Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: The Crafty Chic Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (Worldwide)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE~


About the Designer...
My name is Katie Hanson, I live in central Minnesota with my husband Judd and kids Ava (7), Vaughn (4) and Oden (2). As a young kid, I was always the entrepreneur, from babysitting, paper route, selling sweet corn door to door in my wagon, and serving pizzas at the local pizza place. I have always been "busy" and once I got a real job, got married and suddenly was the mom to 3 kids, I realized I just wasn't busy enough. Really tough to sense my sarcasm. Seriously though, sewing and crafting as a business keeps me grounded and gives me focus in my normal life. I love projects and love finishing them and showing them off! I am an x-ray technologist full time at the St.Cloud Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab, so far from the creative field of my Crafty Chic business. I am a craft blog stalker, love sewing tutorials! They are so much better than cut out ones from the store! I pretty much make everything-sewing I would say is my new specialty especially since the addition of my serger. I started selling cards and baby blankets a few years ago and just branched out to what people need more than want and what sells! I love offering homemade clothing and gift items that people are so proud to own and give. You can find me on Etsy, the Farmers Market in Willmar, and craft shows around central MN and  Minneapolis/St.Paul area.

Review...
The Crafty Chic has a boutique-style feel with beautiful, unique items for women and children throughout. From baby blankets and clothing to hair accessories and makeup bags, you're sure to love the one-of-a-kind feel she has in her shop!
Katie sent me one of her makeup bags to review. It most resembles the Birds of Paradise Makeup Bag currently in her shop. This bag is approximately 10 inches wide, 4 inches wide, and 2 inches deep. It features a zipper closure, and the inside is fully lined. The bottom of the bag is squared off so it can stand freely. That's always a great feature of a high quality bag. Interfacing has been used between the outside and lining layers so the bag will be sturdy and hold it's shape too. The 3 horizontal strips of fabric create dimension and personality, and really draw out the fun colors used. The fabric flower pin is actually removable, and can be used as a fun accessory all on its own too!
This makeup bag is unlike anything you'll find in a retail store, and each is totally unique because of materials' pattern placement on each bags. No one else will have a bag like yours! The Amy Butler fabrics used compliment and contrast so well, and create a really fun design. The bag is a great size, and not too deep so I can see what makeup I'm grabbing inside very easily. I'm very impressed with Katie's work and attention to detail, and this bag is absolutely gift-giving quality. Katie suggests giving these makeup bags as gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, teachers, or as a little treat for yourself too! I couldn't agree more! The size of this bag is also great as a pencil/pen case for students too.

Here are some item highlights from The Crafty Chic!


The Crafty Chic can also be found at two boutiques! Their Facebook pages are Vintage Glam and Gracie Margaret's Children's Boutique!



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40 comments:

mframe said...

I love the Rosette Headband-Single Blue Flower
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Tirabaralla said...

Thank you for this, my fave item at The Crafty Chic shop is this ruffle skirt: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73543539/girls-boutique-ruffle-skirt-and

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Brittney said...

I like the makeup bag in orange daze!
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Jan said...

I love the Rag Edge Receiving Blanket
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Joy N. said...

Cosmetic Makeup Bag-Rusty Rose
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17sirens said...

I love the berry blast cosmetic bag!

Judy said...

The black bird purse.

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tamiv said...

I like The Citrus Hair Clip
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Vicky@One Orange Giraffe said...

I love the love bird bottle cap pendant! So cute.

gustosa giveaways said...

i like the Makeup Bag http://www.etsy.com/listing/65592336/makeup-bag

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Erin said...

I love the minky baby blankets!!!

Becky said...

I love the Berry Blast Cosmetic Makeup Bag!

Steph Enright said...

My favorite item is the Girls 3 piece outfit with skirt ruffle pants and top in size 3.

svberge said...

My favorite item is the Makeup Bag 8 x 8.
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Alisha L. said...

I'm loving the Berry Blast Cosmetic Makeup Bag.

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ArtsyChaos said...

Really like the Black Bird Purse!

Angie said...

I adore the Mayan Riviera bag! So cute!

Mandy said...

I love the mod circles headbands and Rag Edge Receiving Blanket!!

Melody said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73348871/apron-knot-dress-citrus-floral-size-4 This is my fav, too cute!

Mrs. Martinet said...

Belladonna dress. In fuscia

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Michelle said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/72470839/cosmetic-makeup-bag-electric-lime

Sarah Hull said...

I love the Berry Blast Cosmetic Makeup Bag and the Mod Circles Headband

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jc said...

This cosmetic makeup bag in orange daze is like a burst of sunshine, love the colors!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70228772/cosmetic-makeup-bag-orange-daze?favorite_listing_id=70228772&show_panel=true

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Melanie said...

Amy Butler lotus dress

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I really like the Girls Boutique Ruffle Twirl Skirt 3T with matching hair clip!!

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stacythemagnificentmommy said...

love the girls boutique ruffle skirt!
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Christine said...

I love the orange cosmetic bag:)
Christine

Cerrisse said...

Love the orange daze make up bag!

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Erin said...

Orange Daze caught my eye first!

Alison T. said...

My favorite item is the Cosmetic Makeup Bag-Electric Lime.

Caitlin said...

Love it!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72439265/rosette-headband-single-blue-flower

hueisei said...

Loves the Girls Boutique Ruffle Skirt and coordinating tank top-18-24 months.... Cute !!

Sherry said...

I would love to have the Quilted Duffel Bag.

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Karen K said...

I like the Girls Boutique Skirt,matching appliqued tee and hair clip size 4.

Kajira said...

Black Bird Purse is my favorite :)

cyndi said...

I adore the Girls 3 piece outfit with skirt ruffle pants and top!


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Andre said...

My favorite

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73543539/girls-boutique-ruffle-skirt-and

Andreina

Lesli said...

Like the Cosmetic Makeup Bag-Mayan Riviera

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Leanne said...

Favorite- floral bobby pin set.

dianeking01 said...

I like the Berry Blast Cosmetic Bag.
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