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Another better day ..... #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #Selfcare #ChronicPain

Well managed to get the flower panels on wall since my wooden name sign came so sprayed it and then done that today and few others bits but the pain tonight is really bad and I've been retaining alot last two days so my stomach is badly swollen and even sore to touch !Have my lidocaine patches on my stomach and back to see if they help.
Glad I got some more stuff done & its been another better day but happy now to be in bed and annoied that cause I done some stuff I've now made the pain worse 🙈

#ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #endo #Anxiety #Selfcare #CheckInWithMe
#catheterlife #catheter #bladder #bladderspasms #uti #Endometriosis #flareup #maymelanomaawareness #maymentalhealthawarenessmonth #MentalHealth #positivity #bekind #diy
#flowerwall #melanoma #melanomasurvivor

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Love this ..... #MentalHealth #Positivity #Anxiety #PTSD #Selfcare

So been doing little bits past few days to little seating area in my room ,got full wall size mirror and thought would do little diy bits to make it cute.its kept my mind busy & also as I'm unable to do alot justnow felt good being able to do something.

Just a nice little pretty area ☺️ 😊 ♥️

#MentalHealth #Anxiety #PTSD #Depression #Selfcare #diy #Positivity

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Heat Press Machines 101: Everything You Need to Know

I know how vital it is to have the best tools for your work since I enjoy designing and making things. A heat press is an essential tool for making unique patterns on cloth. I'll cover all there is to know about heat presses in this article so you can determine if one is the right tool for you.

What is a Heat Press Machine?

A heat press machine is a device used to transfer designs or graphics onto fabric or other materials. The machine uses heat and pressure to transfer the design from a special transfer paper onto the fabric. Heat press machines come in various sizes and shapes, from small tabletop machines to large industrial ones.

Types of Heat Press Machines

There are two main types of heat press machines: clamshell and swing-away. Clamshell machines are the most common and affordable option. They have a hinged upper plate that opens and closes like a clamshell. Swing-away machines, on the other hand, have a separate upper plate that swings away from the lower plate. They are more expensive but offer greater flexibility in terms of positioning the garment and the transfer.

Another type of heat press machine is the cap press, which is used specifically for printing designs on baseball caps or other headwear. And there are also multi-functional heat press machines that can be used for printing on t-shirts, mugs, plates, hats, and other materials.

Choosing the Right Heat Press Machine

There are various factors to consider when selecting a heat press, including the size of the machine, the type of material you will be printing on, and the amount of output you will be producing.

A compact clamshell machine is a fantastic alternative for beginners. It is inexpensive, easy to use, and takes up little room. However, if you want to print on larger clothing or fabrics, you may need a larger machine. If you wish to print on caps or other headwear, you'll need a cap press.

The material you intend to print on is also a significant consideration. Some heat press machines are intended to function best with specific materials, such as cotton, polyester, or mixes. If you intend to print on a range of materials, search for a machine that is adaptable and can handle different sorts of textiles.

Finally, consider the volume of production you plan to do. If you're printing just a few garments a week, a small machine is sufficient. But if you plan to do large volume production, you'll need a more significant machine with more features.

How to Use a Heat Press Machine

Using a GARVEE heat press machine is straightforward, but it takes some experience to master. The steps are available here.

Tips for Using a Heat Press Machine

Here are some pointers to make the most of your heat press machine:

1.Practice on scrap fabric first to get a feel for the machine and its settings.

2.Use a heat-resistant mat or pad to protect your work surface and to ensure even pressure across the garment.

3.Always follow the instructions that come with your transfer paper and machine.

4.Use the correct temperature and pressure settings for the material you're printing on to ensure a successful transfer.

5.Don't hurry through the operation. Be patient and take your time.

6.Keep the machine's upper plate clean and clear of debris to guarantee a clean transfer.

Conclusion

Anyone who wishes to produce bespoke designs on cloth or other materials should consider purchasing a heat press machine. You can make stunning and original designs on t-shirts, caps, bags, and other items with the correct machine and some skill. The GARVEE heat press machine is a flexible equipment that will open up a world of possibilities whether you're establishing a business or seeking for a new pastime. Remember to select the appropriate machine for your needs and to carefully follow the directions to achieve the best results. Happy pressing!

