Monthly Archives: December 2018

Craft: Star Wars Pillow & Matching Blanket

So A realized the other day that it was almost Christmas and she didn’t have anything for her friend. So, she thought about things he likes and settled on Star Wars. Then she decided she wanted to sew him a pillow like she made for herself. So off to Joann Fabrics we went. She found some fleece Star Wars fabric she liked. Easy decision!

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Custom Bag Lockets

A & I had a little time together the other day, so we decided to work on some of our Christmas gifts for others. First I pulled out these lockets and let her look at them and try to figure out what they were. Then i asked her to pick who got which one. After she figured out that they opened, we talked about what she would like to put in them. So we then grabbed a lot of different objects. Then A said sand. So we started by adding some Kinetic Sand. (This worked well because it stayed where we put it for the most part.)

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Personalized Phone Stand

So for Christmas I am getting my mom a phone stand, but I am using my Cricut to personalize it! (Don’t worry, even though I am writing it now, I will post it after she gets her present.) Well, actually I am going to print this out & send it along with the gift and then post it. 🙂

So I thought about things that my mom likes, sewing, roses, music, friends, to name a few. Then I looked at images and found a few I liked and played around with them. I ended up choosing a rose.

Then I weeded the extra vinyl away, used some Cricut transfer tape, and then was able to easily place it smoothly on the stand.

Next I decided to add an image tho the bottom of the stand. (That way even when a phone is on the stand you can still see some design.)

This I am very proud of because it is my first own original design works. It was a learning process and a few hiccups along the way, but it did indeed turn out as the vision in my head! Now she will always be able trip look at the stand and, phone on or off, see a reminder of my love.

I love you mom!

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Art: Shapies, Rubbing Alcohol, & Tiles

Today we had friends over and experimented with fun art. We started with white tiles from Home Depot (A whole $0.08 each!), Sharpies, and Rubbing Alcohol. First we drew on our tiles with our Sharpies.

Then we used eye droppers to drop 91% Rubbing Alcohol on our tiles.

Which then lead to experimenting with ways to move the rubbing alcohol around the tile. We tried blowing, straws, tilting, & paper towels.

(A then had a blast making art on her tile and then making art on paper towels. She has a large stack of them saved up, wait till you see her custom wrapping paper!)

Then we learned that we could do a later of maker and then rubbing alcohol, let it dry, and then add another drawing on top. Stencils worked great for adding the additional images.

And one of the best things we learned through this process was, if you don’t like it, just add more rubbing alcohol to the tile & wipe it dry!

Here are some of our masterpieces!

After these have dried I will seal them with a coat of Polyurethane and add some felt to the bottom.

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Kiwi Crate: Arcade Claw

We enjoyed another one of our Kiwi Crates today. This one was about arcade games. A was so excited about this she started it first thing in the morning in her PJ’s. 🙂 The first step she started was creating a pom pom guy.

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