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Tips to Grow Your TikTok Account

Are you in need of tips to grow your TikTok account? I’m happy to share all I’ve learned. I’m currently a TikTok partner and with that comes a lot of helpful training from the TikTok team. I’ve applied all I’ve learned (as much as my schedule allows), and I’ve definitely

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diy fabric basket

Free Virtual Class: DIY Fabric Basket

I’ve teamed up with Craftsy and Oliso for a week-long virtual event called Sew on the Go! Every day from August 2-6, you can watch a free live tutorial for a project.I’ll be livestreaming on Wednesday on Craftsy showing how to make a DIY fabric basket. A functional project to

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Making the Cut: Andrea Salazar

Making the Cut: Q&A W/ Andrea Salazar

  Have you tuned into Making the Cut Season 2 yet? Heidi and Tim at at it again with a new round of wannabe fashion designers and if you loved the first season, you’ll love this one. I really like the angle of MTYC to find the next big fashion

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Diosa Shirt

Diosa Hermosa Shirt

This is a Bella-Canvas shirt, women’s cut. I have a limited supply of this design to ship. Original Crafty Chica design! 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 32 single, 4.2 ounce. (Ash is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton/1% poly.) Side-seamed. Shouler taping. Retail fit. Unisex sizing. Tear-away label. This shirt

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Crafty Chica affirmation candles

Crafty Chica Affirmation Candles

Crafty Chica artisanal soy candle, hand-poured in Phoenix, AZ. I’m super thrilled to unveil my new candle collection, Mi Intención – My Intention. I created three beautifully-scented 12-ounce candles to help you with your manifestation and intention setting.  This one is called Recuerdos (Memories) and I wrote an affirmation for you

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How to Make Polymer Clay Conchas & Roses

Here is how to make polymer clay conchas and roses! I recently posted a video showing how to make charm bracelets from excess beads and as a way to unify the theme, I made polymer clay conchas and roses. I had a couple people ask for a tutorial on making

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diy bead stash charm bracelet

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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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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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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Ever flub a speech? Please share!

Here I am with Diana Gabaldon! She is a Latina author too and has sold more than 17 million copies of her books, can you imagine? Last Friday I had an event that I had been looking forward to for months. I was invited to be on an author panel

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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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