Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow? Say what?

OK, this might just be my favorite project so far. You guys! This is so fun! Did you know that Cricut Infusible Ink is basically the same as Sublimation? It is. While Infusbile Ink comes in the form of a paper-like transfer sheet and sublimation ink is a liquid, they both transfer by heating the ink up to a gaseous stage that can than be infused into a substrate. Well that gave me an idea. Let’s try to make a sequin pillow using a sublimation blank and Cricut Infusible Ink. It worked!

I used Cricut Infusible Ink and an image from a Girl and A Glue Gun to create this glittery beauty! It was so easy!

Of course, I had to make more pillows for the kids using my sublimation printer.

sorry, the photos aren’t great. I forgot to take them when I made them so I had to make do with some phone pics.

so, are you ready to crank out some sequin pillows for the holidays? I’ve got two tutorials for you. One features Infusible Ink and the other is using a sublimation printer.

In the Hoop Airpod Case

This is such a fun, quick and easy project! My favorite kind of project. Can you believe this is made on an embroidery machine?

How many times have you reached for your Airpods and they either A) are not in your purse, or B) they have sunk to the deep, bottomless bottom of your bag where gumwrappers, pennies and stuff we don’t want to mention live?

Problem solved! Crashing Waves Designs came up with this awesome case that can be easily clipped inside your handbag so that you always know exactly where the Airpods are.

I love the cork version but you can easily use faux leather for this fantastic In the Hoop (ITH) embroidery project. I am making one for each of the kids for stocking stuffers this year. I think they will love them.

I’ve included a supply list below so you can make your own.

Faux Leather

Lobster Clasp

KamSnap Kit

Tear Away Stablizer

Follow my Step by Step Tutorial here:

I have a DreamBox!

Let me say that again. I. Got. A. DreamBox!

I love this addition to my studio. I love the clean, organized and decorative touch that it gives my craft area.

I love the fact that it’s in the background of almost every video. It’s super cute and functional at the same time.

My studio is one of the first rooms off of the entry way, so it is important to me that storage is not only functional, but astetically pleasing. I like to keep the side doors shut when I’m not using my studio. I keep the middle table up all of the time, but you can easily fold it down and close the box entirely (see video below for a demonstration).

The DreamBox has made production in my craftroom so much more efficient. I know have a place for everything, and everything has a place. Prior to the DreamBox I had markers in four different places. I had my adhesives all over my room. I would rebuy supplies that I already owned because I didn’t know where they were. The DreamBox solved all of those problems for me. It made a “control station” or a “command center” that houses all of my most used supplies.

I love that you can customize the shelving, bins and even parts of the box. I set my DreamBox up to house my sewing supplies on the left half, and the right half holds most of my general craft supplies.

When I was considering getting the DreamBox I was skeptical that it wouldn’t be big enough to hold the supplies that I needed it to. Let me tell you, it holds all of those supplies and more!

The DreamBox is on wheels/casters. You can easily move it around your room. The mobility is important if you are like me and your creative space is continually evolving and changing as you evolve and change your crafting interests.

Create Room has generously given me a coupon code to share with you.

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Want to see exactly what is in my DreamBox? Watch the video below. I love sharing how and why I utilized the Dream Box for practical storage.

Create Sublimation Sequin Pillows with or without a Sublimation Printer

Hello sequin pillows!

This just might be my favorite use of Sequins. Did you know you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow Blank to create really fun and interactive pillows. Take a look at how amazing this pillow turned out.

If you have a Sublimation printer, you can create similar pillows with even more customizations. Check out this one I made for my grandson.

The kids love their pillows! I love how easy it was to create fun pillows that were customized especially for them. Evie requested a pillow with Elsa (Frozen) pillow. I was able to create exactly what she wanted in less than 5 minutes.

These are going to make amazing gifts for the holidays, kids parties and let’s face it, that Maker pillow is a piece of Decor in my craftroom.

If you want to make a (or ten) sequin pillow of your own, watch my step by step tutorials below. I will walk you through using Cricut Infusible Ink in the first video and using a Sublimation printer in the second video.

Cricut Gift Baked Goods Tags

Fall is in the air. I can feel the nights getting cooler. The sky is getting darker earlier. The clouds are getting more billow-y (is that a word). Fall also makes me want to bake. I used our garden fresh Zuchinni and made a few loaves of Zuchinni Bread. I wanted to share some of this cinnamon, zuchinni heaven with Doug’s mom, so of course, I had to wrap it up cute! We are crafters, right? That’s what we do.

Thankfully, the Cricut Maker makes it’s so easy to create the perfect tag with Print then Cut. If you haven’t tried Print then Cut, you should! The possiblilities are limitless with this powerful tool.

I am giving you the tag SVG files so that you can spread the baked good love with your friends and family, too. Simply click the image above. Once you have the file, join me in the step by step tutorial below!

Hooded Towel / Poncho Tutorial

Hello there and thanks for being here. I have had this tutorial ready to go for awhile now, but I had to wait for these two stinkers to come to town so that I could take a photo or two… or ten.

Ace and Evie are starting swimming lessons. I thought this would be a perfect solution to help them remember their towel, to stay warm and dry in the car and their mom won’t have to carry everything.

