I haven't been using my Cricut much lately. This time, it's not because I don't know how to move forward, but because I have so many ideas in my head. My brain is full to bursting of fun projects. And the fun projects won't stay still long enough for me grab hold of one.
|I did do this, in honor of school drop-off. That's AKD's school mascot on my toes. |
I'm due for new toe decals, but everything I want to do is orange, and I don't have any orange vinyl.
So I wrote them down***, and tomorrow I will write a list of supplies that I need for those projects, and possibly even order them, and then I will have both the inspiration and the supplies available to me when I feel an urge to Cricut.
Today (after I blog and then check in with my tile person, who is doing a fabulous job, by the way), I'm going to work on my bucket.
Was it here or on social media that I mentioned my mop bucket disappears? It does.
See, the problem is, I had a designated mop bucket, but our mop bucket is stored upside down on a high shelf that is not quite wide enough for it, and the mop bucket fell, opening a crack in the bottom that rendered it useless for mopping.
So I commandeered one of the many 5 gallon buckets that we have in our possession, and I said, henceforth, this bucket shall be the mopping bucket. OK, maybe I didn't actually say it, but I definitely thought it. And that's the problem. I didn't tell anyone that this previously up-for-grabs use-for-anything bucket was now the mop bucket. So it disappears from time to time. Most recently, I think Hubby used it to get a rabbit out of one of our window wells (yes. This is an actual thing that happens. Rabbits need rescuing).
I decided I'd had enough of hunting down my mop bucket every time I wanted to mop. I mean, I don't ever actually want to mop, and having to hunt down the bucket every time just made it that much more likely that I wouldn't mop. Ever.*
So I bought a new bucket**, and now that I can make personalized labels, I'm gonna.
Here's what I've got so far.
I still have to put the three little emphasis lines on each side of TOUCH. Those things are called flourishes, just in case you need some. And I might play with font and spacing a little more.
So, my friends, maybe next week I'll be back to bragging about Cricut projects. Until then, love ya.
* * * * * * * * * * * * **We have a spray mop, which does not require a bucket, and I do like using it, but sometimes you just need to actually mop, you know? With an actual mop and an actual bucket.
**If you are wondering how to get printed words or logos off of buckets, acetone. Regular nail polish remover doesn't work--you have to get the 100% acetone nail polish remover. It's like magic. And $0.99 at Target.
***My (somewhat cryptic) list. You can see why it was impossible to actually do any of the things until I got them out of my head and on to paper:
- all you need is love...and cookies
- pumpkin & boo pillows
- fall/Christmas truck
- nativity frame (shadow box)
- be STILL/nativity
- Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly
- Love is
- toilet tray
- last name
- chicken feed
- fall/winter welcome sign
- glitter earrings
- pallet wall
- frame for B
- pantry labels
- Sunday is for Jesus and football
- 4x4 pumpkins
- Caution: boys live here