Restyled Apron and other projects.

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Michelle here with a short video showing a few of her favorite restyled
projects. Taking something you already have and making something completely
different is so much fun. I would love to see your restyled projects.

If you like my
video and want to learn more visit my website

Also if you are
following my 90 day challenge info. I am down 10lbs in 17 days and have so much
energy I am bursting at the seems. I can not wait to loose the next 10.

Have a great



Re-Purpose T-shirts into Grocery Bags And Help The Environment!

It’s Kendra here, and I have a brand new hobby…It’s call Pinterest! If you have not tried Pinterest yet, let me tell you…you are definately missing out! Be sure to let me know if you want an invite. I will need your email address! 😉 Anyway, I was browsing all of the awesome ideas and came across t-shirt grocery bags. Here is my Cricut take on them!

I tie-dyed tons of t-shirts this summer and a few of them either turned out super ugly or with not enough color. Those are the t-shirts that I chose to use but you can use t-shirts you have outgrown or that you purchase at a yardsale or thrift store. I used my Cricut Expression 2 and Gypsy to create this bags as well as my sewing machine and my Fiskars Micro-tipped Scissors. The cartridges I used were Everyday Paper Dolls and Plantin Schoolbook. I altered the size of the purse on Everday Paper Dolls to fit a 12×12 piece of cardstock and stretched it to completely fill the paper. You will select Real-Dial Size to accomplish this. Here are some photos of the process.

The rectangle one was created using Plantin Schoolbook and turing it 90 degrees and then stretching it to 11.5 inches tall and as wide as it goes. I used 12×24 cardstock for this project. Here are the photos for it!

The slits in the t-shirt help it to stretch and fit a whole lot more into the bag than it would if there were no slits. This is a great way to help save the planet! What kinds of stores would you take to use your bag in? I can’t wait to hear! 🙂

I just realized that I forgot to take a good photo of the ugly one. So sorry! 🙂

Happy Scrappin’

Sleep Mask – Girls Makeup Party

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I used the Girls Makeup Party Cartridge to create a sleep mask.  I cut card stock shapes on the Cricut and used those as templates to cut out the felt pieces. I layered them and sewed them together in a random stitched pattern. I then made T-Shirt yarn, threaded it through holes that I punched on the sides. I wound the yarn on the top to make rosettes and glued them down. Sassy eyelashes – sound to sleep!

For more T-Shirt yarn patterns and kits click HERE.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula. Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5.

4th of July Necklace

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. It’s coming up on Independence Day and that means this crafting girl needs something red, white and blue to wear. I used the cartridge Just a Note embedded in the Cricut expression 2: 5th Anniversary Edition to cut pin wheels out of while shrink plastic, colored them red and blue with Sharpie markers. I used a hole punch to make a hole in the centers and shrunk them. I also create circles and gears in this same fashion. I used T-Shirt yarn, braided and knotted to make the “chain” part of the necklace.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula.  Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5.

Summer 2011 T-Shirt with the Yudu Machine!

Hi!  It is Kendra here again on this hot and humid southern Tuesday evening, which I must confess…in my mind was still Monday…Oops!  Thus my project being super late today.  Please excuse my error.

This past week we tie-dyed t-shirts at my sons school for Field Day today.  I was so much fun!

 We thenYudu screen printed TEAM VERDE (Team Green) on all 24 of the t-shirts and I think that they turned out great.  The letters were from the Stork’s Delivery Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge.  The kids, parents and teachers just loved them!  Here is my son holding up his Blue Ribbon from Field Day…Go Abe!

When my oldest daughter who is 17 and her friends saw this they decided they too wanted to tie-dye some shirts and screen print SUMMER 2011 on the back of them.  This is where todays project comes into play!

Here is the finished t-shirt and the Yudu Screen!

Here is a close up of the words

If you want to make your very own SUMMER 2011 t-shirt, here are the .cut and .gypsy files!

Be sure to leave a comment to be included in our weekly drawings!

Happy Scrappin’

Pie Love — Best of 2010

I created all of these Pie Love goodies using the Cricut to cut out the shapes on black card stock and then burned that design onto a YUDU screen and printed them on t-shirts, chipboard journal covers and card stock for cards.

This Pie Image image can be found on the Best of 2010 cartridge.

Journal Cover


Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula

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My little Lucky Charm

This is my little girl in her adorable St. patricks Day outfit. I created a screen design using a shamrock in photoshop. I than shrunck down the shamrock and filled the larger shamrock with the smaller shamrocks. I added glitter and used to different colors. i also used whinestones around the whole outer edge of the larger shamrock.

I hope everyone is having a great day. i have been preparing for my newest class at All about Flowers 2 Jennifer Priest and I are co-teaching this class. here is a picture of some of the amazing flowers we will be creating.


Have a super Creative Day


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