Fussy Cutting & Other Fun Projects

I have been way overdue on many projects and last night I found myself trying to finish one up for this weekend. I realize that I am long past the procrastination stage. Blah, I blame it on my meds. Some of my spark has been diminished; the manic has been dialed down to almost nil. And this, so many things that need done and I have yet to start some.

I sorely underestimated supplies and scrambled to find solutions. Thankfully, a friend of mine is bailing me out. But while that was going on I had to hand cut things out aka “fussy” cut. Even though I own a cutting machine, I don’t trust it to cut things out. Way too much error involved when one has limited supplies and a deadline. But I feel that I am an excellent cutter! Check out my little characters.

These are going on a Birthday shirt. Cute, huh? They are from the PJ Masks show…I have yet to watch it or know anything about it. I am sure my 5 year old could tell me. 

I have been steadily working on a unicorn stuffie. I have a whole body done and now need hair and other small details. 

My little guy was a bit horrified that a naked unicorn was lying about the house. poor unicorn! She is gonna be a pretty one. I bought this “Sweet Unicorn” pattern off Etsy from Marina Chuchkalova. It is an easy patter, the only hard thing is keeping the counts right. I had to rip back a few times when connecting the legs and starting the body. This is made with DK weight and so it feels tedious with the small stitches and small hook. There’s a part where to attach the arms with safety eyes but even after using them I had to see the arms a bit more securely. Children a bit rowdy and I don’t want an amputee unicorn coming back to me.

If you remember awhile back, I designed the logo for a local yarn festival and was also asked to join the board since someone had to step down. I am super stoked to be a part of this event! I made this flyer so if you are in the area or know anyone who would be interested in coming or being a vendor, please share! I will be a vendor with my soaps!

Oooo! A big project I have been a part of is a food truck wrap! I can’t wait to see a pic of the final result. I had gathered all the elements and sent them off to the printer and hopefully, we get to see it soon. 

There are so many more projects in my list. I am going to be illustrating a shirt for my husband’s aunt’s travel group…”Old Ladies Gone Wild”…should prove to be interesting. Baby sundresses, lots of other shirts. I need a good chunk of time off. Even with the massive snow day the other day, I still had a lot of work to do for my day job.

This was my back yard measure. We got just under 18″ when it was all done. My boys were off school two days.

My poor dog didn’t know what to do and this is her element!

My backyard is pretty! But I am so ready for spring!! Who’s’ with me!!

2 thoughts on “Fussy Cutting & Other Fun Projects

  1. Stefanie says:

    Holey bagels that is some snow you got. For me, a West Coaster, seeing snow just over a few inches is baffling to me. How your son must have loved having no school for two days. The only time we’d have no school here is if a wind storm knocked out the power or there was a flood or massive earthquake. Good job on the festival flyer. It’s clear and easy to read and very informative.

    • craftmanicmommy says:

      Yeah we got some major snow! I sure do miss West Coast warmth!! Although, I don’t miss earthquakes. My boys certainly enjoyed the days off but that means make up days later. I can’t wait til there is more festival stuff to do! Thanks!

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