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 ❤!!!

Sandie

Dog Bandannas – Cricut Project

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!

Sandie

“Bath House” – Bathroom Cricut Sign

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!

Sandie

“Rescue” Pet Themed Wine Glasses

A friend recently asked me if I could make wine glasses like a sign she had seen based on rescue pets. I didn’t see why not, so I gave it a try!

(Sort of funny story….. my mother-in-law was up on Monday for a wonderful online shopping/lunch/relaxing day and when she saw the wine glasses said she would love a sign with the same saying lol… Talk about going full circle. Guess who is getting a sign for Christmas???)

This is the picture of the sign she sent to me.

And this is the wine glasses sporting the same saying….

I tried to find a similar font… and thought I did but for the life of me I could not weed that font, at that size, to save my life. I had to change it to a “beefier” font in order for me to be able to weed it.

I don’t think it turned out too bad considering I had to change the font AND the fact some of the words are on a bit of a slant thanks to my vision issues. I will probably end up redoing them in the new year to see if I can’t get them straighter. At least for now I know I have the pattern saved in Design Space on my laptop and can cut the pattern out at any time!

Here are the wine glasses in all their crooked glory lol!

Hand Towel Redo – Machine Embroidery (New Cheater Technique Attempted)

Last week I decided that while I was waiting for my Cricut to cut something I was going to redo the hand towels in the bathroom because one, being one of the first projects I tried when I first got my machine they weren’t that great lol… and two, being white towels and having two men who work with their hands…well, they were getting pretty gross looking lol.

I did end up using white towels again…. what was I thinking????

I used pretty much the same sort of monogram effect on them but this time I used a technique that I remember seeing somewhere on Pinterest.

Last time I found that when I did the monogram on the towels, it sort of “sunk” in to the fabric of the towels. I read that if you hoop the towels as you normally would, but then added a layer of wax paper on top of the towel, between the towel and the presser foot , that the stitching would sit higher and not just sink into the fabric.

Here is a picture of my machine while it was sewing the monogram, with the wax paper in place.

Note: I had to change the wax paper for each colour because as it is stitching it is also cutting the wax paper around the design and it comes apart all the way around the stitch line. Not a big deal, but not something I remember reading.

I think you can see better in this picture around the letter “L” where it is cutting the wax paper.

This is what the hand towels looked like after the stitching and while there was the tiny issue with having to replace the wax paper after each colour, it definitely raises the stitching so that it isn’t sinking into whatever fabric you are using to put your monogram or whatever else on your project! (And yes, I could have chosen better colours. Definitely not thinking straight when I did them lol)

Sandie

Grinch Mugs – Cricut Project

I only have one this to say about these mugs…. Holy Crapadoodle!!!!!

I bought 4 mugs thinking I might try to sell them on the local buy and sell site and that if they didn’t sell, they would make cute stocking stuffers. Well, they did sell…. and now I literally have people clambering for them lol!

All last night, and when I woke up this morning, I kept receiving messages about the mugs. After they first sold and I continued receiving messages about them, I changed my add to SOLD, but that I would try to get more mugs and make more and that if anyone wanted to be added to a list for mugs I would take their names and number of mugs. That list has gone crazy!!!! Not only does my listing for the mugs have 726 views, I have people on my “waiting” list (last total) wanting another 54 mugs!!!! While a little bit exciting, it is also a little bit daunting! Fingers crossed I can get more mugs lol!

To make the mugs…. I found some awesome green, sort of sparkly, mugs at the “Big” dollar store when we went to town on Friday. They just screamed Grinch to me so I bought 4 of them…. boy do I wish I had the foresight to buy all of them lol!

I found a free Grinch Face pattern and downloaded it to use with my Cricut.

This is what the pattern looked like in Design Space.

I cut out the vinyl.

Added the yellow for the eyes.

And then adhered it to the mugs… and then all the craziness started to happen lol!!!!

