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Monday, June 7, 2010

The reveal.......


Well, the guesses were pretty good but Bug Junkie hit the "nail on the head"! It's my new Cricut Cartridge Station. It holds 64 cartridges. I presently have them in different shelving units (white wicker shelves, flower shelf, but I've been running out of room for them. It was perfect timing to hit upon this awesome find. It's great, too, that it's on castors so I can move it out of the way when I want to use my sewing machine and extension table on the sewing cabinet.

Yesterday, I printed off the Cricut Bug logo on transparencies and attached them to the top four sections. It almost looks like they were "etched". Love it!! ;-) If you click on the picture, it should enlarge it.

Today, I cut out the Cricut Bug but was having a heck of a time trying to figure out how to attach him to the top. The top consists of only the four compartment units (w/ a hole in the centre). I had to figure out how to close up that hole so I could plunk Mr. Cricut on top. I came up w/ the idea of using some heavy acrylic, laying it across two of the sections, then placing the Bug on top of that. But HOW to place the Bug so he wouldn't topple over?? I originally started by making an L-shaped bracket out of acrylic, but he still wobbled. Then, I made a brace from the top of the L-shaped bracket to the bottom. It now resembled a right angle and was completely sturdy. Yeah!! Success!! Next, I gave Mr. Cricut Bug the place of honour on top of his Cricut Station. I made him so he looks the same from back/front so, when he rotates, I'm always looking at his cute li'l face instead of his rump. (tee-hee) Soooooo, now he rules his Cricut Station, just like Maxine rules the roost of the craft room! :-)

I wanted to mention that, when I got the unit, it was missing one castor (hence, price of $5.00), but hubby fixed that for me and it was "good to go". I cleaned it from top to bottom and discovered that it wasn't really that soiled. I really hit the "mother lode" when I found this li'l gem. I love it!!! :-)

I don't have a Gypsy nor even plan on getting one. I don't think my failing eyesight could handle the small screen, so I had to come up w/ a solution how to store my zillion cartridges and now I have! I am one verrrrrry happy li'l Cricuteer! :-)

7 comments:

  1. What a great find! You are certainly putting it to good use. Enjoy!

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  2. I KNEW IT!!! lol That's what I was thinking, I just forgot to comment. Looks awesome! Now put all your carts away and finish cleaning your room so you can get busy crafting!! :D

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  3. This is the coolest thing around. What a lucky find! I'm still trying to figure out my storage for carts!

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  4. Wow, if we lived closer we would make great thrift store/yard sale hoppers!! I love your find!! :O)

    PinkCricutMom!!

    pinkcricutdreamin.blogspot.com

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  5. Great use for your find..love the 'Mr. Cricut Bug' on top!!! Enjoy!!!

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  6. OMG that is so nice. You really scored at your thrift store! How did you do you bug? I love it!!

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