Monday, January 31, 2011

Late Christmas Post and Other Stuff

I was out at my sister's house this weekend and was finally able to take a couple pictures of some of the things that I sent her for Christmas. Well actually just the plaques that I made for her kids. The other stuff I still don't have photos of. Anyways...for an early Christmas present my sweet husband bought me a Cricut on Black Friday. He got a BIG discount. I was sooo happy. I've wanted one for a while. What a great husband!

So using my new toy, I made these for my nieces and nephews. I painted the board first then rubbed most of the paint off so it was really light. Once that was dry, I cut their names with said toy and stuck 'em on. Then I painted the board again, over the name. After more dry time, I peeled the name off and stuck the saying over the top. Attached some ribbon and sent 'em off. I actually really liked them and am planning on making some for my kids. Someday.

This is something else that has kept my Cricut busy. ( I think it's the actual reason my husband bought it for me.) He's been having me make these signs for the doors and other various signs for The Victorian House. (Go HERE to find out more about The Victorian House.) This is a pretty bad picture with my cell phone, but you get the idea. I will be taking more good photos with a real camera soon.

I have managed to make one thing for myself. I bought a bunch of these metal signs at the Dollar Store during Christmas. They had cheesy Christmas sayings printed on them with a snowman or Santa Claus. But I bought them knowing I would just be painting over them anyways. So after painting over it, I put the vinyl on it. Put a ribbon through the holes that were already there and hung it in our bathroom by the mirror. I've always liked the quote.

And lastly, another pair of booties. They were made for my nephew Cory's blessing. I had lots of time to make them and still stayed up and made them the night before. I don't know why I do that to myself. But the pattern was easy and they only took me about 4 hours to make. And that included the time spent getting two toddlers ready for bed and nursing an infant. So really not that long. I'm just glad I got them done. And they called for elastic to be threaded through and sewn but I like having a drawstring that you can make tighter if you want, so I just made one with a long chain. Turned out pretty cute.