Saturday, December 17, 2011
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I got my new Cricut Mini machine this week. So far, I haven't used it to cut anything out, but I'm impressed with it's design. It's small, streamlined, and fits on my desktop nicely. I like the fact that it will cut an 8 1/2 x11" piece of paper, too. No, it's not as great as the 12x12" machines, but it's better than the other small Cricut models.
Getting a new machine meant that I had to make a new Cozy pattern. Honestly, I didn't think it would be too difficult because the shape of the Mini is pretty simple. So, I did what I always do when I have to make a new Cozy pattern--I procrastinated! :)
First I checked out iTunes for a while and downloaded a great new Christmas album by Phil Wickham. (My favorite Christmas carol, by the way, is "O Come, O Come Emmanuel.) Then I ate a donut. It was a cream-filled, powdered-sugar-covered beauty! Then I answered a few emails.
Finally, I knew it was time for the inevitable. I had put it off long enough. I had to make this Cozy! For the longest time I just stared at the machine. Then I got out my measuring tape, jotted down a few notes, drew a picture of my plan, and set out to start the Cozy. After cutting, sewing, basting, quilting, assembling, fitting, ripping out seems, cutting again, assembling again and sewing on the binding, this is what I came up with. (Drum roll, please)
THE NEW CRICUT MINI COZY!!
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This lovely Shabby Chic print features delicate roses on a light blue/green background. Unfortunately, there were only 1 1/2 yards left, so I wasn't able to purchase as much as I would have liked to.
I do have a few pink ribbon fabrics available, but I have never seen a pink ribbon damask print. Beautiful fabric for a great cause :)
This toile print is extremely elegant. Even the lady who cut the fabric for me commented on how pretty it is. Can't wait to make some Cozies out of this one :)
This was a person indulgence. Red is my favorite color. It thought the white, butter yellow and light teal blossoms contrasted against the red so nicely.
I liked the next toile fabric so much I bought it in three colors at Zinck's Fabric Outlet. Unfortunately, by the time I got to Zinck's, which boasts over 13,000 bolts of fabric (yes...that's 13 T-H-O-U-S-A-N-D!!!) my husband was getting a little sick of fabric so I shopped quickly. Don't get me wrong--he was very nice about it, but he had reached his limit. lol
Here he is, sitting on our hotel balcony while I took pictures of my haul. He's such a good guy :)