely more stylish than ugly. 🙂 Owned by a husband and wife team living in Chicago, HARKandCo offers screenprinted apparel, posters & home decor inspired by their love of travel & creativity. Right now, HARKandCo is offering a special coupon code – HARK30 – for 30% off your order until December 11th! Here’s my top 3 favorite items from HARKandCo:


Grinch green -  Mr. and Mrs. Grinch Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt Set -  Sweater Flex Fleece Pullover 
Oh Deer! Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt  - Available in s, m, l, xl and 2xl 
The Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story sweatshirt - Ugly Christmas sweatshirt - Holiday shirt fun xmas sweatshirt 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BirdAndBeed

There’s something just so special about handmade jewelry – most offerings on Etsy are one of a kind pieces, each with their own unique flair. You might find other pieces of jewelry like them, but you’ll never find two that are exactly the same. Today’s featured shop specializes in handmade jewelry, with each piece capable of holding a special place in your heart. Meet Monique, a jewelry artisan and owner of Etsy shop BirdAndBeed. Opened in 2012, BirdAndBeed uses authentic gemstones – no fakes here! – as well as high quality metals & materials. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted to help you express your unique individuality and show off your personality. With glowing reviews, Monique has had a lot of happy customers! Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop BirdAndBeed:



Sterling silver labradorite earrings, silver artisan earrings, gemstone drop earrings, beadwork, boho earrings, dangle earrings, 
Sterling silver smoky quartz earrings, gemstone drop earrings, gypsy, sterling artisan earrings, beadwork, gift, Moroccan earrings, dangle 
Sterling silver labradorite ring, size 7, triangle ring, silver statement ring, gift ring, modern ring, silver flower ring, boho ring 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: winkdesignsk

‘Tis the season to be decorating! We trim our trees, hang up lights outside…but chances are, we often forget that wall art can be festive, too. 🙂 If you’re thinking it’s too close to Christmas to find the perfect addition to your holiday decor, never fear: Etsy shop winkdesignsk offers some seriously amazing Christmas printables that would look perfect on your walls (plus cards & invitations that are sure to excite your guests). Owner/designer Lucia gladly accepts custom orders, working with the clients to create the perfect item from scratch and providing a high quality customer service experience. Best of all, after you make your first purchase, you’ll receive a coupon code for 50% OFF your next wall art purchase! Now, that’s a great deal. 🙂 Today, I’m focusing on Christmas-related items from the shop, but there are loads of options to choose from – including some beautifully detailed invitations and precious nursery wall art. Here’s my top 3 favorite Christmas picks from winkdesignsk:

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him Printable Poster | Christmas Print | Christmas Wall Art | Instant Download | Christmas Chalkboard Sign 
Merry Christmas Modern Printable 5x7 
Let it snow Christmas Printable Wall Art | Gold Foil Snowflake Wall Decor | Christmas Home Wall Decor Print | Gold Foil Christmas Print 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Maryolla

There are an abundance of things in nature to inspire us, especially in this season. Crisp fall leaves, rich colors & natural materials are just a few inspirations possible in the month of November. I love seeing Etsy shops that embrace natural inspirations, and Etsy shop Maryolla is definitely one of them! Focusing on natural materials, such as wool & natural stones, Etsy shop Maryolla creates handmade designs (and also offers supplies for your own crafty adventures). With over 350 items in stock, I’m sure you’ll find something you like. Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop Maryolla:



Felt Snowman Ornament, Christmas Tree Ornament, Snowman Decor, Snowman Door Hanger, Snowmen Ornaments, Snowmen Decorations, Snowmen Decor 
Christmas wreath, winter wreath, wool felt wreath, front door wreath, seasonal wreaths, flower wreath, felt flowers wreath, felt banner 
2 Felt acorn caps napkin rings, Christmas napkins, custom napkin rings decor, Christmas dinner, Christmas ornaments, winter napkin rings 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BombThatBath