They are so easy to make! The kids thought they were pretty cool in their “Capes”.

I was going to step it up a notch and add pom poms, but I was afraid with regular washing they wouldn’t hold up, but you could totally add decorative ribbon or or use towels with decorative edging.

Would you believe these are super easy and beginner sewing friendy to make? They only take a few items to make and you probably already have everything you need at home.

Watch my step by step tutorial below. If you make them, I would love it if you would join my Facebook Groups and Post a photo and/or tag me on Instagram when you post a pic.

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Now, here’s that step by step tutorial for you:

Sublimation – OH MY!

If you follow me on social media, you know that my latest obession has been sublimation printing.

You may have seen me post a few of my projects, like this Mouse Pad,

Or these adorable onsies,

Or perhaps you saw the coasters I made for my son and his wife.

Maybe you saw these fun mugs

or a T-Shirt or two:

I even made a wine gift bag set. Pretty cute, eh?

So, what is all this sublimation stuff, anyway? Well, in the most simple of terms, it’s a form of printing onto a substrate such as a mug, tshirt, mousepad, etc. that forms a permanent bond. These prints are dishwasher safe, washer/dryer safe, etc. They will last as long as the item they are pressed on lasts. They won’t crack, or fade and they won’t peel or scratch off. In fact, you can’t even feel the designs. Pretty neat, don’t you think?

I think I have all of my stocking stuffers ready for December! Everyone is gettng coaster sets, mousepads and mugs! :). These quick little projects are so fun to make and personalize.

If you’d like to know more about the specific subliamtion printer I have, check out my printer by clicking here. You can click here to see my mug press. Click here to see my heat press.

For more information on exactly how all of these projects were created, join my sublimation series tutorials on Youtube. There are already several tutorials (listed below) and more to come. Be sure and subscribe to my channel, click the bell and then choose your notification preference, so that you don’t miss the fun projects coming up!

*Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  No products were have provided to me by vendors.  All opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

ID / Badge Holder – FREE Pattern and Tutorial – Beginner Friendly

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I finally got to see my son and daughter-in-law this past weekend.  It had been months and I was certainly happy to see their sweet, smiling faces!  Maggie, asked me if I could create an ID tag for her to put her work ID in and attach to her key chain.  Of course, I obliged and quickly went to work on a very simple pattern.ID TAG-4

She requested a verticle tag since it was going to be hanging from her key chain.  I whipped up a super simple tag on my embroidery machine, but I was afraid she’d lose her ID and anything else she put in it.  I decided to create a new pattern with a bit more protection.

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This is what I came up with and I am thrilled with it.  It is still super simple and takes very little product, but it’s ultimately safer and, lets face it, prettier.  I love that it can be made either vertically and horizontally, depending on your needs.  I also like the lobster clasp attachment which can easily be attached to a lanyard, backpack or keychain.

If you have a Cricut or other digital die cutting machine that can cut fabric with an SVG, this project is going to be super simple for you, because I made an SVG.  You can get it by clicking HERE.  No Cricut, no worries, you can grab the printable PDF pattern by clicking HERE.  Be sure when printing that you print at actual size and not scaled.  There is a guide at the top of each page to measure and make sure you printed it correctly.  When downloading the ZIP file for your digital die cutting machine, be sure and double click the ZIP file to open it and then upload the file ending in .SVG.

Enough of the small talk, let’s start making ID tags!  Be sure and tag me on social media if you make them.  Join my Facebook Groups and post photos!  I love it see them!

Here is the step by step video tutorial:

 

Bowl Koozie with Free PDF Pattern

Bowl Koozie with PDF

I am revisiting an older project.  The bowl koozie.

The original video I made with this fun pattern was focused around the Cricut.  You can see it here.

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Cricut added my original design to Cricut Design Space.  If you have a Cricut you can easily cut out the shapes.  The Design Space File is available by clicking here.

This time I wanted to make the Bowl Koozie easy for those who don’t have a Cricut.  I have created a FREE PDF Bowl Koozie Pattern so that anyone can make this fun, beginner friendly sewing gift.

If you are new to my channel, or new to sewing, this project is the perfect for you!  Even seasoned sewists, love making koozies.  I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you to make it super easy to get started.

The bowl koozies make wonderful gifts, craft fair items and they are just great to have around for everyday household use.

If you’d like to start creating and follow along with me in a video tutorial, click below.  I’d love to see your Koozies.  Don’t forget to join my Facebook Group and post your photos!

Facebook Groups:

Craft Crazy with lorrie nuneMAKER

  Sewing Patterns and Tutorials with lorrie nuneMAKER

Here is the step by step tutorial:

 

 

How to make a scrub cap with your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore

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Hello everyone!  I was happy to see that Cricut recently added scrub cap patterns to Cricut Design Space.  Our medical communities have asked that the MAKERS help supply them with masks, scrub caps during this critical time.  I am thrilled that Cricut has made this super easy to do.  Whether you are a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore user, you can make this Scrub Cap.  Don’t let it scare you.  It’s a very easy pattern and I am here to walk you through it step by step.  Are you ready?  Let’s get started.