Gifts I Made – Grandkids Signs

I was really excited for this gift because it gave me a chance to use my Silhouette CAMEO and try out the vinyl material. I made one of these Grandkid signs for my parents and for Josh's grandma. Josh cut a board to size for me and I painted it with a layer of craft paint. I only did one layer with a really thick brush so that you could still see the texture of the wood underneath. Using the vinyl material was really easy and I got it transferred on there without too much difficulty. I drilled a hole in the bottom two corners and used some stone colored ... Read More

Googly Eye Monster Embroidery

Yesterday we went to a friend's daughter's one year birthday party. This freaks me out because it means Mira's birthday is rapidly approaching. I can't believe in less than a month my baby will be one, it feels like only yesterday I was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance to have her. Anyways... Back to the party. It was a monster themed party, so I decided to make some monster embroideries. The invitation was covered in goggly eyes and I thought it would be fun to bring them into the embroideries. I drew about 8 monsters but these three made the cut. The ... Read More

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