Sunday, May 31, 2015

Etsy Find: Personalized Leather Luggage Tag

If you're looking for a gift for the world traveler in your life, check out today's Etsy Find from shop CheckOutLA. Based in Los Angeles, CA, owner Phil enjoys creating custom, bespoke leather luggage tags & gladly accepts large orders. Currently, Phil is offering a special coupon code - CRAFTYGIRL - for FREE U.S. shipping!


Personalized bespoke leather luggage tag and strap with your name, contact info, and favorite quote! 



So, here's the Etsy find: this handmade luggage tag is made of heavy weight vegetable tan 8-9 ounce leather and hand stamped & cut. Then it's dyed & coated with a water resistant sealant for protection and shine. It would look great with any style of luggage!




https://www.etsy.com/listing/195568643/personalized-bespoke-leather-luggage-tag?ref=shop_home_active_1


You can personalize the tag with any combination of capital letters, numbers, and certain punctuation marks. (See the listing description for a list of the punctuation marks available) 

CheckOutLA has over 120 sales and very positive reviews, & I honestly think that this would be a great gift..whether it's for a friend or a gift for yourself. :) 

Until next time, stay crafty (and do some traveling)!
-Katie

Friday, May 29, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: SUMACLOTHES

Offering handmade artisan children's clothing, today's featured shop is SUMACLOTHES. Based in Houston, TX, owner Marcela Osuna has over 100 items currently in stock, including christening gowns, accessories & more. SUMACLOTHES is all about supporting fellow artists, and being blessed with being able to share their designs with the world. When you buy an item from SUMACLOTHES, you're helping artisans & their families as they lovingly pass their talents down from generation to generation. Right now, SUMACLOTHES is offering a special coupon code - SUMACLOTHES - for 5% off your order. Here's my top 5 favorite items:



Baby dress, baby dresses, baby smocked dress, baby clothes online, summer dresses etsy, baby dresses, embroidered  girl, smocked dresses 




Baby christening gown, dresses christening, outfits christening, etsy christening, baptism gowns, blessing gown, embroidered gown




Flower girl headpieces, first communion accerories, first communion headpieces, headband organza flower 




Baby christening gowns, christening dresses, christening outfits, antique christening gowns, cotton christening gown, handmade, smocked




Smocked dress - heirloom - Girl Dress - toddler dress - bishop dress - smocking - hand made dress - country dress - Smocked Dress - 4 



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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: JulieKahlo

Beauty is everywhere we go. There's beauty in nature, in the way we interact, and definitely beauty in art...like at Etsy shop JulieKahlo. Very recently opened, just a week ago, owner Julie Kahlo opened her self-titled shop to share her art with the world. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Julie prides herself on being able to provide affordable, fun & quirky original art, with worldwide shipping available. (She also accepts custom orders!) Here's my top 5 favorite items from Etsy shop JulieKahlo:



Geometric Features (Violet)Digitally altered Illustration 




Custom portrait paintings/drawings in a selection of styles/sizes




Watercolour, Pen & ink couple cuddling painting original. 




Pug Life Lino Print




Black and white Psychedelic Punk Lino Block Print. 


You can also find Julie & her art on Facebook, where she's having some upcoming giveaways to her FB fans!

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Camerallure

Today's featured shop offers an array of fine art photography, as well as calendars, cushion covers & cell phone cases. Meet Gemma Vitetta, owner of Etsy shop Camerallure. Based in the Gold Coast of Australia, Camerallure opened in December 2013 and has wonderful reviews. Gemma strives to provide unique and high-quality prints with each & every order, pouring her creative side into the shots she takes. Whether it's a picture of a serene ocean, a macro shot of a flower with a bee, or even funky food art, Gemma takes great pride in her work and is so pleased to be able to offer it for purchase. She would also like to invite you to follow her on Instagram and share in her adventures! Here's a very special top 10 favorite items from Camerallure:




Honey Bee Photo, Yellow Flower, Nature Fine Art Photo // Macro Flower Photo, Nature Wall Art, Cottage Chic, Apartment Decor - 5x5/8x8 print 




Woodland Forest Photo, Nature Fine Art // Tree Photography, Summer Decor, Rustic, Cottage Chic Decor, Matte Finish - 8x12/10x15/16x20/




Blue Starfish Photo, Beach Decor // Minimalist, Fine Art Photography, Pacific Style Decor, For Beach Homes, Beach Wall Art - 8x12" photo. 




Beach Photography, Waterscape Fine Art Photo // Sunset Wall Art, Beach Decor, Apartment Decor, Summer Photo, Australia - 8x8" photo



Yellow Flower Photo, Cottage Chic Décor, Flower Photography, Fine Art, Nursery Art, Botanical Wall Art, Nature Home Décor - 5x5 - 8x8 photo.




