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Friday, July 1, 2011

It "FELT" Like Fun

Today, my daughter, Catelynn and I decided to see what we could do with felt. I have always loved felt because it sticks together easily and doesn't require glue or's a relatively clean activity! That's my favorite kind of activity since I'm not a huge fan of messy projects. (No really, I'm seriously bad with painting and glue/glitter projects, my instincts are to say "no way" when my children ask me if they can use glue or paint! Oh, and don't get me started on moon sand or the like...GAH, I HATE that stuff!)

Moving on.....

My daughter is one of the middle children, being in between 2 boys who absolutely hate anything "girly"! Anyway, this was fun for her and I. Initially I wanted to find paper dolls online and cut it with my Cricut but I found out quickly that my Cricut doesn't like to cut felt without special preparation or at least higher quality wool felt. The stuff that I have is NOT of the highest quality so we resorted to the old way of doing things....ya know, with scissors. *GASP* Who does THAT anymore?

Believe it or not, it was so much fun. However, I do want to try cutting felt with my Cricut at some point because I found some of the most adorable paperdolls SVG files online and I would love to see how they turn out with felt!

Nonetheless, here are some of the things that Catie and I made with felt.

Catie is my most "Creative" child. Her older sister, Alissa of Sketch This likes to draw/sketch and do pencil art but Catelynn is the one who loves to scrapbook and do anything crafty! She has her own craft box with all of her own craft items. It excites me that she loves to do paper crafting and scrapbooking as much as (if not more than) I do.

I just wanted to share our Friday afternoon with you all. I hope you all have a crafty weekend.

I'm not sure I told you all this yet but I started a part-time job at our local craft store. It's called Soulutions. This is a great little store. They are basically 9 stores in 1 but my favorite part of the store is the scrapbooking/crafting section (They even sell Cricut/Provocraft items. They also have a section for making jewelry, which has always interested me too but my absolute favorite part of this store is Over Coffee, which is the Northern Minnesota equivalent to Starbucks Coffee. Truth be told, I almost think that some of the drinks are better. *GASP* There, I said it!!!!

Anyway, I will be working my night job (medical transcription) Sunday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and then working at Soulutions on Sundays 10:50 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. I will also be a sub in the mornings on the days needed.

I'm pretty excited to work back at Soulutions, it gives me a chance to get out of the house and I get to work in the Coffee Shop, which I love. Beings that I'm such a people person, it is so much fun to be able to interact with people that are over 4 feet tall and don't talk like babies! :)

In just a little bit, I'm also going get started on the electronic rotation chart I mentioned in my Needing Ideas post. I'll show you what I come up with later.

Much love and creativity,


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such sweet creations just like your little gal.

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Meagan said...

That looks like it was a fun time with your daughter! What a neat idea :)

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Krystal,
Love your felt idea it's so cute!

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