Knight Helmets

I plan to show you all of what occupied my time this summer, but in the spirit of Halloween, I feel I must jump ahead a bit to show you these Knight helmets that I made for my grandsons.

The Capt. and I took some of our grandkids to Medieval Times during their visit this summer.


They have a nice selection of souvenirs, so we just couldn’t resist getting the boys the ” Knight” collection.


You have to understand my grandsons though! As much as they loved all of their stuff, the outfit just wasn’t complete without a helmet. I think they get that from me because I was thinking the exact same thing!

So, I googled DIY knight helmets and I found this awesome tutorial here!

You can see the different stages of the helmets that I made:





Connor remembered that some of the Knights had plumes on their helmets so I had to put one on his!


Now their outfits are complete!




Their parents just loved seeing those when they opened up their suitcases (he he)!


Wedding Gift

My kid’s cousin was getting married and even though I couldn’t make it to the wedding, I wanted to give them something that would be a keepsake.
After a lot of searching on Pintrest, I decided to use my new Silhouette Cameo to make some special pillowcases. I just love this saying, as a matter of fact, I have it hanging on my bedroom wall.



I was so pleased with how they turned out that I decided to experiment a little bit more with my Silhouette . When I bought it, it was a bundle package which included sketch pens. Since I had some light gold shimmery card stock from another project, I figured I could make a really nice card so that I can add my own message.
Also, I wanted to give them some money as well, so I thought this would be a special way to do that.




You can Google origami clothes to find all kinds of instructions and styles to make these for yourself.

My daughter was there when the groom- to- be opened the gift and she said it was a big hit.

A special note: the sketch pens worked fine for this project, but since then, when I have used them for a project, they don’t always work good, they skip a lot.

Run Or Dye 5k

We got a team together, from the Gym, and participated in the Run or Dye event last weekend.
This is the first time that I have ever done a 5K run and I had a blast.

First of all, this event is so much fun because everyone dresses up in crazy outfits.
For those of you that are not familiar with the color runs, this is where they have volunteers set up at different stations along the run to throw colored cornstarch on you.

Team Muscle Central decided that, since it is October, we would dress up as WITCHES!

I used my Silhouette machine to cut HTV for everyone to iron on the back of our black shirts. We got witches hats and stripe tights to complete the look.

Most of us met at the gym so that we could carpool.


This is the view we hoped most of the participants would see! Hehe!


We got there 2 hours early and as you can see the check in lines were not very long yet.


Just waiting on the rest of the group to get checked in.


Team Muscle Central had 10 people (witches) representing!


We were off to a good start.



Team Muscle Central finished strong!


Everyone did great and had lots and lots of fun!


It was nice to have the guys there to cheer us on.


A special thanks to the Capt. for being our team photographer!

It Has Been A Long Time

I’ m back!
I know, I know, it has been a long time since I have posted anything.
As you know, I have dedicated my blog, this year, to challenges. Well, with all of the changes and updates to the apps and operating systems I use, it has been a real challenge for me to even blog.
I have been very busy this summer with mini trips and visits with the kids and grandkids, I will post pictures soon, I promise. What little free time I had was spent learning and playing with my Silhouette Cameo. We still have some kids and grandkids coming for Halloween and one more trip planned in November to celebrate our 30th anniversary, but I do have a break in our busy schedule so I have decided to challenge myself to figure out all of the changes that occurred so that I can get back to blogging.
I have so much to show you but I thought I would start out with some Silhouette projects that I have done.

We went to Homosassa, FL several times this year, it has become our favorite place to go with the boat. I decorated a few shirts with HTV for one of our trips. I love the way they turned out.


I have seen lots of laptop stickers on Pintrest and decided to make one for my MacBook Air.

And finally, my mailbox needed to be updated, half of the sticky numbers that we had on it were missing. I decided to try some outdoor vinyl and I love it! ( sorry, but I had to hide my address for security reasons. You understand, right!)


It feels good to be back!