Create Dishtowels Using Cricut

Oh my. Inspiration finally STRUCK! Quite a long time ago, actually a very long time ago, I purchased some 100% cotton blank dishtowels. Well I finally figured out what I wanted to do with them. They are going to be gifts, and hopefully useful gifts (the best kind).

Scrolling through the zillions of images on Cricut Access, I found a few that resonated and were just right for these irreverent dishtowels. Gosh how I love my Cricut Maker machine! It makes things easy and professional looking. Win-win! Cool, right?

Head over to Cricut and see what is happening. Get out there and do some of your own crafty projects!

PS My next project is going to involve fusible ink. Cricut has had this product out for awhile, and now may be the time for me to jump in. 30% off fusible ink until March 5, 2022. Just in case you are headed that direction as well.

Circut Maker Machine Sale

http://Save $150 on the Maker machine! Valid through 2/19.

I’ve had my Cricut Maker for about 3 years now and I love it. Although I don’t use it as much as I’d like, it’s there waiting for me when the mood strikes. Which is usually at random times throughout the year.

Right now I’m cutting up old cards and repurposing them into new cards. It’s fun, thrifty, and feels like it could be good for the environment. Maybe. Not sure. But it’s fun!

Cricut.com is offering free shipping on orders $99+. Use promo code SHIPFEB or FEBSHIP through 2/28. But the real deal is this sale also features $150 off the Maker, which is the machine I use. Love it! Worth it!

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Modern Wedding Quilt

It was so lovely to go to a wedding after all the world has thrown at us these past couple of years. The young couple was happily married last night at a beautiful location up in the hills near Eugene. It was really wonderful to see family and friends gathering for such a special event.

So this looks like an odd wedding quilt right? Well I asked the future groom what colors he and his fiance were decorating with, and he came back with that typical male answer of “I don’t know.” So I said, ask her! He did. She said, “dark green, gray, and black.” So having a rather giant fabric stash, sewing commenced. I wanted to do something modern for them, so this quilt was the result.

While I haven’t been sewing much of late, this inspired me to dust off the machine and get moving! I hope it brings them many years of joy and snuggly comfort! Here’s to you M & W!

MECCA Auction Happening Now

MECCA is currently having an online auction to raise funds. If you are artsy or craftsy, or need some last-minute gifts for the holidays, this is a great organization to support. The auction ends December 13, so check it out today!

MECCA Auction

Here is a little bit about them from their website:

MECCA got its start in a local garage 22 years ago, though we could never have imagined the path we’d take or how we’d grow over the years. Since then, we’ve managed to keep thousands of pounds of materials out of the waste stream each year, supplies that have inspired local creators to make art that enhances their lives and their community. 

These supplies make their way into the hands of the people who need them most: teachers and their students, community groups, social justice organizations, homeschool families, creative entrepreneurs, and artists and makers of all walks, ages, media, and abilities. 

Offering free and affordable art supplies furthers our vision of a joyful, sustainable, and art-centric community. And in moments of increased isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty, artistic expression plays a greater role than ever in our individual and collective well-being. 

Such outcomes, though, require the investment of those who value the wonderful impact that MECCA has in our community people like you and it is our hope that we can count on you to support the activities that make MECCA essential. Your support makes it all possible.