About the Cricut:
The Cricut Maker is the ultimate smart cutting machine. Its professional-level cutting performance is now accessible to everyone.
-Cuts hundreds of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to matboard and leather.
-Expandable suite of tools
-Rotary Blade, with its gliding, rolling action, cuts through virtually any fabric
-Sewing pattern library with hundreds of patterns available
-Simple design apps and the ability to use your own designs
-Applies up to 4 kg of force
-Works with Cricut Cutting Blades
Hello everyone! It’s Mrs. Adventure here, and I’m excited to share our journey with the Cricut Maker and how it has impacted our lives. I wanted a way to turn my passion for crafting into a source of income, and the Cricut Maker has been instrumental in making that dream a reality. I’ll be sharing my experiences with the Cricut Maker, including the challenges we faced.
I purchased the Cricut Maker in November 2019. During that time I have enjoyed learning so many new things about the crafting community!
The Learning Curve
Embracing the Challenge of Learning a New Skill
The Cricut Maker has a steep learning curve, but with patience and persistence, I was able to master its many features and functions. As soon as you learn one type of cutting blade, you realize there are others to learn. From cutting vinyl, to cloth to paper, there is so much to do. I focused on cutting vinyl decals.
The Ecosystem and Expenses
Navigating the World of Cricut Accessories and Supplies
One of the things I didn’t anticipate was the need for ongoing purchases to support our Cricut Maker hobby. From additional cutting tools to fabric and other materials, it can be easy to get carried away with spending.
Balancing Creativity and Legal Considerations
As a crafter, I love the ability to create unique designs using the Cricut Maker. However, I’ve had to be mindful of copyright laws and ensure that I’m not infringing on anyone else’s intellectual property. Cricut includes a store where you can purchase other design, but many of the designs included non-commercial use clauses which made navigating the copyright issues tricky. I had to make sure I used public domain SVG’s to start my projects or use custom designs I drew on paper.
The Benefits of Crafting
Despite the challenges, crafting with the Cricut Maker provided many hours of learning. Although I enjoyed using it, I felt the Cricut Maker needed a larger workspace and in the end gave the system away to a family member. In an R.V. space is important and I didn’t need the clutter of keeping all of my supplies in check. If you have a dedicated spot to create, I recommend the system.