As a bona-fide crafting loon since the age of five, I can tell you that I have gathered quite the crafting tools arsenal (four giant crates worth to be exact). I love crafting. LOVE. I was genetically molded to love the DIY and handcrafted world as the granddaughter to two exceptional artisans: my grandfather made his living building accordions and my grandmother is the most incredible knitter and crocheter I’ve ever known. Needless to say, crafting runs deep in my veins.
And as with any passion of mine, I must become fully consumed and collect all of the products necessary to become a master. So today I’ve decided to share with you the tools and products that make up my arsenal.
Do you have a handy tool that helps you in all of your crafting? Please share in the comments.
In addition to the amazing gadgets that exist in the crafting world, there are also a lot of fabulous apps that help assist with your hobbies. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Crochet Handy, $.99
This beautiful app from Interweave helps you to determine the quanity and quality of yarn that is best used for your crocheting project. It also offers some quick tips for the novice crocheter.
Michaels Stores, Free
No matter where I am, I always have to know where the nearest Michael’s craft store is located. (It’s like a security blanket.) This apps helps me locate and get to directions to any nearby store, and also offers some amazing coupon offers.
Martha Stewart CraftStudio, $4.99 (for iPad)
The “Queen of Craft” offers this great greeting card creator, chuck full of adorable holiday layouts. It makes creating your holiday cards simple and easy, right from your iPad. And you can choose to print or send them off electronically…so simple!
As a novice quilter, I am always on the lookout for tools that can help me master the blocking technique. This nifty app helps you identify the design you want and the amount of fabric necessary to complete it. Bingo!