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Crafty Vida: Vision Boards & Manifesting Tips

Are you in the mood for vision boards and manifesting tips? January is the month of getting right with our goals. Whether they are big or small, it’s just helpful to organize. I’m ALWAYS evolving in this area! I have past article on this topic that are super helpful, but

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Luisa Leon

Life Lessons from Luisa

    “Hi, Kathy!” she said as she clasped my hand and shook it eagerly. “I’m Luisa and I just want to let you know we’re gonna be really good friends!” She then burst out in giggles and patted the air with her hand to let me know to relax.

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My new book + Crafty Corazón online retreat!

My new book, The Crafty Chica Creates, is finally on sale! This title was supposed to come out in November, but due to all the shipping container issues it was delayed. It’s nice to know it all worked out! Here is the link to purchase! As a way to celebrate

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cafecito cup cset

Cafecito Cup & Saucer Set

This cafecito cup and saucer is brightly painted and has a black speckled coat of food safe varnish.   I designed the actual bisque pieces and painted and fired them in my kiln. Price is for one tea cup set.   4 ⅛” Dia x 2 ⅝” H Saucer: 4 ½” Dia

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La Jefa ring dish

La Jefa Ring Dish

A small but mighty ring dish for LA JEFA! Use it to hold small jewelry items, notes, keys, whatever you need close by in a special spot! It also works as a dessert or snack dish, perhaps as a sage holder, whatever you want! This design features my lettering that

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Crafty Chica Greeting Cards

Crafty Chica Greeting Cards

Did you know I designed a Crafty Chica collection of Latino greeting cards? There has been a LOT going on behind the scenes over here at the Crafty Chica headquarters. We’ll start with the cards and I’ll post in the future about the other exciting projects! NOTE: If you want

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How to Make Air-Dry Clay Ornaments!

You’ll love making these these air-dry clay ornaments! They are inexpensive, easy to craft, and come out looking so juicy and cheery. I crafted these for Christmas, but you can use any cookie cutters to theme them for any time of the year. They make great little giveaways, party favors,

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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!

Let’s work together! Check out my services page HERE.

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DIY Pop-Up Cards

These DIY pop-up cards are absolutely perfect for so many things – using up excess paper craft supplies, bonding time with family in your house

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Mexi-Style Ceramic Bowls

I’ve been obsessed with Mexican fabrics, since, like forever. From the gorgeous embroidered peasant blouses to colorful striped serapes to heavy woven rugs. Because I’m

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How I’ve learned to Lose Weight & Chill

I hadn’t planned on writing a weight loss post, at least not now. I wanted to wait until I lost 50 pounds, then I’d share a fabulous list of tips I used to get there. I’m down 40+ pounds since last spring. I’m SUPER passionate about this topic, because never in

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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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Rest in peace, Dad.

(Photo: David A. Cano) Yesterday my dad went into ER because he had trouble breathing. The tumor on his lung had grown so big it was blocking his blood flow. It was determined that the cancer pills were not working. He asked about other alternatives even though we had been

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