Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: LiVeCameraStraps

Accessories can add that extra something to an outfit - color, style, etc. Most of us, when thinking about accessories, think of purses, scarves, hats...But what about camera straps? Check out LiVeCameraStraps, an Etsy store that offers stylish & colorful camera strap options. Owner Liga opened LiVeCameraStraps earlier this year, and has over 150 items in stock to choose from. Here's my top 3 picks from Etsy shop LiVeCameraStraps:

Lucky Elephants Camera Strap. Original Camera Strap.  DSLR Camera Strap. Canon, Nikon Camera Strap. Women Accessories 

World Map Camera Strap. Blue Camera Strap. SLR, DSLR Camera Strap. Gift For Photographer. 

Roses Camera Strap. Black and Purple Camera Strap. Canon Nikon Camera Strap. Photo Camera Accessories 

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

Saturday, September 26, 2015

CraftyGirls Featured Shop: papercute

I love shops that embrace color...and Etsy shop papercute offers items of every color in the rainbow! Owners An Le & Giang Le recently redesigned papercute and have expanded papercute's inventory to include anime & festival headbands, cute cards, jewelry & more. Handmade with love, papercute plans on adding more items into their inventory soon, but still has plenty of options to currently choose from. Right now, you can use coupon code TYFB15OFF for 15% off your order! Here's my top 3 picks from papercute:

Purple LED headband, Cat ears, Bow headband, Star headband, Rave wear, Cosplay, Cat ear headband, Anime, Festival, Cat ears headband 

Donut, Funny Card, Funny Greeting Card, Greeting Cards, Pun Card, Cute Card, Doughnut, kawaii 

Yellow flower crown, Floral crown, Cat ears, Bohemian, Anime, Cosplay, Cat ear headband, Cat ears headband, Anime cat ears, Festival 

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

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: ClavinInc

Wall art, big or small, is a great way to decorate any room. With Etsy shop ClavinInc, you've got plenty of options to choose from - in fact, over 400 items in stock! Based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ClavinInc specializes in high quality prints of nautical charts, custom sports stadium blueprints and more. Right now, ClavinInc is offering a special coupon code - sept20 - for 20% off your order! Here's my top 3 items from Etsy shop ClavinInc:

Print of Vintage Long Island Map on Photo Paper Matte Paper or Canvas Art Decor Giclee Antique Nautical Chart Blueprint Line Drawing Poster 

Vintage Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Blueprint on Photo Paper, Matte paper or Canvas Sports Stadium Tickets Art Home Decor Giclee RedSox 

CUSTOM - Your Sports Team Seating Chart Custom Stadium Baseball Football Basketball Hockey Arena nfl nba mlb nhl on Photo Matte or Canvas 

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

Friday, September 25, 2015

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)!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: AnimationFactory

One of the earliest things I remember learning was the alphabet. Letters, forming words, are how we communicate - whether by speaking, signing or even texting. Today's featured Etsy shop offers a beautifully illustrated poster that can help your children learn the alphabet in the cutest way! Meet Riaan Theron, an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa, and owner of Etsy shop AnimationFactory. Opened in August 2015, AnimationFactory only has one illustration in stock, but offers a few different size and print options for you to choose from. :) Here they are:

Beautiful Detail Alphabet Poster, Animal & Character ABC wall art. 

A1 Super High Detail Alphabet Poster Printable 

Printable A2 - Animal and Character Alphabet Poster, Highly detailed ABC poster, 

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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)!

Monday, September 21, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: FunJewelryShop

Jewelry is a great gift option for almost anyone in your life - or even a cute little splurge for yourself. There are a lot of styles out there to pick from, but I'm currently adoring the rounded designs of Etsy shop FunJewelryShop. Opened in September 2013, FunJewelryShop has 800+ sales and close to 700 items currently in stock to choose from. Owner Bonnie Ruth loves making handcrafted jewelry from her home design studio in Annapolis, MD. Bonnie crafts each piece with the kind of quality and care that she would want if she were purchasing her jewelry, and really enjoys being creative. Right now, FunJewelryShop is offering a special coupon code - thanks10 - for 10% off your order. Here's my top 3 picks from Etsy shop FunJewelryShop:

Count Your Many Blessings Necklace, Faith Pendant, saying, gifts for women,jewelry, necklace

