Sunday, October 18, 2009

My new Futura and my Cricut!

Recently my husband purchased for me a Singer Futura CE-250--my early, early Christmas present. It's an amazing sewing machine, but more importantly, it's an embroidery machine. It came with software that will digitize images you download from the internet or scan into your computer. Well--ding-ding--I started thinking how many ways I can mingle my Cricut with my Futura. This was my first attempt. I scanned in the "Daddy's Girl" die cut from one of my daughter's favorite cartridges--Hannah Montana.

The second image was my very first tshirt done with my Futura. I used a dingbat font for the snowflake.

If anyone else has used a Cricut die cut image with their embroidery machine, please let me know. I'd love to see what you've come up with using the Cricut. Also, I'm very new to machine embroidery, please share any tips you think I might benefit from after viewing these images--thanks in advance.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Fall and CCG#135!

I haven't visited my poor little blog in weeks. Fall has definitely crept up on us. I've found myself busily crafting away, making things for the coming holidays, utilizing every crafting tool I own. That's not a bad thing--it's a very good thing actually. I'm hoping to be posting some of those projects soon, but until then, here's some color inspiration for you thanks to Janet from Color Combos Galore.

When browsing through photos from last Fall, I came across these pictures of Rodney and the kids carving pumpkins. I just couldn't resist making a layout using that photo of Gwen posing for her daddy. Quite the likeness don't you think? I used the Street Sign Solutions Cricut Cartridge with the basic black Cricut Color Pen for the title. Also, I very happily got to utilize some decorative stitches from my new Futura. That tool has been a lot of fun. I've even embroidered some t-shirts for Gwendolen which will hopefully be posted soon as well.

If you want to participate in the color challenge, follow the link to Color Combos Galore and post your layouts there. Make sure you label your layouts with the color combination number.