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I wasn't a big fan of Halloween until I had my son Lucas. Dressing up babies and kids for Halloween is really a lot of fun! I can't make clothing, so I usually start looking for costumes online and then make a few trips to places, like the Party City or the Winners.

Here is me and Lucas in 2014 when he was still a baby. He is dressed as a cute puppy.

And here is Lucas with his grandma who is also not a... Read more
The Vendor’s Lifestyle: 2 Rivers Remix Market

Friday morning early……Fear tinges her awakening remembering the market at Lytton, that she still needs food - eggs, avocadoes, cranberry juice - or, maybe not……maybe she can just go with what she has…rice, oranges, rice crackers. It will be a small market in a tiny town. This is the first year…

Saturday a.m...She had... Read more
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
Nothing inspires us more at Suburban Turban Headwear than the wonderful feedback and kind comments that let us know the difference that our headwear makes in helping women rock their style and feel their confident, beautiful best - and, most importantly, still feel like themselves - whilst experiencing hair loss.

When we see pictures posted shared on Facebook or Twitter by those who choose to share their... 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
Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic to your iCraft shop in 2017? Or for ways to earn more online broadly?

It can seem overwhelming, but growing a following is one of the absolute best way to expand your online earnings as a crafter. While you can’t expect an email list of 10,000 overnight – if you take the right steps, building an online following is also 100% achievable.

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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



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