Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cutting fabric with Cricut

Hey yall. Quick post here just to show my first attempt at cutting fabric with my Cricut.

This was so easy & it turned out great! I used heat & bond on the back of the fabric, cut it out with a new blade, then ironed it on. Picking the font I wanted to use took the longest. Well, that & waiting on the onesie & fabric to get washed & dried. I definitely see more of these in my future for all those friends of mine who have little ones!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Christmas crafting has begun...

Last year I really wanted to do some crafting with a nativity silhouette, but couldn't find one I really liked. This year I've come across several, so I couldn't wait to get started. The first one I got from Shell (see my sidebar for her blog). I cut some light brown vinyl & put it on a black plate, then sprayed some glaze stuff over it to seal it so the vinyl wouldn't peel off. The spray gave the plate a shimmery look. I haven't tried washing it yet, but will do that soon to see how it holds up.

Next I cut out some black vinyl of the same silhouette & put it on a tile. I think I'm gonna go back & use the outline as a mask & ink the image so it will be waterproof without me having to seal the tile. If I seal it, the tile won't be absorbent anymore.

Right after I did these fun Christmas crafts Friday night, my friend Lennie came over & we personalized her a travel mug.

I love how it turned out & I hope to hear from her soon how well it stands up to being used since it's not sealed. If it doesn't hold up, we'll redo it & seal it. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I {love} chalkboard paint!

Good evening! I'm not even gonna address the fact that I haven't blogged in a while--sometimes life just happens that way & I know yall understand. On to some new craftiness!

Friday night I went to Hobby Lobby & bought my very first can of spray paint. Chalkboard paint to be more exact. I've heard of people using chalkboard paint & loving it, but I've never used any kind of spray paint & honestly I was a little nervous about my spraying ability.

Turns out all you've gotta do is spray! Ha ha, I know it seems obvious, but I just figured there was somehow I could really screw this up. I sprayed a couple of things Friday night & again Saturday morning. Saturday evening I finished up my flower chalkboard.
On the back I mod podged some red gingham paper & then ran red ribbon through the holes. Here's the front of the finished product.

Super cute huh!? It was really easy & maybe I've gotten over my fear of spray paint. I'm thinking this can of paint is not gonna last me long because I'm ready to chalkboard paint anything I can get my hands on! The only thing stopping me is the prospect of getting some of the new dry erase board paint from the hardware store...