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I used Scandinavian Christmas Cards Cartridge to create a Scandinavian Christmas Tree Skirt. I used my Cricut and the Scandinavian Christmas Cards Cartridge to cut fabric, that I back with heat and bond. I changed the direction of the reindeer so that I had one facing left and one facing right and in the center I place the holiday tree. I ironed it on to a large piece of ochre yellow wool felt that I cut into two half rounds and sewed together, it closes with pieces of velcro. I finished it off by adding green cotton ribbon to the edge and a few bows. Now I just need all my holiday goodies down from the attic. Where’s the ladder?!

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I had a stretched out, plain, pink t-shirt that I decided to give a re-style to. I cut the shirt up the front and pulled it in together to “tighten up” the shirt and then sewed it back together.

I cut a piece of pink patterned fabric and ironed it into a pocket shape. I cut a squirrel on my Cricut using the Create A Critter Cartridge out of black construction paper and used that to burn a screen on my YUDU. I then screen printed the squirrel onto canvas in pink ink on the YUDU. I ironed it to the pocket using Heat-n-Bond and then sewed the squirrel pocket to the t-shirt.

Now I have a re-styled, new feeling t-shirt in pink to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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While combing my local thrift store I found a small washed out rag rug and rag rugs always  make me think of my husband’s Grandmother who past not too long ago. We have several amazing rag rugs she made by hand, that I look at all the time.

For the rugs restyling, I started by dyeing it an aqua blueish green. My husbands Grandmother worked in a bakery as a doughnut maker. So I decided to use a couple of different pieces of fat quarters I had on hand to cut fabric appliques on the Cricut. I backed the fabric first with heat and bond so they would cut cleanly on the Cricut. I used the Sweet Treats Cartridge for the doughnuts and the Everyday Pop-Up Cards Cartridge for the coffee mug. I ironed the appliques on and then sewed the rug into a pillow shape and stuffed it with a pillow form I also grabbed at the thrift store. Sweet and simple with a personal story. Happy thrifting and Happy Grand Parents Day on September 11.

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As summer draws to a close, well in most place, here in Phoenix we’ll hold on to the heat through Halloween. So I should start that as others are thinking about putting away the summer clothes I wanted to take a minute to post about all the simple and cute sun dress I made the short one. They are all that simple elastic Ruching Mock Smock Cotton cloth that you can buy by the yard. The short one is so thin I can buy 1/2 or 3/4 of a yard, add on some ribbon for trim and straps, sew a back seam and boom – dresses! I love who ever came up with making this a simple product.

I used the Girls Makeup Party Cartridge to create a sleep mask.  I cut card stock shapes on the Cricut and used those as templates to cut out the felt pieces. I layered them and sewed them together in a random stitched pattern. I then made T-Shirt yarn, threaded it through holes that I punched on the sides. I wound the yarn on the top to make rosettes and glued them down. Sassy eyelashes – sound to sleep!

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