Monday, June 30, 2014

Last Month Tonight: June Edition

Hello everyone! I think June has been one of The Cwafty Blog's most successful months so far! The facts speak for themselves though. Here's what happened this month:



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Shop Update: Eye on July Sale! 15% off

Hey everyone! I hope your weekend got off to a good start, if not, let me improve it for you! In preparation for getting a whole bunch of new products in the shop (July's goal), I wanted to try to see if I can clear out some of my back stock. Technically everything in my shop is made to order, but I do have all the supplies/plushie pieces all ready, just waiting to assemble everything when an order comes in. That's why I decided to offer a 15% off sale today, tomorrow, and Monday!
You don't even need to apply a coupon code or anything! I went ahead and adjusted all my prices for you guys, because I'm thoughtful that way! Find out more about the specifics below!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Office and Workspace Tour

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to show you guys my office! ...Well thats not exactly true, I did rearrange my office/general downstairs at least 2-3 times before I was really happy with it.

Here it is: the place where all my cwafty magic happens. Hopefully these photos will one day serve as the  "before" shots for my dream office makeover. That's sure to be a big endeavor somewhere in the near (next year or so?) future but in the meantime, let me show you around!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

W.I.P Wednesday: Fear and Loathing in My Office

Sometimes, albeit rarely, I have some time to work on projects that aren't for the blog or for my shop. If I see a project that immediately makes me drop everything and make the time for it, you know it's special! I was catching up on one of my daily blogs, Zauberbear  when I saw a super amazing tutorial and got right to work!

Come back tomorrow if you want to see the finished project and what I did with it! Also since its pretty obvious what it's going to be, can anyone guess what it's going to say?

Til Next Time,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Wire Wrapped Button Bracelet

Whew ladies and gents, last week was exhausting. I started my new job and they gave me a lot more hours than I expected. Now, having just quit a managing position, I'm used to a lot of hours and hard work. When you couple that with learning a completely new position, plus a new trade(I've never worked retail), and a schedule flip(I used to close mostly and now I open mostly, earlier than I ever opened at the restaurant) it all adds up to a completely pooped RaChil. Therefore I took a bloggy-break but I'm back, and with great news!

  1. My last two posts were my most popular posts ever for their categories! Seriously, everyone seems to love my Crystal Necklace tutorial, its my most viewed and most pinned project by an exuberant amount.
  2. That has lead to a general increased following on the blog so I'd like to say 'Ello to any new readers and welcome them to the site! Lets become BCBs , best crafting buddies :) Feel free to comment below or message me if you ever have any questions or just want to chat!
  3. Guys, I have major news. Its huge, its magnificent, it monumental! But I can't tell you yet- don't hate me, I'll be writing a whole post about my big surprise soon(I'm thinking next Tuesday?) and some changes it may mean to the blog!
Speaking of my last DIY, that one was a really long project. To bring a little balance back to the blog, I came up with this super quick bracelet!

It only takes about 30 minutes to make, maybe more depending on the amount of buttons you need. It's a great summer craft, or a good group craft. Me and a few of my girlfriends made some button jewelry a few days ago, and that's where I came up with this one!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

May Whimseybox Review: May Flowers

**This company is no longer in business**
Hello everyone! I am happy to be sharing another review of Whimseybox with you today! This month not just one, but two Whimseyboxes arrived at my mail box. One for me and one for my room mate! We we're so excited.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: (Grow Your Own Crystal) Necklace

I'm having a great week and I hope you guys are too. Today I am sharing a really fun tutorial! It takes a bit of time to get started but once you start the initial process it's so easy you can literally forget about it!

These pendents rock! (Te-he)
If you want to mix science with diy for beautiful results, read more below!

Monday, June 9, 2014

*Closed* Grand Re-Opening and Giveaway! Cwafty Creations

Dooo do dooo do! I am happy to finally announce today that I have reopened my Etsy shop Cwafty Creations!

I started my shop when I was in my final year of high school and managed to run it concurrently with school and work until I started managing full time.

Recently though I have found a new job *does a little happy dance* that allows me the freedom to once again pursue my creative avenues! That means I'm going to be investing a lot of time and effort into my shop, my blog, and possibly monetizing my blog.

But I digress. There will be a full Cwafty Update for all that coming soon, meanwhile check out the shop, sale, and giveaway info below!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Cat's Meow Basket Bed

A month ago I shared this wonderful tutorial over at one of my favorite blogs, Dream A Little Bigger, if you didn't have a chance to see it then you can view it in all its glory below. If you did see it, check it out again, why not?

This was my first ever guest post and I was so excited when Allison over at Dream A Little Bigger got back to me so quickly about my idea for this cat bed and was so nice, helpful and encouraging during the whole process!

This was a fun little up-cycling project and it was a hit with both the kitties, even if marble is a grump and did not participate in photos during this week. Find out what you need and the how-to below!