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

50th Birthday T-Shirt – Cricut Project

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!

After all that… .here is his shirt!

Sandie

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!

Sandie

Skull T-shirt- Cricut Project

Today is Dillon’s 27th birthday. Happy Birthday Dillon!

I wanted to make him a “cool” Cycling shirt because its something he’s into. I looked around until I found a pattern I liked and found it on Etsy.

I added the wording to it, just because I liked the sarcasm it added lol, then cut it out of Heat Transfer Vinyl.

I weeded, and weeded, and weeded, until the design was ready to be applied to the T-shirt….not something that went over well in my current state, but if you are a mom you know the lengths you go to for your kids… sick or not 🤧🤒😷

Once that was done I ironed it onto the shirt and I really liked how cool it looked. I did it on an almost neon green shirt… thinking about visibility if he wears it when Cycling!

Here are a few pictures of the shirt!

Sandie

Homemade Marshmallows

Have you ever made your own marshmallows? I made some for the hot cocoa baskets we did this past Christmas. I know it seems time consuming for something you can usually pick up at the dollar or grocery store, but I think it adds a nice touch to a basket…. especially if you colour them to match the season.

I didn’t cut mine into any fancy shape for Christmas, just added food colouring to make them a nice green colour for the season. As I said, they do take a bit of time but I think it’s worth it to add that little bit extra to a gift basket!

Sandie

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Cricut Project- Nerd Baby Bibs

I’m not sure if I’ve said anything yet, but amid all the unpleasant things happening there has been some very good news. I am going to be a grandmother again… to a baby boy! So… when I was looking for a project the other day to try to occupy my mind for a little while I thought why not make something for the baby.

Since my grandson is going to be brought up “nerd,” that seemed a good place to start. I started searching different clipart images until I found something that looked easy enough for me to turn into svg cut files. I decided on images from everyone’s favourite wizard book and movie series… Harry Potter.

I chose the images I wanted, cleaned them up in Design Space, cut them out of Heat Transfer Vinyl and then ironed them onto some plain white bibs I already had.

Now I have some cute little Nerd bibs ready for my grandson when he’s born!

Sandie

Crayola Craft Kit – Christmas Gift

Look…. two days in a row with posts!!! I am on a little role! I can’t guarantee it will stick but at least it’s more than one day in a row!

Dillon bought me this craft kit for Christmas. I thought it was pretty cool and couldn’t wait to try it out. I had the perfect spot for it, it my kitchen window. While Dillon bought it as a sort of joke gift because I can’t keep a plant alive in the house to save my own life, it was still a fun project to do!

This is the kit I received.

It came with everything needed except for the scissors to cut the hanging cord.

The dough was very malleable and I got straight to work “designing” my hanging pots. I will admit I did redo them a few times until I decided on what I wanted the final look to be, making sure to also push the plastic succulent into the tops of each pot to make the hole before it dried. While they may not be perfect, they still look cute hanging in the window.

NOTE: I pushed a wooden skewer through them after shaping for 2 reasons…. one as a space for the cord to hang them and two, so I could use the skewer to hold the pots over glasses to dry during painting.

I let the dry/cure for about 2 days because they were sort of thick, then painted them with the provided paint.

Once the paint dried, I threaded the provided cord through double thickness, knotted it for hanging and pushed the succulent into each pot where I made the hole before drying.

Here are the little succulent pots hanging in my kitchen window. I used a tension rod to hang them inside the window frame under my window valance.

Thank you again Dillon…. it was fun to make!

Sandie