Baths are a great alternative to showers after a long day. Fill up the tub, lean back & relax! Today’s feature shop handcrafts bath bombs, the perfect addition to any hard-earned soak in the tub. Check out Etsy shop BombThatBath: opened less than two months ago, BombThatBath already has over 20 sales! With a selection of options, including personalized bath bombs, there’s something for everyone. New scents are rotated throughout the month, and many of them are organic. Right now, you can use coupon code GOBBLE for free shipping with your purchase of $10 or more! Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop BombThatBath:

Organic Lemon Bath Bomb 
Organic Spearmint Bath Bomb 
Organic Grapefruit Bath Bomb
 Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: Zuffolo

When it comes to fashion, it’s a great time to be a kid. Classic styles & bold colors are making a huge comeback, and there are a large number of boutique designers who offer great products at affordable prices…like today’s featured shop. Meet Cynthia Valletta Baker, owner & creator behind Etsy shop Zuffolo. Cynthia offers crisp, clear product photos of her classically inspired, brightly colored girls’ clothing & accessories. Handmade, each piece is one of a kind and lovingly crafted by Cynthia, who also accepts custom orders if time permits. Right now, Cynthia is offering a special coupon code – HOLIDAY15 – for 15% off your order of any ready-to-ship item with a price of $25 or more. Here’s a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop Zuffolo:




Tween Girls Embroidered Cape - Size 10, 12, 14, Gray Grey Brushed Denim - Fully Lined - Luxury One of a Kind Christmas Birthday Gift 
Girls Size 5 Coat Jacket Embroidered Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Dusty Pink Corduroy Fall Autumn Winter Back to School Ready To Ship 
Girls Size 8 Long Sleeve Dress Silver Gray Grey Satin Tulle Embroidered Christmas New Years Wedding Bridesmaid Flower Girl Special Occasion 
Girls Size 5 Coat Jacket with Belt Embroidered Flower Daisy Deep Plum Purple Corduroy Fall Autumn Winter Colors Back to School Ready To Ship 
Tween Christmas Dress Outfit Denim Blazer Jacket Red Twirly Skirt Polka Dot Embroidered Polar Bear Carousel Horse Size 10 Photo prop Gift 
Girls Size 4 Coat Jacket Embroidered Blue Birds Bright Orchid Pink Corduroy Fall Autumn Spring Colors Back to School Ready To Ship 
Girls Size 4 A-Line Short Sleeve Black Lace Dress Cotton Lined Formal Special Occasion Wedding Party Ready to Ship Little Black Dress 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: 33rayons

Jewelry is a great gift option for anyone in your life, for many occasions. Most of the time, when browsing jewelry online, the majority of products available are for women. However, today’s featured shop? Just for men 🙂 Etsy shop 33rayons features an assortment of handmade men’s bracelets, crafted with gemstones and sterling silver. Owner Jacques Leclair is a graphic designer who decided to open an Etsy shop with high quality mens bracelet options, after being unable to find one that he liked. With crisp, clear pictures and 50 items in stock, I’m sure you’ll find something you like. Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop 33rayons

KAMBABA JASPER mens bracelet, Mens Silver bracelet, Mens jewelry 
SODALITE MENS bracelet, Double Wrap Around, Sterling Silver bracelet, Blue Bracelet 
Bracelet for Men - BLACK ONYX bracelet, mens bracelet 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Candles.Space: Buy & Sell Handmade Candles!

More & more online venues to buy & sell handmade items are opening lately – It’s great to have so many options! I really love seeing websites that are niche specific, making it easier to find exactly what you want. One new website that I want to showcase today is Candles.Space, an online site specializing in handcrafted candles & accessories. If you love buying candles, or if you’re looking for a new site to sell your handmade candles on, I really suggest that you give Candles.Space a try!
Candles.Space Main Page
If you’re looking to buy candles, more options will be coming soon to Candles.Space as the website continues to grow 🙂 Until then, though, there are some great options, much like this:
 

Right now, Candles.Space is offering an EXCLUSIVE coupon code on any Carolina candle – NC20 – for 20% off plus FREE shipping on any order over $100!

