Cricut my home.

A few weeks ago I introduced you to my Cricut Maker when I made some party decorations for my daughters formal.
Since my first project I’ve had a chance to play with my machine and I’m starting to use it regularly and understand its capabilities.

This time I want to share with you a few of the sticker/label type projects I’ve completed.

Firstly, I want to show you how the easy it is to create a label for anything. I shared the step-by-step instructions on how to use the software, connect to your machine via Bluetooth and cut your projects here.

Using that process, here’s a couple of projects I have done with adhesive vinyl in the past few weeks.

LAUNDRY SIGN
Do you ever wonder what all those little pictures mean on your textile care labels? I did too, so I created this laundry sign using an old white board I already had and navy blue adhesive vinyl.
All of the icons and the ‘laundry’ word can be found in the Cricut Design Space.

I used the Cricut Design Space to plan my layout.

The Cricut software automatically chooses the best layout for cutting your design to minimise wastage.

I measured each icon and used a ruler to get a straight line and equal distances apart.

The vinyl is so easy to use, I find it strangely satisfying when I peel back the transfer tape.

I have saved my project here in case you would like to use it.

LEGO STORAGE
Orlando’s LEGO used to be stored all together in one big plastic box, it made it near impossible to find anything and we usually ended up tossing it all on the floor when he played with it. Have you ever stood on a piece of LEGO? OUCH!
We were determined to find a better storage solution. I had this small set of drawers left over from the office at the last house and we thought the large shallow drawers would be perfect for LEGO.

We sorted the LEGO and decided what would work the best in each drawer, and we made the labels in about 15 minutes with the Cricut. Orly loves it and it saves me from stepping on LEGO!

We also glued some of the LEGO base plates to the top of the drawers so he has somewhere to build his creations.

Again, you can find my LEGO labels here.

VEGETABLE GARDEN

It’s no secret I am not a gardener, I kill everything from cactus to peace lilies. This poor little vegetable garden is going to need all the help it can get. I thought that if I could at least identify the vegetables I’m trying to grow I could google how to care for them. I bought plastic plant markers from my local hardware store and made teeny labels for all my little seedlings.

I hope you found some inspiration to organise something in your home this week!

When my house is organised, my headspace feels organised, the more my house is labelled, the more tabs I can close in my head. Do you know what I mean?
I feel like I have 300 files open in my brain, like a computer, but when my life is organised I can keep that number down and clear my mind.

I’m going to attempt some felt pennants next and I cant wait to share them with you.

Happy Crafting!

Hayley x

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