Sandie

Minnie Mouse Christmas Countdown Sign – Cricut Project

Kim loves almost anything Disney lol. Originally it was Tinkerbell but it sort of expanded from that. Now that she has a little one of her own I think it is going to blossom even more!

When I started to think about making them a Countdown to Christmas sign, a Disney character popped into my head. Knowing how much she likes Minnie, and considering that was the theme for my granddaughter’s first birthday, it seemed the perfect theme!

I was able to purchase and download a “Disney” font package from etsy.ca which helped tremendously and there are a ton of Free Minnie Mouse “heads” you can download on Pinterest.

Armed with all of that, and some of the fonts in Design Space, I put together the pattern for this Christmas Countdown sign for them!

Here is the pattern as shown in Design Space….

I bought a wooden canvas from the dollar store and base painted it a light blue colour. Don’t ask me why… for whatever reason, blue seemed the right colour for a Disney themed project lol… even though it is a Christmas sign… weird, huh?

Once the paint dried, I also gave it a quick, watered down a bit, coat of glitter glue…. just because it is a Christmas sign lol.

While the glue was drying I did the cutting and weeding of the vinyl.

I laid out my design on the now glittery blue wooden canvas to firm up the layout.

To apply the vinyl and make sure it stayed where I placed it, I held the piece down while folding back almost half of the backing paper. I stuck it to the surface and then removed the rest of the backing paper and the vinyl stayed where I wanted it to be! I did the same with all of the pieces, except for the stars because their placement didn’t have to be as exact.

Here is the finished Minnie Mouse Christmas Countdown Sign for Kim and Family!

Sandie

“Pothead” Joke Mug – Cricut Project

I have seen many versions of this mug and couldn’t help myself lol! I know a few people who qualify under both versions of the meaning of this mug and thought it would make a perfect joke gift for them!

Once I created the pattern, it was very quick to cut and weed and add to a dollar store mug!

Here is the pattern I designed for them. Very simple. I found a coffee maker image and then just added the “Pothead” text to it.

I cut and weeded the vinyl and then applied it to the mug before heat setting it.

Here is the completed mug! A cute, dual meaning mug which makes a cute Christmas gift!

Sandie

Dollar Store Christmas Candle Holder

Yes…. Christmas. I am pretty sure I alluded to the fact this was the week I was starting on Christmas lol!

This project was so quick and so easy and turned out really well! So well in fact that when I showed it to Chris, he asked me where I got it. Considering I am still not allowed to drive compliments of my head… he would have been curious how I bought it or assumed it came from good old Amazon lol!

Other that drying/wait time, this project took all of about 10 minutes and is easy enough that kids could do it as well for grandparent’s gifts or teacher’s gifts or whatever.

Your options are only as endless as the napkin patterns you can find lol!

Sandie

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Christmas Craft Sale – Paw Print/Heart Ornaments

I’m done! I’m done! I’m done! Everything is ready for the craft sale… and even with a day to spare! Woo hoo! 😴


As cute as these turned out, they have been a major pain in my ass lol. If it wasn’t me “guesstimating” the size of the balls wrong, it was miscounting them!!! For something that should have been so simple to make they have been like a very cute thorn in my side…. but they too are now done!!!

I didn’t even have to make a pattern for these. There was exactly what I had in mind in Design Space for the ornaments. I have always loved the heart/paw print design and that is what I wanted for my ornaments. Throw in some paw print ribbon (that I found on Amazon) and here are some cute Christmas Tree Ornaments sporting a cat/pet theme!

I did the same thing I do with most patterns….. resize it to what I need (in this case multiple times), cut the number of pieces I need (again multiple times) and then apply the vinyl to the project and heat set it!

I hot glued some bows on them. ( I had originally planned on putting paw print ribbon but it didn’t make it in time so had to improvise)

That’s it… and then I have embellished ornaments!

Oh… and I also had a bunch of regular wine glasses that came with an auction win, so I used the same pattern to put vinyl on them!!!

Sandie