In the Spotlight

John Bath and his wife Carol decided to settle in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, after he lost his job in Toronto. Wasaga Beach is a popular tourist destination with white sandy beach and hiking trails, seemed like a perfect place to retire.

John started making mailboxes after his wife told him one day that his next door neighbour was making a mailbox. She asked him if he could make one for their home.

John said... Read more
Yolanda Pang of Poetic Designs creates gorgeous jewelry for iCraft, often recycling old world inspired items with them. Her work’s nostalgic, antique feel will transport you back in time when you wear it. Yolanda describes her fascinating process and inspiration in this interview for iCraft.

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a self-taught, fashion turned jewelry designer from Toronto,... Read more
Le Bella Couture is an online girls’ boutique company dedicated to creating fun, chic and sophisticated one-of-a-kind outfits for the special little girl on your life.

The company is very family focused. One of the designers, Esther Cepeda, got the inspiration for the pillowcase dresses when she was pregnant. Unable to work, she says she wanted to make fun and memorable outfits for her new daughter. Not... Read more
Reshma Sandell of AhKriti draws inspiration from India, where she was born and raised, to create beautiful handmade jewelry for iCraft. Her work’s rich colours and unique designs can complement any outfit. Reshma candidly describes her journey to becoming a jeweler and her creative process.

Please tell us about yourself.

I now live in Mississauga, Canada with my husband and two beautiful daughters. I... Read more
You could say that David and Sally Shaw-Smith represent not only the history of hand crafts but also the future. Their world - acclaimed HANDS documentary series featured in their store captures a disappearing way of life for a people, their hand crafts and their country of Ireland.

Each of the 37 documentaries beautifully capture the traditional Irish crafts in their natural surroundings. Thanks to David... Read more
Carolyn Pham from Qute Wear is fun, friendly and up-beat. She is often juggling two or more jobs and trying to grow her online crafting business, which can be a full time job on its own.

Carolyn is one of the top sellers on our site, so we wanted to learn more about her and her crafting business. Since starting her business 4-5 years ago, she sold over 3000 handmade fleece hats that she designed and... Read more
The jewelry designers at Federikas Vintage Filigree Jewelry (FVF) are mother and daughter with several decades of design experience. Jewelry Art is the perfect description for their beautiful creations. When looking at these pieces, they almost tell a story. Your mind bounces from the beautiful gems to the filigree as they compliment each other so very well. Pura has taken a few minutes to share their story... Read more
Klaire Martin is an artist working in the natural medium of silk fibers and fabric dyes. A retired nurse, she enjoys creating the wonderful silk paintings , scarves and pillows in her Mystic Silks iCraft Creator Exhibit.

She starts with pure white silk and the finest French dyes. These organic mediums take on a "mysterious life of their own" resulting in OOAK pieces of art. She uses a custom made... Read more
From childhood, Lisa Topps has been fascinated with paper art. Her designer card business, Fairy Cardmaker , reflects her love of fantasy, magic and card making. Her "business plan" is to ensure that each customer gets just the right card. She shares her talents in other ways such as her Fairy Cardmaker's Workshop to benefit animal rescue and her iCraft blog Challenges for card designers... Read more
Never letting a single piece of fabric go to waste, Christine Skaley Reid from PillowThrowDecor creates one-of-a-kind decorative pillows from her favorite art medium - designer fabrics. Working from her studio and with the help of the "pillow fairies", she incorporates unique design details into each pillow.

You may also know Christine from her popular Sellers Bootcamp which is a very... Read more



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