Merry Christmas!

From our Family to all of Yours,

Have a very happy, healthy and Merry Christmas!

Sandie and Kim

Popcorn Theme Basket

Our nephew loves going to the movies, so I thought this year I would make him a movie/popcorn themed gift. I got a popcorn bucket to put everything in, got movie type snacks and popcorn seasoning, sent Chris out for a theatre gift card and then I went into Design Space and made up a T-shirt that sort of looks like the popcorn bucket design to go with it.

I loaded everything into the basket..

And then wrapped it up ready to go!!! Phew! Another gift ready to go!

Sandie

Mother Daughter Winter Hats

I’m sorry I have been missing in action. I thought I started so early and couldn’t figure out why I was running so far behind… then I remembered… the Craft Sale!!!

Now I am rushing around like a chicken with it’s head cut off trying to finish everything 😢!!!

I started these hats a few weeks ago. I’m not sure what possessed me to start a new project that close to Christmas… but I did lol.

I worked the hats in a crochet ribbing sort of stitch, in a chunky baby blanket yarn. I did one row single crochet, the next single crochet in the back loop only and repeated these rows to desired length.

I worked Kim’s hat over 22 single crochet to a length of 19 inches before sewing it into a tube, gathering the top and sewing on the nice fur pompom.

I worked my granddaughter’s over 16 single crochet and to a length of 16 inches and finishing the same way.

They will be a warm, cute mother daughter Christmas gift!!!

Sandie

Family Pajama Gift Set

This is another one of those cute gifts I saw on that terrible day shredding website Pinterest lol.

With my not so new toy, my Cricut, the ideas I can find there, and the many other free sites, I don’t think I’ll ever run out of gift ideas for ANYONE!

For this gift I decided to do the “Bear Family” images on white t-shirts and pairing them with cozy Pajama pants to make a nice family gift for Kim, Codey and Scarlyt, my beautiful little granddaughter!

I cut the images all out of black heat transfer vinyl and then ironed them on to the t-shirts, paired them with the Pajama pants and wrapped each set with ribbon!

Now they are all wrapped up under the tree ready for Christmas day!

Sandie

Lawn Enforcement Officer T-Shirt

My father-in-law takes great pride in maintaining his lawn lol…. so last year we bought him this funny baseball cap for Christmas from an online store called Bits and Pieces.

This year we thought it would be fun to find him a T-shirt to go with it. Then we thought that maybe I could make him one!!!!

My skills on the Cricut and in Design Space aren’t quite up to designing at that level yet, so I went to Etsy and found exactly what I was looking for to make the T-shirt!!! Here is where I found the pattern!

I decided to do the image in yellow on a green t-shirt for him. I wanted it to really POP on the shirt.

And then lol… we decided to take it one step further… and I cut out the word “Supervisor” in CAPS and put it on the back of the shirt for all to see when he is out tending to his lawn! Everyone is going to know who the Lawn Boss is in his neighbourhood lol!

Sandie

“Sayings” Socks

These socks with the Sayings on they are EVERYWHERE! I thought, why not jump on the bandwagon and make some for everyone for Christmas lol.

I made some that I thought appropriate for everyone and cut Heat Transfer Vinyl.

This was another one of those I hope it works projects, because you really have to wonder sometimes if something can really work as well as people say at so many different things. Lets just say that again, I was very pleasantly surprised.

Heat Transfer Vinyl “weeds” so well. It doesn’t have the tendency to rip as regular vinyl can at times if you aren’t careful. It pulls off around the designs perfectly. That wasn’t the part I was worried about.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t say I have ever ironed socks. I wasn’t sure how the vinyl would adhere to the socks or if my little iron would actually burn/melt the socks lol! Apparent it won’t.

The vinyl adhered perfectly! All I had to do was design what I wanted on the socks, cut the HTV, lay it out on the soles of the socks and iron it on. It was SO easy and I was SO impressed yet again!

For Chris I did “We Interrupt This Marriage for Hockey Season” with a Blue Maple Leaf on them

For Dillon I did “All I Got For Christmas Are Crappy Socks” with the Poop Emoji on them

For Codey (my son-in-law) I did “If You Can Read This I’m Busy” with a game controller on them

And for Kim I did Labour Socks lol, They say “I Can Not Keep Calm I’m Having A Baby” with little Baby Feet on them!

Sandie

My Very Special Christmas Gift

Today is the Day I get my special Christmas gift from Chris!!!! I am very excited.

As many of you may know, if you have been reading our posts for awhile, we lost one of our dogs… Kita…. a year ago September. It was very difficult for us and we have been a long time getting over her.

We have talked for the last little while about getting another dog/puppy as a playmate for Leroy, the dog we still have because we think he is very lonely without his playmate but for the longest time couldn’t get past feeling like we would be “replacing” Kita if we got another dog. I know to anyone who doesn’t own pets it might sound silly, but pets are part of your family and it takes time to get over losing one of your family members.

This week I saw a puppy that immediately tugged at my heartstrings and as soon as I saw her, not only did I want her to join our family, her name jumped into my head lol. She will be joining our crazy ass family on Tuesday!!!

Everyone meet little Miss Lucy! On Tuesday she will be joining the Logan Funny Farm and making it her new permanent residence! Not the best pictures but all I have for right now! They still show all of her puppy cuteness though lol!

Lucy is 3/4 Black Lab and 1/4 Maremma. As you can see she is mostly black but with white spots…. one of which is on her chest, which to me looks like little angel wings or a butterfly. Maybe that is what spoke to me lol. I don’t know what it was but she is to become a member of our family today!

If I disappear for a day or two, you know it’s just because I am either inundated trying to finish getting ready for Christmas or inundated with puppy kisses or training lol!

Sandie

Maternity Ornament

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!

And then from each side….

Sandie

Guitar Travel Mug – Yes, Another Cricut Project

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!!!

Sandie

A Christmas Story Ornaments – Another Cricut Gift

I have to admit that until Chris and I started dating 16 + years ago, I hadn’t even heard of the movie “A Christmas Story.” It is a big thing in his family. We now watch it every Christmas Day as a tradition in our own little family as his family has always done. This being said, I try every year to make or find some sort of little gift with that movie as a theme to give.

One year it was a “Leg Lamp” night light, one year I went full on “Pink Bunny Suit” for my father-in-law lol… this year I am playing nice and I made him a set of ornaments with some of the more memorable sayings/memories from the movie.

If you have seen, or are another avid fan of the movie, you will understand the meaning behind all of the ornaments, if not maybe you can just appreciate the thought behind the gift lol!

Here are the ornaments based around the movie! I found “clipart” images doing an internet search, cleaned them up in Design space, resized them and then cut them using my Cricut.

I painted the inside of clear ornaments and then adhered the vinyl to them. Now all they need are another trip to the dollar store for some ribbon and a nice box!

Sandie