Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Best Valentine's Present

I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. Maybe you received a pretty bouquet of flowers, or a box of chocolates or went out to a nice dinner. Well, I'm just so excited about my Valentine's Day present I had to share it with you! 
For those of you who know my family, you know that we live on the road (in our 1961 GM bus) with our three homeschooled kids traveling from state to state to set up the SweetStamps booth at rubber stamp and paper crafting shows most every weekend.
The sad part is, although stamping is my life, I rarely have time to create! I really look forward to show days because then I have my craft stuff out and can get inky and creative and share the things I've learned with all the great people we meet at shows.
So what would be the perfect Valentine's present for me - other than supplies of course? How about a craft room! Everyone needs a place to create and now I've got a small space in our trailer that I can work in - I'm so excited! 

We just picked up a trailer from John at Macon Custom Trailers (nice guy, great prices - we highly recommend him) in Georgia and not only will it hold the contents of our booth, but will give Jeff and I a much needed workspace. Jeff's excited too, because now he doesn't have to be outside in the extreme temps (cold, snow, rain, wind, hot, humid) to be pressing and cutting rubber. I don't know who's happier, we both enjoy our work. Now we've just got to customize the inside with a countertop and some drawer units...everything will have to be secured to the walls or floor.
We're headed to South Carolina for a show this weekend, and it will be nice to have a place to be able to assemble display boards, pour embossing powders and price orders without crowding up the bus.
Once we get out to Arizona next month, the workspace should be ready for me to shoot some tutorial videos in - YAY! 
I LOVE my Valentine's present!!!


Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness how exciting! i know you have to be thrilled.
Enjoy sweetie!

Linda said...

Wow this is such a great story!!! To be able to work at something you love to do is very rare!!!!! I wish you the and your family the best!!!!!