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It is my hope that I can help to inspire your creativity and encourage your to try something new. I am always searching for new ways to express my creativity and imagination. Cards, invitations and 3D objects tend to be my focus, however I dabble in other media including acrylics, watercolours, sewing, custom picture framing and jewelry making to name a few.

If you have an idea of request for a .cut file in an unconventional way I would love to hear all about it! Constructive feedback is always appreciated.

On occasion I will offer Cricut Design Studio .cut files for free download. Please note that all files are my personal property and may not be used for retail or resale purposes. My files are being shared only for your personal use. You may not acquire my files for financial gain.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I was kept very busy this Halloween season. My sister informed me a couple weeks ago that I am now in charge of all costumes for my nephew for the 'rest of time' - a challenge I gladly accepted. Lukas, my nephew, has two very favourite things - Curious George & tractors. Since making him a tractor could have been very complicated & difficult for a two & half year old to wear Curious George was the winner. I bought two $4 t-shirts, cut one up to create the tail & the face on the hat, a $10 pair of sweat pants, a $3 ballcap, $3 beige earmuffs, $2 for a 2/3 yard of reflective ribbon (for hat) and a yard & a half of yellow broadcloth for $3. The rest of the supplies I already had at home. The big yellow hat has a long strap so he could wear it over his shoulder and act as a treat bag. Tools: sewing machine (embroidered the face), glitter, a styrofoam ball cut in half (eyes), scrap foam sculpted to create tail (not in picture). To make the most of the money I spent my theory was to use a t-shirt & sweatpants that could be worn again. Therefore the costume really only cost $15.

Picture: Grandma and Lukas are busy discovering a new toy.

I also created this glitter carousel pumpkin. I was inspired by a segment on Martha last week and this is my version. It took a lot longer to create that I didn't finish it until November 4th! Oh well, it is ready for next year. I can remove the top & bottom from the witches for easy storage.

I have to admit this was the first time I have spent any time making a costume of decorations for Halloween in a very long time and I enjoyed it emencly. However, it took a week for my back to recover from all the sitting.

3 comments:

Ruelysi said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, I have put myself as a follower to your blog as I would like to see you grow within your creativity and I'm looking forward to your festive designs. I too use the cricut and also share my creations on my blog. Please pop by to have a look your most welcome. Hugs Rue

Anonymous said...

Very cool glitter pumpkin. My neighbor has the same machine as you do and she did some cool Halloween cards. Looks fun!
Treena

Lana said...

Welcome to blogging :)
I love your glitter pumpkin it is so striking.
Hugs
Lana x