Cricut · Wall-hanging

Paddington 2 and Cricut Design Space

Paddington was fun to make. I did a small version of him BUT I’m imagining a HUGE version of him on my grandkids’ (twins!) walls. CUTE!!


Here are the printable directions. PattyAnnesPlace Using Inkscape to Create an Offset. If there is anything that seems unclear, please let me know and I’ll fix PattyAnnesPlace Using Inkscape to Create an Offsetit PRONTO.


Cricut Explore – Hello Kitty Decorations

I am having a blast learning to make cute, Cute, CUTE party decorations (or wall decor) with my Cricut Explore machine. Since I didn’t want to have to glue a lot of little pieces, I made the majority of the kitty as a print and cut file and then added her nose and dress??? shorts??? as cut out pieces.

I think I’ll try another! Hmmmm whatever shall I try??? 🙂

all done

Have you tried this yet?

Block of the Week · Cricut

Success! Cricut Vinyl and Dishwasher Test!

Do you recall that the other day I did a test using the regular Cricut vinyl (631 type) and said I would test it in the dishwasher for you?  Well, I did it and it WORKED PERFECTLY.

I have washed both of my test mugs by hand and in the dishwasher AND they still look as good as new!  If you’re not sure of the test, check out a previous post here, my YouTube Channel or my BRAND NEW FACEBOOK GROUP.

If you want to see what vinyl I used,  please click my affiliate link to check it out! I can wholeheartedly vouch for the vinyl and the light transfer tape for this application.


The Lowly Pincushion Saves the Day….sorta

pincushionI was creating a new vinyl project…. it was to be a silhouette of my Golden Doodle, Daisy. Unfortunately, the blade of my Cricut must have had some gunk on it because it did not cut the text out well AT ALL.

(VERY unusual for my machine for sure!)

When I examined the blade, I could see something on it. I tried to wipe if off with a paper towel but it didn’t work. Soooo I got out my old trusty pincushion.

Here’s a little wikipedia history on the tomato cushion (I know you want to know):
One popular design—a tomato with a strawberry attached—was most likely introduced during the Victorian Era. According to folklore, placing a tomato on the mantel of a new house guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits. If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust. The good-luck symbol also served a practical purpose—a place to store pins. Typically, the tomato was filled with cotton, wool, horsehair, or sawdustand the strawberry with emery powder, an abrasive to clean and sharpen the pins.

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Make a super cute gift for less than $1 with your Cricut

Learn how to make a super cute gift for less than $1 from an IKEA frame haul.

Cricut skills you will learn are:
welding, slicing and writing with the Cricut pen.
Lastly you will learn to create spiral flowers to embellish your gift.



Please click HERE to visit my affiliate Cricut link where you can see the machine I use (and LOVE!)


I do have a Brother Scan N Cut but find this Cricut so much more user friendly.


SWEET Valentine Mug using Cricut Vinyl

Cricut Valentine mug

This Valentine design was created in Cricut Design Space. If you click HERE you can grab the file. (This is the first time I’ve tried sharing a file directly from Cricut. LMK how it works!)

The video below shows the steps I take to get ready to put vinyl ON the mug and how to use transfer tape.

If you need some of the tape and vinyl, below is my affiliate link to the Cricut site.