Friday, July 31, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: CJhomedesign

Home decor is an amazing way to express your personality and style. Adding accessories, changing hardware and rearranging items can breathe new life into any room in your home. Today's featured shop, CJhomedesign, offers home decor accessories & hardware sure to add style and charm to any home! Owner CJ, a U.S. Marine vet, recently opened his shop in June 2015 to offer industry leading quality home decor after being inspired by his mother's Etsy shop. Right now CJ is offering a 20% off grand opening sale - today is the last day to take advantage of lowered prices! Here's my top 3 favorite items from CJhomedesign:






ON SALE Shabby Chic Signs, Custom Wood Signs, Personalized, Laundry Sign, Office, Powder Room, Cottage Chic Decor, French Country Decor, Bat




ON SALE Decorative Switch Plate, Shabby Chic Wall Plate, Floral, French Country Wall Decor, Cottage Chic





ON SALE Rustic Primitive Farmhouse Sign, Reclaimed Barnwood, Shabby Chic, French Country, Cottage Chic



So, if you're a shabby chic fan - or you're looking for a gift for someone who is! - make sure to check out CJhomedesigns on Etsy and see all of the items that CJ has in stock! :)

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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mermaid Tail Towel DIY from Stitch To My Lou!

I was browsing summer DIY projects, and came across this adorable tutorial from Stitch To My Lou. I think this would be GREAT if you have kids...or if you fancy yourself a mermaid at heart. :)

Mermaid Tail Towel from Stitch to My Lou

 So, make sure to check out this great tutorial..and others!...at Stitch To My Lou!

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: MissPittyPatsJewels

Jewelry is a wonderful way to add color and character to any outfit...and today's featured shop has both! Meet Megan, owner of Etsy shop MissPittyPatsJewels. Named after Megan's cat, Miss Pitty Pat, Megan's shop features an assortment of colorful & affordable jewelry; earrings, necklaces, & more! Combining new and vintage items, Megan creates unique pieces that you're sure to love. MissPittyPatsJewels is based in Jacksonville, FL, and has 150+ sales, as well as glowing reviews. Here's  my top 3 picks from Etsy shop MissPittyPatsJewels:




Penguin Stud Earrings





Brilliant Blue and Brass Colored Metal Statement Necklace with White Accents




Blue Bird of Happiness Stud Earrings




Make sure to check out MissPittyPatsJewels on Etsy to see all of the items Megan has in stock!

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Psyched To Sell Crafts

Getting started selling your crafts can be hard; there are a lot of venues out there available, and not just online. Farmer's markets, co-ops, craft shows, etc. How do you know which one suits you?






Check out PsychedToSellCrafts.com! Psyched To Sell Crafts offers a quiz for $9.99 that helps you determine what selling venues you'll be most successful at, and is planning on offering courses in the near future on strength-based marketing. The quiz is professionally developed, and offers results based in the introvert/extrovert sociability scale as well as over 80 pages of great tips & information. 


I decided to take the quiz so I could tell y'all about it, and I was very pleased. I found it to be comprehensive and really helpful - and also very true. For example, it correctly identified me as a mild introvert who likes to plan ahead...and if you knew me personally, you'd know how much I LOVE to plan ahead! (Maybe a little too much, sometimes). 






Psyched To Sell Crafts is also offering a FREE report on throwing a successful home party! You can find the report here. PsychedToSellCrafts.com is also running a contest for people who feature them on their blog! Check it out here.

And, unlike some other websites, Psyched To Sell Crafts focuses on your positives & strengths - not your weaknesses. Playing up your strengths is a great way to get ahead; not just personally, but professionally. Owner Reggie has always focused on bringing out the best in people, and loves setting them up for success. 

So, what's CraftyGirl's final verdict on Psyched To Sell Crafts? I think that it's definitely worth a try! For only $9.99, getting a comprehensive quiz with pages and pages of support is more than worth it! 

Make sure to check out PsychedToSellCrafts.com and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Reggie!

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