Monday, August 31, 2015

Last Day for Giveaway!

Don't forget: Today is the last day for the Last Knitter Standing Giveaway! To enter, just purchase at least one skein of Universal Yarn's Classic Worsted Yarn at The Irresistible Ewe, then fill out the Rafflecopter at this address:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Halloween Pinwheels

I've been having fun making pinwheels and also using vinyl to decorate/upcycle jars for Halloween candy. My sister, Rheta Russell suggested using Reese's Pieces to hold the pinwheels upright due to their fall colors. They worked really well.
One of my favorite vinyl projects is the "Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet" images. They fit nicely around a bottle I bought in the Target Dollar Bins. I've found that I prefer using contact paper over the Cricut transfer paper because of the transparency. This is really helpful when placing vinyl layers over glass. If you think it's too sticky, just palm it a few seconds and it takes some of the stickiness off. I love to recycle, but hate throwing out perfectly good jars, so I tend to hang onto jelly jars and others whose labels float off after soaking for a while. Stickier labels find themselves and their jars in my recycling bin. I have used Goo Gone, but can't really have the strong odors in the house. Try some of these images from Cricut and old jars/vases. Have fun!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Halloween Tissue Box Cover

I made a Halloween tissue box cover this week using the Cricut project by 1CraftyLady.  Her measurements for the panels were great and I used these to build the basic cover. I used the Cricut Design Space to find pumpkin, cat and spider images that I liked and added a fence from their library as well. I didn't take into account the sides of the top, so when I had finished the bottom, realized that part of the top would be covered up by the lid. Instead, I decided to glue the sides to the sides of the lid, making it one piece. The lid was trimmed with washi tape. It's sort of like a slip cover for small cube-shaped tissue boxes. I think I would also store this on top of an empty box to keep the shape. This was so much fun, I think I'll make more. Maybe a monster box?