Eclipse Madness!

Happy Eclipse Day fellow inhabitants of North America. I hope it was clear and the sun was visible wherever you happen to be. I’m located in Southern Ontario, so we had a wonderful sunny day, but sadly we only got a maximum coverage of about 75%. You’d think that would mean that it got a bit dark, but nope. It was brighter than a cloudy day. Still, we had loads of fun checking out the sun with our eclipse glasses.

In honour of the big day I made my first t-shirt using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and my Cricut.

Eclipse t-shirt; design from Autumn Leah Cuts on etsy

The design comes from Autumn Leah Cuts on etsy. I used bright orange HTV and cut the design on my new favourite toy, my Cricut Explore Air 2. Unfortunately, I don’t have a heat press, so I did my best with a household iron. So far the vinyl is staying put, but I am absolutely going to invest in a new Cricut Easy Press because I love doing t-shirts!

Eclipse approx. 15 min after first contact

Sadly, this is the best picture my phone was able to take of the eclipse, through solar glasses. (I wasn’t risking the new camera!) This is at about 15 minutes after the moon first began its journey across the sun.

Save

This entry was posted in Cricut and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Eclipse Madness!