Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pretty Castle

I made the 3d castle from Once Upon a Princess.
It was not as difficult as I thought. I made sure to score all the pieces before folding them.
Not bad for a first try! What do you guys think?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another Fluffy bow

Here is another bow I made from purple gingham fabric.
 This one is about 4 inches.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fluffy hair clips

Here is what I made today:

Each lil puff is about 3 inches and attached to covered alligator clips.

So what do you think?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Updated my lists

I received my Cartridges from CricutDirect and CricutMachine.
Woohoo. I updated my cart list and registered all my carts :)

I have not linked my carts to my gypsy yet. I am still trying to figure out if my Expression is malfunctioning.

Monday, July 4, 2011

I need new markers

I need some nice vibrant markers to color my shrinky dinks.
I think I will go hunting for some tomorrow.

Any suggestions?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Playing with Shrinky Dinks

I bought some blank shrink dink sheets yesterday.
I am enjoying using my cricut to draw items cut them out then shrink them <g>

Husband bought me a NEW cart today ! Sugar and Spice

I hope to post some of my shrinky dink creations later today!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

More Carts on their way

Shhhh don't tell anyone but I bought 6 new carts.

5 from a friend on the CricutDirect and one from ebay!

There is a HUGE sale on Cricut Direct 19.95 carts!!

Have to hide them when they get in!!

Wonderful Wednesday!

So far so good!
I sewed a cover for my dusty Cricut !!

Nothing too elaborate I just got tired of wiping the dust off of it every other day before using it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New TO DOs

I am going to be productive this week!

  • Pillows to recover
  • water bottle bags to make
  • Christmas magnets

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another new Cartridge

Walmart has their lite cartridges on CLEARANCE!!
I was sooooo good I only got one!

Splish Splash

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cleaning and creating.

It is Friday! That means cleaning  BLEH! I would rather be creating.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby Lock: Imagine

Baby Lock: Imagine

This is the machine I would like to add to my sewing/ craft room.
Maybe I will save up my cookies and get one for Christmas?

Updatng my Cartridge list

I have acquired a few cartridges since last I posted.

Summer Vacation

It is summer vacation here in North Texas USA. Time to be creative. I am in the process of organizing my craft space. I had my beloved embroidery sewing machine serviced YEAH!!! So now what to make what to make...?
Suggestions are welcomed!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Purple Bag

Well after having a FRUSTRATING time fighting with my mini computer, it almost was thrown against the wall. I need to find a free .zip extractor for said computer.
I was able to sew the bag I thought would fit  my gypsy.
It was about an inch too small. I am already working on altering the pattern to allow for that ONE inch.
I will post pictures of my purple bag tomorrow!
I would have been able to post the pictures today but the fight with the inferior computer took over an hour.

Have a great week!

Friday, February 4, 2011

New To Do List

  • Teddy Bear Back Pack I could not find my original instructions but I have reprinted them.
  • Valentine's wreath
  • Birdhouses 
  • Solution Cartridge I hope to cut these out .
  • Gypsy bag I should have this done tomorrow (fingers crossed)
Ok this is what I plan on getting done this weekend along with housework and sleep 

Saturday, January 29, 2011


 I made this birdhouse using April Showers Cart  for the birdhouse.
Accent Essentials Cart for the shingles.

Basically I used my gypsy to weld tabs onto the images. Then I cut out the pieces onto chipboard.

I used paper I had in my stash to decorate the front sides and back.

I am still working on this so more pictures will be posted soon :)
When I have it all done I will send the .gypsy file to anyone who wants it.
Just leave a comment with your email address.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Hopefully my Tuesday will not be as dramatic as my Monday!
I did get some hearts cut out for my Valentine's wreath. Now if My daughter does not steal them I should have it done this evening!
Here is hoping!
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Projects for this week

  • Valentine's Wreath  I did some work on this yeah!
  • Teddy Bear Backpack
  • Sew Sweatshirt
Maybe if I post what I want to work on I will be more diligent on doing them :)

Another Weekend Past

Was it just me or did this week pass quickly?
It must have been the cold that prevented me from even entering my craft room.
I will do a better job this week!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Good Weekend

It was a productive weekend.
I found that missing UFO the teddy bear backpack YEAH! Now I have to have the instructions!
I made a pink headband/hair piece.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Love you Magnets

I made a few 2 inch magnets from tiles.
Each tile is 2 in by 2 inch. I die cut the heart. the i love you banner I printed out from clipart I have.
Then I used my Xyron sticker maker to adhere all the items to the tile.
I sealed the tile with glossy Modge podge.
I hot glued a magnet to the back and finished the edges by gluing on a  thin satin ribbon.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Time to make stuff!

Mail is here and I got in some VINYL!
Happy dance happy dance.

Now what shall I create?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Terrific Tuesday ~ NOT!

I really think my dogs are trying to drive me insane. They don't like it when I am crafting, sewing, designing or typing on my computer! There are times when I feel inspired and I feel as if a great idea is forming in my head then "BARK BARK" Poof! The idea is GONE.

oh well!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Manic Monday

It was a LONG Monday!
I did not get much done crafting wise.
Maybe tomorrow!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snowy Sunday

Well it snowed here in North Texas. A rare site.
I got a bit of crafting done. I will post pictures when I can.

Have a great week.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

To List

Here are the things I hope to get done this weekend:

Michael’s Check for cartridge sale They were SOLD OUT :(
Get crimper at Michael’s (with coupon) Got it
Get double sided tape at Michael’s Got it
Fix skirt Done!
Fix pants Done!
• Finish sewing sweat shirt I looked at it, thought about what to put on it, and then I put it back.
• Start a catalog for soccer team Nope never got to it
• FIND teddy backpack UFO Could not find it :(

Stay tuned to see how well I get them done :)
I did get other things done too so I think it was a productive weekend! :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Thursday!

First full week of the new year almost done.
Everyone must be trying to get back into their routines.
I am getting the tree down and clearing out all the Christmas things.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


In cleaning out the closet I found my FIRST embroidery machine! Brother applique station. It could only create small patches. I LOVED it. I guess since I got the big machine I put it in the back of the closet.. Now what shall I create with this lil guy

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So many ideas what to do next?

I have so many things I want to make. So many ideas: Plaster sunflowers, Seasonal wreath for front door, scrapbook word book, new curtain for the backdoor and on and on.

I am still cleaning out the craft room, too much "stuff" in there lol

I will keep you all updated.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Project

I have been reading about cutting vinyl on the cricut boards. I though I would try to cut my sticker paper. It is by one heart one mind. I have cut it before with my Sizzix dies. I never tried using my Cricut Expression. It was very simple.
I also labeled my dog's kennel. So he knows that it is his LOL!

Baby Booties!

I love making these!
A friend of mine just had a baby girl.
I think I will make a one and embroider her name on it.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cleaning the Craft Space

I spent most of today cleaning my craft room. I threw out dried paints and things I know I will NEVER get to. Time to start fresh start new!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Hello, My name is Arlene. There are many different crafts I enjoy doing. I sew, embroider, crochet, and scrapbook. I hope to use this blog to share what I am working on and to help motivative myself to finish what I start.
Be sure to check back often! Thank you for stopping by.