I recently acquired a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine--it was an open box deal I got at Amazon for over 50% off! I got such a good deal on it, I just couldn't pass it up. Plus, I spotted this solar system set on their website that would be free for me to access for two weeks after purchasing the machine.
I dove in and purchased a vinyl assortment online, and with the help of my hubby, we had all 8???? (typing that is SO weird!) planets cut out.
I painted some arcs on the wall:
They are far from perfect. I marked the lines with a piece of chalk tied to a string that was tacked in the corner.
|Chalk only, pre-paint.|
Of course, I couldn't wait for all the touching up to be done before I adhered some planets to the wall:
Earth was first, of course, followed by Mercury. This close up shows some of the touching up we need to do. That first orbit was the first line I painted, and hence, the messiest. Some of the smudges are actually chalk that wiped off after a secondary cleaning.
After closer inspection of the inspiration photo, I realized that she used embroidery hoops for her planets! Genius! And how up-my-alley would that have been?? Well, I've jumped headfirst into the world of vinyl and cutting machines, which I think will serve me well for the years to come, both to enhance my quilting and crafting, and with items tailored for the boys' education. Because this is a months-long project for my full-time lawyer, full-time mommy, preggo self, I think I'll keep feeding y'all updates, if you don't mind. There isn't a whole lot of sewing going on these days, but I think I'll "cheat" a little bit and make BabySchep's baby quilt out of the same pattern. Until then, God Bless!