Again, this is one of the projects I did with all of the cutting I did the week I had my Cricut Machine upstairs. I had been thinking about doing something to my cake plate for ages and while I had the Cricut out it seemed the perfect opportunity.
I decided to just go with some roses going around the outside of the domed top of the cake plate. Originally I was going to cover it with words like cake, cookies, pie and such but changed my mind and went with the flowers instead. I am happy with how it turned out.
I found a nice pattern in Design Space of plain old roses and leaves and cut it out of permanent vinyl. I used red and green. I would have used a burgundy but I didn’t have any on hand.
Here is the cake plate after I finished applying the vinyl. It looks so much brighter and fresher and stands out on the kitchen table…. EVEN when there is no baking under it lol!
I would first like to start by first thanking everyone for your well wishes. I am starting to feel better and hopefully will be back to blogging on a regular basis soon. That leads to the second part of this paragraph… I would like to apologize for the very sparse blogging. I hope to remedy that once I feel better!
This week Chris turns 50, and can finally stop bugging me about being old lol! Since I am a whole 2 1/2 years older than him, he bugs me incessantly about being “old!” He doesn’t want an actual party, but we had a nice lunch with Kim and Scarlyt (my granddaughter)…. it was so nice to see them, and even better to get a whole bunch of grandbaby hugs and playtime! I was getting worried there for a while that we were going to have to put it off for a while because of how sick I have been. Thankfully I am not contagious!!!
Back to Chris and his 50th birthday. As I said, he didn’t want a birthday party, so I made a nice pot of everyone’s favourite potato soup, some cheese and crackers (Scarlyt LOVES crackers) and as per a very big hint from Chris… a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake lol! I will still make his Favourite Cake on his actual birthday but he really, really likes ice cream cakes so it was a ice treat!
Now back to this T-Shirt. I found this pattern on Etsy. I had seen a lot of different ones with different years on Pinterest so I started looking for the year Chris was born. Once I bought the pattern and had a good look at it, I realized I probably could have made it myself in Design Space… but time, illness and just plain tiredness at this point made that impossible, so I bought the pattern.
It took a few days of weeding again because of the above mentioned hurdles, but I am happy with the T-Shirt and hope Chris will be as well once I give it to him!
When I had my Cricut out last week I ended up cutting a bunch of stuff so that when I felt like doing something I had it all cut out and ready to apply to whatever project it was cut for.
One of those projects was Personalized Dog Bandannas. You will notice that I only have a picture of Leroy sporting his new fashion accessory lol. You might even notice in the picture Dillon laughing in the background. He is laughing because 1) he is holding Lucy so that she can’t “attach” Leroy to try to steal his bandanna, and 2) because for the life of us we could not get a picture of her sporting her new bandanna. She was way more interested in trying to eat/play with them lol! She is 6 months old now and still has way too much puppy in her to just sit and pose for a picture when she has something different around her neck!
It did take a little bit of bribery to get Leroy to sit somewhat still for his pictures as well but at least I got a couple of them to add to this post!
These aren’t anything fancy. I picked up two white bandannas from the dollar store and chose a font in Design Space and colours of Heat Transfer Vinyl that I thought would stand out and cut it out using my Cricut.
I ironed the vinyl onto each bandanna, tied them to fit the dogs necks and then attempted to take my pictures. I swear it took longer to take the few pictures I got of Leroy than it did to create the bandannas lol!
Here are the pictures of Leroy modeling his bandanna!
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!
When I was making the Skull Cycling T-Shirt for Dillon for his birthday last week, I figured while I was already “playing” Cricut I would make this pillow for myself. I don’t know about the rest of you crafters out there… but I don’t seem to make many crafts for myself… I am generally making them for someone else. Not this time!
There is a little story behind this project. I am part of a couple of Facebook groups dedicated to the Cricut… projects, learning, advice, etc. Someone posted a picture of a dragonfly mandala and couldn’t decide what they were going to put it on. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make it for myself… still wasn’t sure either what I was going to put it on… just that I was making it lol! I asked the member where she found the pattern and to my surprise it was in Design Space and was part of the Access program! I found it, customized it to the size I wanted once I decided it was going on one of the throw cushions on the couch…. and it a really sparkly heat transfer vinyl that I bought to put some hearts on another onesie I made for my granddaughter (I will attach a picture at the bottom lol) and then cut it out!
I have to admit that being sick and trying to weed glitter vinyl is not a good combination….. not even a little. Luckily one thing I do have is a lot of time… so I took that time and weeded it bit by bit until it was done before ironing it onto my pillow.
It is kind of hard to get a good picture of the glitter vinyl AND get the full effect of the glitter itself, but I did the best I could with the limited patience I have right now so I would at least have a post. Believe it or not, I have I think 4 or 5 recipe posts that just need typing/dictating but I just can’t seem to find the oomph to get them done. A post like this is much easier… not as many stops to insert pictures. Yes… very lazy!
Here is my pillow…..
And here is the onesie I made for my granddaugher!
Yes… believe it or not… another post! Mind you I’m typing it wrapped up in a blanket with Lucy serving as my heating blanket…but it’s still a long overdue post! That must count for something?
