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Last week we picked a few really big Halloween pumpkins at a local farm just outside the city.
Usually, I like doing my own designs for carved pumpkins. But this time I decided to do some research to find inspiration and to do something different.

There is a ton of websites on the web offering great tips and free patterns from spooky to elegant to funny, so you could get your Halloween pumpkins ready in no... Read more
In this post , I'm reproducing the best pumpkin carving technique by craft guru Martha Stewart.

Pumpkins (above) carved using various techniques as seen on Martha Stewart's site

I really like the idea of doing fall leaves on pumpkins. It's seasonal and a fun alternative to a spooky face and definitely gives a fresh look on pumpkins carving.

For the leaf shapes, the project recommends that... Read more
What can a bride wear on her wedding day if she is experiencing extensive hair loss? We receive emails from many clients with long term hair loss concerns asking what they can wear for their ‘big day’. It seems there is little out there when it comes to stylish bridal headwear that completely covers your head.

Beyond the 'beanie': bridal headwear that is beautiful... Read more
Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic to your iCraft shop in 2018? 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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Here is our all new , step-by-step photo guide to tying a long scarf into a turban. Esther, our model, is wearing one of our classic, very popular Long Tying Turban Scarves (See more of our products at Suburban Turban Headwear) . These come in a huge range of on-trend colours from neutrals to brights, jewel-like shades and more!)

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With new trends constantly coming up, we’ve decided to share a list of the best trending handmade products for this Holiday Season.

Some argue that you shouldn’t sell trending products or whatever everyone else is selling. But I know from my own and many other businesses' experience that that isn’t true. @NicoleMarFer , ecommerce entrepreneur, says "My... Read more
The Holiday shopping season 2018 will be here before you know it. Shoppers begin making holiday purchases as soon as October and most shoppers already know what they want. Thanks to researchers that report on seasonal trends and opportunities, we can address shoppers' interests and make this Christmas the most successful. Adapt these market trends insights that will help your store stand out, whether you... Read more
Autumn is upon us, and that means it's almost time for Halloween! Although Halloween is typically thought of as a "kids' holiday," sometimes it's the adults that get most excited about it. Picking a Halloween costume is the most important part, and it's easy to stand out in a crowd when you DIY your costume! Anyone can pick up a generic costume-in-a-bag at the local big box... Read more
Halloween is fun. But it's not a fun to spend the generous amount of money for the Halloween preparations. Here are some money-saving Halloween party ideas for décor, costumes , and refreshments, guaranteed to make your Halloween party spooktacular! Nights are growing longer; days are getting cooler; cinnamon brooms spice up the aisles next to pumpkins and squash at the local market; and, most... Read more
I love apple picking every fall. It became a fall tradition in our family to drive an hour or two outside the city to pick up our own apples and pumpkins to celebrate the Harvest season.

Farms and orchards are full of engaging fall activities for everyone

Kids were having fun tasting apples and playing in the hay. Some of the farms even have a zoo! You can also buy fresh produce at the store, along... Read more



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