Ok yes I know this is a Thursday, not a Tuesday – but I am still calling it Learn it Tuesday because I can!
You may remember, my friend Kristen (dineanddish.net) asked for some Silhouette help recently. Well we decided to work together more often! Fun for both of us & I am so very excited & thankful for this opportunity to work with such a good friend doing something we enjoy!
This month we decided to make a holiday wall art project & used this Pottery Barn Peace Sign… ($129!!!!!) for inspiration. I think ours turned out great & cost FAR LESS to make!
Ok first – yes it isn’t Tuesday! Second – hey – a new video! It’s about time! The most challenging part? Finding enough time when a 5week old, a 5year old and a dog are all quiet (oh & when my hubby isn’t home, because then nobody is quiet)!
My friend Kristen (dineanddish.net) asked for some Silhouette help recently. She was trying to make labels for some homemade grape jelly. Simple right? Well…. printing on a label & then cutting it sure is simple on the Cameo – IF you know how to do it! So I wanted to share how I quickly helped her out.
Here is one of her labels – didn’t it turn out gorgeous?
And here is my how-to video. We used a regular cut label that is meant to cut 3 different paper to make a layered label and turned it into a print & cut label with custom text & the printed purple border. She used Silhouette’s Printable Silver Foil paper.
Here is the video – let me know if you need more help or have any questions & definitely check out Kristen’s blog for the jelly details!
I had grand plans at the end of 2012 to really do alot of blogging & crafting & sharing of projects in 2013. And then as we were nearing the “throw in the towel” point in having a 2nd kiddo it happened! I would like to say I just went on with doing everything I wanted to, but I didn’t. Now I am nearing the end & reflecting back, wondering what life will be like with 2 kids, what a newborn will do to my daily routines etc. If there was ever a time to start up a new routine – now is it – because a new one will start one way or the other right?
These pictures were taken by the same photographer we have had take all of Andy’s picture to date – Lea Murphy. She does GREAT work & we had so much fun going in for belly pictures – which we didn’t do when I was pregnant with Andy! I have a few more to share at the end of the post.Continue reading T minus 10 days→
Wishes by kids… sometimes they are cute, sometimes silly, sometimes sad & sometimes they break your heart because you know you just can’t grant it. Andy has started believing in magic in the last year or so. It’s so fun to watch him wave a magic wand & tell me he is making things disappear or fly, etc. He doesn’t often make “wishes”… you know the serious “I wish for …” sentence that doesn’t necessarily involve whatever toy is in front of him at the moment (all kids wish for that). But he’s made a few.
I have been here working on things, just not necessarily the blog! I pulled out a few of my in-progress projects today to photograph & my helper wanted to be in on the pictures….and check out the pages! He was really helpful turning the pages. He was not so helpful getting between the pages & I or casting a shadow standing in the doorway. That’s ok – he had fun.
2 months out & I have ‘finished’ the Disney autograph book! I put finished in quotes because I had some embellishments for the main Disney character pages, but not for all of the other guys. I may find some & add them along the way, but Andy is super happy with just the pictures & autographs.
Ok – time for some non-scrappy/quilty/crafty updates.
I have been working on decorations for Andy’s big-boy Lego room. Picked out some fun Lego guys & I have good traces for my Silhouette to cut out. I have side view of Legos & even a mock-up of one wall. Next up is figuring out what goes where & how big … then cut cut cut!
So…. what have I been up to (beyond ignoring my blog)?
I have been working to finish card table playhouses for a few friends! I am using this pattern (with my own tweaks & changes) from a local designer Shea Henderson aka Empty Bobbin. If you are ever interested in making one of these I will tell you this – I worked my tail off with sales, value cotton, coupons etc. & bought all of the fabric at JoAnn fabric (complete with the requisite 1 hr waiting for your number to be called). I picked up the fabric right before Christmas & spent ~$75/house. So – these things are NOT cheap – so when you see them on etsy for $200-250 and they aren’t felt they are soooo not charging too much (trust me felt/flannel would be a quicker sew job because you don’t have to worry about finishing raw fabric edges). Now – that isn’t to say that you ‘should‘ spend that much money on one – find a friend with a machine & make it yourself!