Best Birthday Ever Swap, Part 2

For the Best Birthday Ever Swap, each person has 3 partners. We didn't start until April but split the year into different quarters. My first partner had a birthday in June and then my next quarter was the beginning of July. So I had a busy couple weeks, but now I'm done until the final birthday in October. When I got the partner information and saw Tsum Tsum listed, I immediately started designing cross stitch patterns. In case you've managed to completely avoid this phenomenon, Tsum Tsum is a game but also a series of plush toys of Disney characters. They are ... Read More

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

Silhouette Pom Pom Christmas Tree

There's a few more days to take advantage of the big Silhouette Black Friday sale. I picked up a bunch of supplies and I'm really excited to play around with them! One of the supplies that Silhouette sent me to try out was the double-sided adhesive and I knew I wanted to use it for a Christmas craft with Evie. I used the Christmas tree cutting file that is already in the Silhouette Studio software. It had an inner outline that I ungrouped and deleted so that it was just a solid shape. I picked out two different green colored pom poms for the tree and I also ... Read More

Silhouette Tissue Paper Canvas Art

I am super excited to be partnering with Silhouette for their Black Friday promotion. They sent me some fun supplies to play with and I have some projects I'm super excited to share with you! Plus at the end of this post I'm going to share details about the Black Friday sales going on at Silhouette! I was on the fence about getting a Silhouette CAMEO for months, I absolutely loved the idea of them, but I really worried I wouldn't use it. I knew it would come in handy for cutting out English paper piece templates, but I wasn't sure how much I would use it beyond ... Read More

Gifts to Say Goodbye

Evie's best friend Amelia is moving to Seattle today. They have been friends practically since birth and seeing them play together is the sweetest. Evie constantly asks me if we'll be seeing Amelia when we go out. And while I'm really sad for Evie losing her friend, I'm sad for myself as well! Amelia's mom has become a good friend of mine and it works out so well that our girls love each other so much! Their friendship has been such a big part of Evie's life and I really wanted to make some special gifts for Amelia to remember Evie by. I knew I wanted to make a ... Read More

Twinery and Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop!

Today is the last day of the Twinery and Ruby Rock-It blog hop! You should have gotten here from Denise Hahn If you're new, I would love for you to like my Facebook page and follow on Bloglovin'! I was sent the Oriental Chic collection and my first idea to make origami paper cranes was a bust. The card stock was to thick to easily be able to use for origami. So I decided this was a good time to pull out my new Silhouette Cameo! I remembered a post from Jesse at Art School Dropout where she made a paper planter. I bought the same file she used and ... Read More

Evie’s My Little Pony Party with Free Silhouette Files!

Evie decided she wanted to have a My Little Pony party and I was kind of relieved. Last year I had a lot of fun putting together her Mo Willem's Pigeon party, but I put a lot of pressure on myself. So her picking a theme that I could buy a lot of the supplies at the party store definitely simplified things for me! I knew I wanted to at least make her a crown though and I wanted to make her a skirt too. For my birthday Josh got me a Silhouette Cameo and it is amazing. Once I've used it a bit more I will write an entire post about it. I figured I could make ... Read More