Monday, June 30, 2014

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
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
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Recycled, Up-cycled and More!

The more I search Etsy, the more I'm amazed with the products that our crafty Etsy sellers come up with. Today, I wanted to showcase some finds that feature recycled and upcycled objects - Something that everyone can benefit from! Recycling takes a little extra time out of your day, but it's completely worth it... Did you know... If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year? (According to DoSomething.Org) That's amazing!

Let's take a look at some of the creative and inventive recycled, up-cycled and eco-friendly products our lovely Etsy friends have to offer. :)


MOLESKINE®  notebook with recycled hand screened printed cover. MOLESKINE®  journal with 'my secret plan to conquer the world' cover.
MOLESKINE® notebook with recycled hand screened printed cover, $8.73





 12th Man Seattle Seahawks Loopy Infinity Scarf - Upcycled from Recycle Tshirts - Blue Green Gray Football Jersey Necklace
Seattle Seahawks Loopy Infinity Scarf - Upcycled from Recycle Tshirts, $20





Shark art, made of recycled fence wood. JAWS, Great White, outdoor art
Shark art, made of recycled fence wood, $28





Reflamed Glassworks Recycled Glass Tumblers from Amazing Yellow, Green, Amber and Cobalt Blue Michigan Wine Bottles
Reflamed Glassworks Recycled Glass Tumblers, $40




Upcycled GA License Plate Bird House Nest Box For Black-capped Chickadees or Carolina Wrens gardening nest gift for your birder friend
Upcycled GA License Plate Bird House, $30


Be sure to check out these great shops! :)

Until next time...stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Up For Auction...

I've currently got a wonderful, color block scarf up for auction at eBay!





Handmade Color Block Lime Green and Purple Scarf


The starting bid is only $0.99! Buy it now for $12.99.

Lovingly handcrafted, this super colorful scarf features blocks of lime green and bright purple, with purple edging. It measures 5 inches wide and 60 inches (5 feet) long. It's made with soft Red Heart acrylic yarn, and comes from a pet-free and smoke-free home.


Check it out!

Until next time..stay crafty!
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

First Fruits

So, when I'm not being a super awesome business owner, direct sales representative and housewife, I'm also *gasp* a gardener! Now, don't be fooled...typically, my luck with plants is not that good. But I was tickled pink this afternoon when I went to water my tomato plants and found this:





That, my dears, is a tiny baby tomato on one of the wonderful tomato plants my neighbor gave me. (She ended up with several dozen from the seeds she had sown. Maybe that's why I'm doing so well with them.. I'm not the one who originally planted them! ;) )

I am super excited to have fresh tomatoes this summer. I don't typically eat them raw (except in some salsas) but I am totally thinking of fresh marinara sauce...

Until next time...stay crafty! And get out there and grow something! :)
-Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles - Two Gifts in One!

June's Scent of the Month

When I think of summer, one of the first scents that comes to mind is fresh strawberries. I LOVE strawberries! Plain, with strawberry shortcake..you name it, I love it. Now I can have the smell of fresh strawberries all year with Jewelry In Candle's scent of the month, Strawberry!



Strawberry Candle
Jewelry In Candles - Strawberry Candle ($24.95)


It's also available in wax tarts!




Strawberry Wax Tarts
Strawberry Wax Tarts - Jewelry In Candles ($15.95)


And with all of the products available from Jewelry In Candles, you get to choose your jewelry! Pick between a necklace, earrings or a ring (choose your size!) for your surprise. :)

Until next time...stay crafty!
Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise
Representative, Jewelry In Candles

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Erica Waddell : Clothing for Men & Women

A true visionary when it comes to colors and patterns, Erica Waddell's affordable and stylish line of clothes for men and women evokes a sense of fun, timelessness and an international sense of style. Based in Torrance, CA, Erica's designs are uncomplicated and beautiful, with unparalleled quality. From silk ties to Japanese inspired dresses, Erica's designs are sure to impress.





Midnight Garden Japanese Floral Print Cutout Cotton Dress

Featuring 2/3 length gathered sleeves and above the knee rolled hemline, this soft and stylish Midnight Garden Japanese Floral Print Cutout Cotton Dress ($38) is perfect for a romantic stroll with that special someone. Available in sizes XS, S, M & L





Silk Velvet Burnout Manton with 12-Inch Fringe

With a pattern of fans and fine china on top of the off-black and antique gold background, Erica's Silk Velvet Burnout Manton with 12-Inch Fringe ($40) measures almost five feet across, plus 12 inches of fringe trim along the curved edge. One size fits all!





