I love to take pictures. But with my hectic life, I rarely actually pack a camera. Instead, I use my handy-dandy iPhone to takeÂ my everyday photos. With my Lo-Mob app for my iPhone, I alter them into cool, high-art snaps! The Lo-Mob app is easy to download via iTunes, and is only $1.99. This is a great price for all the fun you can have with it. Here is how it works: Fire up the app on your iPhone, […]
A while ago I was browsing on the Elmer’s website and found a cool little tool to help you figure out what kind of Elmer’s adhesive to use. The first thing I thought was: “There oughtta be an App for that!” and lo and behold, 4 months later, here it is- the Elmer’s Glue Guide! Of course, this app is geared toward Elmer’s products only, but I still think it’s got legs. After all, one of the most frustrating things […]
Remember last January when I told you the big, new trend was jewelry? (Read that post here.) Well, honey, I hate to say I told you so….but….guess what I saw at Target last week?? Yup! There it is! I noticed waaaaay fewer rubber stamps things of that nature, and this display was about 6 ft. wide. Now, this is what I saw in Fairview, Ohio…so what do you see at YOUR Target Store?
So if you read my post yesterday, you know that I’m the owner of a brand-spanking new iPad; so today I’m going to review the as-of-yet- only craft application for the iPad, the FamilyFun Craft Finder by Disney. The good news is that if you are an early adopter, this clever app is free for the downloading. It’s also easy to use and lovely to look at, if a little thin as far as content goes. But at the price […]
I’m not sure if I consider myself a gadget geek, but I do try and keep up with technology. After all, I espouse the joy of hand-made and community, but do so via social media. Consequently, I felt it was necessary to take one for the team (ahem) and be an early adopter of the iPad, and share my thoughts on how the iPad will affect the world of crafters and crafiting. First of all, let me say that I’m […]
I received not ONE but TWO different issues of “Artful Blogging” by Somerset Studios over the holidays. I LOVE art/craft magazines, and my thoughtful family and friends know that I’m an artist/crafter/maker and a blogger. They figured that this magazine would be right up my alley. WRONG. I am usually very open-minded and try to be objective, but I just don’t get this magazine AT ALL. Why would I want to read about arts/crafts blogs? Why wouldn’t I just READ […]
This is a test post from , a fancy photo sharing thing.
So, the first thing you might be asking is, “what the heck is a Swap-Bot?”, so let me clue to you in! Swap-Bot is this nitfty site where crafters can…um…swap. Let me try again. That is, some one says, “Hey, I’m having a ball making these wintery ATC’s. I would love to trade with another artist/crafter!” So, you’d click on over to Swap-Bot and they can set that up. Here’s what they do, in their own words: Do you like […]
Cindy Lietz is a polymer clay artist and Craftista who has put together a series of polymer clay tutorials available by subscription. Since the PC world is smallish and fairly interconnected, she offered me the chance to view her tutorials (for free, for full disclosure) and write a review of what I saw. If you sign up for her newsletter, she’ll send you some freebie videos and you can get a taste of her style. I viewed a number of […]
Those of you have read this blog or my other, CraftTherapy, know that I belong to a number of Yahoo Groups. If you haven’t ever checked them out, you may want to consider seeking out some crafty sites that meet your interests. So here’s Yahoo Groups 101: visit their home page, and then type in your favorite craft into the search bar. Up will pop a list of existing groups that serve you interest. For example, I’m a polymer clay […]
Ok, so I know this is my 3rd post today, but I was playing around with a picture that I took of Baby Girl… and I had to share it. Isn’t she gorgeous? And isn’t Flock fun?
Once again, TipNut rocks! They’ve compiled a gi-normous list of baby crafts, including diaper covers, wipe cases, diaper stackers, burpclothes and bibs, blankies and booties too! If you’ve got a new baby or are getting ready for baby showers, this post will point you in the right direction. I especially liked the burp cloth ideas…they make great gifts. Anyway, just wanted to share the love!
It’s just not fair- Easter is so freaking early this year! I barely had time to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, my birthday is the day after tomorrow, and Easter is this weekend. Ick. Hardly enough time to pull it together to make any crafts and cards. Good thing I just ran across Tipnut‘s site. There is a wealth of good links to projects for decorating eggs, stuff for the house, recipes, and lots of other goodies. Even though it’s […]
Ok, so I’m sure that there are a bunch of blog directories out there. I’m just not aware of them!! But I ran across Blog Flux quite by accident today, and found a whole directory of crafting blogs! Hooray! Something to do the next time I’m up at 3 AM with a migraine! If you’d like to surf around – or add yours – check it out here! Directory of Crafts Blogs Have fun!
I’ve been on a jones lately, looking for – and buying – craft supplies on Ebay. Purchasing your supplies this way can either be great savings or a huge rip-off. Here’s how to know the difference. First of all, take into consideration what kind of products your looking for, and whether or not “new” or “used” means anything to you. Today I got a shipment of polymer clay products, and the some of it was considered “used.” In this case, […]
I spent the AM posting things on Etsy, listing some craft samples I had lying around. What? You’ve never heard of Etsy? Well! Let me school ya… Etsy is a site for artist/crafters to sell their creations… and for folks to love to buy unique, hand-made or one of a kind (OOAK to the uninitiated) items direct from the artisans.Â You can also find craft supplies on Etsy, as well as Vintage Items. In their words, Our mission is to […]