I’ve been wanting a Silhouette Cameo for a while. I went to a Crafty Weekender retreat and a friend there had one and let us play with it a bit. My mind immediately thought of all of the awesome things I could make if I had one.
Then it just kept popping up EVERYWHERE. You know how that works, right? Once you know about something, you see it everywhere. My friend had one and we talked about it. Facebook groups I belonged to mentioned it. I started seeing things made with it on Pinterest. I was bombarded!
But I held out. Then I found a bundle sale and I caved. While I waited for it to ship, I read tutorials, ordered materials, and spent a lot of time pinning and planning ideas.
I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to do even more with it. Here are some of my first projects and I am so please with how they’ve turned out.
Obviously, my first projects was for the kitties. I ordered most of the vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. This is HTV – heat transfer vinyl.
This is also HTV (GLITTER!!!) even though it’s not on fabric. The tutorial I read said this would help it stay on in the dishwasher. I’m skeptical. I’ve also learned that outdoor vinyl is good for projects like this because it’s “weather resistant.”
This is regular vinyl. It’s a bad pic, but I used white glitter vinyl to write SELVAGE on the vase where I keep my selvages.
I was most excited about these. I think HTV is going to be my favorite.
You can also use it to cut fabric for applique. I was pretty excited about this. I used some awesome voile I had laying around.
I have a lot of projects in my mind and on a Pinterest board. I need to keep practicing and spend some more quality time with the software. I upgraded and I think it’s going to be totally worth it. If you’ve been on the fence about one of these, I’d say go for it!