Monday, September 29, 2014

MonogramNecklaceVIP: CraftyGirl's Featured Shop is Twice as Nice!

I had the pleasure of reviewing MonogramNecklaceVIP on Etsy several weeks ago, and I am pleased to be able to feature their products again! You know, monogrammed jewelry makes such a wonderful gift for so many people in your life. And with MonogramNecklaceVIP's double gold plating layer, it's sure to please. Based in Israel, owner Olivia has a passion for making personalized jewelry, and offers free shipping worldwide. I think Olivia's items are the perfect gift for many occasions;  anniversaries, birthdays, and more!

Here are today's featured items:






Dainty Gold Nameplate Bracelet/Gold Bar Bracelet/Personalized Bracelet
Dainty Gold Nameplate Bracelet/Gold Bar Bracelet/Personalized Bracelet, $32.90  - Made of 18k plated gold, this item would be perfect for that special someone in your life.








Silver cross bracelet/Personalized Monogram bracelet
Silver cross bracelet/Personalized Monogram bracelet, $27.90  - Classic and timeless, this great bracelet is made of 925 sterling silver.








Post Monogram Earring- 1 inch Personalized Monogram - 18K Gold Plated
Post Monogram Earring- 1 inch Personalized Monogram - 18K Gold Plated, $32.90  - Why not treat yourself? These monogrammed earrings would be the perfect touch to any outfit!







Rose Gold Monogram Bracelet/1 inch Personalized Monogram/18k gold plated bracelet
Rose Gold Monogram Bracelet/1 inch Personalized Monogram/18k gold plated bracelet, $32.90  - This delicate bracelet would make a perfect Mother's Day gift!







Silver Round Monogram Earrings - 1 inch Personalized Monogram





With free worldwide shipping, MonogramNecklaceVIP is the perfect place to shop for that special someone!




Until next time...stay crafty (and wear jewelry)!
-Katie
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: OCBookShoppe




Books have always been one of my passions, and most days that I'm able to set aside time, you'll find me curled up with a book. While I love eReaders, I don't think anything can beat an actual, tangible book...especially vintage books, with their history and character. 


 

Today's featured shop celebrates the vintage written word with an impressive inventory of over 700 items, which also includes a few vintage gifts and curiosities. Based in Monroeville, AL, Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe has a store front in the historic district that is perfect for spending a few hours browsing. And if you can't make it to Monroeville, no worries! OCBookShoppe has plenty of wonderful inventory online for you to browse from the comfort of your own home. Here's a few of their items that caught my eye:



Vintage Set of Three Brown &  Blue - Home Decor 







Vintage Buckingham Car Lamp - Bedside Light






The Good Earth (4) by Pearl S Buck 






Davenport Ironstone Cyprus Antique Bowl, Home Decor, Kitchen, Fine Dining, Black and White








The Southern Baptist Convention 1845-1953 by W.W. Barnes 




These are just a few samples of some of the unique, vintage finds that you can find at OCBookShoppe! So be sure to check out OCBookShoppe on Etsy, as well as their Facebook page, and don't forget to follow them on Twitter




Until next time...stay crafty (and read books)!
-Katie
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Recipe Roundup: Dessert Edition

I don't know about you, but I have a pretty major sweet tooth. This leads to hours browsing on Pinterest, coming across delectable recipes and drooling over them. Today, I thought I'd share some dessert recipes I cam across recently that look...wait for it...AMAZING! 



Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good! 







chocolate pecan pie bars








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http://www.ziplist.com/recipes/carrot-cake-cheesecake/1f48fbb0-97f7-0131-109d-22000ae70c9e






S'mores Pie | Cooking Classy 



Until next time...stay crafty (and eat dessert)!
-Katie
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: JosyRoseHaberdashery

Our featured shop, JosyRoseHaberdashery, is a London-based haberdashery and craft supplier, specializing in sequins, diamanté and vintage buttons. JosyRose has been selling online for 10 years at JosyRose.com, and has been on Etsy for almost a year. JosyRoseHaberdashery is a crafter's paradise, featuring colorful and fun supplies. Here's just a few of the (many!) items that caught my eye:



Vintage Mother of Pearl Button Card. 18mm Ligne 28 






Red glitter fabric. A4 sheet.







144 Diamante Scatter Stones - 4.20mm. JR05094






Crafters pink tool box - 18 piece case, JR07569 







Metallic Gold Snaking Sequin & Lurex Trim. 14mm




Make sure to check out JosyRoseHaberdashery for even more great deals on craft supplies!


