Monday, July 23, 2012

Checking things off my to-do list!

I absolutely love going to my scrap-booking/crafting retreats!  I was so successful at checking things off my list that I am glad I got to go. So you remember my checklist right?  Well, I will show it to you again just in case...

Or at least I thought that was my to-do list.  My mom had me bring my shirts I don't wear that will eventually be a part of my second t-shirt quilt.

So I got my future quilt's shirts prepped (in other words, trimmed, and stabilizer ironed on), my name outlined on my first quilt, the pillowcase made, both curtain panels sewn by me, behavior chart made, and some scrapbooking done.  I didn't make my box top container because I couldn't find a container, and I didn't really feel like getting out the tiles to make coasters.

I haven't taken any pictures of my scrapbook pages I made yet, but I do have pictures of my behavior chart!  I have seen this behavioral system all over the other blogs and of course, Pinterest.  I found one another teacher made using her cricut.  You can find it here.  So my thoughts, I own a Cricut....why don't I make my own??  So I did!

I used patterned paper instead of solid cardstock because I like the excitement it brings and how cute it looks!  It's hard to tell, but each block has it's own pattern.  I absolutely adore how this turned out.  It took a lot longer than I had planned to make, but it sure turned out cute!

When my quilt gets the backing I will definitely post a picture of it!  My mother has been working on it off and on for a few years, and until she caved in to going to these retreats.  My parents are in the middle of remodeling the house, so she doesn't get very much time to do her personal things.

On a different note, I sold a second item on TPT!!!!  Woot!  Making progress.

Well, the man is home so looks like I need to make some food.  Good night!

PS. Don't try blogging while watching the season finale of Cake Boss... *tear city*


  1. Don't you just love how these charts look when they are made with a Cricut? They look so much more special. I love how yours turned out! You should link up with 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It linky.
    Learning In Wonderland

    1. Thanks so much for the tip! I did just that...linked in at #215 :)

      Ms. W

  2. Your chart looks great! I think I need to get a Cricut! =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

    1. If you do decide to get a Cricut, I recommend getting the first one, not the Expression 2. Much more user friendly. I am planning a post about the perks of the Cricut and what it can do for all of the hard working teachers. :) So keep your eyes peeled!

      Thanks for following!

  3. Very cool! I too am making one of these charts...but it's a little different and not as pretty as yours! :)

    Thanks for sharing...

    Ramblings of a Deaf Ed Teacher's Mind...

  4. Great job with your chart! Love the idea of losing a Cricut. Stop by and check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Craft of Teaching

  5. I love your chart too, I made mine and like it. . . but, I am saving ideas for next year.


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