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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

Let’s connect!

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 Poster Frames

This DIY poster frames tutorial is for those of us who want something different from the traditional glass frame. The essence of these frames is

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Valentine Cape & Leggings

NOTE FROM KATHY: Please welcome our new bi-monthly contributor, Meagan Mora of! She is going to share adorable sewing projects for little girls. I hope you

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Valentine Wreath DIY

Disclosure: I happily received a free wreath from Treetopia to make this project! About this Valentine wreath DIY: My good friend Jennifer Perkins is a spokesperson

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Punny Plant Pokes

  The weather shouldn’t matter when it comes to decorating your lawn. These punny plant pokes work all year round because they’ll make you smile! I

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Maya’s first love

I’ve been blogging about my kids since 2003. Any of you who have followed this blog know that I’ve shared all kinds of stories about DeAngelo and Maya. There was a new one I began to write a few weeks ago, but I couldn’t finish it. I couldn’t figure out

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