Pioneer Trek Handmade Gift Exchange

Pioneer Trek Handmade Gift Exchange Activity

I was asked to help out with the planning of some activities for the youth Pioneer Trek that my church group was doing.  I never had the chance to go on Trek so I didn’t really know what to do or expect.  I looked around online but found few resources to help me.  One of the things that our Stake leaders wanted to do was to have the kids make a gift for someone in their Trek family.  Myself and another lady put together a box of supplies that the kids could use to make a handmade gift for someone else.    We wanted the gifts to be made with natural elements so that it would fit with the experience of being on Trek but we also wanted them to be something that the kids might actually like and want to keep after the Trek was over. [Read more…]

How to Cut Leather with the Silhouette

DIY Leather Earrings by Lisa Richards

I have cut a wide range of materials with my Silhouette Cameo.  One material had never been put to the test though.  I had never tried cutting REAL leather with my Silhouette CAMEO before.  With the help of the Silhouette interfacing, I have cut faux leather which I used on this Leather Believe Pillow but never the real thing.  Until now.


At first I tried just sticking the leather right to the mat but that left me with a fuzzy mat that was trying to double as a pet.   I am not a pet person, not even pet mats.  I had to find a solution so that I could make myself a pair of REAL leather earrings.  And find one I did.

Go check out the Silhouette blog to see what I used and how I successfully cut leather with my Silhouette CAMEO!

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