A New Chapter

Posted by: Shellys Handmade Creations

Shellys Handmade Creations

User From USA


Hello everyone - this is Rachele from Shellys Handmade Creations and this is my first blog post.

I consider my life like an unfinished book with chapters written and chapters to be written.  For most of my working life, I have always worked in the Corporate America environment. As a young woman, I enjoyed the opportunities to earn my own money and help my family financially in the hometown I grew up in. I was always taught that through hard work would come success. I learned over the years that success is on-going. As such I would need to keep challenging myself. When I married and had a family, challenge presented it self again as my husband and I were faced with more financial responsibilities… another new chapter in my life.

Then I lost my job. It took awhile to find employment, but I did!  Things were going good in my new job for quite a few years – then I lost my job, again. I looked at this new chapter as an opportunity to focus on what values I had and really enjoyed. Over the past summer and with the upcoming Christmas holidays approaching, I wanted to do something for my family and friends especially those who were supportive of me during this difficult time.

And then it hit me… hats and scarfs for everyone!

I dusted off my old knitting needles and purchased a few skeins of yarn and went to work. The response was wonderful. At that moment I knew what my next chapter would be – sharing my love of knitting with others.

I am very happy and excited to be part of the iCraft community.

Thank you for reading my blog. Have a cozy knit day!

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Apr 25, 2019 | Lisa Ray

Auntie I'm super proud and excited for your new journey in knitting. You're such an inspiration to me. You're a very strong and resilient woman. Never stop. You've always worked so hard... You deserve the best..

Apr 16, 2019 | Shellys Handmade Creations

Thank you! Knitting can be frustrating sometimes. I canít tell you how many times I had to redo a project...but I love it! I sew too and will add those items with knitted products 😃

Apr 16, 2019 | CreationsbyNoni

Welcome to iCraft, I am a newby too with a similar story, except I sew and crochet. I never learned to knit, but would love to, tried it once and it was hilarious and a bit frustrating. But it is on my bucket list! Love your shop!

Apr 16, 2019 | Shellys Handmade Creations

Thank you!

Apr 15, 2019 | Nicole Gibson

What a lovely story! I love your pieces, so happy you are apart of the iCraft community :)

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Rachele (aka Shellys Handmade Creations )
Covina, CA, US

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