If you’re looking to sell candles online, Candles.Space is a great option. It’s FREE to open your online store, and has low fees, including a small 5% commission on sales. 
So, whether you’re looking to buy or sell, I suggest you give Candles.Space a try 🙂
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CraftzByHand

I love finding one of a kind pieces on Etsy; it’s so fun to see what creations Etsy sellers make & what ideas they come up with. A lot of one of a kind pieces are inspired out of need, or a desire to make something new out of something that most people would throw away. Etsy shop CraftzByHand creates one of a kind mosaic crosses from broken dishes (as well as offering original paintings). It’s always fun to see different patterns and colors mixed together, and being able to reuse items that would normally be discarded is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that we, as a nation, produce. Owner Sandra Ames loves hunting for vintage plates to use. Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop CraftzByHand:




Broken dishes Mosaic Cross, Brown, green, blue with embelishment 
 
Broken dish mosaic cross in yellow with blue flower detail 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BlingNPinkBoutique

I’ve always had a fondness for cute accessories, even when I was little. There’s just something about a headband that can make your day, even when you’re 2 years old. 🙂 Today’s featured shop offers handmade accessories so cute, you’ll wish that they came in your size (..and they do!). Meet Shelbey Willbanks, a stay-at-home mom and owner of Etsy shop BlingNPinkBoutique. BlingNPinkBoutique offers an array of headbands, perfect for that special occasion or to be used as a photo shoot prop. With fun, bright colors & patterns, I’m sure you’ll find something you like. Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop BlingNPinkBoutique:

Gold/Pink Heart Bow Headband, Newborn Headband, Girl Headband, Clip, Photo Prop




SET OF 3,Simple Dot Bows, Newborn Headband, Simple Headband, Baby Headband, Girl Headband, Photo Prop 
Glitter Bow Headband, Newborn Headband, Bow Headband, Girl Headband, Baby Headband 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SneappersStudio

In cold weather, slippers are my go-to choice for padding around the house in. Warm & cozy, slippers are a great way to stay toasty…but often, when shopping for a new pair of slippers, you’ve got to sort through several pairs that are just…well, not that stylish. If you’re crafty (or know someone who can be crafty for you!), Etsy shop SneappersStudio has crochet slipper patterns that you’re going to fall in love with. Owner Xenia offers instant download crochet patterns, in English and French, inspired by popular sneakers. Now that’s one way to wear your sneakers to bed! 🙂 December 14th will be the 2 year anniversary of SneappersStudio opening, and Xenia wanted me to mention that she’ll be running a special promotion that day – the first two orders made on that day will be fully refunded and processed for FREE! So, mark your calendars, and make sure to place an order on December 14th..Who knows, you might get it for free 🙂 Here’s my top 3 favorites from Etsy shop SneappersStudio:




Women Converse Inspired SIZE 6-11 US (36-41 EU) Sneakers Crochet Pattern 
The Perfect Converse Inspired Star Crochet Pattern 
Women Nike Air SIZE 8-9 US (38-39 EU) High Tops, Sneakers Crochet Pattern 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: MeasCozyCoop

Colorful prints and adorable babies – what could be better? 🙂 Check out today’s featured shop, MeasCozyCoop. Owner Sara Johnston opened MeasCozyCoop in August 2014, and offers bold fabrics & colorful handcrafted baby outfits and accessories. Inspired by her children, stay-at-home mom Sara loves to make colorful & modern clothing for children, focusing on comfort & style. Right now, MeasCozyCoop is offering a special coupon code – DISCOUNT10 – for a 10% discount off your purchase! Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop MeasCozyCoop


Baby girls frill dress outfit, baby girl fox outfit, baby dresses, baby girl outfit, baby girl first birthday outfit, baby girl fall clothes




Fabric by the Yard, Machines Organic Jersey in Green Apple, Euro Knit Fabric, PaaPii Fabric, Truck Knit Fabric, Green knit Fabric, boys knit




