#MondayThoughts: Messing up crafts with Isa


It’s wildly sunny today, and if this wasn’t Chicago in January I’d be tempted to believe it’s warm and springlike. But it is Chicago in January, and a very toasty 38 degrees. That’s F, not C and to save you the google, C friends, that’s 3.3 degrees C. Which isn’t terrible, but it’s certainly not the high 50s, low 60s it looks like.

I told you that January sun is a trickter.

It was a bit of a busy weekend, I got a Cricut machine as a gift and I’m learning how to use its incredible range of functions. One of the best things about getting into something like this so late in the game is no matter the question, someone has the answer.

Yesterday, I was eyeing my collection of yoga mats accumulated over the years, and they just didn’t fit in the box I’d made for them. Meanwhile I had a huge box from Amazon I hadn’t taken out yet. I went through the craft supplies I had on hand, realized I had a lot of removable wallpaper left from another project and set to math.

That’s right. I mathed. I measured the box, got the square inches, and then measured the length of the paper I had and it was enough with a bit of overage.

It did not go smoothly, the project or the paper, as it wasn’t the heaviest weight, but by the time I got around to the front, I had a method.

Then I used the machine to cut a vinyl silhouette of a woman in tree pose for the heck of it, and project done with only what I already had availalble.

It was no craft video, with everything working perfectly the first time, as though wrinkles and air bubbles had never been invented.

But I’m pleased.

Perhaps more so because of the lack of perfection.

Anyway, that’s it for me, have a great Monday and be creative, even if it doesn’t work as well as you’d hoped.

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