#diy #craft #tool #design #heatpress #mro

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Completed #diy #Perler Coaster set

I’m so proud I’ve been focusing + compiling each small projecting. It’s been satisfying. I’ve had to stop periodically as my chronic #vestibular #migrain s act up + bother my eyes but that’s training me to stop when I need a break I suppose.

What’s everyone else been working on!? These are going to look fabulous on my citrus patio in a few weeks (hopefully that soon if not sooner!) 👍🏻 🍊 🍋 🍍🥝🍉 #Summer

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Tell me about a hobby you tried out but ended up abandoning #CheckInWithMe

I am probably the master (or at least one of them) of abandoning hobbies within a few days or weeks of trying them out. I seriously think I like the *idea* of picking out new hobbies than actually sticking to a new one — at least when it’s just me doing them. If I have friends to keep me accountable, then that’s a different story...

I could name so many crafts I have tried and abandoned *this year* alone. (In my defense, 2020 has felt as though it’s gone on for about 400 years.) Anyway, I’d love to know what hobbies you have tried out but ended up letting collect dust on your shelves.

P.S. There’s absolutely no shame trying something and stopping for whatever reason: whether it’s because you didn’t like it, your health limits the way you can interact with it or you simply just don’t feel like doing it anymore.

#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #PTSD #traumasurviviors #Undiagnosed #Migraine #ChronicPain #Autism #diy #creativity #Selfcare #Hobby #hobbies #52SmallThings #DistractMe #crafts

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What’s a DIY project you tried that didn’t turn out as you intended? #52SmallThings

We’ve all been there before. Perhaps you had a stellar idea in mind and were able to figure out all the details for this project but when you went to put it in motion, it just didn’t work out the way you planned. That’s OK. It happens to every DIYer now and then — including the experts. (I mean, have you watched any episode of an HGTV show ever?)

Tell us about one of your DIY mishaps. And who knows, maybe there’s a fellow Mighty in the comments who knows a thing or two about your craft and might be able to give a few encouraging pointers for next time (if they’re able to).

#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Parenting #RareDisease #Disability #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #PTSD #AutoimmuneDisease #Migraine #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #Autism #creativity #diy #Selfcare #DistractMe #CheckInWithMe

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This Or That: DIY Edition #52SmallThings

Let’s play a quick game. Which of these scenarios best fit your DIY style? Share which ones you prefer most often in the comments below:

work by yourself OR work with others
use all the colors OR use only 1-2 colors
multi-day project OR finish-in-a-day project
make for others OR make for yourself

#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #Parenting #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #Trauma #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Migraine #AutoimmuneDisease #Autism #diy #creativity #thisorthat #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe #Selfcare

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My ultimate DIY project would be to make... #52SmallThings

What would be your ultimate “make”? Maybe you want to design your own adaptable clothing or accessories line. Maybe you want to create your comfy pillows you and your loved ones can cozy up with. Or perhaps you’d like to DIY some furniture pieces from start to finish that truly fit your needs.

Finish the sentence and tell us what your ultimate DIY project would be. We’d love to hear it.

#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Parenting #Disability #RareDisease #Anxiety #Migraine #BipolarDisorder #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #PTSD #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #AutoimmuneDisease #Autism #diy #crafts #creativity #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe

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What was the last DIY project you worked on? #52SmallThings

Maybe you made some holiday gifts for loved ones. Maybe you were treating yourself and making yourself something from scratch. Or perhaps you modified an item you had in your home to make things a little bit easier for your condition.

Whatever they happened to be, share your latest DIY creations in the comments below.

BONUS: create your own post and upload a pic of your DIY. Be sure to use the #52SmallThings hashtag so we see it!

#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #PTSD #AutoimmuneDisease #Migraine #ChronicPain #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Fibromyalgia #Autism #Selfcare #diy #creativity #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe

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What is something you have made that you’re really proud of? #52SmallThings

DIY. Do-it-yourself. Maybe you like to get creative to unwind or relax after a hard day. Or maybe you like to make things that help your condition. Creativity can definitely be part of self-care.

We want to know: what is something you have handmade that you’re really proud of? Tell us in the comments below.

#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #Parenting #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #PTSD #AutoimmuneDisease #ChronicPain #Migraine #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Autism #creativity #Art #Selfcare #diy #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe

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