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Living Your Most Creative Life (and Cricut Deals!)

Let the holiday shopping begin! Make your holidays very merry with new featured sales each day. Whether you’re new to DIY or an experienced maker, the super smart cutting machines from Cricut will give you that creative edge you need in this crazy competitive market! Awe-inspiring creations start with the right Did you know they … read more

Cricut Deals

Let the holiday shopping begin!

Make your holidays very merry with new featured sales each day. Whether you’re new to DIY or an experienced maker, the super smart cutting machines from Cricut will give you that creative edge you need in this crazy competitive market! Awe-inspiring creations start with the right Did you know they carry everything from Premium Vinyl to Deluxe Paper, Leather, Basswood, and beyond, your next one of a kind masterpiece starts with Cricut!

Cricut is running some super awesome deals that I found for all you crafty folks out there! Their really awesome 12 days of Cricut sale is still going on through 12/16! Take advantage of new deals each and every day including EasyPress starting at $99! Ever since they launched the original Cricut® cutting machine, you guys have inspired them with your amazing creations. And as long as you keep doing your thing, they’ll keep doing theirs: designing and building the tools you need to live your most creative life.

12 days of Cricut. New deals each day!


We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands. -Dr. Brene Brown

EasyPress Starting at $99. Valid through 12/16.

Get professional iron-on results without the guesswork. With its unique edge-to-edge heat plate, perfectly even heat up to 400°F, and three new sizes to suit any iron-on project, Cricut EasyPress 2 gives you flawless transfers and lasting results. The EasyPress 2 is super duper amazing my friends, I wish I had one! Maybe if I am a good girl, Santa will bring me one!

The speed of a heat press.The convenience of an iron.

Cricut Easypress 2

Iron-on success in 60 seconds or less.

Cricut EasyPress delivers fast and foolproof iron-on results that really stick, wash after wash.

They also have a GREAT shipping deal right now, click here to save

FREE Economy Shipping on orders $99+ to US and Canada. Use code DECSHIP

Please note that 12/14 is the LAST DAY to order for guaranteed delivery by Christmas using Economy Shipping

Top 6 Tips To Stretch Your Shopping Dollar This Holiday Season : Tis the Season To Be Smart

Top 6 Tips To Stretch Your Shopping Dollar This Holiday Season This Thursday’s Thoughts turn to how to help our awesome customers at GypsySpoonful stretch their shopping dollars this Holiday shopping season. Nobody wants to go into debt, we all want to maximize the opportunity to make our gift buying budget a little farther – … read more

Top 6 Tips To Stretch Your Shopping Dollar This Holiday Season

This Thursday’s Thoughts turn to how to help our awesome customers at GypsySpoonful stretch their shopping dollars this Holiday shopping season. Nobody wants to go into debt, we all want to maximize the opportunity to make our gift buying budget a little farther – and who knows, if you save enough, you can treat yourself to some well deserved handmade goodness, or a gift card to use at a later date.

Treat Yo Self

Here’s our top 6 tips for the shopper who means business!

1. Many sites will offer a welcome coupon to new visitors on their site, search the site map for it. It may not be publicized widely. (coming soon to GypsySpoonful, YAY!!)

2. Many sites will offer a discount on your first purchase if you sign up for their mailing list. (coming soon to GypsySpoonful as well, woohoo!!)

3. Ask for gift cards for a site for your birthday, Christmas, Channukah,  or any other gift giving occasions, and save your gift cards for when there is a sale, if you sign up for the welcome coupon or the first discount/welcome as well (we call that piling on in the shopping world!)~ Did you know Gypsy Spoonful has a very cool wishlist feature? You can click and add ANY product on the site to your wishlist, so you can direct your family and friends to the handmade GS products you are admiring.

4. Search the terms “Clearance” , “Close Out” , “Discontinued”, “sale” or “discounted” on the site, or do a search engine (such as google) for sites that are going out of business and you may score big!

Top 6 Tips

5. Find out if the site has a loyalty program or an affiliate program where you can earn points or discounts, or even cash back on purchases people you refer to the site. Some sites offer social cred, if you share their products on your social media channels, you can earn points to redeem for merchandise on the site, or bonus gear not available to the general public. (May be in the near future on Gypsy Spoonful)

6. Become a brand enthusiast/influencer. If you love the products, inquire /search and find out if the site has a brand ambassador program. Sites will often give discounted products in exchange for your peer to peer marketing and promotion (which can be as simple as a selfie wearing their clothing, or holding their product and hashtagging the company)~ if you’re interested in becoming a brand ambassador or enthusiast, please email the head Gypsy HERE

Top 6 Tips

I hope that you find these tips helpful while shopping the awesome handmade marketplace, and independently owned and operated small shops on  GypsySpoonful.com. 

We are the new home of handmade where we are un-apologetically handmade with nothing imported and nothing massproduced. We invite you to shop our marketplace, and be sure to drop us a comment on this blog below if you have additional ideas and tips to help fellow shoppers save money and stretch that holiday shopping budget.

