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I caved.

I debated buying this when I saw it in the Costco magazine but since I only recently bought a used Cricut from someone for $75 I thought it was a bit excessive.  Then I went out to be crafty with some people Friday night and they were all raving about it.  *sigh*  My arm was twisted.  Plus it’s my birthday this week so I consider it a gift to myself.

There’s too much to list all the features here, click the image to go to the link and see it all for yourself.  Even just the little summary makes it worth the price!  “Set includes: 1 Cricut Expression® personal electronic cutter and 1 YourStory® book binder and laminator” Now to watch the mailbox all week!

The Cricut Expression is the 12 x 12 model, so right there it’s larger than the one I currently have. It also comes with 2 cartridges, which is awesome, the Storybook one and the Essential Accents one. I sense there will be some fun to be had!

So anyone want to buy a slightly used in box Cricut machine?

First Home Ec project!

I’ve been a bit of a slacker lately with my online classes.  Don’t know if my brain just isn’t into it because I’m not in school right now and it’s still vacation or what, but I managed to get my act together and finish the tote project we were assigned in Home Ec.  Actually, not only did I finish it, I finished it twice!!  I decided to make the boys bags for when we go to the library.  I also thought they’d be a good place to keep the library books during their stay in our house so I can find them easily when it’s time to return them.  But now I’m thinking these bags are so cute they’d make great overnight bags too.  I used my cricut to cut out some big letters on cardstock and used those as a template to cut the felt.

I did make this a few days ago, LA included the tutorial from her blog as a bonus in the class, but I’ve been making those for months so it doesn’t really count as part of my ‘homework’.  I added the rick rack to be fun, and cause myself some headache, I still haven’t perfected the use of that stuff!

Today is the day of new crafty machines!

I’m very excited today!  First I have someone selling me their old Cricut machine.  It’s going to come in super handy for my cloth counting books and also scrapbooking and well all other papercrafts.

THEN unexpectedly, my hubby asked me if I wanted a sewing machine our friends are selling.  He even came home this morning with a piece of fabric stitched with cute little hearts and leaves and the other fun embroidery designs it does. (You knew that would seal the deal right Tabatha?) How could I say ‘no’?  It’s a BabyLock, which I know nothing about, hopefully it’s pretty user friendly.  My current machine is pretty basic.  He’s meeting them later this afternoon and will bring it home for me.   It’s like an early Mother’s day with so many presents.

I hope my sewing machine cover fits! I may have to break out One Yard Wonders again!