Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A little sad....

When I first moved here I didn't have any friends, I lived here well over a year before I finally found some friends. Having a new baby helped, it was a instant bonding type thing.

Anyway, I met this group of about 8 women and their babies and we became great friends, we have really bonded during this time and had all our second babies (and in some cases third) together.

Slowly but surely the group is moving on with other things in their lives, we have one that moved back to England, another that moved 2 hours away, one is now in Mexico and today I find out one is moving to another state (about 8 hours away).

So while I understand that life changes and we all move on, I will still take this moment to be sad and miss my friends.

I love my Cricut

I you haven't figured this out yet, then you really don't know me :D

If you browse the internet there are all sorts of contests out there right now because Cricut just introduced the Gypsy. It's a handheld device that stores your cartridges, instead of having to pop your carts in and out. I haven't gotten one, maybe someday, I am waiting for the price to drop and for the bugs to get worked out.

Anyway, right now on a message board I go to they are having a Cricut contest and I have submitted a few things I have made. I recently submitted the shirt I made Lyd and I am also submitting items I created for Lindsay's party.

Anyway, in case you can't remember what I made here is a link to pics of those things.
Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!
I also couldn't have made Lindsay's invitations without the cricut either.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cuteness with the Cricut!

So you can cut fabric with the Cricut. I knew this but had never undertaken a project that involved fabric until today!

As I stated earlier I have an extreme addiction to Halloween Shirts for my girls. A friend found a cut shirt with witches shoes on it, she recreated it with some pattern, but I decided to attempt it with my Cricut.

I pulled out my Cricut cart stash and found the Witch cut on Paper Doll Dress Up. This cart has sooooo much stuff, stuff you cant even see on the back of the box.

I was super excited to get started so I headed to WM and got a couple of fat quarters for $1, I bought the green and orange fabric in fat quarters and then just picked up some Wonder Under and plain black fabric.

To cut fabric with your cricut you first need to iron the Wonder Under onto your fabric. I whipped out a brand new Cricut mat because I wanted to be sure my fabric stuck really well. You stick down the fabric and pick out your cut. Before I started I cut paper to make sure my sizes were correct, I'd hate to waste the fabric.

I cut the witch's shoes at 3 inches, real dial size. That part is important if you cut at 3 inches without real dial size they'd be itty bitty! The spider is also from PDDU and is on the monster cut section. After cutting I peeled away the excess fabric and was left with shoes and a spider.

Next I cut the squares for the Witch's tights using George and a 1.5 inch square. They were also ironed on to wonder under.
After all your bits are cut out, iron them onto your shirt.
I free cut the bottom of the witch's dress, I didn't like the way it looked with the legs just ending in the middle of the shirt.

After ironing I had to zig zag all around the bits and I gave the spider button eye balls.

My model :D

Final shirt.. I added a yellow cross stitched mouth to my little spider friend.

I am considering cutting EEEK out on the Cricut and putting it on the bottom of the back of the shirt, but I wanted to share the cuteness so I haven't done that yet.

The cricut made this project a snap and you can find more info on the little machine that I love at and you can find stuff about their contests here...

Be sure to check out the latest Cricut Promotion, The Great Gypsy Escape! Purchase one of 4 new Cricut catridges for a chance to win a new Gyspy (handheld design studio for Cricut), $2,000 travel vouchers and even a $30,000 trip to one of 5 fabulous locations!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Let's pretend it's October!

I have gussied my blog up for Halloween. It is one of my top two holidays. I just love it and I am raising the girls to love it as well!

I am in the process of creating (hopefully, if my sewing machine will cooperate) a cute little something for Lydia, that I will share whenever I finish it.

I should tell you about my addiction... Hi my name is Michelle and I am addicted to Halloween Shirts for my kids. They each have something like 15+. I ran into a deal last year after Halloween when WM had all their shirts for $1 and I loaded up. I am going to try to send Linds to school everyday in October with a Halloween shirt (except for color days, well unless they are orange and black color days!).

Anyway, I want to be the first to tell you Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Circus, Circus...

No, We didn't go to a hotel in Vegas. We went to the Carson and Barnes Circus that came to town.

It was actually a pretty nice circus. We went to another one 18 mons ago and it was odd, very odd, did I say it was odd?

Anyway, the first thing the kids did was ride on an Elephant...

4 kids was $24 to ride for 30 secs... that's $.80 a sec.

They had all the regular acts, animals, trapeze, contortionist, hula hoop girls, some motorcycle guy, clowns (AKA guys with red noses EEEEEEK) and cotton candy:D

Lydia was terrified and watched the whole show with her small hand clasped firmly on her mouth. If you popped her right hand off her face, she'd immediately pop the left one up.

Afterwards we found out she loved the "girls in orange with the pelephants" and hated those "guys with red noses". She got in bed with me last night saying that she couldn't sleep because of those red noses... poor baby.

I took loads of pics of everything. I did hate the lighting that they have in those giant tents!

Here are the girls in orange with the elephants.

This guy was part circus part side show. Freakin' weird. He must have been born without some normal body part, like ligaments or extra joints or some such oddness, I googled but didnt find him.

The girls liked the Hula Hoop girls too. Those suckers must have been heavy!

I always think the ribbon dancer girls are just so pretty and graceful!

EEEEK cover my eyes, it's a man with a red nose.

They paraded the animals all around and we were in "box seats" (ha ha ha) and they came really close.

There was this motorcycle dude who rode on a wire, well half way through it broke. The girl under him looked freaked out and they finally pulled it back and out of the way.

This odd human hamster wheel contraption was really close to us and the people walked on the outside blindfolded and even jumped rope.

They had these cute little puppies doing tricks too!

Just a little clown and circus girl dance action!

Cutest little circus goer ever! It was soooo humid and her hair looked soooooo fantastic it, me I looked like a hot poodle.
And here they are on their 30 sec elephant ride :D

Cutest Little Flower Girl

On Friday, September 11 my step sister got married and she had the cutest flower girl ever!

Lindsay got all dressed up and dropped every single rose petal on the aisle runner. She thought she was hot stuff hanging out in the dressing room with the bride and bridesmaids!

Everyone was very impressed with her cuteness and I was very proud of her!

Give me back my crown!

I suck at this blogging thing, so I need my "World's Worst Blogger " crown back! I get into a groove and then whamo I stop again! So I apologize for my suckiness!!!

I will blog today I promise!

However for when my suckiness abounds I will link you to some of the blogs I like to read, they are authored by people to don't suck at blogging ;D

But first I want to tell you about this contest at Cricut. I of course have a love for their carts and they just released #100. No, I dont have them all eventhough hubby thinks I do.

They are giving away 20 carts a week, you can post on this thread and get entered easy peasy!

This is the darling cart that is #100, it even has 3-D houses so you can make a cute little village!

Now here are some blogs I like to read...

So when my suckiness abounds you can read what I read :D