Making Skirts for Evie with Cricut Fabric

Hello!  If you read yesterday’s blog post where I showed you how to add a Decorative Ruffle Edge to a towel and Decorate it with the Cricut, you will recognize this fabric!

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This fabric is from the Riley Blake Collection at Cricut.  It’s part of a quilt collection, and since I have not yet taught myself to quilt, I decided to use it to make a cute skirt for Ms. Evie.

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And while I was add it, I might as well make a matching hair bow!  She will be stylin this summer!

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I added a quite T-shirt from Target (though I could easily make something very similar with my Cricut Easy Press and Cricut Gold Foil Iron On).

I can’t wait to make more summery skirts!

Decorative Ruffle Towel with Cricut and Heat n Bond

Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here and I’m super excited about today’s project!

Today, we are mixing up some of my favorite things!  First off we are using this GORGEOUS fabric by Riley Blake!  It’s part of a quilt kit available from Cricut.

 Aren’t they dreamy!  I LOVE THEM!

Next up we are using my oh, so favorite Cricut Maker, and finally Thermoweb Heat N Bond.

This is a really easy project.   All you need is a towel, fabric, HeatnBond Lite, your Cricut Maker and a sewing machine.  Don’t worry, I’ve got step-by-step instructions for you in the video tutorial below.

Are you ready to make one?  Simply change the fabrics and applique and I think these will be perfect decorations and gifts all year around!

Here’s the tutorial for you!

 

Fabric Baskets from a Placemat – Easiest Project EVER!

Hello again!  I seem to have a thing for placemats recently.  Today, I am showing you my latest creation and it is Simply THE EASIEST PROJECT EVER!

Placemat basket-17ΩTadaa!!!!  I mean… how cute is that and I literally two of them in less than 10 minutes!  I’m not exaggerating!

Placemat basket-1The best part?  Is this is a perfect project for beginner sewist (like me) and, even those who are masters.  Who doesn’t need an extra Catchall in the kids room, the bathroom or almost anywhere?

Placemat basket-9I have 5 balls of yard, plus some pom poms in this one.

Placemat basket-14I think the pom poms look so cute folded down like this, but you can leave them up and it’s super cute like that as well and gives you even more room.  I made a few others (you can see them in the video).  Endless possiblities.

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Oh, did I mention… this was made from a $3.47 Pioneer Woman Placemat at Walmart!  Yep… it’s that easy!

Ready to make one?  Here’s your tutorial!  Have fun and don’t forget to tag me on social media so I can see yours!!

Thermoweb Deco Foil Products

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Let’s talk foils.  Specifically, Gina K Deco Foils by Thermoweb.  I used the Gina K Foil MatesDeco Foil, Deco Foil Transfer Gel,  and the Gina K Circle Dies to create this sparkly gem.

untitled (1 of 1)-2I love how the foils look on the crepe paper!  It makes me swoon.  Really!

untitled (2 of 8)Here’s another version.  I added the paste to the cardstock and look at the added layer of yummines it adds!!

untitled (6 of 8)Ready to make one?  I’ve got a video tutorial for you!

Placemat Zipper Pouch

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This, by far… has been one my most popular video tutorials and, probably one of the easiest!

This is a Box Zipper Pouch made from a Pioneer Woman Placemat from Walmart!  Not even joking!

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These are really practical.  They are the perfect size for cosmetics, traveling toiletries and even craft projects.

The best part… the quilting is already done for you.  All you need to do is add a zipper and few stitches and voila… you’ve got a gift in less than 15 minutes.

Want to make one?  Guess what?  I’ve got a video tutorial for you!  Here you go!

NEW Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

Have you heard?  There are new Cricut Iron On Designs at Joanns!

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These are fun new premade designs.  No need to get out your Criut or your Silhouette.  All you need is the Design and the Cricut Easy Press (or you can use your home iron), a t-shirt and boom!  You’ve got a handmade gift!

They have tons of designs.  I took a photo at my local Joanns yesterday.

So easy!  I used one on a tote bag, a mouse pad and a tshirt.  You can even add them to a canvas.  Great to have on hand for those last minute gifts.

The designs shown above are exclusive to Joanns, but Cricut has even more designs available on their website! (Psst… you can use code LORRIE and save 10% and get FREE Shipping).

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Want to see how easy it is to use these ready made iron on designs?  I’ve got a video for you!

PJs with the Cricut Maker & Heat N Bond

CAT PJ!!!

It’s Sunday Funday!  I’m having all the feels for this oh so cute set of PJ’s I made for my cat loving granddaughter, Evie.

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It is so easy to whip these up for any theme.  The Cricut Maker cut the fabric which I had fused with Heat N Bond Lite.  I just fused it onto a t-shirt with my Cricut Easy Press and  then stitched around the edges .

Cat PJs-3I used the same fabric to make some matching pj pants and ba-da-bing ba-da-boom… the Cat’s Meow PJs are finished!  The fabric (in case you have a kitty loving granddaughter in your family) is from Joann Fabrics.

Want to make some?  I’ve got another tutorial for you!

Foil a T-shirt with your Cricut Maker, Cricut Easy Press and Deco Foil by Thermoweb!

OH, how I love a good sparkle!

I’m a girl… I think we are born with a “I love a good sparkle” gene.  It’s simply a part of who we are.  Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

 … and then there’s Evie

Evie has earned the name “Drama Queen” from her mommy.  Now, as Grandma (or Lolly, as they all me, I have to defend my sweet little angel grand-daughter.  Maybe, she really is a drama queen, but she’s cute!

I made her the perfect sprarkly shirt with Deco Foil, Adhesive Vinyl and some help from my Cricut Maker and Cricut Easy Press!  It’s really easy!

What would your child, grandchild’s shirt say?

Want to make one?  I’ve got a tutorial for you!

 

Drawstring Bag with Cricut and Heat N Bond

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Can you believe Easter is almost here?  Wow, the time is flying by!  I decided I needed a few Easter Gift bags and because I love sewing with my Cricut Maker cutting all of the fabric

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I made my own drawstring bags.  I posted the one above a few days ago.  I had an enormous amount of requests for a tutorial, so… I made another one.

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This time I wanted to use some non-traditional colors for Easter, so red and blue it is!

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I also change the bunny bum from a handmade pom pom to this cute little furry bum!  I used Cricut felt and Thermoweb Heat n Bond to attach the bunny.  He’s so cute in red, don’t you think?

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This pattern/design is perfect for all kinds of projects and occasions!

Don’t worry if you don’t have the Cricut Maker,  you can still follow the tutorial and cut it out by hand.  It’s super simple to cut the six rectangles it takes to assemble the bag.

Here’s a step by step tutorial for you.  Oh, and here’s the SVG for bunny (in case you want to make your bag Easter themed).

What DIY projects are you making for Easter?

Felt Flower Wall Hanging with the Cricut!

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I cannot even tell you how excited I was to create this piece!  It’s full of everything I love (glitter, felt flowers and all of my favorite colors)!

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I used the Cricut Maker & Heat N Bond to cut most of the flowers.  I just love how crisp and clean cut they are!

Flowers in different shapes, sizes and textures.  Swoon!  They make me happy!

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Are you ready for a tutorial?  I thought you might be!  All of the products used are linked in the video description!

What are you working on today?