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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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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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Painted Holiday Trees

I am all about holiday crafting these days. These painted holiday trees are a result of many double mochas, binge-watching Christmas films on Netflix, and

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My kids flew the coop & I grew a set of wings

“Don’t you dare touch my room,” Maya instructed last July, right before she stepped in her newly purchased Toyota Yaris to leave for Los Angeles. “It’s still my room, I’ll only be gone for three months. Please leave it as is!” I nodded in agreement, excited to have a new option

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How to Mend a Skirt on the Fly

      Back in the day before my entrepreneurial life, I worked as an appeals clerk at Phoenix Municipal Court. My whole world revolved around scoring vintage dress clothes that I’d show off at my so-called prestigious office gig as the appeals clerk. One morning I slipped past my

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Losing weight, fresh ideas, evolving!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with an update of what is going on behind-the-scenes over here in Crafty Chicaland. Actually, I do share a lot on my Snapchat (add me at @craftychica), but THIS place is where it all began, so here we go. I’m

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