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Meet Sandi from iKnitQuiltSew here on Handmadeartists.com

crochet baby boots

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Sandi today, the owner ofiKnitQuiltSew. She offers boutique quality Sewing, Knitting and Crochet for mom and baby at affordable prices. She specializes in baby art quilts (handmade and hand quilted), handmade rag dolls, teddy bears and baby/ ladies knits. All her items are designed and crafted […]

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Discover Handmade September 13


Welcome to Discover Handmade Good Morning Friends! There are so many terrific handmade products to discover…..here at Handmade Artists. Everyone is busy doing what they do best……being creative! Everyday I see new shops opening with interesting handcrafted merchandise, which I look forward to sharing with you in the up coming months. Exciting Times!  However… I […]

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Featured Artist Melina of MMGems


Artists are not selling materials, artists are selling ideas and offering emotions. What an amazing statement from an artist that works from the heart! Melina is a woman that has worked with her hands her entire life. As the youngest child in the family in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was a third hand for everyone […]

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Where does Crochet come from, who invented it….

crochet easter bunny

Crochet is a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other material strands using a crochet hook. Even some Rag Rugs can be crocheted. Why am I writing about Crocheting? I am a fan of it myself and currently teach a bunch of teenagers at my local church how to crochet. The word is […]

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National Crochet Month

national crochet month

May I have your attention Crochet Artists! Thank You! There is no better time to let others know how much you love to crochet than during National Crochet Month. Countless crochet groups, popular retailers, yarn shops, and members of CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) are chatting about this timeless art. WOW! Now I want to […]

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Featured Artist Handmade Creations by Shelly


We all learn in different ways. Some are self taught through books and online while others are intentionally taught and still other learn by watching, which is exactly how Shelly got her start. She stood behind her grandmothers as they knitted and crochet and watched their fingers fly. Little did she know that years later, […]

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Happy Turtle Adoption Day


Turtles! Slow and not too cuddly, but amazingly cute all the same; and today, November 27, is Turtle Adoption Day! If you just can’t bring yourself to adopt a real live turtle, you don’t have to feel left out of the fun…celebrate with handmade from the incredibly talented artists on HandmadeArtists. Sea turtle guitar pick […]

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Marketing With A Twist


Have you ever wondered if you are spending your time on the right products? Even more important, what minor change could end up making a big difference in your sales? Lately I have been thinking about marketing strategies outside of fairs, and all the online, electronic options. In my particular geographic location, the option for […]

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Crochet Business: Do You Have Permission to Sell That?

selling crochet

When you sell online or at craft fairs you might not think too much about the patterns you use to make your crocheted projects. Do you have permission to sell that? There has been much debate both online and offline about the copyright issues regarding crochet patterns and how to use them. The Basics: The […]

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Juggling being a Handmade Artist

handmade clutch

Knit One.. Pearl Two – My “Online” Afghan I wanted to find a clever way to tell my online adventure and thought of Knitting an Afghan! Much like this craft I started my “Online” Afghan in 2008. I picked my colors, and style etc. and began knitting away. As my afghan grew in size I […]

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