As I mentioned above, this project is long overdue. I had seen a lot of signs similar to these on pinterest and thought they would look really cool above the sliding doors in the kitchen.
I “designed” the patterns ages ago, maybe even before Christmas to fit on some fence board pieces I asked Chris to cut down for me. Fence boards are an inexpensive way to make signs.
I painted the boards in colours today match our decor and then just had to actually take the time (while being so sick) to cut the vinyl. I thought it might distract me from the fact I can barely breathe 🙄.
Once fully dried (I let them dry for a couple of days… mostly because even painting them is exerting myself right now 🤨.
Then I applied the vinyl! That was the fun part! Well, the fun part once I got it lined up!
I added sawtooth hangers to the back, used my level and some painter’s tape (to mark the center of the sawtooth hanger) to mark where the nails needed to be and then hung the signs above the sliding doors as planned!
I am pretty happy with how they turned out and how they look in that spot. I just can’t decide if I want to sand/age the edges like I did with the bathroom sign I made !
The other day, the same day I made the Nerd Bibs for my soon to arrive grandson, I also made this sign for our bathroom.
At first I was going to do a sort of black board design but considering I did my first Bathroom sign in gray with black lettering, I thought I should do the same on this one.
I found a frame and font I liked and just “designed” the sign using elements I remembered seeing from several different signs I had seen over time until it looked how I wanted it to look for our home…. only problem was that I made the frame too big lol!!!
If you look from the picture I uploaded of my screenshot from Design Space, and the the picture I took of the actual sign, you will notice there are some “flourishes” missing from the sign itself. It was too big! Instead of starting all over again… because I definitely do not have the patience for that right now, I just cut off the flourishes where it needed it trying to stay inline with pattern as much as I could!
Here is my screenshot of the pattern in Design Space….
And here is the finished sign…. see the missing pieces lol? Oh well, I still have a nice new little sign in the bathroom!
Again I must apologize for not being around to post. Life is just a little overwhelming right now, but I will pop on and post when I am able. I was however pleasantly surprised to see how well our blog has been able to hold it’s own while I have been absent.
This one should have been posted either before Christmas or right after but obviously wasn’t. We found a cute rocking chair at a second hand chair and I wanted to refinish it for our granddaughter for Christmas! We painted it in a bright pink and black because I wanted to do a Minnie Mouse theme and then I used my Cricut to cut vinyl to decorate the chair. In my humble opinion, Grandma and Grumpy (our version of Grandpa lol) did a pretty good job with the second hand store rocking chair! (Don’t mind the background view of the disaster area I call a craft room right now… I have barely been down there since Christmas and it needs some serious reorganization… again)
Chris sanded it down for me, filled in any spots that needed it it with wood filler and then spray painted the bright pink colour on for me, I painted the black and did the vinyl! He did take pictures for me but I keep forgetting to ask him to send me the pictures so I can upload them…. imagine that! So…..
This is the rocking chair after all the painting was done….
And this is the picture after the vinyl of course. I just used a Disney font that I bought and downloaded and made a bunch of white polka dots for the seat of the chair. I was going to make a skirt for it out of tulle, but since they also have a cat I opted to forgo the skirt for obvious reasons!
The finished rocking chair that Kim has already sent me pictures of our granddaughter, Scarlyt, sitting in reading her books!
I WISH I had seen something like this when Kim was pregnant with my first Grandbaby! I think it is so cute and would make such a cool keepsake of a pregnancy. Once I saw it I had to make it!
Surprisingly enough, there is actually “pregnant woman” images in Design Space so I was actually able to make my own ornament within the program.
I knew what I wanted it to look like based on some of the other ones I had seen done so all I had to do was get in there and design it, cut it and stick it on the ornament lol!
Here is how the design looked in Design Space what I had what I wanted.
I cut the vinyl and then waited for the paint to dry on the inside of the ornament. All of the ornaments I bought were clear so that I could make them how I wanted them, which meant painting the insides to match whatever I was doing…. this one being white.
I adhered the vinyl to the ornament once the paint dried inside and that part was done.
As with the Christmas Story ornaments, it still needs a bow once I get to the dollar store and a hanger, but the ornament itself is done.
This is going to be a special Mother to Daughter gift from me to Kim this Christmas!
Yes, another one lol… I’m honestly starting to think that when I go down to my craft room that my Cricut is going to start hiding from me lol!
This project is my take on something else I saw. What I saw was a Christmas ornament done on a curved piece of wood. It was really cool. It looked to be about 4 or 5 inches long and maybe 3 or 4 inches wide and was just like I said curved wood in an oval shape. When I saw it I thought it would be really cool for my son-in-law. Then the wheels started to turn in the hamster wheel in my brain and the hamsters said…”Hey, what about a travel mug?” So, I took their advice and this is that project!
I do have to admit I was a little concerned when I started it. There was a lot of layering and the guitar strings looked like they would be hard to “weed” and get straight on the travel mug.
It went surprisingly easy! The Cricut cut the lines/strings perfectly and somehow I was able to take a dollar store travel mug, some wood grained vinyl, cut everything and even get the lines on fairly straight. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and when I sent a picture to Kim when it was done, I got and awesome so I will take that as a point in the win column and get it wrapped and ready for gifting!!!