Canvas Block Home Sign

Wow! I got so busy “playing” this morning that I almost forgot to type a post!!!

I have been playing with my Cricut again. Yesterday I base painted a few different surfaces to give me something else to “embellish.”

I base painted a canvas block, a piece of fence board and two hanging signs I got from the dollar store a while back.

This is the first project. I decided to do an old favourite… a “Home Sweet Home” sign/picture!

I found a free pattern on Pinterest and cut it out with the Cricut. I did a sort of cream colour on a wine/burgundy background.

This is how my project turned out!

I am just waiting for the chalk paint wax to dry and seal it before I hang it up!

Sandie

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Garden Update

I finally have a Green Thumb this year lol… although it’s only green from tying up some more of the cucumber vines to the trellis… but was still green until I washed my hands!!!

One of my “Stalkers/Visitors” was here the other morning. I think she needs some better camouflage if she wants to blend in lol! I love having the cows and horses come to visit!

I think Mother Nature must have taken pity on me and made my garden bloom for all it’s worth this year! I can’t believe the success I have had with most of my plants this year! I swear that my tomato plants are well over 6 feet tall! There are a ton of tomatoes on them but I think that I have to go in and cut out the excess leaves that seem to be blocking the actual tomatoes from getting enough sun to ripen. That is on my To Do list for one day this week. Check out the size of them!

This is my third “haul” of cucumbers this year and my first little green pepper. I have so many cucumbers right now that I actually took some down for Kim (and family) when I went down for Grandma duty!

Needless to say, Chris and Dillon have been eating a lot of cucumber salad, sliced cucumber with dinner, etc.!

Sandie

Embroidered Onesie

I was on Grandma duty again Monday and Tuesday, but on Sunday I managed to make a cute little onesie for my granddaughter!

My granddaughter absolutely loves a kids show called “Paw Patrol,” the pups as they refer to them. I mean full on zombie loves the show lol. It is so bad that she is limited from watching it except for when she is having lunch because she zones out so bad. It is pretty cute watching her face while she watches it, seeing her laugh at things she finds funny and wondering what is going through her mind while she watches it! If only we could hear their thoughts!

This is an image of the Paw Patrol characters…..

And this is the embroidery I did on the onesie for her!. I chose Skye for the first one but the pattern I purchased has patterns for all the characters so there is no doubt she will be receiving other things with the characters or logo on them!

I purchased the pattern thought Etsy through this link: PATTERN

Sandie

(Cricut) Cat Lover Mugs

Since it is already August, I thought I had better start thinking about not only Christmas, but also the Christmas craft sale my mother-in-law has every year. I plan on making items to sell with both the Cricut and my Embroidery Sewing machine…. and all Cat/Cat Lover themed.

Again I found and downloaded these FREE patterns from www.lovesvg.com!

I loved how well the mugs below turned out. I have one of them running through my dishwasher right now to see if they are actually dishwasher safe like the permanent vinyl package stated.

I picked up these mugs at the dollar store. They were $1.25 each. I figured I used maybe 50 cents worth of permanent vinyl to make them, bringing me to a grand total of around $1.75 to make each one.

It took me about 25 – 40 minutes to download the designs, add the designs to my Cricut app, cut the vinyl and apply it to the mugs. Not too bad for that amount of time. I haven’t decided what I am going to price them at, but I think with what it cost me to make I have a pretty good profit margin.

My grand plan is to make items with both machines that will coordinate with each other to hopefully make multiple purchases of items that match!

I have so many ideas floating around in my head for both the craft sale and for Christmas itself to make and sell/gift. This weekend I plan to get one of my notebooks out and start to plan what I want to make, how many, who I want to make what for, pricing for items I want to sell and things like that. It will be nice to not only gift these items I am making, but to also make a few bucks selling them!

If anyone has any advice, suggestions or anything else regarding selling homemade items, please fill me in. It has been a long time since I made anything to sell!

(I am also thinking about trying to design and cut leather to make jewelry, again as gifts and possible to sell!

Sandie

Laundry Room Sign – Dollar Store Canvas & Cricut

Chris is already laughing at me because of how much I am enjoying “playing” and asking how many rooms I am going to “label” lol! So far I have only made signs for 2 rooms, so I am not sure what is so laughable. He is probably thinking of my machine embroidery as well because I don’t think there is a room in the house that doesn’t have some sort of machine embroidery in it… labeled or not lol!

Here is the sign I made for the laundry room! I used the Cricut for the lettering and “leaves,” and then decided to embellish it a little.

Sandie

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Hamburger Seasoning Mix

Here is another great “Seasoning” mix. This time it is for making burgers.

There is nothing like a great tasting burger right off the grill for dinner. Knowing it is homemade makes it tastes so much better!

This seasoning takes only a few minutes to whip up and you can use it as a seasoning on the burgers while they are being grilled, or in the actual burger when you are mixing/pressing them up. I like to put the seasoning right in the burgers but that is entirely up to you!

I didn’t take an actual picture of the burgers once they were done because really, they mostly all look alike when done lol! The picture below is just a picture I already had of burgers cooking on our grill.

Sandie

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Cricut Kitchen Sign

I was lucky enough to have a day where I could and felt like playing again. This time I decided to make a little sign on a dollar store chalk board for my kitchen. I made it and hung it in the open space on the wall behind my taps.

I have to admit… I had a complete “Duh” moment when I did this one. I wasn’t even thinking about how dark the background/chalk board was before I cut the vinyl. I was out of black, so I used a dark brown which barely showed up on the chalk board! I ended up having to recut that section of the pattern in white in order for it to be noticed. Live and learn I suppose lol!

Sandie

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