Thank goodness I have an understanding husband. My crafting addiction not only makes me pick up new hobbies left and right, but to dive in headfirst. I do not know the meaning of dipping my toes in the water.
So anyway, my heat press came in last week! I was so excited (and, frankly, a little intimidated) to get started. Usually, it takes me awhile to let the idea of using new equipment, but with this, I just went for it. So glad I did.
I started off by using the Silhouette to cut some heat transfer material, then booted up the heat press and knocked out some onesies with the artwork I had chosen.
The kiwi bird shirt, I kept for Liam and used it as a tester.
After trying out the heat transfer material, I wanted to give the permanent vinyl a shot. My first project was a travel mug for Cam's swim coach. Cam's coach has been a phenomenal teacher and really made a difference in his self-esteem. He went from not being able to swim at all, to being ready to go on the swim team! Unfortunately, his teacher is leaving soon, so we wanted to show our appreciation with a gift he could remember Cam by.
|Front of travel mug (with white paper so you can see the design better).|
|Back of mug.|
After using and abusing the kiwi bird shirt, I felt ready to knock out the onesies for the shop.
To finish up the week, I took the kids to the new TJMaxx store that just opened up. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot there, but we did discover the biggest pot I have ever seen in my life.
As any good mom would do, I stuck my kids inside, pretended to make "children soup" and snapped some pictures.
Of course, Cam was too "cool" to get into the pot; however, the little guys had a BLAST!