As you’ve probably noticed, things have slowed down a bit over here.
I’ve felt a bit more in control of my life this way—caught up on laundry and housework, and not so preoccupied with sewing/crafting. My kids have definitely seen more of me, which has been wonderful.
We are also in the process of working with a draftsman to design our home that we will be building this year. I am super excited about it!!! And it will someday (maybe not right away) have a large craft room in a sunny, upstairs location. Squeal!!!
Ideally, our dream house would be set somewhere beautiful, like England or elsewhere in Europe where it is green and lush and romantic with large trees, streams, and sunlight that looks like it does in this picture:
Beautiful, isn’t it?!
We are moving somewhere that isn’t so much like that, but somewhere that I feel will be a great place to raise our kids. We’ll have 3 acres. THREE ACRES!!! What will we do with it all? Probably watch the tumbleweeds grow ;).
Anyways, it’s been busier around here and will remain so for a while. And I decided that the blog needed to slow down a bit so I don’t go insane. I hope you understand! On to two simple crafts!
I’m really happy the Silhouette cuts fabric! I just used Heat n’ Bond on the back, rather than purchasing their fabric interfacing.
My son received this shirt for his birthday and every time he shows someone, he has to try out a handstand or flip upside down on the couch. He really doesn’t think people can read it unless he does that :).
And I wanted to show really quickly something awesome I learned to do in the Silhouette program. So sorry if you don’t have a Silhouette, but if you do, hopefully this will help someone!
First off, when you are opening an image to trace in your Silhouette program, make sure that when you click on the file to open, that you change it to say All Files under Files of type. Otherwise you won’t be able to find any pictures to use the tracing function!
Now I don’t know if this happens to you when you trace, but it does to me. There are two outlines for the image. Which means your Silhouette will cut both of those lines and you don’t want that. Maybe there is a tutorial for this already on the Silhouette blog, but I didn’t feel like searching for it and was happy that I figured it out! So double click your image to make those dots all appear.
Happy Monday, everyone!