Dedication to the Bit

So my best friend is a bad ass. Seriously-she’s a black belt in Taekwondo. So anyway, there is a tournament about an hour and a half away from me. She and her son are competing, and I believe her husband is judging.

I joked that I was going to show up in a T shirt that said “My best friend can beat up your best friend.” It made her laugh, so…

Fun fact, the name Lovell means either small wolf or lover of the wolf, depending on the source. I heart etymology.

And the back:

So this was the first time doing iron-on vinyl with a cricut. I messed up in every way possible, I think.

For the front, started in Inkscape and pulled in the wolf picture. I drew the circle and cleaned up the center image. Added the text on the front. I imported that into the cricut software.

For the back, I did that directly in the cricut software.

Mistakes I made:

  1. Wrong image type. I searched for.svg files, but got a .bmp.
  2. Unrecognized font.
  3. Flipped the image too soon.
  4. Forgot to flip the image.
  5. Sent the vinyl through upside down.
  6. Had the vinyl upside down when ironing on.

Finally I got the vinyl done right. You assemble the parts and iron them on. The timer goes for 30s, but I found I needed more than that.

All in all, it took me about three hours. For something that is going to be funny for about five minutes. That’s dedication to the bit.

And my best friend is a badass.

As is my godson.

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