Mar 12

android apps for crafters

A few weeks ago, we shared 9 crafty apps for iPhone owners, but we didn’t want to leave the Android owners high and dry! Do you wish you could craft even when you’re on your smartphone? Here are a few apps for crafty minds that will keep you near to your crafts even when you’re on the go. We’ve added links for each one so you can get to downloading right away!

Top Android Phone Apps for Crafters:



Michaels App

1. Michaels

Creativity is only a click away! Make crafting even easier with mobile access to your favorite Michaels products, projects and events. Also scan their QR codes and see deals and coupons that can be used right off your phone!

Cost: FREE

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Feb 14

smartphone apps for crafters

Do you wish you could craft even when you’re on your smartphone? Here are a few apps for crafty minds that will keep you near to your crafts even when you’re on the go. I’ve added links for each one so you can get to downloading right away! Not on an iPhone? Check out our 9 awesome craft apps for Android owners!

Top Phone Apps for Crafters:




Craftgawker is a collective resource of inspirational images and projects to inspire your crafting. The app lets you scroll through hundreds of thumbnail images to get inspired, and you can just click on any to read more about it or visit the original posting. If you sign up for a craftgawker account, you can even save your favorites on the app for later looking. This sounds like a great way to kill time while waiting at an appointment, and get inspired at the same time. Your only problem will be picking which projects to make!

Price: FREE

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Sep 18

Tomorrow, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate day! How will you celebrate? Here are some suggestions:

Fun Food:

Make a Treasure Map Quesadilla

Make a Pirate Ship Sandwich

Make a Skull Sandwich

Little Nummies: Make Pirate Sword Snacks

Little Nummies: Make Tricorn Hat Snacks

Have a Party:

Have a Pirate Birthday Party


Make a Cutout Skully Top

Make a 15 second Pirate Tricorn Hat at Dollar Store Crafts

Make a Pirate Do-Rag at Obsessively Stitching


Make a Paper Bag Pirate by Amanda at Kaboose


May 25

It’s time for summer craft fairs, everyone! Here are some tips for planning your craft fair experience: things to think about before you go, tips that will make your booth better and more effective, how to market to people who shop at your booth, and ways to make your craft fair-ing more pleasant.

Craft Show Resources:

Other Random Love:

Apr 16

As a busy mom of three little boys, I don’t always have time to do my hair. (Like, never, actually! I try to sneak in sessions with my flatiron while the boys are distracted with a cartoon… IF I have to leave the house. If I don’t, my hair looks like the bus driver from South Park’s… i.e., bird’s nest. Hmm, a bird’s nest headband sounds kind of cute and funny, actually!) I think I need some headband action to disguise my less-than-perfect hair!

Notes from a very red kitchen just hosted a Headband Tutorial Roundup, and there were some super headbands represented!

The roundup was full of inspiration, but this rose and pearl headband by Whitney was one of my favorites. The grey roses are pretty – and grey is such an elegant and unexpected color choice for roses!

This scrappy leather headband by Missie Krissie is super cute, too! I love the texture of the different leathers used for the leaves. I have a few leather garments I’ve purchased at the Goodwill bins ($.99 a pound!) that would work well for this!

Other Headband Resources:

  • I loooved this yarn braided headband when I saw it a few months ago at EvaForeva (don’t you just LOVE the styling of the pic, too?)
  • Holly has a bunch of ways to bust your stash by making cute headbands at Art, Meet Craft

Apr 6

Welcome to the April 6, 2010 edition of the All Things Family blog carnival.


I called this a "Yoplaithouse" - ha ha!



Earth Day Crafts, Activities, and Tips:
Other Family-Related Articles:
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Mar 6

I’ve never been one to celebrate St. Patrick’s day beyond the wearing green to avoid getting pinched thing, but this year I made a couple of cute St. Patrick’s themed crafts that have been making me happy.


Did you see my Leprechaun Magic Mirror at Dollar Store Crafts? I thought it turned out super cute (and that’s my little oldest little leprechaun peeking out of it).  Here’s another one of my other leprechaun.
Check out all the great St. Patrick’s Day ideas from the All Things Family Blog Carnival, which is over at Projects for Preschoolers this week.

