craft room!

Sunday, April 04, 2010 @ 07:19pm

our old “dining room” is starting to look like a craft room. i designed a room using the ikea software and came up with this:

the bookcase is “billy” , the desks in the center of the room are “galant“, the desk against the window is “vika” (i think?), and the storage cabinets are “effektiv“. i plan to use the top of the single-unit-height cabinets as counters and put my crafting “appliances” on top. today, we went to ikea and picked up half of the furniture and started building. the bookcase is up, as well as two of the cabinets. i can’t wait to move all my stuff down there!

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cricut crazy

Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:50am

well, i got sucked into the cricut craze…  something i didn’t imagine would ever happen.  a few years ago, when deciding on a cutting machine, i went with the xyron wishblade.  while the initial cost was significantly more, what attracted me to it was that after buying the machine, i would never had to spend another dime on cartridges, files, etc.  it can cut letters from any TTF installed on the computer, and i’m tech/art-savvy enough to create .gsd files for just about anything else i would want to cut.

enter the michaels and joann black friday ads…  joann had the basic cricut advertised for $75.  for $75 (plus the $5,000 or so i will probably spend on cartridges later on 8-} ) i decided to take the plunge.  i went to michaels thursday evening to pick up some cartridges, and there i found they had the same machine on sale for $70.  needless to say, it came home with me, along with two cartridges.  yesterday afternoon, i ordered three more cartridges online from somewhere else.

let the insanity begin…

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“sew what?” saturday: dodgers uniform

Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 09:25am

i made the cap, top, and pants. the ball, glove, and bat are “borrowed” from a retired AG outfit. the cap didn’t quite turn out as i had hoped, but i can live with it.

chrissa models a dodgers uniform

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