Saturday, June 20, 2009

New In Crafts


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I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d made a special purchase recently and here it is:
I know it probably doesn’t look very exciting but the Cricut Expression is something I’ve read and heard about a lot and finally decided to take the plunge and treat myself. Having spent some time playing with it this week I’m almost overwhelmed by its possibilities
For those of you who don’t know the Cricut Expression is essentially a die cutting machine but the beauty is that you don’t need to attach it to a computer (although investigations have told me that is possible to expand your die/template options!) and whilst some machines limit you to one standard size the Cricut has the capabilities to cut a range of sizes
As I say I’m still slightly overwhelmed with its possibilities and I need to play some more with a few ideas I have in mind. I’m also using it as a kick to get on with doing some scrapbooking
I finally received my copy of Martha Stewart Cupcakes this week
I’ve only managed a brief browse through its pages but I’m very pleased so far and can’t wait to get baking. For the thriftier sorts I will say that many (if not all?) of the recipes and techniques can be found on Martha’s website
Now if only this book would arrive!
As if I hadn’t spoilt myself enough AND received a gift from mum this week my friend Ben also produced a present for me when I paid him a visit yesterday
We have recently been discussing various holiday plans and I’d been joking how I couldn’t possibly go on holiday without a complete set of Cath Kidston travel accessories (you understand of course!) so he treated me to this
Aren’t I lucky!
I hope you’ve all been spoilt a little this week and have been enjoying your weekend.
Tomorrow it’s our town show – fingers crossed again for some nice weather!
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  1. oh i'm envious victoria,what a lovely treat to yourself!...have a lovely day tomorrow. hugs Tx

  2. I need the circuit expression, I mean really really need it 'hehe'! Keep us updated when you've finished playing.
    'Blogging for Bliss' is on my wish list!
    Have a great weekend
    Beki xxx

  3. Yes, you are lucky, how cute. Hey I could just stick my finger into the icing of that cupcake, how delish!

  4. How exciting to get the cricut thingy! I'm excited for you. I have been wanting one of those for a while...I guess with all the money I've spent on tatting thread I could've gotten one by now, LOL!

    Have fun with that and I look forward to seeing what you make with it.

    The sleeping mask is very pretty! :)

  5. Victoria
    Your so precious you deserving it all and more! WOO HOO on the new cutter! I've seen then. Well for the Cath....WOWWWWWWW!!! Yep, you the one and only Victoria I tagged! So what did you think of the ruffled shoes, my daughter thought creepy! Love,Lori

  6. Good luck with the Cricut! Hope you do amazing things with it ;-)
    Fingers crossed that the weather is good for the show ;-)

  7. What fun you are going to have with your new little toy

  8. It does look interesting - I hope you'll show us what it does soon!


  9. You were spoiled :) I have a cricut too, but not the expression. I have the standard one and I love it, there are so many great cartridges available for them :) Looking forward to seeing what you make with yours :) xxx

  10. This guy Ben sounds very generous. I wish he was my friend. Perhaps you could make him something with your new cutter. Ha ha. ;-)

  11. hello again dear! lovely blog as well! :)
    and I invite you to my blogs also, especially "Bom Feeling" which is translated in english [].
    and if you want to take a look at the handy crafts I do take a look at my other blog:
    big hugg!


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