SALE!! 40% OFF!! 6-9 Month, Baby boy one-piece outfit, baby boy romper with back snaps, Gray chevron outfit, modern baby boy clothes

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

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: CellCaseByThatsNancy

Phones are an integral part of our lives; they’re how we keep in contact, how we track things (finances, exercise, etc), even how we unwind with games sometimes. So it would only make sense that, like with everything else, we love the ability to customize their look and make them truly ours. Designs that stand out, instead of having the “same” phone as everyone else. If you’ve got an iPhone and you want to change it up a little bit, check out Etsy shop CellCaseByThatsNancy. Offering an assortment of made-to-order iPhone cases, today’s featured shop has an impressive stock of over 150 items – including cases for the new iPhone 6S! Right now, owner Nancy is offering a special deal – when you place your order, if you mention this blog post, you’ll get a special BONUS surprise with your purchase! Here’s my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop CellCaseByThatsNancy:


 
iPhone 6 Case , Plaid iPhone 5c Case , Rainbow Cell Phone Case | Stripe iPhone 4 case | Phone Cover | cellcasebythatsnancy | cool cell case 
iPhone 6S Case, Damask iPhone 5C, Winter iPhone Case, iPhone 6 Plus Phone Case, cellcasebythatsnancy 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BarkingInTheRain

Today’s featured shop might just be the cutest Etsy shop I’ve ever seen…and when you look at the items I’m featuring, you’ll see why! Check out Etsy shop BarkingInTheRain, a handmade boutique for dog collars with – eeeee! – adorable little bow ties & flowers. Owner Elizabeth, from Lawrenceville, GA, handcrafts cute dog accessories for your favorite furry family member. With over 200 items in stock to choose from, there’s plenty of options for everyone! Here’s my top 3 (very adorable) picks from Etsy shop BarkingInTheRain:



Dog collar with bow tie 
Pink dog collar Dog collar with flower Dog accessories Pet collar with flower 
Red Dog Bow Tie.Small Medium Large  Removable Dog Collar Bowtie 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade!)
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: ancienttribal

Jewelry is a fun way to change up any look – add a necklace, a new stud or a bracelet, and your outfit suddenly changes. Today’s featured shop specializes in jewelry perfect for your piercings – nose studs, cartilage piercings and more. Based in Israel, owner Elizabeth loves to handcraft jewelry for her shop, ancienttribal.  Her love of creating jewelry was passed down from her father, a master jeweler who she would sit and watch work for hours. Opened in early 2015, ancienttribal has 175+ items in stock, and already has a very impressive 500+ sales. Currently, Elizabeth is offering a special coupon code – ETI123 – for 10% off your order. Here’s my top 3 items from Etsy shop ancienttribal:

tragus stud 24g tragus stud opal tragus silver tragus nose piercing tiny stud tragus




NOSE RING gold nose ring silver nose ring fake nose ring nose rings set




GOLD STUD turquoise stone nose stud 14 k gold filled nose screw body jewelry nose stud gold studs
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: InTePro

Memories are powerful; good, bad, happy or sad, they influence who we are and how we act. Photography is one of the best ways to capture memories, so that when the memories fade, we can look at a picture and vividly remember what it felt like to be in that particular place at that particular time. A camera strap is a wonderful way to carry your camera, making sure you don’t misplace it. When it comes to buying a camera strap from a big-box store, you don’t get a lot of options; typically, solid colors, maybe a pattern if you’re lucky. If you’re looking for fun, colorful camera straps you can accessorize with, check out Etsy shop InTePro. Opened in early 2014, InTePro has close to 1,000 sales and 200 items in stock to choose from! There’s so many camera strap options to choose from – music notes, maps & more – that I’m sure you’ll find one that you love. Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop InTePro:



