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Tie-dye Troubleshooting

If you love to tie-dye, but never feel you come out with a perfect result, here are some solutions that might help! Here are some tie-dye troubleshooting tips I learned over the years. For eight years I worked as a national spokesperson for a craft company that sold Tulip tie

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How to lead your own online art retreat

Here is how to lead your own online art retreat! I’m sharing what works for me, feel free to adapt to fit your own brand and business! This has been a highly requested class for me to teach, but you know what? I’m happy to help other creativepreneurs get rolling

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Celebrating military wives with a crafty day

May is Military Appreciation Month and I worked with my manager, Candy, to come up with something special to do with military families and wives, here in Arizona.   Back in 2019, T-Mobile sponsored an AWESOME holiday craft retreat I hosted for wives at Fort Huachuca. we reached out to

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Bead Stash Charm Bracelet

This DIY bead stash charm bracelet is what happens when I attempt to “edit down” my craft supplies. You know: Condense, get rid of what is not needed anymore?  Oh, that was such a good laugh! Here’s how it went down – I pulled everything out and then not only

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Easy, low-cost items to make for a pop-up

Here are some of my ideas for easy, low-cost items to make for a pop-up! These are for people who are looking for something different than what they have been doing, or for people just starting. I’ve used all of these over the years and they come in handy! My

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Kathy Cano-Murillo

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Hi, I’m Kathy, The Crafty Chica! My specialty is creative motivation. I’m an artist, author, and speaker and this is where I share my craft tutorials, artwork, articles, books, product lines, and workshops!

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About Mother’s Day…

This is the time when I reflect on what it means to be a mom. Sure, I’ve soaked up as much wisdom as possible from my own mom, my nana, my aunts and even friends, but you know what? Now that my kids are 20 and 22, I feel like

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My Accidental Psychic Experience With My Dad!

I’m not big on psychics. Yes, I believe there are people who have special abilities and insights, but I’ve never really embraced any of that. It scares me a little, I feel like I’d be cheating if I were to go to a fortune teller. I don’t want to know the future, I want

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