DIY tie-dye heart shirt #craftychica #tiedyeheart #tiedyecrafts

The Look of Love! Wearable Valentine Crafts

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and it’s time to get our red, white, pink and glitter on, we’re talking wearable Valentine crafts! There are so many fantastic tutorials here on CraftyChica. It’s the look of love you were searching for. Let me know in the comments which you’ll make! For

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Sharp and succulent mug! #craftychica #succulentmug #pyop

Sharp and Succulent Mug

One cactus that won’t prick your fingers! This mug is from my Crafty Chica bisque line. Hand-painted and hand-lettered with ceramic underglazes and fired in a kiln. You can use it for your favorite hot beverage or soup or maybe to hold paintbrushes or markers! Dishwasher safe. Price is for one

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How to make sari ribbon earrings #craftychica

How to make beautiful Sari Ribbon Earrings

The folks from Plaid Crafts recently sent me some of their new Mod Podge Ultra and I couldn’t wait to try it out. However, the ideas were endless as to what to do first. I came across a batch of sari ribbon I purchased from Darn Good Yarn and thought

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You Bring Out the Chingona in Me MUG #craftychica #chingona #latinxmug

You Bring Out the Chingona in Me Mug

OK, this mug is for several cups of cafecito, LOL! It’s a huge 20-ounce mug – great for a lotta coffee or just to hold your favorite pens or whatever! It’s painted in bright colors all around the mug. One side says YOU BRING OUT THE CHINGONA IN ME and

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Mardi Gras Crafts #craftychica #mardigrascrafts #mardigras

Fun Mardi Gras Crafts Round Up

Three Kings Day and The Epiphany mark the beginning of Mardi Gras season. It’s officially time to bring out the purple, green and gold and Let the Good Times Roll or “Laissez les bon temps rouler” as they say down in Louisiana! I’ve scoured the net for fun Mardi Gras

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Trust Print #craftychica #affirmationart

‘Trust’ Canvas Print

I made this painting to serve as a constant reminder to TRUST in all that you are, all that you have, all that you are meant to be! This is a printed canvas wrapped around a wood block. It comes with a wire hanger on the back, great for a

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How to thrive in 2020 #craftychica #healthyliving

8 Tips to Help You Thrive in 2020

  It’s that time of year again. New years! At the end of the year, we all take time to self-reflect and make a list of goals we call resolutions to make our lives better. But come the end of January, these goals can quickly become forgotten. Instead of making

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Stitched Felt Hearts

This is the perfect time to make stitched felt hearts for Valentine’s Day! Aren’t these so pretty? Our art collective, The Phoenix Fridas, made these

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Corazón Cards

I used my Crafty Chica Sacred Heart die cuts to make these gorgeous corazón cards. Here’s my video tutorial of how to make them! Click

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Nana and Her Edgy Eyeglasses!

Maya (left) and me. Nana comes along later in the story… This is me, along with Maya, modeling my spiffy new readers that had just arrived in the mail that afternoon. The mailman came just as we were pulling out of the driveway for us to go to my Arizona

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Don’t be a hater.

Back in April I was the victim of racial hate. Humiliated in a public setting simply because of my assumed nationality. I never shared it here because I want my little cyber home to be a place of comfort and inspiration. But it messed with me. It made me feel

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OMG! My trip to The White House!

Nov – 2016: I visited The White House! Before I continue with my story, I want you to know I paid my own way and bought my own flight. None of this trip or post is sponsored or compensated. I’m simply sharing the info below for those of you who are interested! I’m

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