However this year I got something on my wish list and I have no regrets! It's the Cricut Easy Press which is a 9" x 9" mini heat press.
Since I've started using my cutting machines (both the Cricut Expression and the Silhouette Cameo) I've wondered about making t-shirts, but was always intimidated. There are too many variables and a lot of opportunity to make a less than stellar product, which I won't sell. Plus the market for custom shirts seems to be oversaturated, so it's not a ring I cared to throw my hat into. Nonetheless, I still thought it may be fun to eventually make a few shirts for myself and my family.
Now I am addicted! So far I've only made three identical shirts because I only had one color heat transfer vinyl, but I have an order expected this week with 8 more colors. I also have a rhinestone starter kit that I can't wait to try out.
|T-shirt for our upcoming trip to Hershey Park|
Then this morning I realized I could probably use this for my notecards!! I used to love cutting scraps into different designs and then using heat bond to adhere them to cardstock.
It would take a while to make sure the glue warmed up enough, but now with the Easy Press, it's going to be a piece of cake! I tried it out with this piece of Belle fabric just to see how it worked, and 30 seconds later I have a cute little card.
I asked my almost ten year old son if I could make customized t-shirts for his upcoming birthday party that includes an overnight and he emphatically said NO! But I do still plan on making something..... even if it's just for myself. I am thinking of a shirt that says:
Sleepover for 9?
Where's the Wine!