Monday, March 30, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: SockOtter

I'm a huge fan of fun, colorful socks. If you took a look in my sock drawer, you'd see explosions of colors & patterns. So, it's no surprise to me that I absolutely adore this next shop. Meet Kyle, owner of SockOtter. Based in Springville, UT, SockOtter only has a few items in stock, but certain makes up for it in quality. With an impressive 31 sales of the same 4 items, it's no wonder that SockOtter has over 800 likes on Facebook! SockOtter is offering a special coupon code for CraftyGirl Creates readers - use code CRAFTYGIRL for 10% off! I usually list my top 5 favorites, but SockOtter only has 4 items in stock currently..and they're all my favorite! So, here they are:




Cool Nautical Striped Socks - Fun, Casual or Dress Socks - Crazy Seagull Design 




Anchor Socks - Nautical - Fun, colorful socks - Dress Socks - casual socks




Polka Dot Socks-Fun, Casual or Dress Socks 




3 pair socks nautical combo pack- anchor, seagull, polka dot.



So, whether you're a fan of colorful socks or know someone who is, you should check out SockOtter. :) 


Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: GORIANI

One of the things I love about Etsy is that it's made it easier to see handmade creations from all around the world...like today's featured shop. Meet Georgi Dimitrov, owner of Etsy shop GORIANI. Based in Dobrich, Bulgaria, Georgi handcrafts custom leather cuffs, wristbands, watch straps & more. GORIANI has glowing reviews, and pictures that make you feel like the item is right in front of you; like you could reach through your screen and pick it up. Here's my top 5 favorite items from GORIANI:



Tooled Handmade iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Wallet, Leather iPhone 6 Case, iPhone 6 Leather Wallet 




Pilot watch strap, military strap, nato leather strap, pilot watch band, nato watch band, leather straps, men's 24mm strap




wood watch box, wood storage, tooled jwelery box, wooden watch box, montres wood box, husband gifts 




Moneyclip Wallet Brown , Mens Wallet, Money Clip Card Holder, Leather Moneyclip




Leather cuff Bracelet , Leather bracelet, Leather cuff watch, Leather Watch Cuff 


Make sure to check out GORIANI and the rest of Georgi's items!


Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

CraftyGirl Creates: Jotieshop

Today's featured shop is Jotieshop! Based in Yerevan, Armenia, Jotieshop offers jewelry made of stingray leather and gold. Recently opened, Jotieshop doesn't have a lot of shop stock currently, but what items they do have are definitely high quality and very detailed. If you contact Jotieshop's owner, you'll receive a coupon code discount for 5% off! Jotieshop's items are a premium class gift for that special someone. Here's my top 5 favorites from Jotieshop:




Jotie Luxury Stingray Bracelet 




Luxury Genuine Stingray Leather Bracelet




Luxury Gold Jewelry Set 




Luxury Genuine Stingray Leather Bracelet




Luxury Original Stingray Leather Bracelet 


You can also find Jotieshop on Facebook, as well as at their website!

 
Until next time...stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
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Friday, March 27, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: ArtsAndSoles

Personalization is a wonderful touch to add to any gift; showing that you care enough to add that special something makes the recipient feel even more special. Today's featured shop specializes in personalized apparel, accessories and more. Check out ArtsAndSoles, based in Gettysburg, PA. With glowing reviews and 600+ sales, ArtsAndSoles has plenty of options for that special someone's gift. Here's my top 5 favorite items from ArtsAndSoles:



Personalized Embroidered Monograms Garment Bag by Arts and Soles 




Camouflage Personalized Embroidered Monograms Baseball Hat Cap by Arts and Soles




Personalized Embroidered Monograms Hanes Ladies' 4.5 oz., 100% Ringspun Cotton nano-T® V-Neck T-Shirt by Arts and Soles 




Personalized Camo Camouflage Embroidered Monograms Baseball Hat Cap by Arts and Soles




Monogrammed Beach Towel - Great Bridesmaid or Bachelorette Gift by Arts & Soles 


Don't forget to check out ArtsAndSoles to see the rest of their shop stock! :) 

 
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: OceanBouey

I don't send mail or give out cards often, but when I do, I try to put a little extra thought into it. Mass produced cards are fine, but there are some times when you want an extra special card. And that's where today's featured shop, OceanBouey, comes in. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, OceanBouey is locally owned & operated since 2007, and features 5x7 greeting cards from various local artists. OceanBouey's greeting cards are handmade and perfect for many occasions. Here's my top 5 favorites:



Beautiful Hula Expression 5x7 Greeting Card (Blank inside) 




5 x 7 Greeting Card by Saku




Hawaiian 5 x 7 Greeting Card 




Doris Duke's @ Cromwell's Beach, 5 x 7 Greeting Card by Bobbie Kennedy




Beautiful Plumeria 5x7 Greeting Card (Blank inside) 


Make sure to check out OceanBouey's shop to see the rest of the beautiful greeting cards they have for sale. :) 


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-Katie
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Support the Arts: Jayme Hunt



Today's post is a bit of a variation from my usual...but still incredibly crafty. We've all heard of crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter, etc....but have you heard of Patreon? Patreon gives people a chance to support the arts; you can pledge money towards a specific artist to help them buy materials, studio time, etc, in order to improve their art. 

Jayme Hunt is one of the artists available to be sponsored on Patreon. Jayme specializes in a special process of her own process, quainting. According to Jayme, "I take watercolor paper and paint it Plein Aire style to ensure I get all the colors of the scene I've chosen. Then I bring the pages home and cut them all up! I twirl them all up using two toothpicks I've glued and taped together (for really). Then I start gluing those, matching the pattern of my scene, on edge to the background piece of watercolor paper. After the glue is dry, I go back over an area and paint the edges of the watercolor paper I just glued down. It's a long process but the results give a play on light and shadow that just can't be achieved with just paint alone."







The image speaks for itself; Jayme's method adds dimension and detail far surpassing the usual painting. Right now, Jayme has a few supporters, but would love to be able to buy some professional paints and additional supplies. If you're into supporting the arts, go check out Jayme's Patreon page - All supporters are entered into a giveaway! You can also find her at JaymeHunt.com


Until next time...stay crafty (and support the arts)!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A CraftyGirl Feature: Iza Noir

Every once in a while, you'll find that I feature shops that aren't necessarily handmade, vintage or supplies. Don't get me wrong - I love Etsy - but there are other shops out there as well. And that's where today's featured shop comes in...Iza Noir!  Recently opened, Iza Noir is offering 10% off sitewide! (See the site for details) They have a fun mix of necklaces and bracelets, as well as previews of their upcoming items, and offer free shipping worldwide. Here's my top 5 favorite items from Iza Noir:



 























Make sure to check out Iza Noir's website to see all of their available stock, and upcoming additions!


Until next time...stay crafty (and shop online)!
-Katie
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