Creative Projects

Creative projects that are in progress or completed will be talked about and uploaded here

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    Just some car decals

    I bought something expensive with the hope that it will help me make gifts for people and ultimately save money in the long term: a cricut machine! My partner looked into a few different kinds and eventually we settled on the cricut for availability and price. Our goal for this year is to make etched glass gifts for everyone on our list, with matching stickers and a card: all with a personalized theme. I’m really excited about it. I already tested out making some etched glass, so I have ideas about how it works already, but I forgot to take pictures. When I begin to do my Christmas gifts (which…

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    Acrylic Pour Art: Part 2

    My Acrylic Pour Art dried… which you might think is the end of the story, as it looked spectacular! But what I really wanted to try was pour art as a background image to a solid black foreground image. So I went out and got plain black acrylic paint, and got everything set up to complete the piece. I’d had a chance to brainstorm for days while it dried. Which was nice. I decided what I really wanted was a sunset scene, so I began to work… This looked good, but I thought it was kinda boring by itself, and decided to add a fantasy element: silhouettes in the sky…

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    Acrylic Pour Art

    Hey all, I decided to try something new that I’d seen a lot of videos for: Acrylic Pour Art. I started this process by looking up a written tutorial, and came across this one.  I found it to be very clear and straightforward, and I took pictures as I followed! I got these supplies from my local art supply store & the dollar store. Included was a drop sheet, Popsicle sticks, plastic cups (in 2 sizes), a squirt bottle (from the dollar store), and a painting spatula, canvas, pouring medium, school glue, and paints (from the art supply store). Pictured is also our scale, but I found I didn’t need…

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    The playmat

    Recently I began an online search for fun play mats for children. What I discovered was that finding any reasonably sized playmat was difficult, but even more unreasonable was the price (for my budget, at least). These play mats were amazing and I know the creators deserved what they were asking but I just couldn’t contend with that pricetag. So I did what anyone thinks is a good idea, and I decided to sew my own. I looked up fun children’s fabrics that told a story and decided I liked one at that was quite playful. To make it reversible, I bought two fabrics! The two fabrics were delivered…

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    My new dress shirt

    2 days ago I finished a dressy shirt, and then I spent the next 24h period ish, in between taking care of a baby, trying to fix the images so they would download onto the app. Unfortunately, because 2 days ago is also the day I decided to start this blog, I don’t have a lot of my process recorded. However, I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve done. I started this dresssy shirt with a pretty basic pattern/design I’ve used before. I’ve used the pattern/design to make the top part of dress once, where the bottom was a simple circle skirt. See my post here (insert…