Inspirational

Our collection of inspirational and motivational posts. See what inspires our artists and crafters, and join the conversation!


Faux Chenille is a unique technique that allows you to create absolutely amazing patterns with velvety texture . It's truly a fabric art. You don’t see it being used much. Why you ask? Because Faux Chenille is super TIME CONSUMING!

I was really puzzled by the look of the velvety blankets, jackets and huge quilts when I first came across Faux Chenille at a crafts show showcasing quilters from Russia... Read more
Finally as a society we have recognized that we are consuming in non-sustainable way. It’s been too much for too long, but hopefully – it’s not too late to change habits and help our environment .

Looking back I realize what a tiny footprint my parents and grandparents have left on this planet! They reused and recycled everything they possible could.

My father was able to repaire any household... Read more
With Spring in full swing and Summer approaching quickly now is the perfect time to hop on this season’s color trends! Each season a new grouping of colors comes to the forefront and those colors are then seemingly everywhere. This blog post will be diving into those color palettes so that you can stay knowledgeable for what will be selling quickly in your iCraft store.

Each season Pantone... Read more
I have just read two encouraging blog posts which I hope all iCraft sellers will take a few minutes to read. “ A New Chapter ,” by Rachel W. of Shellys Handmade Creations and “ Grand Opening – The Cotton Threadz ” by Noneez of The Cotton Threadz are connected to one another with a common thread running throughout each post: Everyone Has Creative Expression .

These four words ran... Read more
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... Read more
Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to discuss a charity that I work with frequently called " Knitted Knockers ". This organization works to provide women who have undergone mastectomies with knitted prosthetics .

A mastectomy is the removal of one or both breasts, for those who don't know, and the knitted prosthetics work to take place of the breasts and are both comfortable and adjustable for... Read more
Recently, I had a conversation with a few friends where we discussed what makes some products popular and others not. One of the things that we all agreed on is that what we all react to the most is the unusual-looking products . For some reason, the more weird and strange product design is the more appealing it is to people. I wonder why...

One person was into knitting and the advise that was given to her is to... Read more
As a greeting card maker, I encourage people to hand-write the messages inside of cards. Not many people like the look of their own handwriting but, like it or not, it's part of who you are. Handwriting is as unique to you as your voice or your fingerprint. It's instantly recognizable.

Today, I'm going to give you three good reasons to learn to love your handwriting and why it's an important... Read more
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Cuba, and I saw the most beautiful sight. The sunrise .

The air was quiet while everyone slept. The sky was painted with reds, yellows and oranges, streaked across the horizon. The sea looked like an infinity pool, it seemed to just end and steeply fall. There was a flicker of light where the ocean meets the sky and then that small flicker opened up to show a slit... Read more
The term "crazy cat ladies" has always been wildly unfair, as cats are very awesome and loving them is perfectly reasonable.
These artists, including everyone from Picasso to Jean Coctou and Salvador Dali (pictured) are helping prove just that: Clearly, true geniuses love cats! Read more
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