Hey all, Welcome to my favorite things..Part 2! This post includes my two favorite foods… Tacos and Conchas! Not only are these more amazing products made by fellow Latinos y Latina’s but the creativity in on another level! Prepare yourself because you are going to get hungry just reading this post!
I’m so excited to share a few more talented Latina’s with you. I came across their ETSY stores and just loved their products. Even more, I love the creativity and heart that goes into all their work! So make sure to stop by their stores and check them out!
I first saw Ahliyah Crafts on Instagram, and I loved her designs…. Seriously how more cute can they be! I could not wait to order the Princess Lea for my daughter and of course the concha is for me! When I reached out to Sandra, the creative soul behind these designs, she was so sweet! She crochets all her designs by hand, and once I received my order I was even more impressed with quality and size of her products for just $8.00. I thought they were smaller because they are described as “mini key chains” but they are a pretty good size, and you are definitely getting your monies worth with her handmade touch to each piece. I’m going to order the concha key chain in the to other colors too! Can you tell I love conchas!
Once I got to know Sandra, I seriously loved her drive and passion, she’s one strong Latina! Here is her background and story on how she started Ahliyah’s Crafts!
Sandra Ramirez was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. she began to crochet in her spare time during her college years at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Being a first generation Latina college student, she didn’t feel too comfortable for the first 2 years. She spent most of her time in her dorm and would crochet the nights away. Eventually she created her Etsy Shop and just recently began setting a table every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Downtown LA Art Walk! Sandra has been questioned about the name of her shop before and never gave a full response until now. The name Ahliyah (Ah-Lie-Yah) was given to her by a beautiful sisterhood, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc., their focus is on empowering young women from different backgrounds. Sandra said “They taught me how to become a leader not only within my community, but within myself as well. It is one of the main reasons why I decided to stop being afraid of failure and to work hard to get to where I want to be”. Sandra’s goal at the moment is to create a scholarship fund generated through the sales from her shop that will help a 1st generation young woman seeking higher education.
How awesome is her story, I love supporting businesses such as Ahliyah Crafts ,her talents speak volumes and seeing her going above and beyond to help others is just so amazing! Sandra is also giving away 3 of her beautiful pieces to one lucky winner.
Las Conchitas has some of the cutest creations to get your planning skills in order… Conchita style! Ruby puts a lot of time and effort into her pieces. You can see the detail on each piece is done with such care.
I bought her Conchita Sparkles Sticker Set it comes with 41 planning stickers in various sizes for just $6.00. Ruby is a Cali native that resides in New Jersey. Her love for pan dulce and crafty things led to the creation of her Etsy shop, Las Conchitas. She is also a busy blogger at growingupblackxican.com , a blog about her mixed-heritage family. Ruby finds joy and relaxation in creating, her latest items are the Conchita Paper Clips and was the inspiration behind starting her Etsy Shop, she is working on push pins, earrings, planner stickers and so much more all Las Conchitas style!
You are not reppin Tacos right unless you have your Taco Gear!
Gerald from Corpus Christi, TX is creating the coolest Taco Gear around, from hats, socks, accessories and shirts for both men and woman. I have one one the way and I can’t wait to show off my Taco Gear! Gerald’s Taco based creative items will cater to anyone that loves tacos no matter what your style is! These are some of my favorites!
I’m love sharing all my favorite things with you guys, make sure to check out their sites and sign up for emails, they always have deals going on and you don’t want to miss out!
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