Purple Paisley Silk Short Sleeved Dress

Reminiscent of the 1960's, this gorgeous Purple Paisley Silk Short Sleeved Dress ($40) is made of silk jersey knit for slight stretch and bounce. With a flattering fit and close-cut crew neckline, it's sure to impress.


Erica Waddell's designs are available on Etsy, and also in her store in Torrance, CA, where ready-made and custom clothes are available for women, men, and kids! Even better, if you use coupon code CRAFTYMERCHGIRL, you'll get $15 off your order of $75 or more! That's a great deal for such amazingly styled pieces.

Be sure to check out Erica's shop for gorgeous designs, timeless designs and bright colors.

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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My newest job...

If you know me, you know I carry a lot of "job" titles: Wife (which includes cook, maid, etc), small business owner, designer, crafter, and more. And now, I can say that I've added one more to the list: representative for Jewelry In Candles.

Why Jewelry In Candles? Well, right now until the end of June 13th, signing up to be a representative is completely FREE. There's no risk involved, no money you're shelling out...and at just a little over a year old, it's a fast growing company that pays an amazing 30% commission on whatever you sell! Also, I really love the idea of their products and all of the creativity that they put into them. 100% all natural soy candles and wax tarts with scents like Strawberry, Fun on the Beach, Banana Nut Bread and more...with YOUR choice of jewelry. You can even pick your ring size!

Are you looking to make a little extra money? Tired of doing everything you can think of to make ends meet? Why not try a FREE, no risk way? Sign up today. Just click "become a rep" on the left-hand side of your screen here.

And you'll earn 30% commission selling products like this....





Neapolitan Layered Candle
Neapolitan Layered Candle





and this.....



Chocolate Fudge Tarts
Chocolate Fudge Tarts






and this!



Birthday Cake Candle
Birthday Cake Candle




What have you got to lose? :)

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Frozen Water Designs

Having had the pleasure of purchasing from Frozen Water Designs personally, I can vouch that Elly's products are amazing. Featuring soaps of all different shapes, sizes and scents, Frozen Water Designs is sure to have a product you'll love. Normally, I feature 3 random products from a shop during my blog posts, but I'm going to go with 3 very specific items this time: the items I bought!


Here's a peek at what I got..


IT'S HERE!  the best soap in the verse has arrived
The Best Soap in the Verse - Serenity - Firefly, $7
I ordered this one in gray, with the scent "clementine cupcake"..and does it smell like a cupcake? Oh yessss. Both Alex and I are big Firefly fans (and are still gravely upset over the show only lasting one season), so I purposefully ordered it in a scent I thought was "girly" so he wouldn't use it. Whoops. :)




our favourite bounty hunter - build your own soap
Boba Fett - Star Wars Bounty Hunter Soap, $7
Alex is a HUGE fan of Star Wars, so I ordered this one specifically for him, in green and scented with "summer melon". He loves it! Melon is pretty much his favorite scent, hands down, so this was perfect for him. :)







SERIES 2 - time and space - whovian soap
Series 2 Doctor Who Soap, $10
I'll admit it. I'm a Whovian....as if ordering this soap didn't show my love for Doctor Who enough. :) I ordered this one in blue, and in possibly the best scent ever created: "pumpkin cheesecake". Mmm! I may seriously have to make an actual pumpkin cheesecake after I use this soap for the first time. :)



So, dear readers, don't forget to check out Frozen Water Designs and show Elly some love =)



Until next time...stay crafty!
-Katie

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Monday, June 2, 2014

50% off SALE!

So, I know this sounds crazy..but ya'll are going to love this! To move out my current shop stock before I take the shop in a new direction, I'm having a 50% OFF SALE at CraftyGirl Merchandise! Everything is 50% off! That means items as low as $0.50 plus low-cost shipping!


That means you can get items like these....



HALF OFF SALE! 9 to 12 Months Crocheted Pumpkin Hat - Crochet Pumpkin Hat Photo Prop for Babies
Crocheted Baby Pumpkin Hat, $3.75


HALF OFF Crochet Newborn Hat- Blue and Green Striped Hat with White PomPom
Crocheted Striped Newborn Hat, $6.00







HALF OFF Crocheted Bookmarks - Red with White Hearts - Set of 3
Crocheted Red and White Heart Bookmarks, Set of 3, $0.50


For as low as $0.50!



Act fast, because you never know when the item you want will sell out!


Stay crafty!
Until next time,
Katie
Owner, CraftyGirl Merchandise