Laser Cut Recipe Box and Matching Embroidery

Josh's sister is getting married in July and her bridal shower was last weekend. The invitation came from Casalastudio on Etsy and I used the design to make a few gifts. Along with the invitation, everyone got recipe cards to share their favorite recipes. I briefly debated painting a recipe box for her, but instead talked to Jen from 52 lasers about etching it with the laser cutter. Originally I had planned on painted the letters after it was etched, but it turned out so amazing I didn't want to risk messing it up. The banner underneath has their wedding date on it. ... Read More

Alcohol Inked Cross Stitching!

I posted on last week's WIP Wednesday post that I had done more with the alcohol ink from the Darby Smart coaster kit. After the acrylic had ink on it, Jen sealed them (you can read more about the saga it took to get this right) and she put the colorful acrylic under the laser. I am smitten with the way these turned out and I can't wait to stitch them all up. I love the uniqueness of each of them, they are all one of a kind. I plan on making these little triangles into necklaces. The clear acrylic looks especially striking, and I love the etching that was ... Read More

Friday Favorites – Lasers, Stitchy Selfie, & Mountains

First off I would like to direct all of you to 52 Lasers. Besides having an awesome name, this blog is fantastic! Jennifer (of Isette and Beadeux, the creator of the laser cut pendants) and her husband Ryan (of Abecediary ) have set a goal to create one new laser project a week. The first three weeks have already been really interesting, I can't see what else they come up with! I love reading about the problem solving that goes into laser cutting, it's fascinating to me! Next we have the amazing self portrait cross stitch from cauchy complete. She used 20ct ... Read More