Review

Night Shirts

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A pig & a monkey, is there a story here? Possibly, but here are Vada & Kyla at it again having a great time with some Heat Transfer Vinyl from Happy Crafters using our Cricut for some beastly tee shirt appliques.

Products used in this post were provided by Happy Crafters

Happy Crafters Night Shirts by Jessie At Home

The girls and I had a great time going through all our Heat Transfer Vinyl from Happy Crafters to make night shirts with our Cricut. We started off with some large blank tees. We search Cricut Design Space for some images the girls liked. Vada chose a party monkey, and Kyla chose a sleepy pig.

Images sized and ready to go

Next the girls looked through all the vinyl and chose what they wanted for each layer. They chose a bit of everything, some glitter, some foil, and some standard. They also chose some great colors!

Lots of Vinyl

After adding our images to our Design Space project, we resized them according to the sizes of the vinyl the girls picked. Then we clicked on “make it” and started going through the cuts one at a time. We remembered to put our vinyl down upside down so that we cut the vinyl and not the top film. We didn’t choose to mirror our images, because there were no words, so it didn’t really matter if they cut backwards.

Getting ready to cut

Once everything was cut, we started ironing on with Kyla’s shirt. The first layer we were able to just place and iron. I used a home iron, because that what I have.

Place first layer

After ironing we removed the film and the pig shadow was all good.

First layer done

Then we placed the second layer, and covered it with a pressing cloth. We had to do this  because the second layer didn’t completely cover the first, so some of the vinyl from the first layer was exposed. It’s not a good idea to put the iron directly on the vinyl without the film between them. So, pressing cloth.

Iron layers with a pressing cloth

The second layer came out wonderfully.

Second layer done

Then we placed the top layer, covered it with a pressing cloth, and ironed.

Isn’t the finished piggy cute? Kyla was quite happy.

Sleepy Pig

Next we started layering Vada’s monkey together in the same manner.

Shiny Monkey

She was also happy with the finished product.

Glitter Monkey

I was very pleased with the Happy Crafter Heat Transfer Vinyl. As I mentioned, we used a variety of styles, and they all worked beautifully. I ironed each according to the suggested times, and used a pressing cloth for the layers. When I was done with each shirt, I ironed them from the back as well. We will wash these shirts inside out. I like that the finished images still move with the shirts, they are not stiff. I will certainly use more of this vinyl in the future.

Look at what we made

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Homespun Comfort Shawls book review

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The book reviewed in this post was provided by Leisure Arts.

Homespun Comfort Shawls Book Review from Jessie At home

Homespun Comfort Shawls is a collection of 6 lovely crochet shawls all made with Homespun Yarn. Homespun is made by Lion Brand, and is a soft and squishy bulky yarn which works up quickly. The patterns included in this booklet all show off the best qualities of the Homespun yarn. (more…)

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ArtBin Yarn Tote – Review and giveaway!

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Am I fickle? I don’t think so. but I do have a new favorite. It’s the the new ArtBin yarn tote, it is very useful, well-made, and a great size. Plus, it’s grey, so it matches everything. 😉 Step in and read on.

The tote reviewed in this post was provided by ArtBin.

Art Bin Yarn Tote review from Jessie At Home

Oh my goodness guys, when I went to the new product display at Creativation I totally fell in LOVE with this yarn tote by ArtBin. It is so very cool! (more…)

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Happy Yarn Mail – Parisienne beret

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The kit reviewed in this post was provided by Sewrella

Happy Yarn Mail - Parisienne beret review by Jessie At Home

Have you heard of Happy Yarn Mail? It is a crochet monthly subscription kit from Sewrella. You can order it just one month at a time or sign up for auto renewal and get it every month (cancel any time). It’s just $19.95 a month with free shipping! You can grab your subscription HERE, if it says sold out, that is just this month that is sold out and it will reset at the beginning of the next month. (more…)

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Charley the Cactus Amigurumi

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Amigurumi (編みぐるみ, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. I was invited to review the Charley crochet cactus kit from Global Backyard Industries. Now we all know what an Amigurumi is & where to get a great kit for one.

The kit reviewed in this post was provided by Global Backyard Industries.

Charley the Cactus kit review

Recently, I was invited to review the Charley crochet cactus kit from Global Backyard Industries. When it arrived, it all come in this bag which reminded me of potting soil. What a cute idea. (more…)

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No Drama Llama

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The kit reviewed in this post was provided by EnMart

String Art from Enmart product review from Jessie At Home

Have you noticed that String Art is making a come back? This time it’s not just the abstract images, but actual pictures as well. I saw so many of them when I was at Creativation. Today I have a review of a string art kit from EnMart.

Everything you need

When I opened the box, it contained everything I needed to complete the kit; even a thimble for pushing in the pins. There was a good sized color photo on the cover of the box as well. Plus the box opened and closed easily, so I could keep all my supplies in the box while I was working on the project.

As with all kits, I recommend you read through the instructions before starting, there are some important tips in there!

Pins are in

To start I placed the template on top of the cork base and added in all the pins. There are little dots were each pin goes so there is no guess work. Gotta love that! Once all the pins are in, you have to tear off the paper. In a few places I had to use a yarn needle I had on hand to get to the paper, as there were some small spaces. This will depend on your image. I imagine tweezers would work well to. For that matter, you could probably use one of the extra pins.

Ears are done

Next it times to start wrapping the string. The instructions tell you the order to do each section, and for the No Drama Llama you start with the ears. Pay attention to if you need to use the color in multiple places so you don’t use too much. You are left to decide how to wrap each section yourself, with the exception of being told to wrap around the outline last. I like that the instructions don’t tell you to go from pin 1 to 14 to 5 to…because it makes each piece its own unique creation.

Time for the face

I really enjoyed the process of creating the string art. It was fun to see each completed section. There were a few area where it was tricky to get into the small spots, but that’s part of the fun.

It's a Llama

I really like the finished piece, it’s just so much fun! I was also really impressed that the kit came with a self-sticking stand to attach to the back so you can set your finished project out wherever you want.

Attaching the stand

I would certainly recommend the EnMart Pretty Twisted String Art kits to anyone looking to create some string art pictures, or just looking for a fun craft kit. The age on the box is 8+ and I would agree with that.
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