Shine Bright, Little Unicorn!

Unicorns are rare and magical creatures.

What better animal to put on your little girl’s wall.

 

These magical unicorns with flowing locks (in three gorgeous colors: lilac, pink and glittery turquoise) remind your little one to let her inner light sparkle! The horn has a metallic finish and hand-stitched details. The rose is hand-cut and hand-stitched, adding extra beauty to Miss Unicorn.

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3 Valentines for your Little Girl

Valentine’s Day is 7 days away!

Whether or not you have a sweetie/lover/spouse/significant other, I think the little girl in your life would love to receive an extra-special Valentine.

Here are my top 3 picks for the little girl in your life — daughter, niece, granddaughter or BFF who you want to spoil!

Here are my top 3 picks for the little girl in your life -- daughter, niece, granddaughter or BFF who you want to spoil!

1. You Are Loved 2. Panda Name Sign 3. To the Moon & Back

 

Quick Links to my top 3 Valentine’s Day Gifts for your Little Girl

  1. You Are Loved
  2. Panda Name Sign
  3. To the Moon & Back

Order by tomorrow (2/8/17) to receive them in time for Valentine’s Day!

 

West Elm + Catshy Crafts (together again!)

Hello lovelies!

I can’t believe summer is almost over!  For me, August was my busiest month ever. At the beginning of the month, I moved out of my family home of 7 years and moved into a new cozier place with my girls. After a week of moving and getting the house ready for sale, I then took a much-needed, week-long vacation back home to Long Island, NY.

Feeling joyful to be on vacation with my family!

Returning to a condo full of moving boxes was quite overwhelming, especially after such a relaxing vacation!

But I am now slowly settling into my new condo and getting used to its little quirks and perks: pitter patter of footsteps from my upstairs neighbors and the inviting pool and hot tub just steps from my front door. I am thankful for this chance to make a new home for me and my daughters – decorating it, organizing it and filling it with good memories.

And of course, back-to-school preparations are well are under way as my daughters get ready to return to school (2nd grade and 6th grade). My oldest is in middle school this year! When did that happen?

POP-UP at WEST ELM SEATTLE

To cap off the month, I will have my second pop-up shop scheduled at West Elm Seattle (2201 Westlake Avenue, Seattle) on Saturday.

Nestled among the modern furnishings and super-cute home accessories, I will set up my collection of meditating animal art, which was featured in the Seattle Times earlier this month. (Still pinching myself over that bit of good press! Thank you so much for your support and well wishes!)

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Can’t make the pop-up? My new line of meditating hoops are now also available on my Etsy shop.

As always, thanks so much your love and support!

Catshy Crafts is coming to West Elm Seattle!

Seattle lovelies, please join me at a special pop-up at West Elm Seattle on Saturday, July 30 from 12-3 PM. I will be there with my adorable hoop art (like these brand-new cuties) plus brand-new hair accessories including hair clips and headbands!

West Elm Seattle Pop Up
2201 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA
Saturday, July 30
12-3 PM
P.S. For those of you not in the Seattle area or unable to come out for the pop-up, I will be sure to post lots of pics on my Instagram feed so you won’t miss all the fun :)

Follow me at @catshycrafts

she believed she could so she did : how I became BRIKA’s featured maker

Funny story. About 4 years ago, I applied for BRIKA – a curated marketplace that I thought was full of amazing handmade art and goods. I loved making hoop art and playing with felt and creating wall art, but was always taken aback when someone would like it and actually buy one!

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Surprisingly, I was accepted to BRIKA. I couldn’t quite believe that I was chosen and didn’t quite believe I was good enough to be there. I didn’t quite believe in myself. So, I never sent in my photos or information and quietly let this opportunity pass.

Fast forward to this spring. I sent my application in a second time, and lo and behold, I got accepted once again. I still had my doubts but that fearful voice was a little quieter. That voice of not being good enough was being drowned out by one that said “yes you are good enough”.

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So many things had changed since the last time I was accepted. The biggest change was my divorce after 15 years of marriage. Suddenly, my divorce made my business so much more vital to me – more than financially, but as a creative outlet that sustained me through this transformation. This business gave me a focus. Grounded me. It made me grow. It brings me joy and today I want to share that joy with you.

So it is with pride and joy that I announce that……

Today I am a featured maker on BRIKA – a curated marketplace of 400+ makers of well-crafted goods. I am so honored to be chosen to showcase my embroidered felt hoop art. And proud of myself for finally showing up for this newest opportunity.

 

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To go along with my 8-piece collection, I created an exclusive design just for BRIKA. With aqua, sky blue, lilac and a touch of butter yellow, this floral 3D hoop art makes me happy. Happy to have continued making art. Happy to have said yes. Happy to create art for your home.

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Thanks so much for being a part of my life. I am creating art for you! I hope you like it.

And I hope that if you are doubting yourself today, I hope that you can release some of those doubts and go after what you are desiring.