Yesterday I watched HSN's 24 hour crafting event. Yes, I had it on when I was home and did not buy a thing. While watching I was inspired to make an Easter banner, my first. I should have made my letters in a very dark or white color. (I Won't mention my other mistakes) I used my silhouette and it was pretty easy. The next time I make one I will have a better idea of what I want to do.
I can't get outside (we had some snow this morning and it's too cold) and I didn't want to clean...so I played.
This afternoon I cut out a couple more page layouts with the silhouette....but that's hard for me to do when I am not working on the actual page....I'm not sure of what I'll want to do.
Then I looked at my mess and decided to straighten up......I can mess up my area in no time flat!
The basement floor was littered with at least a years worth of paper scraps.....at least I know I have not vacuumed the floor for a year....and I was tired of looking at it. Instead of picking up the bigger scraps I swept them into a pile and used the dust pan to pick up. I am not sure how good the vacuum would have handled them. I hauled the vacuum downstairs and vacuumed the rest. It will look good until the next time I 'play' downstairs.
I remember sweeping the carpet in one of my first apartments. We were upstairs and the steps would get so dirty....the other upstairs tenant didn't clean them. I felt it was the first impression people would get of our apartment, even though they only led to the apartment. Since our vacuum wasn't the kind I could use on the steps, I swept them.
So, yes, you can sweep carpet (if it's a really low pile carpet such as indoor/outdoor) in a pinch. Just thought you'd want to know.