Some of the highlights:


Happy Little Shamrock craft project from Projects for Preschoolers

St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas at Party Elf

St. Patrick’s Day printables at Printables 4 Kids

5 Classic Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day by Raising a Healthy Family

St. Patrick’s Day poems at Classroom Jr.

(Not St. Patrick’s Day, but a great idea): Learn to Read with a Cootie Catcher at Quirky Momma

If you would like to participate in the blog carnival next week, you can submit your link here. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “submit an article” link).

Mar 1

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss‘s birthday! He would have been 106 years old in 2010. Don’t you think the man who wrote Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat (and one of my favorites, but much lesser known Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?) would have enjoyed a whimsical party? Celebrate this beloved author’s birthday with these fun activity and snack ideas! (Or use these ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss all year long, or on your child’s birthday!)


Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes
by Kitchen Dough Dough:
Mmm, these red velvet cupcakes with cotton candy tops look sooo good. What a brilliant idea!

Green (Key Lime) Cupcakes by Kara’s Party Ideas:
Kara made these cute cupcakes for a baby shower, and three other kinds of Dr. Seuss-themed cupcakes.

Green Eggs & Ham:
When I was a kid, the cafeteria at my grade school served Green Eggs & Ham once a year – I wonder if it was on Dr. Seuss’s birthday? If you want to serve the titular meal from Dr. Seuss’s most famous book, I think all you need is food coloring and some ham and eggs cooked your favorite way. Of course, that doesn’t sound very appetizing OR particularly healthy. How about getting your kiddo to eat some extra veggies by making the GREEN part out of spinach, like in this food network recipe that uses Spinach Pesto.

Or Paint some Toast green to look like ham.

Green Deviled Eggs by So Wonderful, So Marvelous
Okay, brilliant combination of green eggs and deviled eggs! Love this idea, and they look so cute! Michelle made these for her son’s 2nd birthday party. She doesn’t give a tutorial but she says “green deviled eggs dyed green” so I think that’s everything you need to know! :) You can also use these for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!

Green Jello Eggs by RootsAndWingsCo:
Find out how to make these out of blown egg shells! Cool! Another activity you can also use for St. Patrick’s Day or even Easter.


Green Egg Cookies by My Paper Crane:

Frosted sugar cookies with candy egg yolks!


Thing 1 & Thing 2 Pegs by Zakka Life:
Oh my goodness, is this not the cutest thing? You can always count on great projects from Zakka Life.

Truffula Trees (The Lorax) Craft by Craft Jr:
My friend Wendy came up with this adorable craft, and I absolutely LOVE the use of stripey chenille stems (aka pipe cleaners). So cute, simple, and fun!

Cat in Hat’s Hat by No Time For Flash Cards:
Here’s a fun and simple craft for kiddos using a paper plate as the brim of the Cat’s famous hat!

Thing 1 & 2 Pencil Toppers at Skip To My Lou:
These are yet another cute craft with the Thing 1 & 2 theme… they might just be my favorite characters for craft and food!

There’s A Wocket in My Pocket Activity at Make & Takes (by Alison):
Let your kids draw pictures of items, and hunt for pictures in catalogs to create these fun collages inspired by the funny rhymes in Seuss’s book, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.

Dr. Seuss Fish Craft by Michelle at Muffin Tin Mom:
Let your child practice matching colors with this fun activity based on One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

Make a Cindy Lou Who Hat with Craftastica:

Okay, so there isn’t really a tutorial, but you can use this cute idea to make antennae like Cindy Lou Who’s – use chenille stems (pipe cleaners) and attach to a headband or stocking cap (get one at the dollar store or use one from your stash). From the book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Other Resources:

Create your own Dr. Seuss printables with the Grinched font at
Fun activities at the official site: Seussville

Seussical: The Musical Original Cast Recording CD

Book: Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker’s Dozen by the One and Only Dr. Seuss:
Find all your favorite stories in one volume!

Dr. Seuss Sculptures
Did you know there are some fantastic Dr. Seuss sculptures? I saw some in a gallery in Santa Fe. You can also find some sculptures based on Seuss’s work in the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden in Springfield, Massachusetts.

What’s your favorite Seuss book?

Apr 10




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