Posts Tagged ‘SVG’

Love to you, two!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

A re-posting of two firm favourites: welded word files in DXF (Studio compatible) and SVG (a fairly universal format for cutting machines). First posted back in 2010 but over time (Why? Damifino) the link got broken so am making them available once again.

They’re free to download here:

Love is in the Air – A Garland of Hearts

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Helooo. Good today? Nearly Valentine’s and I’ve been making some paper bunting and garlands. The picture shows one made up into a three-heart dangler with a bead at the bottom (threaded with nylon fishing line!). I wanted to get a better shot to show it dangling prettily but I got one shot (a poor one – see below) as a certain little girlie cat decided she was going to help! That I got one shot of it dangling is pretty miraculous.

Anyway, the one in the picture above shows a teardrop design (the three-heart) and a single heart to its side with a different cut-out design. They can be resized and made into lots of pretty danglers or threaded together to make beautiful bunting.

They slot together very simply and can be dressed up in lots of ways to help make the day special and fun. I’m selling the SVG if you would like to buy the template (which has three designs, btw) for €4.00.

Pointy Cat

I’m just finishing a Pointy Cat – It caught my eye while having a browse. The template (free) is available from Wee Wonderfuls –  Pointy Cat . Very cute.  I think mine will be a pin cushion or Gracie will get her and she’ll come to a bad end (pointy cat, not Gracie!).

Cathedral Windows

Also been trying out new techniques – the quilting technique below is called a Cathedral Window. I think traditionally muslin was used for the ‘window’ filler – it gave a translucency that simulated the effect of light coming through stained glass inside a church or cathedral. It was interesting to make but, to be honest, not much fun being fairly laborious. And uses too much material for little return.

Sock Monkey

Finally, with its back turned to me, is Frankensock. It will one day come to life as a sock monkey. It has been at this stage of construction for FIVE YEARS now. I don’t know why I just can’t be bothered with it. I have its arm and tail stuffed and ready to stitch on. All I need to do is make two ears, a mouth and sew two buttons on for its eyes. I love sock monkeys. They’re great fun. Just have no enthusiasm, no mojo, no nothing for this little guy. That said, I will DEFINITELY finish it… I think.

Free Gift To You: Christmas Ornament Templates

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Get the SVG format for each of the above ornament templates and make something Christmassy today:


Lacy Butterfly SVG for Deep Picture Frames

Sunday, October 5th, 2014



Last night I got more excited than an excited thing with a special reason to be excited. I discovered a present put away for me. Something I’d been dropping hints like housebricks about. Now I have the tough job ahead of  keeping mum about it and not spoiling the ‘surprise’. Not too much of a problem – by the time I get to open it I will be over the moon.

However… it also gave me a shock like someone had stuck a bat up my nightie. Christmas is looming. Again. Happens every year. Not Christmas though, Yes, technically, that is an annual event … The thing is, I think Christmas is ages away then something reminds me that it’s actually sneaked up and ready to bite me on the bum. Again. So, the bat up the nightie was a good thing – it gave me a kick-start to get on with a few things before it’s too late.

This year I am hoping to have a stall at a Christmas Fair. I will be making tea cosies, (domes and frillies), Tilda santas and angels, stockings, drawstring bags, felted and beaded phone cases and (hopefully) lots of other things. But what other things? I remembered that I’d bought a couple of those deep picture frames from Ikea and how I’d seen they also sold the frame with cut-outs of butterfly flurries. Well, as you know, the m-i-l from Goodness Gracious Me would have said ‘I can make it at home for nothing’ and I sing with the same sitar, lady!

I sat down at the computer, opened up Illustrator and created a new version of an old favourite I designed a few years ago. Mine is cut from Conqueror metallic champagne but will probably replace with Cartridge paper at some point as I’m not sure how moisture-resistive the Conqueror will be. Don’t want it to droop like a Wilting Walter.

It looks be-uuuuu-tiful. The frame, the big one in the picture cost €4.50 (approx 300 x 300 mm with  a 120 x 120 mm aperture). Not big money. Their own picture with cut-out butterflies is €13.00. I like my butterfly better – they say you shouldn’t toot your own horn but… heckers… Toot Toot!

So am going to make a few of these – birds, hearts and butterflies and put them on the stall. I reckon €10 would be fair and am sure they’d make a lovely gift. If you want to have a go, I’m selling the file.

I cut mine on A4 even though the big frame is essentially a 12″ x 12″ judicious use of picture tape or sellotape on the back keeps the cut-out in place. All of our lovely cutting machines cut A4 so you’re good to go. Yay.

The design is reasonably delicate so there’ll be a squinchy-poo of weeding but nothing onerous (or so I found) and the end result is well worth it.

The price is €4.50 for the template in SVG format. There is a surprise though – there are TWO different butterfly cut outs. The one in the pictures above and another, very different but just as pretty! There, you can have a nice surprise, too.

Payment is through Paypal and your file will be sent within 24 hours to the address on the Paypal account. Remember, this is for the electronic file only, and you will need a cutting machine like a Cameo, Silhouette, Silver Bullet, Cougar, etc, that can read SVG format.

Thank you for looking


Pop Up Happy Birthday Text and Butterfly Topper

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Heylo!  The sun was out this morning putting everyone in a good mood. It was so lovely to go out without feeling weighed down with chunky layers and thick coats like a heavy-duty upholstered sofa and wear something light. Can just move so much more easily without castors! I made a mental note that when I got back I could do a bit of gardening and plant some flowers I bought at the weekend. Sadly, it didn’t pan out. The weather changed, the rains came down and it turned very cold. The plants, beautiful in bloom, sit, pot bound, waving through the window at me waiting for the next sunny opportunity. Never mind, they look a pretty sight and the rain will keep them healthy enough.

I also made a new pop-up at the weekend and am posting it for sale today. It is €4.00 and includes the butterfly topper and the zig-zagged middle with the pretty cut-out edging. The middle has ‘Happy Birthday’ in pop-up letters with zig-zagged decorative edging top and bottom and some cut out flowers. The card pictured has the template in a standard 135 x 135 mm square.

It is available in SVG format so is suitable for a wide range of cutting machines such as the Cameo, Silhouette, Silver Bullet, Black Cat Cougar, etc. The folds aren’t fiddly and won’t take long to prepare for going inside a card.

Payment is through Paypal and the electronic cutting template will be sent to the e-mail address of the PaylPal account holder unless otherwise specified.


PDF showing fold instructions
Butterfly topper with zig-zagged, decorative edged strip
Pop up ‘Happy Birthday’ with top and bottom decorative edging and cut out flowers

Price: €4.00

Order it here:

Pop-Up Happy Birthday and Butterfly Topper (€ 4)


Thank you for looking.

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