Follow the Colorful Rainbow to Gypsy Spoonful

Dreary winter days make it hard to look forward to all the bright colors of spring.  Take a few moments to soak in the colors of the rainbow from a few of our colorful makers this week. Click on each photo to go to the individual shops!   You can’t help but feel  colorful when … read more

Dreary winter days make it hard to look forward to all the bright colors of spring.  Take a few moments to soak in the colors of the rainbow from a few of our colorful makers this week.

Click on each photo to go to the individual shops!

 

You can’t help but feel  colorful when you are sporting a great bow or clippies.  Check out all the great hair accessories from our very own A Girl and Her Bow.

 

Annalee and Me makes some of the best variety of items.  From mouse pads, fun tees, and even darling little doll dresses.

 

You can’t go wrong with The Barry Patch.  Great kitchen products, scented melts, and essential oil mixtures for everyone.  I have a few of her oil rollers and they all are amazing!

 

These bright and fun bags by D84 Designs will make your little one stand out everywhere you go.  She offers personalization on all her backpacks, lunch boxes, and bags.

 

 

Tiny Crafts offers some of the best educational products and has fun keychains too.  Crayon keepers, puppets, and masks along with a variety of other products.

 

Do you ever want to just make your own tee?  Scrump Stitches has great heat transfers that you can get personalized as you wish and put on your own shirt.  And let’s not forget those fabulous bows she makes too!  Wow!

 

 

Are you planning a vacation to Disney and need a totally unique tee?  Magical Memories by Jessica is your girl.  She does all her applique work from start to finish.  Her talent shows through in every design she makes.

 

 

I could gush on & on about the quality of work you will get from Lace and Sneakers but I would fill up the whole page about it.  All I can say is take a look at her shop and know that if you order an item from her, you are getting your money’s worth.  I personally purchased a dress from her and show everyone how amazing her workmanship is!  (and seriously, how cute is that Raggedy Ann & Andy dress?)

 

Kit Kat Bows & Clothes has some of the most unique little tees and always has the option to have a matching bow with it.  Go check out all the great sayings she has.

 

 

And last but definitely not least…..you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous piece of work from Faye Malone Design.  She offers super unique bags for teens and women, gorgeous boutique sets for kids, and has a great line of craft vendor aprons for any of you sellers who are getting ready for all those summer markets.

 

I hope these few makers have brightened up your day.  I know I love browsing through all our talented sellers here at Gypsy Spoonful.  Until next time–Happy Shopping!

 

To stay up to date on all our newest items, upcoming promotions, and participate in giveaways and auctions, be sure to join our group on Facebook.

Beat the Winter Blues with Gypsy Spoonful

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be getting a case of the Winter Blues. I like to get those endorphins going with a little bit of retail therapy. We promise our “blue” items won’t make you feel down in the dumps at all!   Click on each photo to go directly to … read more

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be getting a case of the Winter Blues. I like to get those endorphins going with a little bit of retail therapy. We promise our “blue” items won’t make you feel down in the dumps at all!

 

Click on each photo to go directly to the item featured!

 

Get a head start on your spring cleaning with this gorgeous blue dish cloth set by Give A Yarn!

 

Are you expecting a bouncing baby boy?  These printable candy wrappers & toppers  by Printables 4 You are great for a baby shower or gender reveal parties!

 

Rose Petal Gifts offers this amazing keychain bag charm.  Perfect way to brighten up your purse!

 

You can’t help but smile when you see these fun little baby diaper covers by Krafty Mommas.  Go check out her  shop.  She also has matching booties!

 

Simply the Glitter offers amazing assemblage jewelry.  This Paris themed necklace is a gorgeous mix of blues and brass.

 

Don’t leave Dad out when you are shopping!  Play*Patch offers fun ties for Dad in many fun prints.

 

That winter chill isn’t quite gone  yet.  Grab up this beautiful infinity scarf by Just Bobbin Along and look stylish while staying warm.

 

Admit it, you can’t stay blue if you are enjoying a vacation at Disney!  You can find so many fun tees from We Luv Dizne with all your favorite characters!

 

Yve’s Treasure Shoppe is full of awesome products, including this trendy fringe scarf made with upcycled tees.

 

Becca’s Boutique Bows are the bomb!  She has so many amazing bows to choose from.  This cool Star Wars bow is pretty out of this world too!

Everything Unicorn for your summer!

Unicorns and rainbows are on trend right now, The elusive unicorn from medieval legend has been making a comeback. Once only found in enchanted forests, unicorns have been popping up in social media with shimmering unicorn-themed food and drinks;  Gypsy Spoonful has brought Unicorns into the limelight~ and now you can find all your favorite unicorns right here! Click … read more

Unicorns and rainbows are on trend right now, The elusive unicorn from medieval legend has been making a comeback. Once only found in enchanted forests, unicorns have been popping up in social media with shimmering unicorn-themed food and drinks;  Gypsy Spoonful has brought Unicorns into the limelight~ and now you can find all your favorite unicorns right here!

