Holidays and Occasions

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
I love going shopping. I have a black belt in it . – Russell Crowe I was myself out and about on Black Friday. After dropping the car off at the mechanics to get my winter tires on, I innocently walked over to the nearby mall to pass the time. Oh, my goodness, it was packed. Each store had skimpily dressed young women at the door to entice shoppers in. The cafés were crowded with exhausted shoppers.... 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
Miranda of Calming Stitches is a busy young Mom who loves to create beautiful, charming and useful knit and crochet crafts. Tell us a little bit about yourself I have been knitting and crocheting for over 20 years. My shop offers a wide range of hand knitted and crocheted items. I currently have three young children ages 5, 2, and newborn (she was just born in January 2015). They keep me quite busy... Read more
Valentine's Day is almost here, and I'm delighted to take this opportunity to introduce you to Evelyn Morocho, the creator and designer of “ NJ Creative Cards ”. Evelyn features creative cards for any occasion, and specializes in personalized, customized requests, including the language of your choice.

Tell us a little bit about yourself

My name is Evelyn Morocho, born in Canada with Cuban... Read more
Last minute shopping for just about everybody on your list?

So much to do at this time of year, shopping, planning parties, house decorating, finding presents for family and friends, not to mention our regular lives! Here just a few of iCraft’s selection of great gifts for babies through to grandparents.

This adorable Woolly Lamb Hat (6 months) from Fanztastic Crafts will keep your baby warm... Read more
Its not even a winter yet, but you can already spot babies and little kids in poofy jackets, knitted scarves and cute hats. It seems like parents can't wait to bundle up their bundle of joy.

How Warm is Too Warm? I've heard this from many parents that you should dress your kids the same way you dress yourself . So if you are putting on a hat and gloves, you should probably put those things on your kids... Read more
All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown

When I was growing up there was a definite range of attitudes towards Mother’s Day. At one end of the continuum, the day was considered a sentimental bid from the card companies for our hard earned dollars. At the other end of the continuum Mom was served breakfast in bed, and swamped with cards and little items. Then Mom went back to being Mom, doing... Read more
Okay, so it's not technically a Christmas, or holiday, tree but it seems like it should be!

This tree-turned-art installation in Berlin plays soft music as chestnuts fall, so in the very least, it should inspire some warm and fuzzy holiday feelings. Read more
Want to make your holidays extra artsy and extra scary at the same time? Take it from the Norwegian embassy in the US, who honoured Edvard Munch's painting The Scream by decorating a Christmas tree with 700 ornaments in its creepy, scary face.

Or you could choose to make a bunch of ornaments that depict the Mona Lisa and confuse everyone! So many options - whose painting would you most like to convert to... Read more



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