The Pinterest Master List: Spotlight on The Crafty Woman

PinterestParty Are you a Pinterest Addict?  I am.  For real.

Well, if you are a Pinterest junkie like I am then you need to sign up for The Pinterest Master List!  The Pinterest Master List is the ultimate place for crafty Pinterest lovers to link up and browse one another’s accounts.  And every week one Pinner is featured by the lovely women of The Scrap Shoppe, Yesterday on Tuesday, and Flamingo Toes.  (More on them in a minute.)  You do not have to be a blogger to join this list!  If you have an account then you can link up, and who knows…..maybe YOU will be featured next!

Today I am thrilled to be the guest host of this week’s Pinterest Party!  Woohoo!  And boy oh boy did I discover a fabulous fellow Pinterest lover to follow!  But first let’s take a little look at the three fabulous women who are the brains behind this brilliant operation.  I’m sure you have heard of each of them before.  They have fabulous blogs, all of which I love and Pin and even feature regularly.  I am awed to be counted as their “peer” this week!

Michele is the talent behind The Scrap Shoppe.  I love the variety of tutorials on her blog, and the quality is always awesome.  Everything is detailed and fabulous.  She is full of creativity!  Here are a few of my favorite tutorials from Michele:

The Scrap Shoppe Collage Spooky Chic Halloween WreathEclectic Braided Bracelet, & Pottery Barn Knockoff Pillows

She also designs incredibly clever t-shirts in her shop, MM Custom Creations.  I am particularly amused by this one: Come to the DARK SIDE. (We have scrapbook supplies!)
dark side t shirt

Malia is the vintage-lover behind Yesterday on Tuesday.  Her Vintage Finds are pure joy to browse, and we all know I’m obsessed with all of her holiday roundups and craft ideas.  She always has so many kid-friendly projects and recipes.  And, as we know, that is balm to my holiday-and-kid-obsessed blogging soul.  Here are a few of my favorite posts from Malia:

Yesterday on Tuesday Valentine Countdown CalendarCute Crayon Treat Bags, & 20 St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids Roundup

Bev is the brilliant mind behind Flamingo Toes.  She is a fellow jewelry designer, and her Anthro Necklace Week tutorials are amazing.  She has the best knockoffs!  She is also an amazing seamstress and all-around crafter.  My sisters tease me about my awed infatuation of Bev.  They say I have a blog crush on her.  It’s true.  I do.  Here are a few of my favorite tutorial from her:

Flamingo Toes Sweetheart Valentine’s Wreath, Anthro Chained Disk Bib Necklace Knockoff, & Simple Ruffles Clutch

Ok, enough drooling….over these ladies, that is.  Now, on to my true blue post and all of the drooling we will do there over my favorite new Pinterest user: Christine Ralston.  This post is also appearing today on The Scrap Shoppe, Yesterday on Tuesday, and Flamingo Toes.


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Hello!  This is Sarah from Craft Quickies and Bombshell Bling Jewelry, and I have a public apology to make: I want to apologize for all of my Pinning.

Not my Pinning in general, necessarily, although I do have a lot of Pins.  In fact, I have 68 boards and 5,348 Pins.  I may have a problem.  My sister sure seems to think so!

Back to the topic at hand: apologizing for flooding the Pinterest home pages of my followers for the past two days.  It has been a bit, well, insane.  You see, I have a stomach bug that has knocked me flat for five days straight now, so there has been a lot of sprawling myself out on the couch while my children play in my general vicinity, unable to accomplish anything of substance.  Oh, except that I can still browse Pinterest on my phone.  And since I am helping my dad plan a remodel of his house, as well as preparing for two kid birthday parties and two upcoming holidays, I have plenty to search for and Pin!

Finding the fabulous Pinner that I am going to feature today didn’t help a BIT either.  I tried really hard not to re-pin every single item that she had Pinned.  I swear.  But…..well…’s all just so fabulous.  Here, I’ll prove it.


Meet Christine Ralston, the brilliant creative talent behind the blog The Crafty Woman.  Seriously, this girl has some MAD artistic skills.  Check out her blog after you check out her Pins.  You will NOT be sorry!


Christine has some awesome boards that show her seriously rocking style.  These fabulous winter coats from her Baby It’s Cold Outside board are speaking to my soul right now as I look out the window at the Colorado snow falling heavily.


And anyone who reads my blog knows that I have a weakness for all things kid related, so this Play Time! board definitely jumped out at me.


With Easter right around thisboard really caught my eye, and I love that it’s called Peter Cotton Tail!  Much more original than my….errr….”Easter.”  Lame-o.  I may have to rename that.  Aren’t all of these colorfully decorated eggs just divine?!


Now here’s a board that really caught my eye: My Henna.  Apparently Christine is an amazing henna artist!  I mean, COME ON!  That dragon!  That octopus!  That gorgeous little girl!  (Ok, so she didn’t draw the little girl, but she did contribute 50% of her DNA and draw the beautiful flower design on her arm!)  What a unique talent!


Last but not least, check out this board: From the Blog: the Crafty Woman.  If you look at no other board from this post you should look at this one.  It features all of her original blog tutorials and recipes and WOWZER.  I am simply blown away by her talent.  BLOWN. AWAY.  I did repin almost every one of these pins, and I will not apologize for that.  So much talent!


Let’s take a closer look at a few of the Pins from her From the Blog: the Crafty Woman board.  You will see why I’m making such a fool of myself gushing about Christine.  My sisters would tease me and say I have a friend crush on her, except that I don’t know her personally, much to my chagrin, so I guess what I have is a *blog crush* on her.  I am not ashamed.  Do you hear me, sisters?!  Not ashamed.

Let’s start with the Playroom Library.  She built those shelves!  Oh, and she is the original creator of those fabulously fun Dr. Seuss Printables!

playroom library

Or how about a recipe for homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese Sauce?  Umm….yes, please.

sweet potato gnocchi

On to crafts: Giant Felt Fortune Cookie Tutorial!  So fun!  Remove the heart and it’s a year-round goodie.

fortune cookies

Or sewing and knockoffs!  A knockoff of a fun, 80s-vibe Nordstrom party dress for her oldest daughter.  What a fun mom!

Nordstrom knockoff

Have you noticed the beautiful photography?  Then check out this Christmas Photography Tutorial.  (MAN she has cute kids!)

christmas photo

Thanks for letting me share my favorite new Pinner with you today!  I hope you explore her boards and her blog, and I hope that you take the time to stop by my boards and my blog as well.  Have a lovely weekend everyone!

**This is the last post you will be seeing from me for a little while.  I have been battling the stomach flu for FIVE DAYS.  I had to follow through with my sponsored and guest posts, but now I am going to cut myself some slack, especially since my babies are now both sick.  Waaaaaah!  Just an FYI.**

Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah Westover McKenna


  1. says

    Sarah!!! What a fabulous post!! I am all in love with your feature today – I can tell I will be repinning a lot from her!
    And thank you so much for the sweet intro! You are so sweet – I can’t wait to meet you in a couple months!! :) :)
    Thanks for being our Pinterest Guest!

  2. says

    Hi Saran, I popped over to say thank you for the guest post and how it’s the best one ever… and then I saw that you went even above and beyond and did some wonderful write ups on Michele, Bev and myself. That was so nice of you. I am touched that you did so much. Thank you, Sarah… you are truly a gem.

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