Click on the pictures to see the listings, spoon them (what’s that? : Spoonage)  and save them for later, or  buy them now. From digital embroidery designs, to necklaces, clothing, keychains, hairbows, toys, and other accessories, Gypsy Spoonful is your unicorn headquarters!

  

Here are some things about unicorns you may NOT know…

  • Unicorns are described as a beast with a single, spiraling horn coming from the forehead of the creature.
  • The first known depiction of a unicorn—found in the Lascaux Caves of modern-day France—dates to around 15,000 BC! Or so people thought, until they realized that the so-called Lascaux unicorn had two horns, drawn confusingly close together.

 

  • The unicorn is thought to hold the power to divine truth and will pierce the heart of a liar with its horn AND According to Jewish legend, the unicorn can easily kill an elephant, a testament to its immense power and strength.
  • Gypsy Spoonful currently has 30 listings with the word “Unicorn” in the titles, these awesome handmade products are made by designers located in the United States~handmade items are the best quality you can find, anywhere.

 

  • Purity: It is believed that the unicorn is attracted to purity and innocence, giving rise to the legend of the virgin and the unicorn. According to this ancient legend, only a virgin sitting naked under a tree holds the power to capture a unicorn. Seeing her beauty and pureness, the unicorn reportedly will venture close and lay down beside the virgin placing his head in her lap, where the hunter can then kill or capture him.

  

  • Untamable: It is said that even if the unicorn is captured, it can never be tamed. Unicorns are earthbound and do not have wings. If a unicorn and a Pegasus (a flying horse) mate, the babies may become flying unicorns.
  • They are difficult to catch (not unlike some horses who don’t like to be caught) and in many myths, can only be tamed by young maidens (more specifically, virgins!)  They are a symbol of ferociousness, freedom, power and speed and appear on many coats of arms and emblems.

 

  • In his travels, Marco Polo believed he stumbled across unicorns. He wrote, “They are very ugly brutes to look at. They are not at all such as we describe unicorns.” (pssst….That’s because they were actually rhinoceroses!!)
  • At its height, “unicorn horn” was literally worth 10 times its weight in gold. In 1560, German merchants sold a unicorn horn for an astronomical 90,000 scudi—then about £18,000—to the pope. Pharmacies in London sold powdered unicorn horn as late as 1741.
  • There are seven famous Gothic tapestries depicting the hunt and capture of unicorns

  • The King James version of the Old Testament contains nine references to unicorns, thanks to a mistranslation of the Hebrew word re’em. The original word was likely the Assyrian rimu (auroch), an extinct species of wild ox.
  • A unicorn’s horn, and the substance it’s made from, is called alicorn. It’s long been believed that alicorn has magical properties capable of healing wounds, neutralizing poison and purifying stagnant water

  • Several unicorn skeletons have been discovered, but all have also been discovered fakes. In the 1600s, a German Scientist and Inventor Otto Von Guericke created a fake unicorn skeleton with bones locals found in a cave, and a sketch based on the model was even included in a book on natural history written in the 1700s.
  • Unicorns are also often depicted as having cloven hooves like cattle, deer or goats. So while the rest of their bodies may be horse-like, they have the hooves of a biungulate, not the ungulate (single-toed) hooves of a horse. They are often depicted with similar coat colors to horses, but most often they are described as being white.

  • Unicorns have been attributed with many magical qualities. Unicorn tears and blood are said to be healing. Powder of unicorn horn is said to be an antidote for poison and Harry Potter’s wand contained a strand of unicorn tail hair.
  • Unicorns can be any color, from jet-black and brown to dazzling gold, brilliant red or pure white. Anyone who touches a pure white unicorn will find happiness and joy for his entire life.

  • One of the principal characters in the book Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier is based on the life of Mary Anning. Mary Anning collected fossils and but didn’t understand what the fossilized creatures she was collecting were. One fossil, the nautilus, that we now know are cephalopods were thought to be coiled snakes. However, straight cephalopod shells were also found, and many thought these were unicorn horns back in the day

More Unicorn Fun!

Looking for a fun summer activity to do with the kiddos? Have I got a FUN one for you!

Unicorn Poop Slime!

The recipe to make this outrageously fun DIY is located HERE


Didn’t get to try Starbuck’s infamous Unicorn Frappuccino when it was out temporarily? or want to experience this super treat once again in the comfort of your own home? I am happy to hook you up:

Check this out:


Learn to make your very own felt Unicorn Headband with a DIY tutorial from blogger: Katie Miles, Here.

and once you master that, you’re ready for the next skill level, and move onto creating this amazing Unicorn Hoodie. Full DIY instructions, materials needed and more wonderful photos are located HERE at the Make It Love It Blog


Wouldn’t these awesome Unicorn Cream Cheese Cookies be so much fun for a party?!  (Recipe Found Here)