I love my mom.
Recently I sent her a package of random items (total random from coasters, aprons, to doll bedding.) Everyday since she has received it we have talked (she lives several states away)and everyday she mentions her coasters. She loves them she says and wants more.
My mom was the first person that I expressed my desire to focus on and improve my skills and possibly start making money for my love of crafting.
More than a year ago, egged on by a friend, I started reading blogs and discovering Flickr groups.... through all that I have been truely inspired and amazed at these women and honestly, them plus my MOM.... have been what is encouraging me to keep going. My mom is my biggest cheerleader and the craft bloggers are my inspiration to dig deep inside my crafty self!!
I, to date, have had three customers!!! Yah me! I have been sewing gifts mostly, or things for my kids. I am in love with fabric. My love for patterns started off in paper when I found the art of scrap booking. I could gaze at paper most of the afternoon, Starbucks in hand.... daydreaming of the blue and brown paisley paper that I wanted to just jump out and lick b/c it is so damn yummy. So now that my focus has changed directions... bolts of fabric I could go around and touch and feel, no intention of buying it, just being curious about all the possibilites ahead of it...and not leave it until I carefully tucked its ends back behind the next bolt. (This has nothing to do with me working in retail and having to help out in the fabric department. I also do weird stuff like fix hangers or hang up a sleeve if it has slipped off.)
My point is that I am very thankful for my mom. She is always there when I need her, just a phone call away. And somehow she always knows what to say... and when to say it without me asking..... so you have no idea how much I have needed you the past week... thank you.