Native American (inspired) Camera strap (not beaded) .  Southwestern Ethnic Camera strap.  DSLR Camera Strap. Camera accessories. 
Lucky Me camera strap. Custom Camera Strap .Dark purple Elephant camera strap. DSLR Camera Strap. For Fuji Nikon Canon Sony & other cameras. 
Sunflowers Camera strap with pocket.  Roses camera strap.  dSLR Camera Strap. Camera accessories. Canon camera strap. Nikon camera strap. 
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DinnerWearJewelry

We all have those special sentimental keepsakes; that special item passed down by family or dear friends that you can’t bear to part with. For a lot of us, it’s china – not practical for daily use, but you hold it dear to your heart, maybe display it in a prominent location in your home. But what happens when your china breaks? Your heart breaks a little with it. Worry no more, because Etsy shop DinnerWearJewelry has a solution. Based in Franklin, MA, owner Mary-Ann Wood creates keepsake jewelry from broken china, and accepts custom orders to turn your china into your own specialized piece of jewelry. DinnerWearJewelry has 150+ beautiful items already in stock, made from various china pieces Mary-Ann finds on her shopping trips. Currently, DinnerWearJewelry is offering a special coupon code – 20THANKS – until September 30th, 2015. You can also find DinnerWearJewelry on Facebook for updates and news, as well as at DinnerWearJewelry.com! Here’s a very special 7 top picks from Etsy shop DinnerWearJewelry:



Broken China Jewelry Old Country Roses Vintage China Crystal Pendant Necklace




Broken China Jewelry Scottish Thistle Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace




Broken China Jewelry, Old Country Roses, Sterling Silver, Dangle Earrings, Rose Jewelry, Rose Earrings, Crystal Earrings, Red





Broken China Jewelry Necklace Forget Me Nots Blue Vintage China





Unique Bridesmaid Gifts Vintage Cameo Lariat Y Necklace Teal Wedding Jewelry




Lily of the Valley/Broken China Jewelry/Lily of the Valley Necklace Jewelry/Flower Necklace/Unique Necklace




Broken China Jewelry-Willow Pattern-Willow Ware-Blue and White China
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RumiArtShop

As time goes on, and people become more ecologically conscious, creativity blossoms. How do we make the most of the resources we have? I love featuring shops that use resources that most people would normally throw away, and this featured shop is no exception. Meet Rumi, owner of RumiArtShop, which is based in Oreshak, Bulgaria. Using scraps left over from leather apparel production, RumiArtShop handcrafts home decor & 3D wall art statement pieces that are sure to strike up a conversation at your next dinner party or family gathering. Opened earlier this year in April, RumiArtShop has over 50 items currently in stock for you to choose from! Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop RumiArtShop:





3D Hand-Painted Leather Wall Art Decor, Wooden Plate, Hand Painted Ceramic Vase, Leather Roses, Leather Leaves, Unique Gift




Unique Wine Holder, Leather Monster Face, Home Decoration, Wine Lovers, Original Wine Holder, Cranky Wine Holder, Brown Wooden Wine Holder




Handmade Ceramic Mask, Leather Mask, Wooden Eyes, Leather and Wooden Earrings, Coloured Leather Art, Home Decor, Wall Decor, Wall Hanging
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BettieConfetti

Are you tired of aimlessly wandering through the card aisle, trying to find a card that isn’t mind-numbingly generic & mass produced? It can be really difficult at times, finding one that conveys what you want to say without it seeming like you didn’t put any thought into the process. Well, worry no more! Check out Etsy shop BettiConfetti, which offers handmade greeting cards for a variety of occasions. Based in London, England, owner Andy Corina opened BettiConfetti in January 2015, and already has a very impressive 3,000+ sales. Right now, Andy is offering a special deal – buy 4 cards, get 1 free! – as well as coupon code craftygirl10 for 10% off your order. Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop BettiConfetti:



Funny Wedding/ Engagement card. You two weirdos were made for each other.




Funny new home/ first home card: Congratulations on your first house. You're like a proper grown up now




Funny Birthday card: Allow me to suggest this is the year you start lying about your age
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie