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Another ‘first’, this time right in town, just down the hill. It should be easy, no travel or overnight bag required…but there’s always the emotional baggage, the internal persona that mouths off: Your prices are too high…Who’s going to buy anything?…The designs are not right… Enough to make her doubt and wonder if she should go at all…

But, of course,... Read more
So here she is again, Saturday morning and one more time at the Abbotsford Rock & Gem Show, sleeping under the canopy in the ‘compound’ with a cluster of RVs which are on the ‘other side’ of it. Rain, light tip taps on the metal roof, woke her early morning. Harder ones get her up later on but still a bit early considering it’s a long day ahead. The rain comes and goes in tempo... Read more
As a crocheter I love nearly everything I make so much I want to keep it forever .

This leads to a problem though. We can really only use so many blankets, sweaters, cup cozies, coasters, doilies, and so on. Everyone I know has received one or maybe two as a gift, and I have donated a great many and randomly gifted more blankets to complete strangers. Somehow I am still left with a stack of finished items.... Read more
It’s my pleasure to present Shimae, of Lady Gem and Pearls , a busy Mom with heaps of talent and lots on the go!

My name is Shim ae Parks and I was born and partly raised in California; the other years of my life I bounced from Michigan back to California.

During that time, when I was very young, I started drawing. Everything was drawing and my mother knew I had some kind of talent so she pushed me along.... Read more
I’m happy to introduce you to Dawn Geren, of Dawn’s Creations . Dawn’s charming jewelry is clearly an act of love. Each carefully-crafted piece is colourful and fun to wear.

Dawn, welcome to iCraft! Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and how you began crafting your creations.

Hi, I’m Dawn! I make and sell jewelry. I have been working on jewelry-making for about 8 years now. I... Read more
Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” ~ Oren Arnold As Christmas approaches this year, and I think especially this year, my thoughts turn to family. Spending time with people close to us, be they related or not is the way to keep our spirits... Read more
Hello everyone!

In my newest mermaid bikini that I have added to my shop I used Crochet Scale Stitch . Well, I have found that a lot of people become fascinated with this stitch and was eager to learn how it is achieved.

I am a self taught crocheter by way of crochet books, but I have also found a lot of help with Youtube videos and I want to share one with you that will describe how to achieve the stitch... Read more
Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to discuss a charity that I work with frequently called " Knitted Knockers ". This organization works to provide women who have undergone mastectomies with knitted prosthetics .

A mastectomy is the removal of one or both breasts, for those who don't know, and the knitted prosthetics work to take place of the breasts and are both comfortable and adjustable for... Read more
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
– Dorothy Canfield Fisher

It’s the beginning of Spring and Mother’s Day is upon us once again.

How can we thank our mothers for everything they have done, and continue to do, for us? Moms make possible our very existence, they patch us up when we fall, make the best grilled cheese sandwiches. Taxi driver,... Read more
Hello Everyone!

I am a newcomer on iCraft, and am enjoying the website's emphasis on "handmade" crafts .

For many years I have been on Etsy, as a crochet swimsuit maker . Recently, I have noticed that there is more "mass" products made in China or other overseas countries being sold on Etsy, or through an Etsy seller located in other parts of the world (USA, for example).

Well...... Read more



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