Christmas Craft Sale – Cookies for Santa Plate

I love the “Cookies for Santa” plate idea. I couldn’t find out quite how I wanted it to look when it was done, AND have some sort of cat/paw print affiliation, so I had to make my own. I have to say that with Design Space, I find it easy to make what I want that I can’t find… and it gives me the option (when I have enough time) to change the format the pattern and sell it on Etsy or something similar!

For some reason, 2 of my plates are different sizes than the rest??? That meant I had to change the size of the pattern slightly for those 2 plates. Not a big deal because I purposely “welded” this pattern together to make resizing it for the plates easy!

It also gave me a chance to try some layering!!!

Here is the pattern I did for the plates.

I cut out all the pieces in the various colours and got them ready to be applied.

I applied all the vinyl pieces to the plate, layering the pieces for the little critter in the centre of the plate and then heat set them (using my blow dryer lol).

And then they were all ready to pack away for the craft sale in TWO weeks!!!

Sandie

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Quick Cricut Project – Potato/Onion Bin Label

I figured that since I’ve redone just about everything else, I might as well do the same to my potato/onion bin.

I painted it with a light gray chalk paint to start.

While it was drying I went into the Cricut Design Space and chose the font I wanted. I was even able to find some potato and onion clipart type images and a few “swirls” I thought would finish it off.

When the paint was fully dried I attached the vinyl design I had cut.

Now I have a revamped Potato/Onion Bin!

Sandie

Quick Reusable Water Cup Project – Cricut

They say if the show fits, wear it… well, with a Traumatic Brain Injury, Eye Injury and Menopause… this show definitely fits some days lol! Just ask Chris and Dillon!

On a lighter note, I saw a few versions of this on Pinterest and really wanted to put one on one of my reusable water cups!

This project took less that 10 minutes including cut time, so very quick. I did it at the same time I was doing the logo mug for my mother-in-law!

Sandie

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Fall Table Decorations – Cricut Project

I am still working on learning the ins and outs of my Cricut and having a hell of a time doing it lol! This time I decided to put some decorations on a table centre piece collection I got at my last auction!

Here is the set I bought. I don’t know if they were actually bought as a set but they do look very nice together!

I decided to go with a Fall theme for them based on the colour.

I found both designs on the Design Space program/app and cut them. This is the “Fall” design I chose.

I cut the file and then adhered it to the glass pieces and it was done. I think the Fall part could have been a bit more centered to the actual jar but I adhered it with the jar part laying down and I think tha’ts where my problem was!

And here is the centre piece for a nice fall dinner setting.

Sandie

Getting Ready for Craft Sale Season

I’m not sure why, but I always seem to bite off way more than I can chew…no matter what the situation lol! My craft supplies/blanks have been starting to arrive and when I look at it I think Holy Crapadoodle, am I going to be able to get all of that done… as well as Christmas?? That is why I am starting early. Not as early as I had planned but I am getting used to my brain injury taking over and messing up my plans!

I think I am only going to do 2 Craft sales this year…. the one my mother-in-law has every year with everything Cat themed, and another one somewhere local. This means not only making Christmas type items, but also cat related.

I picked up 12 white mugs last week to do a bunch of the Cat Themed Mugs I posted a few weeks back. I took the original 4 to my mother-in-law’s last time I was down there and she loved them and that they would sell well with that crowd. Hopefully 12 will be enough… although I could also take orders if need be… they are fairly quick to do.

I have also started to accumulate blank canvases from the dollar store so I can make a bunch of signs.

In one of my auctions, I won a box of wine glasses. I thought they would be great to either put the same designs on as the mugs or maybe some sarcastic cat sayings?

If you notice the brown glass items in that bin, I am thinking about cutting some sort of Thanksgiving/Fall design on them and just selling them locally. They are so beautiful that I think anyone would love them for their Fall decorating! Look at how nice they are! I think I paid about $4 for the set!

I got my tote bags the other day so I can embroider on them, some wooden sign blanks that I think would be cool to do custom as Monogram signs? Or even some Christmas sayings?

And some canvas wine bags. I thought I could do one for my brother-in-law who is a wine lover and put some sort of Rx: In case of emergency, pop cork on the bag and related sayings on some stemless wine glasses to make a wine lover basket.

And finally I picked up some round glass cutting boards. I want to cut mirror images to put on the bottom of them so the design isn’t on the cutting side of the board. Again, I can do some cat themed ones as well as day to day.

On top of all of that I have been accumulating tea towels, pillow cases, pot holders and the like to embroider on to add to my craft sale stock!

Wish me luck lol…. hopefully I can get it all done… and on time!

Sandie

Porch Sign

It has been a crazy busy few days… crazy enough that I didn’t even get anything posted for yesterday! I had this sign done and ready to post but didn’t get the actual typing done.

This project was one of 4 signs/projects I base painted the other day.

This is a sign where I used an SVG cut file I purchased from an Etsy seller and some leaves and dragonflies I purchased from the Cricut Design space. I did the wording and then put the dragonflies down the sides with the leaves.

It might not be as fancy as some other patterns/projects but it was fun to experiment a little!

Once it was done, I sealed it because I knew it was going on the back deck/porch.

Hopefully I get the other two done today or tomorrow to post!

Sandie