CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: TasselArabella

Today’s featured shop, TasselArabella , makes handmade decorative tassels in bright colors and fun patterns. Owner Stacy started making tassels when she couldn’t find ones she liked for her daughters’ rooms. She loves making fun, girly and glam combinations, especially with pink accents. Stacy uses bright, fun colors, and makes a wide array of tassels that are perfect for any room or occasion. Here are a few of her products that caught my eye…

4th of July Party Decor, Stars and Stripes Decorative Holiday Tassel, Americana Decor

Perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, Stacy’s 4th of July Stars and Stripes Decorative Holiday Tassel features black looped fringe & red, white and blue ribbon. It’s six inches wide and six inches tall, and is a steal at $29 with free shipping!

Stacy’s Hot Pink Gingham Tassel features black and hot pink ribbon with black tassel trim at the top. With free shipping, it’s a great deal at only $25!

Gold and Black Leopard Decorative Tassel, Leopard Home Decor, Animal Print Home Decor

Featuring gold, green and rust colored pom-pom fringe around the top for added detail, Stacy’s Gold and Black Leopard Decorative Tassel is 5.5 inches wide and 6 inches tall, and also features free shipping. It’s competitively priced at $26!

Stacy also makes wonderful hand painted keepsake boxes. Here’s a sample of her work:

Painted Wooden Princess Jewelry Box with Crown and Charm, Keepsake Box
Painted Wooden Princess Jewelry Box with Crown and Charm, $36


Pink Hand Painted Trinket Box, $36

Both of these gorgeous boxes also feature free shipping as well!

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

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?  My regular rolling pins just seem so boring now! 🙂

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: 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. 🙂 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!

 

So, tomorrow is my 26th birthday. Woohoo! 🙂 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

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. 🙂 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 at 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”. 

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! 

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, Celebrity Lace Front Wig-0024 is perfect if you want something shorter and sleek.

Silky Straight 16

And last, but not least, is 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