Wisconsin weather…

We have had some crazy weather here in Wisconsin. Last week Monday school was closed because of the amount of snow that we had that day. Schools are reluctant to close because by law the students are required to go a certain number of days and although “snow days” are built into the annual calendar you don’t want to exceed them. Wednesday and Thursday the Governor declared a State of Emergency as we had -50 wind chills. Everything closed, even mail delivery was cancelled. The following Monday we had freezing rain, all roads were glare ice. County trucks out salting the roads were sliding into each other. And this is when little Mayan decided to come into this world! Now I don’t know this family, but they live fairly close and this event was well covered by local media. Mason was delivered in the front seat of the car by his dad with his 3 older siblings in the back seat!

So, I decided to make them a few gifts. I reached out to baby Mayan’s mom, Pilar and got the info I needed. First I made the birth plaque…

Then I decided to make a family gift…

Then a couple of personalized onesies…

Mayan’s sister Anah is 4 so I made her this.

Mayan’s due date was yesterday, another day of no school due to freezing drizzle topped by 7″ of snow. I was fortunate to have all the supplies on hand and plenty of time as I wasn’t about to venture out!


Wood Canvas

Wood cabinet door


Dollar store Apron




15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade


Vinyl  36

HTV 50 multi cut 2

Speed 500

It’s a BOY!

A friend’s son had a long awaited baby. With my KNK MAXX I was able to whip up a personalized gift and something to make Grandma happy also. From design to finished product these took me less than an hour. It was simply design, mirror image, cut, weed and press!



Heat transfer vinyl

15″ KNK Maxx
red capped blade
Force 40 multi cut (2)
Speed 500

Here is the file for the Please pass me to Grandma onesie htv please pass me to Grandma

Here it is in SVG format

please pass me to Grandma


Oh my, I think I have found my new favorite thing…onesies!  A year or so ago I bought a heat press. A friend asked me to make a onesie for her and the first one that I did I scorched the shoulder seams. I have since learned that  you need to elevate the area that you are pressing so that it is higher than the rest of the onesie. You can do this by placing a folded wash cloth inside the onesie or by purchasing a Teflon pillow to slide inside the shirt.


IMG_4743_opt IMG_4745_opt IMG_4802_opt IMG_4747_opt I could just keep the pictures coming, my poor husband is sick of hearing “Sam, look at this one”!


Glitterflex Ultra



15″ MAXX

Heat press

red capped blade

Force 75

Speed 400

When making anything with Heat Transfer vinyl you need to make your design and then mirror the image so that when place on the shirt it reads correctly. Then  place the vinyl on the mat so that you are cutting the vinyl and not the carrier sheet. And lastly, you weed the vinyl. Once you have it weeded you line it up where you want it on your shirt and then press. There is a lot of online help for determining proper placement.

I used Glitterflex Ultra from KNKUSA.