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Three-Day Weekend Craft Ideas!

An extra day to relax, party, and CRAFT? *Finger snaps in the air* Here are the BEST ideas for three-day weekend crafts! Let’s party! You can’t tell, but I’m raising both hands. Even during a pandemic a three-day weekend is welcome. I feel like there’s so much more you can

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How to make beautiful marbled polymer clay earrings! #craftychica

DIY marbled polymer clay earrings

  Polymer clay earrings have come a long way. I’ve been inspired by all the beautiful terrazzo-inspired designs I’ve been seeing on Instagram and knew I wanted to give it a try. Terrazzo tiles are spotted with contrasting colored inlays, they are such a classic look for homes, offices, hotels,

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Our favorite Latina moms on TV! #craftychica #latinx #mothersday

Our Favorite Latina Moms on Television

In celebration of Mother’s Day we thought it only fitting to celebrate the best Latina moms on television. As Latinas were raised watching telenovelas with our moms and abuelas and maybe even our tias. I recall going to visit my tia and if it was after dinner, she’d be relaxing

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How to make milk jug earrings! #craftychica #siempreleche

DIY milk jug earrings using alcohol inks!

  Check out these milk jug earrings I made! I never would have thought to cut up my milk jug until I was invited to participate in this fun Mother’s Day campaign with Milk. Love What’s Real – Amor por lo verdadero. How to make milk jug earrings – click

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I Quit My Day Job + Tips!

After working eight awesome years as a senior product designer and spokesperson for iLoveToCreate and Duncan Ceramics, I quit! It was not an easy decision, this company has been very kind and supportive of me and my endeavors. They brought my dream of a Crafty Chica product line to fruition, I

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When Mom Threw the Christmas Tree

“Can we please just have a little bit of Christmas magic? I’m not picky, I’ll take anything. Anything!” That sums up my thoughts for the holiday season of 2002. Between skimpy finances, long work hours, parenting, and fulfilling art and craft orders – all of it took its toll on

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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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