At Hello Creative Family we believe that creative parents raise creative kids.

We’re an online resource for parents looking to ignite their creative passion with simple, everyday and back-to-basics inspired projects. Through crafts, printables, DIY and recipes– we give parents the tools to learn and teach the handmade, homemade, heart-made lifestyle. – no matter their skill level. Through a zero intimidation approach, we give the gift of a simple and beautiful creative life, sharing and celebrating the art of making with every family.

Crystal Allen

An avid crafter, craft book author, Cricut Contributing Artist and daring DIY-er (there’s no project I won’t tackle!), I grew up in a family of creators; my passion for making was sparked early.

A naturally born teacher and leader, I started Sew Creative Blog in 2013 to inspire other parents to make creativity a part of their everyday life, and to fulfill that vision in my own. In 2015, Sew Creative Blog was transformed into Hello Creative Family, the digital magazine you read today and that best reflects the mantra I live by: “Live every day creatively.”

Hello Creative Family is, to me, about living up to your amazing potential, overcoming the initial fear and nagging voice that says “you can’t do this.” I ignored this voice in 2014 and chose to live into my potential: I quit my job in order to devote my time to creating a career in digital media.

When I am not crafting, cooking or writing, I enjoy spending time with my two children, husband and two rescue dogs having adventures in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where we call home!

Email me at crystal@hellocreativefamily.com

Interested in partnering with us? Visit our Work With Us page for more information.