Until next time...stay crafty!
-Katie
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Art4TheSoul

Based in Raleigh, NC, artist Ann Burt is an established artist of over 25 years. Trained as a faux finisher and mural painter, Ann opened her Etsy shop, Art4TheSoul, 5 years ago and has had an impressive 600+ sales. As an outlet for her Christian faith, Ann creates works of art specializing in the Retablos style; a form of art stemming from Spanish colonial days in Spain and Mexico. Recently, she's started re-purposing salvaged items and mixing them with her art, which you can find on her Pinterest board. Here are a few of Ann's pieces that caught my eye:




Assemblage Jesuit Priest Saint St Antoine Daniel North American Canada French 







Favorite 3 Saint Retablos collection pick any 3 Saints great  family gift idea for any occasion







 







Spanish Colonial Folk Art Retablo Bulto Altar Nicho Niche Screen Milagro Santo Saint Icon








Religious gift for him Saint St Francis of Assisi retablo animal lover 





Featuring wonderful talent and great prices, make sure to check out Ann's work at Art4TheSoul on Etsy.



 
Until next time...stay crafty!
-Katie
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Biosource Naturals




Although their Etsy shop is new, Biosource Naturals has been selling online on various outlets, such as Amazon, since 2006. Owned and operated by Lezlie Cebulski, ND, EFT, RM, Biosource Naturals has amassed an impressive 60+ sales since April 2014, and has several glowing reviews. Specializing in essential oils and aromatherapy, Biosource Naturals has a shop section for any need you may have, including pure essential oils. Here are a few of Lezlie's items:








Warm Vanilla Sugar Massage Oil 8 oz with Lock Pump 









Sweet Birch (Betula lenta) Pure Essential Oil - 1 fl. oz / 30 ml











Sweet Dreams Essential Oil Blend Spray with Gem Elixirs & Flower Essences 8 fl. oz / 240 ml










Biosource Naturals Neck & Shoulder Tension Stress Relief Body-Mind Remedy Lotion 3.8 fl. oz. / 108 ml 









Peach Tree Leaf (Prunus persica) Absolute Essential Oil - 0.5 fl. oz / 15 ml 


 Make sure to check out Biosource Naturals for all of your essential oil and massage oil needs! :) 


Until next time...stay crafty!
-Katie
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Featured Post: EstateSale.Company

Have you ever wondered where to find great vintage items? Where vintage sellers from Etsy find their shop stock? Where the the great estate sales are? Check out EstateSale.company, where you can get news from preferred estate sale companies, check out estate sales, and even read articles on how to spot fake vintage items, such as Roseville pottery! 







Find, hire and review estate sale companies...for FREE!



Not only can you find them on their website at EstateSale.company, you can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!




Don't forget, check out EstateSale.company to find an estate sale in your area!




Until next time...stay crafty!
-Katie
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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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Monday, September 8, 2014

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: KingsBenchCreations

Featuring fun, whimsical folk art from upcycled materials and reclaimed wood, KingsBenchCreations creates wonderfully playful and artistic ornaments, leash holders and more! Based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, owner Jeanne Stern breathes new life into objects that most people would throw away, creating an eco-friendly shop filled with fun treasures. Here are a few of Jeanne's items that caught my eye:






Dog Leash Holder, Reclaimed Wood Chihuaha Leash Holder, Handmade Dog






Frog Ornament, Recycled Hand Made Frog Ornament Original Frog Art






Raccoon Ornament, Recycled Hand Made  raccoon folk art upcycled raccoon art





Make sure to check out KingsBenchCreations for more great upcycled gifts and more!

Until next time...stay crafty!

-Katie
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Apple Spiced Mini-Muffins (Adapted from OneHungryMama.com)

Fall is coming...It may still be 80 degrees here in Southwestern Virginia, but fall is coming. And I am PUMPED! (Is it obvious that it's my favorite season?) It's a rainy day here, so I decided today was the perfect day for something with apple..and lots of spice. 


While browsing for recipe inspiration online, I came across One Hungry Mama's recipe for Baked Apple Donuts. Unable to find my donut pan (say it ain't so!), I went with mini muffins... Mmmm.









The only changes I made, other than the shape:  the baking time, and a little added spice. 350 degrees at 12-14 minutes did it for my mini muffins. I dipped them in the applesauce and cinnamon sugar (with a little added ground ginger) and they are AMAZING.


So make sure to check out the recipe at OneHungryMama.com!

Are you excited for fall?


Until next time...stay crafty!

-Katie
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: BrushesWithAView

Featuring custom, hand-painted wine glasses, Christmas ornaments and coffee mugs, BrushesWithAView is based in Pompton Plains, NJ. Owner Ann Yaconis' talent is evident on her many wonderfully painted pieces. Here are a few of her works that caught my eye:



Sunflower Wine Glasses Stemless  Set of two 









Christmas Ornament Hand painted personalized with initial











Mr and Mrs Couples Coffee Mugs Wedding Gift Anniversary Gift    Dishwasher Safe



Make sure to check out BrushesWithAView!






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-Katie
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