I got my ink problem (I had an ink problem) all straightened out and successfully printed* out some pods last night. This time on linen. I’ve been wanting to make a little something-something to send out to friends and as thank you’s. Now I just need to get a little assembly line going in the craft room. I even got ambitious and made shrinky dink pins for the first time in ages.
I love making pincushions. For whatever reason it always reminds me of my early days of craft blogging. I had the best time when I started blogging. It was so much fun to be starting out on a big new project. Every discovery was so exciting, all the new sites, cool projects, amazing new materials to work with. And then there were all the new friends, all the support and encouragement, no expectations, etc. I think my rose colored glasses may also be due to the fact that Oscar was six months old at the time. So much easier to have a new (extremely time consuming) project when you have a baby happily rolling around on the floor or bouncing away in a bouncy seat and napping three times a day. I didn’t have to be so creative with time management like I do now. Now Oscar and I are on the verge of our next phase together. Oscar’s starting preschool three mornings a week in September and I’m going to try to work on some more ambitious projects. I think I’ll change my official title from SAHM to Stay at Home/Working from Home Mom… you know, the kind you always see on Super Nanny! ha. I’m excited for him. We got him into a great program in a cool new facility and there is so much fun stuff for him to do. I know he’s going to eat it up. Me, I’ll be sitting here five minutes after he’s gone, thinking ok…when’s my baby coming back. I don’t know if I can actually get anything done without a toddler driving a car up my leg.
* for printing on fabric I treat fabric with bubble jet set then iron to freezer paper and send through my printer.