This week I jumped on a train into London to attend a workshop with Cricut, where I got let loose on one of their electronic cutting machines. After a quick tutorial on the Cricut Mini, fellow blogger Elizabeth from Rosalilium and I were chomping at the bit to have a go, although we were more than a little overwhelmed with the scope of what there was we could try. Rather than focusing on paper cutting, we had access to Cricut’s vinyl and iron-on vinyl so we could try out ideas for home decor. There were some cushion covers we could use, so I decided to make the twins one each for their beds.
Using the selection of images on the online image gallery, I found my cloud and raindrop designs, and set the machine cutting. The workshop was held in the truly fantastic sewing cafe and workshop space Homemade London (how much do I want to open my very own workshop space near me?!), so there was an iron and ironing board to hand so I could transfer the image straight onto the cushion covers. I thought I was finished but then Cricut’s design guru suggested I add the twins’ initials to the clouds (you can layer the vinyl), so I grabbed the chance to try out the fantastic glitter iron-on vinyl (especially after seeing Elizabeth’s amazing glittered cushion cover).
I was really pleased with how they turned out considering how quick they were to do and I got to take a present back to the twins which made me rather popular on my return.
All the way home my head was buzzing with ideas of things I could make using the Cricut mini and I’d started a paper-cutting Pinterest board within an hour of walking through the door.
Somehow I think more projects will be coming soon!