You know, it's really amazing - in over a year of blogging, I've gotten nothing but amazing support, wonderful new friends, and the most incredible inspiration a wanna-be crafter could ever hope for. Until now. Today I received my very first negative and somewhat inflammatory comment to one of my posts, and while I'm actually quite pleased that something I wrote inspired someone to speak out, I'm also somewhat in shock! Well, I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later!
What I *really* wanted to post about today is the majority of what is out there in this burgeoning craft-o-sphere - the goodness! I was lucky enough to snag one of the subscriptions to Amy's super cool (yes, super cool is the phrase I was looking for!) mailorder project. I experienced such giddy excitement when that treasured red envelope arrived in the mail. I was even more excited (sorry dearest husband!) when I realized that the package provided a fantastic excuse to go and purchase new crafting tools... behold:
I finished this a little while ago, but I'm thrilled to share my completed first project, the birthday calendar:
and, as is warranted for completing said project, the first merit badge:
It's really hard to explain how happy this stuff makes me, so huge thanks to Amy for giving me something I didn't even know I wanted!
And there is so much of this good stuff around lately - fantastic tutorials, resources and inspiration, free patterns, thought provoking posts, and of course, more inspiration than I can possibly keep up with! I'm really hoping to get out of the slump I've been in for a little while, and hopefully give something back to all of you who continue to be so generous.