Lovely Emma has let me borrow her cricut this weekend for a project I have on the go. I'm making some paper bunting for when my siser returns from Afghanistan. I asked her whether she'd mind cutting them out for me but she offered to let me borrow the machine instead. "&son" and I have lusted after it all day.
Trouble is it such an expensive piece of kit - I reckon what she's lent me for the weekend would cost £600 ish in the uk to purchase. The other trouble is, it's such a marvellous machine - I can almost feel myself justifying that type of spend - and believe me, I really don;t have that kind of money to spare!
I'm going to try and declutter my house this year. "&son" wants to save up for a wii and I said I'd sell some of his stuff for him on ebay to help him along so maybe I'll set up a cricut fund from ebay profits and see how things go.
Tonight I played about a bit with the fonts. As the bunting is triangles cut from a 12x12 sheet I had to work out which font would give me the largest letteryet still fit on to the triangle if the letter had a 'broad bottom' like W or M
Off topic I know but when we travel to manchester we always drive to Glossop then catch the commuter train in - it stops at loads of stations with brilliant names but our family favourite is 'Broad Bottom' - "&son" firmly believed it was called 'Wide Arse [said with a Mancunian nasal twang] until he could recognise letter's!
After much faffing I couldn't resist Winter Woodland. which has a bonus font in it. You can also cut 3d houses, trees etc to make a Christmas scene.
The bunting is going to be a kind of shaby chic patriotic red white and blue. As a taster, here is the W scanned in. You cut out the shadow and the letter separately. How pretty is that! It's about 7 inches wide and just over 5 inches tall