Mickey Mouse Night Light

I would like to start by saying Thank You to everyone for your Condolences and Thoughts. I apologize for not responding yet. As I’m sure you can imagine, life is a little chaotic right now and being on our WordPress site, let alone posting is sporadic at best right now.

Yesterday, however, I said screw everything and “played” Cricut. I needed an escape for the day and crafting seemed the best route. I did a few Easter crafts for my beautiful little granddaughter and this night light for my grandson, who should be making his grand entrance within the month! Thankfully during this stressful time we do have something wonderful to look forward to!

I made my pattern in Design Space. Doing a Mickey Mouse head is pretty simple considering it is basically made of circles.

I started with one big circle. I added a square big enough to cover half of the circle and then used the slice feature to cut my circle in half. I separated the pieces, kept what I needed and made the bottom half red. I added the two smaller black circles for Mickey’s ears, and two really small white circles for the little dots on the red half circle.

I used one of the Disney fonts for Greydon’s name and then cut everything out with my Cricut.

I adhered all of the pieces to the little LED night light I picked up from the dollar store and now I have a cute little night light as part of the gift for when he’s finally born ❤!!!


A Couple of Cricut Projects for my Granddaughter!

I have been making a few birthday cards the past two weeks because the majority of our family’s birthdays fall in the first 3 months of the year.

I thought it only made sense that if I had my Cricut out already I should make a few things for my granddaughter!

I saw a onesie like this on Pinterest. It was so appropriate for my “grandma” persona that I had to make one. Whenever I see Scarlyt, the first thing I do is pick her up and cover her face in what I call “big smoochy grandma kisses” lol! She giggles and I get my grandma kisses in.

This is the onesie.

I also found this cute project right in Design Space for what I thought was a crayon box. It is quite a bit bigger than I thought it would be. More suited to markers, but still really cute. I will just get some of the non-toxic washable markers to fill the box!

And those are the grandma projects I did. Next week I’m going to post a few projects I did for Chris’ big 5-0 birthday coming up next week!


“Boy Stuff” with my Cricut

Yes, I know… weird title. Chris has been watching and admiring all the stuff I have been making with the Cricut and I guess he wanted in on it lol!

Years ago I painted the name of his “toy” truck onto the air breather cover. Right now he is in the midst of “modifying” said truck into what he calls the “baddest truck in the Kawartha Lakes” but still wanted to include that name.

He took a picture of what I painted all those years ago and I somehow managed to clean it up enough to make a vinyl sticker out of it. While it is still a bit rough around the edges it isn’t too bad for a first attempt!

This is the picture I had to work with of the name I painted on the air breather cover.

While I couldn’t get the shading part into the sticker without using a cut and print process (I didn’t want to print because I think after a bit the ink would just start to fade) so I just did the sticker in black vinyl for him.

The second thing he wanted me to try was a modification of a sticker someone else gave or made for him. It is a Hendriks racing logo.

While that sticker is great, the bottom portion is done in black and with how dark the tint is on the windows of the truck it wouldn’t have shown up well.

I cleaned up the parts of the sticker I didn’t want/need to cut… again in Design Space…. measured how big the original image was so it would fit, and cut it out of white vinyl.

Before picture….

After picture… and yes, the white is hard to see on the white background.

Now he can put the vinyl stickers on the back window of his truck AND have it stand out because the black part is now white!