I would like to thank Shari from Shari's Creations with the Cricut. for passing the Ms. Bright Side Award on to me. You can check out her wonderful blog at http://shariscreationswiththecricut.blogspot.com/ . Shari, thanks a bunch!!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Last week we were watching a Barney & Friends episode on PBS and one of the characters, I think it was BJ, was pretending to be a superhero. He was wearing a cape and my little one begged me to get one for him.
We coudn't find one locally, so I started looking online. I found some toddler's custom made capes for $35 plus shipping and handling and I thought they were on the expensive side. I also found instructions on how to make one and decided to give it a try. I bought one yard of red cotton fabric for $2 and I already had some yellow and blue felt (for design). Yay! I finally had a chance to use my sewing machine that had been collecting dust since the last time I used it to make curtains for the formal dining/living area of my home.
In the original pattern I found online they used fabric hook-and-loop fasteners but my son was complaining it was uncomfortable, so I went to J's and bought a fashion fit clip for $4. I removed the elastic fabric and then the clips were hand sewn to the cape. It is not perfect, but he loves it!!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I made this recipe box for my mom who's coming to visit over spring break. My dear husband taught me how to cook and my mom really likes most of the dishes I prepare when she is visiting. So, I wanted to put together a recipe book but then I saw this wonderful idea in the Cricut MB and decided to give it a try. Hope my mom likes it. I will post materials and tools once my little one goes to bed. Thanks for looking!!
- Cricut Expression
- Designer's Calendar cartridge
- YourStory Laminating and Binding machine (to laminate recipe cards)
- Brother laser printer
- Martha Stewart scoring board
- ATG gun
- SU! Designer Series Paper: Washington Apple
- SU! cardstock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Bashful blue
- SU! buttons (Bouquet, Fresh Favorites II)
- 8 envelopes cut in half
- SU! Natural hemp twine
- SU! Eyelet border punch
- Martha Stewart ombre ribbon
- Cateye Chesnut Roan ink pad