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Find Handmade Goods From Around the World with GlobeIn

Posted by on August 26th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

GlobeIn, the site that brings handmade crafts from over 38 countries to your doorstep, now has an app – appropriately named GlobeIn.

The app allows you to buy directly from artists all over the world and read about the stories behind each product. The service offers things such as jewelry, clothing, home goods, and more. GlobeIn also offers the “Subscription Box,” which sends you 3 unique products every month.

You can pick up GlobeIn for free on the App Store.

Duckie Deck Trash Toys Review

Duckie Deck Trash Toys Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Duckie Deck Trash Toys allows children to virtually make arts and crafts out of found objets and other odds and ends.

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Tricky Stories: Halloween Fairy Tale – Adventurous Sticker Book for Kids Review

Tricky Stories: Halloween Fairy Tale – Adventurous Sticker Book for Kids Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tricky Stories: Halloween Fairy Tale - Adventurous Sticker Book includes a nice sense of style.

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Make Your Wedding Review

Posted by on December 20th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Developer: Open Air Publishing
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 3.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Weddings are commonly considered as one of the most important and memorable events in many people’s lives. They’re also quite often expensive and can cause a lot of stress. While, unlike other wedding focused apps, Make Your Wedding: Inspiration, Planning, and DIY Projects doesn’t explain how to take out the stressful elements, it does provide plenty of ideas for those who want to add a creative and personal touch to their day.

As the name suggests, the app includes 30 DIY projects, for a wide variety of skill levels, each providing a great and inexpensive solution for an important part of a wedding day. Information is provided on how to create attractive wedding favors and ring cushions, as well as table centerpieces and even jewellery for the bridesmaids.

In each case, things are divided up according to style, making it easy to browse when looking for some inspiration. Rustic Elegance, Soft Vintage, Colorful Whimsy, Breezy Beach and Modern Metallic are the themes covering a wide range of tastes. Everything is laid out attractively, too, as would be expected from an Open Air Publishing app. A mixture of videos and photos show visually how to achieve such things, as well as comprehensive lists and tips on all that’s needed to know. A difficulty rating ensures that no one tries to tackle something out of their skill level.

Rounding off the package is a short section on how to prepare for such DIY tasks. It’s not hugely comprehensive, but it does cover enough detail for most users. Being able to look up individual words within the text means that a glossary is already catered for, as well as breakdowns of measurements in both imperial and metric varieties.

Relatively inexpensive for such an interesting tome, Make Your Wedding: Inspiration, Planning, and DIY Projects should provide a plentiful and attractive supply of inspiration for those who are planning a wedding in 2013 or beyond.

Knitting is an unsung cool hobby to have. While some people may think it’s all knitting sweaters and scarves, the only restriction really is the person’s imagination. As someone instrumental in the creation of a baby Link (from The Legend of Zelda series) costume, I should know. {Ed note: leave her a comment below if you want to see an image!}

While Creative Knitting doesn’t provide such a pattern, it does provide plenty of great ideas for other knitting projects, and on a regular basis.

The app is initially free with subscription packages priced between $6.99 and $15.99 to unlock all that great content. Each issue comes with a basic stitch guide, metric conversion chart, abbreviation glossary and technique reference page. Every issue also comes with two dozen or more projects covering every kind of knitware from young to old.

Whether just starting out with knitting or a seasoned pro, Creative Knitting is a great app and subscription service to glean inspiration from.

It’s out now and it’s an Universal app.

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Lifestyle

Quilting has been around for nearly as long as human beings have been around, so how can a modern technology like an iOS device help quilters? Quite simply actually. By providing plenty of advice in the palm of your hand!

Art Quilting Daily is an app that provides quilting fans with quilting project ideas, tips and instructions, a glossary of terms and more than 100 video tutorials, all for free.

The videos are probably going to be the big attraction here. Fortunately they’re excellent quality with exclusive clips from Quilting expert Pokey Bolton, TV host and founder of Quilting Arts Magazine. New videos and blogs are added each week to ensure that content continues to be fresh.

Quilting and crafts fans would be very wise to download Art Quilting Daily for all their Quilting needs. It certainly looks comprehensive and there’s no need to worry about subscriptions as all updated content is free.

It’s available now for all iOS devices.

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-26 :: Category: Lifestyle

Egg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living Review

Egg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
101 eggs to inspire you in this handy Martha Stewart app. Get ready for Easter by breaking out the food dye and turning those eggs into some fun crafts!

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If you love to knit and regularly cruise the internet, odds are you’ve stumbled over or become a regular reader of Knitting Daily, Interweave’s site centered around yarn, needles and whatever surrounds them. Interweave is the masthead of a network of craft related magazines, web sites, books, television shows and communities. It’s massive. I don’t even knit and I know about this conglomerate and their products. Perhaps that just means I’m a bit more nerdy than I like to admit.

Knitting Daily is now available as an app for the iOS. However, don’t just expect to download it and boot up a simple regurgitation of the web site you tend to frequent. This app is a collection, updated weekly, of the latest knitting videos and blog posts. The good folks at Interweave explain that users can expect to regularly learn new tips and tricks from knitting experts as they keep this mobile collection with them at all times.

Those that download the app will also be informed of new, free knitting patterns and catch exclusive expert interviews. Users will be kept abreast to information from Knitscene and Interweave Knits (magazines from the publisher). There’s even a handy glossary of knitting terms for people that may fall into the beginner or intermediate categories.

This app has been designed for the iPhone and iPod. It’s free and available as of January 11, 2011.

This less-than-novice knitter discovered something completely wonderful while reading up on this old craft: Yarn bombing. The act of surprise knitting objects in an urban environment is nothing short of legendary, and it explains the sweater wearing bull statue in New York on Wall Street. For some examples of yarn bombing, or guerrilla knitting, hit the Googles. Otherwise, get out your needles and this new app, and start a new project, why don’t ya?

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-01-11 :: Category: Lifestyle


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