Shrink Plastic Pins

I found some shrink plastic at the dollar store the other day and with pins being fairly popular now it’s seemed like a fun way to create.  I kept my designs pretty basic, but a good artist could have a lot of fun with this.  Even kids can make designs, as long as parents handle the baking…

A Simple Sleep Mask

I’m always looking for quick sewing projects, especially when I need a break from something larger or more complex. I thought a sleep mask would be fun, fast and useful. The nice thing about this process, you can add your own take and although i used a Cricut and Sewing Machine, you can easily use…

My Attempt at Tie Dye

Spring has sprung and it was once again time to go on a camp out with my girl guide unit. We had kids aging from 7 to 12 so it’s a pretty good range. Looking back to when I was 10, I remember tie dying tshirts in my parks program and thought it would be…

Loops and Threads Yarn – Easy Scarf

Spring has sprung and its probably a bad time to start talking about winter wear. However, I can’t resist a good deal and this wool was on sale from $8CAD to $3.97CAD. Time to get prepared for next year. Loops yarn is advertised as easy to work with, no tools are needed. Now I may…

Chainmaille – Scale Bracelet

After make a bunch of scale flowers, I didn’t have a lot of small scales left but I really wanted to try chaining them together as a bracelet. So I laid all the small scales out that had at least two matching colours and tried to create a pattern in a straight row, once that…

Happy Easter!

Nothing screams Easter quite like eggs and to get in the spirit of things I thought at the last minute I’d decorate a few. I saw this project on Cricut Access and thought they looked pretty classy. I had been wanting to try some smaller project and eggs seems like a good test. I chose…

Scalemaille Flowers

I recently bought a chainmaille kit from a friend at work.  She had put together various rings, scales, and instructions for a newbie.  This is something I’ve wanted to try for a while so I was really excited to give this a go. Chainmaille is armour or jewelry made by connecting metal rings. Using pliers the rings…

This is my Bowling Shirt

I was going bowling, and really wanted to use this opportunity make a shirt with the cricut machine.  All I had to work with was a grey shirt, a dream and a surprisingly large amount of iron on vinyl options.   After spending more time than I’d like to admit trying to think of a good bowling…

Cricut EasyPress 2 Starter Iron-On Bundle

So connected to the Cricut Maker post, the companion piece to this is the easy press.  When using iron on vinyl, you can work with a regular iron or a giant heat press.  I suppose this falls somewhere in between.  The benefit of the easy press over a regular iron is you can control the…

Antique Lace Quilt

A Post from my sister Amanda. Who will be occasionally be sharing her thoughts, progress and techniques on her creative projects. This is my first venture into half square triangle. These triangles always seemed intimidating and tedious. My usual strip sewing was quick and easy. Why would I leave my comfort zone? This quilt is…