October 23rd, 2014
*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.
The thing that I love most about my Cricut Explore is that it cuts everything I give it. Usually I’m doubtful going into the cutting, and every single time the explore comes through and cuts even better than I imagined it would. Cutting burlap was no different. I found this awesome Laminated Burlap and I thought it would work out great because it’s already backed with a laminate that would keep it from moving on the cutting mat.
It cut my placemats like a dream!
To complete the placemats, I cut some heat-transfer glitter vinyl (mirrored the image first).
And then ironed it on to the center of the placemat.
I cut two different shapes of placemats and two different sayings – Give Thanks and Thankful so I could use these on my thanksgiving table.
The glitter is awesome, and the placemats turned out so pretty.
Here you can see the cut edge and how nice it looks:
October 15th, 2014
This month for the Michael’s Makers challenge, we were asked to create a halloween costume out of materials found at Michaels.
I already knew I wanted Leo to be a mummy this year (more cute pics at the end of the post!), so I just went and found all the supplies I needed at Michaels.
For this mummy costume you’ll need:
White or cream fabric (you can tea stain it to get an antique look)
Freaky Fabric (cream)
So why no glue? I really love glue for so many things, but halloween costumes is not one of them. I like my costumes to be sewn and sturdy. Easy to remove and put back on. I don’t want anything falling off or falling apart.
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October 13th, 2014
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