If you follow me on Instagram, you're probably pretty familiar with my latest purchase - a Cricut Maker. While I previously had a Cricut Explore Air, I thought I would upgrade to the Maker since I'm looking to get more intricate with my crafting ways...and it's really pretty.
While the Cricut Maker is all that and a bag of soft yarn (see what I did there - yarn instead of potato chips...OK, I thought it was funny), I think I should explain what a Cricut is first. In its most basic form, it's a crafting machine that writes, scores and cuts paper, vinyl, iron-on transfers, window cling and so much more. They are crafting heroes without the cape, although you could make it one (maybe this will be my next project).
To be honest, that description doesn't even begin to do a Cricut justice. The crafting possibilities are truly endless, particularly with the Cricut Maker, which also cuts fabric and thicker things like balsa wood! Check it out:
With my Cricut Explore Air, I typically made mugs designs, phone decals and cards. But with the Cricut Maker, things are going to a whole new level. I've been wanting to learn to sew, so this will be used as a stepping stone into that crafty area, particularly working with patterns. That's right, ladies and gents, this bad boy will cut the damn patterns for you!
But let's be real, what I'm most excited about is getting into the holiday crafting season! In my next DIY post, I'll be sharing some holiday crafts that you'll be able to make at home, with a little help of a Cricut machine.
Until next time...