Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

What a great day! This was my very first Mother's Day as a mommy. For the past several years, Mother's Day has been a bit depressing for me. I wanted to be a mommy so much, but it just didn't seem to be in the cards for me. Today, I was over the moon! I have a perfect little girl, and I got to celebrate how special our relationship is. I also got a pretty awesome card that she made (with a little help from my husband, since she is only 10 months old). The outside panels are her handprints, and when you stretch it out it says "I love you this much."

I'm so proud of them for making something crafty for me.  I took a trip to visit my sister earlier in the week, and I have to admit I was a little jealous of the Mother's Day crafts that her daughter made in day care. I was a little bit sad that I wouldn't have any handprint-smeared keepsakes unless I made them myself, and it would be a tad self-indulgent to force a baby to make me a Mother's Day present.

 Aside from the fact that Baby June and I both have colds, I got a bunch of stuff done today. I finished my new display for craft fairs, I ordered a photo book (why do those take so long to lay out?), I even managed to get some chores done, but most importantly I acquired a thermofax.  I cannot express my excitement to have what looks like a gigantic piece of crap in my possession.
This new-to-me machine is my solution to Gocco supplies being discontinued.  My latest project has used up the very last of the screens and bulbs that I have been hoarding, and I was stressing out about how I was going to continue printing new designs with no way to burn screens. I stumbled upon this beauty yesterday in a craigslist ad, and snatched it up. I can't wait to try it out!

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