Water Drop Photo, Abstract Wall Art, Nature Fine Art Photo // Green Leaf, Minimalist Decor, Zen Art, Macro Photo, Bathroom Decor - 5x7/8x12 




Sand of Times II - Abstract Photo, Beach Cottage Art, Fine Art Photography, Neutral Colours, Zen Photo, Minimalist Home Décor - Matte Photo




Surreal Wall Art, OOAK, Woodland Photo // Nature Fine Art Photo, Eyes Photo, Cottage Chic Decor, Spooky Decor, Apartment Decor - 8x12 Matte 




Pistachio Macaron, Food Photo // Still Life, Fine Art Photo, Pastel Green, French Macaron, Macro Food, Kawaii, Kitchen Art - 8x8/8x12/10x15




Pretzel Wall Art, Food Photo // Still Life, Macro Fine Art Photography, Minimalist Décor, Kitchen Art - 5x5/8x8/12x12 



 So, make sure to check out Camerallure for all of the items that Gemma has in stock, and don't forget to go to Gemma's Instagram to follow along on her adventures!

Until next time, stay crafty (and appreciate art)!
-Katie

Etsy Find: Solar Powered Umbrella Charging Station!

I love being at the beach. Growing up, I was only about a half hour drive away - though during tourist season, it took a LOT longer! :) Since my skin burns so easily, I would usually spend a lot of my time hiding under a beach umbrella, hoping I could stay out of the sun long enough to avoid turning the shade of a cooked lobster. I really wish I had today's Etsy find back then! Meet Greg Gottfried, owner of new Etsy shop SolarSpotUmbrellas. Very recently opened, SolarSpotUmbrellas offers only one item, but it's definitely a unique one!


 

Hanging out at the beach is great, but what happens if your cell phone battery is running low? I suppose you could run back to your car and charge it there, but no one wants to leave the sand & waves to impatiently wait in their car for their phone to charge. Here's where today's Etsy find comes into place...the Solar Powered Umbrella. Greg has created a double use product, a functional and stylish beach umbrella that has two USB ports for charging your electronics while you're at the beach.



With a built in solar panel that powers the USB ports, you can charge your phone while lounging on the beach without any problem. No sweat!



 

The umbrella itself comes in your choice of color - red, royal blue, black, or navy - and has a 7 foot wide canopy.  It's currently selling for $165.00, with FREE shipping!


Until next time, stay crafty (and hang out at the beach)!
-Katie

Monday, May 25, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: CrochetLynnsWay

Babies are a precious gift, regardless of the circumstances of how they come into your life. It's so fun dressing them up in adorable outfits, and there are some incredibly adorable baby apparel & accessory items on Etsy! Take a look at Etsy shop CrochetLynnsWay; owner Lynn Perkins creates an array of crocheted baby items & accessories with a variety of colors & textures. Here's my top 5 favorite items from Etsy shop CrochetLynnsWay:



Mickey Mouse inspired beanie 




Monster beanie




Hand made crocheted cowboy or cowgirl outfit 




Warm and cozy sleep sack




Big bow beanie 



 So, make sure to check out CrochetLynnsWay to see what items Lynn has in stock. :) 

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Kultured

One of the things I love about browsing on Etsy is seeing handmade items from all around the world...and this post is no exception. Based in New Zealand, Etsy shop Kultured opened in April 2015 and features wall art, home decor & more. With over 180 items, there's something for everyone; tote bags, phone cases, prints & cushion covers. With bright colors, fun fonts & unique designs, Kultured has already had an impressive 11 sales in under two months. Kultured accepts custom orders, and is willing to switch out colors on their prints, so you can make something uniquely yours! Right now, Kultured is offering a special coupon code - 15OFFKULT2015 - for 15% off your order. Here's my top 5 favorite items from Kultured:




Custom Alphabet Name Poster  -  Kids 8 x 10 Custom Name Print 




Skull and Crossbones - Cushion Cover Set - Hot Pink, Lime Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink




Keep Calm And Join The Dark Side - iPhone 4/4S, 5/5S, 6 and Samsung Galaxy S3,S4, S5 




It's bigger on the inside 100% Cotton Tote Bag, Shopping Bag, Library Bag, Beach Bag




And Breathe Wall Art, Digital Prints, Ampersand Wall Art, Downloadable Art, Digital Art, Breathe Prints 


 So, add a little bit of "kulture" to your decor with Etsy shop Kultured. :)