Blue Anchor Necklace, Nautical Pendant, water ,gifts for women,jewelry, necklace

Lighthouse Charm Necklace - Lighthouse Pendant - LightHouse Charm - Ocean - Pendant Necklace - beach jewelry - gifts for her, beachy, summer

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

Sunday, September 20, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: AingealCoriFarm

I love handmade items - I guess that's pretty obvious because of what I write! But I really, really do enjoy seeing what people create, and I love supporting small businesses. It's amazing what people come up with! Some Etsy shops specialize in one category..and others, like AingealCoriFarm, make a little bit of everything. :) Based in Stewartstown, PA, owner Anna MacBurney opened AingealCoriFarm on Etsy just a few months ago to offer items made at her family farm. AingealCoriFarm offers a range of products - from cold pressed oils, to body care products & one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. You never know what you'll find at AingealCoriFarm! Here's my top 3 picks from AingealCoriFarm on Etsy:

Cold Pressed Cooking Oils 

Chess Table 

Whipped Body Butter 

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

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: DiaperCakesByRuby

There's plenty of options for baby shower gifts, especially if the parents-to-be have a registry. One party favorite option in the past few years - diaper cakes! Cute & practical, they're a great baby shower gift that can be customized in almost any way. If you're looking for a custom diaper cake, check out Etsy shop DiaperCakesByRuby! Based in San Jose, CA, owner Ruby Camarena creates adorable diaper cakes with Pampers Swaddlers diapers and baby care items. Easily customized to any baby shower theme, DiaperCakesByRuby offers already-made options as well. Here's my top 3 picks from Etsy shop DiaperCakesByRuby:

Jungle diaper cakes diaper cakes for boys monkey diaper cake large diaper cakes diaper cakes for girls custom made diaper cakes

Girl Diaper Cakes for Sale, Girl Diaper Cake, 4 Layer Diaper Cake, Baby Shower Centerpiece

Ocean Diaper Cake, Under the Sea Diaper Cake, Diaper Cakes for sale, Girl Diaper Cake, Ocean Baby Shower, Under Sea Baby, Diaper Cakes

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

Saturday, September 19, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: CoolRare

When it comes to decorating your home or apartment, there are many options. One of my favorite ways to decorate is with wall art - when framed, it's easy to change up your look as often as you want. One newer concept of wall art that has developed over the past few years is printing iconic images on a background of music, vintage book pages and more. It's amazing the beauty that can be reached by combining images, and Etsy shop CoolRare does just that. With over 100 items in stock to choose from, Etsy shop CoolRare is offering a SPECIAL offer - buy 2 prints, get 1 free! CoolRare also offers custom orders, so you can work with them to create your dream custom print. Here's my top 3 picks from Etsy shop CoolRare:

Sleeping Beauty and Prince Phillip Dancing Art Print 

The Walking Dead Daryl and Rick Dictionary Art Print 

Aladdin and Princess Jasmine Disney Art Print 

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

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: VintageTeacupShop

I've always loved looking at vintage glassware and china patterns. It's one of my favorite things to look for when I'm in antique shops, and I love seeing all of the colors & patterns that have been created. With the advent of online shopping in the past decade, it's become easier and easier to browse china & other vintage items online! Check out Etsy shop VintageTeacupShop; based in Franklin, MA, VintageTeacupShop is owned by Mary-Ann Wood, who also owns Etsy shop DinnerWearJewelry. Mary-Ann often goes shopping for vintage china supplies for DinnerWearJewelry, and comes across beautiful teacup & saucer sets, as well as playfully mismatched sets. Right now, VintageTeacupShop is offering a special coupon code - THANKS10. You can also find VintageTeacupShop at VintageTeacupShop1.com. Here's a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop VintageTeacupShop:

Vintage Gold Teacup and Saucer, Queen Anne English Tea cup, Bone China Tea Cup, Antique Teacup

Blue and White Antique Teacup and Saucer Vintage Royal Albert

Vintage Tea Cup Paragon Tapestry Rose 1930's Teacup and Saucer

Antique Tea Cup and Saucer Royal Grafton Blue Vintage Teacup and Saucer Pink Roses

Antique Moustache Cup and Saucer T&V Limoges France Hand Painted Violets Teacup

Vintage Royal Doulton Teacup, Teacup Trio, Kismet Discontinued Pattern # H5054, English Bone China Tea Cup, Antique Teacup

CH Field Haviland Limoges Incrustation Tea Cup and Saucer Double Dorure

Until next time, stay crafty (and buy vintage)!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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)!

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)!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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)!