Hi, I'm Rory, and I'm a craftaholic. *pauses for the obligatory "hi, Rory"* I'm not a scrapbooker or a teacher. However, after spending countless hours cutting out numerous Hello Kitty shapes for Boo's birthday party, I started researching the famous Cricut machine and devising a way I could get my hands on one without having to take out a 2nd on our house. Because why should I waste my time doing all the cutting when a machine could do it for me, right?
Enter Ebay. I've only made one puchase via Ebay before (the awesome styling chair that I got for Boo last year), so I'm not really all that familiar with how things work. Clearly. Because the first time I tried to bid on a Cricut Expression machine I got my booty kicked in a very back-and-forth process that took the machine entirely out of my price-range. As luck would have it, though, I won the second auction and scored a new Cricut Expression machine (along with 8 cartridges) for $167.51. Yay me!
Of course, the first night that it arrived I just had to make something. Deciding what to make with 8 cartridges, 3 of which were Christmas-related and one being a Father's Day cartridge, was a little tough! Nonetheless, I whipped up the Valentine's Day treat bags (pictured below) with paper and supplies that I had on-hand. Not bad for a first try and without spending any additional money.
The next day I had to make a 3D chandelier. What, doesn't everybody need a black paper chandelier to hang from their ceiling...??? Although an awesome Halloween idea, as it's only February it was at this point that I began to see that buying a Cricut was not going to save me time from cutting; it was going to suck time away from me while I obsessively created useless items like this:
Until soon, my once perfect dining room table began to look something like this:
Sadly, the Cricut vortex not only sucks in adults such as myself. Clearly, no person is too small to escape it's pull:
Before long, poor little innocent Boo was obsessively crafting away!
Perhaps purchasing the Cricut wasn't the best decision. I know that I have a problem, especially since I've already designed birthday party invitations for my husband's 40th birthday.....in October!
Then again, seeing Boo this excited about art is awesome. It just wouldn't be right to take it away from her now....
....you know, seeing as how she's become so attached to it an all.