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

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: WhatIsInTheBox

Sometimes I come across Etsy shops that just amaze me with the detail in their work, and WhatIsInTheBox is no exception. Recently opened earlier this month, WhatIsInTheBox offers laser-cut music boxes, musical jewelry boxes, and light cube candle holders. Located in Little Rock, AR, owner Jack Gaston already has two sales in less than a week of being open. Impressive! Crafted from birch wood, each design is precise and intricate in detail; any of WhatIsInTheBox's items would make a wonderful gift. Here's my top 5 favorite items from WhatIsInTheBox:




Music Box, "You Are My Sunshine" by Jimmie Davis, Laser Engraved Wooden Interlocking Hand Crank Music Box 




Jewelry Music Box,  "Here Comes The Sun" by the Beatles, Laser Engraved Wooden Interlocking Hand Crank Storage Music Box




Pink Light Cube with Ultra Bright LED Tea Light in Laser Cut Wood Mini Lantern 




Jewelry Music Box,  "Let It Be" by the Beatles, Laser Engraved Wooden Interlocking Hand Crank Storage Music Box




Music Box, "Amazing Grace", Laser Engraved Wooden Interlocking Hand Crank Music Box 




So, head on over to WhatIsInTheBox to see all of the options Jack has available! :) 

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

Friday, May 22, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: DorisDotz

I love..love...LOVE craft supplies. You'd be able to take one look at my craft room..err, guest room...and see that for yourself. There are so many different variations of colors, textures...so many great projects that spring to mind when I see that "perfect" color online. That's why I love browsing stores on Etsy; you never know what you'll find! Check out Etsy shop DorisDotz, owned by Meyer Imports. For over 50 years, Meyer Imports has imported their products directly from small, family run companies in Germany. Featuring vintage & tiny miniatures, German glass glitter and more, DorisDotz is offering a special deal - free samples with every order! DorisDotz also offers wholesale pricing - please contact them for more information. Here's my top 5 favorite items from DorisDotz:




Purple Shine Glitter  - 311-BD-01 - 1 oz jar




Realistic Pumpkin - Set of 4 - 101-1728




Bottle Set - Blue Green Lilac Seashell Super Shards 311-SSG2




Corn Dollhouse Minis - German - 6 pcs - IV3-2532




Violet Fusion Multigrain Glitter - 311-7090-VT




With over 900 items in stock, there's plenty to choose from at DorisDotz!

Until next time, stay crafty (and be creative)!
-Katie

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Etsy Find: Vanity Makeup Mirror with Lights

When I promote my blog posts so I can reach more readers, I use a wide array of social networks - Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. While looking on Google+ for an Etsy find to feature on my blog, I came across this video review of a custom vanity mirror. I was pretty impressed! The buyer, melicp88, was really pleased with her purchase, so I checked out the Etsy shop she purchased it from, CustomVanity. Owner Gary Wheeler & I messaged about my intent to share his vanity mirror on my blog, and he gave me a couple code to share with y'all! Use coupon code craftygirl for $20 off your purchase. :)




Vanity Makeup Mirror with Lights- Available Built in Digital LED Dimmer and Power Outlet- Just Plug it in and Watch it Light up! 


CustomVanity's makeup mirror with lights features an outlet for plugging in your hair styling tools, as well as an LED dimmer. So, if you're in the market for a new vanity mirror, make sure to check out CustomVanity on Etsy, and don't forget to use that coupon code!

Until next time, stay crafty (and buy Etsy)!
-Katie

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: ThaiHaremPants

Picking out an outfit can be really fun; it's yet another way of being able to express yourself & your personality. Colors, textures, shapes, patterns...the possibilities are endless. Check out Etsy shop ThaiHaremPants; brightly colored, patterned pants, shorts & more are available for sale. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, ThaiHaremPants opened in March 2015 and already has an impressive 180+ sales. Right now, ThaiHaremPants is offering a special coupon code - take5off - for $5 off a purchase of $20 or more. Here's my top 5 favorite items from ThaiHaremPants:






LAST ONE Harem Pants Elephant Pants Black Boho Handmade Rayon Unisex Genie Yoga Trousers 




Star Dress Harem Gypsy Boho Handmade Maroon Rayon Summer Short Strapless Maxi




Retro Striped Harem Pants Greeb Blue Hippie Pajamas Gypsy Unisex Yoga Trousers Genie Pants 




Kids Harem Pants Navy Blue Elephant Trousers Rayon Comfortable Pajamas Toddler Childrens Pants




Double Stitched Harem Womens Elephant Slim Pants Boho Harem Black Rayon Hippie Yoga Pants 


 So, make sure to check out ThaiHaremPants to see all of the fun, colorful items they have in stock. :) 

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