May 5, 2010


You know how sometimes I'm freakishly crafty?

Like when I made all those Christmas presents?
I was particularly pleased with this pillow I made for my mom. I applique. It's just one of those things I can do.


So, I'm thinking that if you knew the kind of person I come from you might "get me" a little more. Maybe?

This is mi madre:
 Yes, my mom and her dog, Daisy.

Well, I get into my quirky overly-crafty mode (hats, pillows, elaborately decorated cookies, etc, etc, etc) but I get it naturally. My mom is into paper-crafts.

You know like cards and things.

She's really into stamping. The rubber kind that are attached to wood blocks. When I say that she has an entire room dedicated to stamping, I am not exaggerating. I'm talking about thousands and thousands of stamps. Yards of ribbons. Hundreds of markers. Dozens of stamp pads. And a bazillion sheets of paper. Yes, a bazillion. In colors like Really Red, Certainly Celery, Gable Green, Only Orange, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant...they're really into alliteration over at Stampin' Up!

Believe me. I've been to the parties. Crazy town. OOOH! A new color? Bermuda Bay? I love it! I need it! I must have it! OK, they're not really that weird. The ladies (and it's all women) are rather fun and there are always tasty snacks.

I came home the other day to a large box on the front porch for me! I love packages! We'd talked on the phone and my mom said that her Easter present was going to be late, so I was expecting a little something, but wait until you see what she made:
It's a little crate with little treat boxes! Yes, she put them together in their entirety. Bending and folding and cutting and gluing them out of a flat sheet of cardstock.

So cute!
And they have these teensy-tiny, itty-bitty clips on them to keep them from opening.
Because they're filled with m&m's and Cadbury Mini-eggs.

I love them.

She also made this:
Which was filled with coconut Hershey's Kisses. Until I ate them. All of them. Well, I still have a bag left, but don't tell my roommates.

Last but not least:
Even though the card says Easter, I think it was delightful to receive a spring package!

I'm trying to convince my mom to host parties to make this stuff when she retires from teaching. Don't you think people would love that? She could handle all the getting supplies part, organizing the paper/stamps/markers and patrons could come and make the cards and feel crafty too.

I'd run it, but I'd want at least 25% commission. Do you think that's too much? Plus I'd have to move back to Kansas.
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  1. You moving back to Kansas would be my motivation for hosting parties! Love you!

  2. Aww, But if you moved, I would miss you, and your lovely pictures, and all of those absolutely scrumptious treats. (but I would still read you!)