ProCRAFTination


I’m a terrible procrastinator. I wait til the last minute to do just about everything, especially when it comes to mailing stuff. I’ve been known to waste spend a fair amount of money overnighting packages that I could have sent off for much cheaper had I just gotten my act together in a timely fashion.

This impending Mother’s Day is no different. I slacked on Mama’s birthday back in January, so I have to be sure to make it up to her with a great M Day gift. This is probably the single time of year when I wish we lived in the same city, if for no other reason than to save on postage. I kid, I kid…

Mama loves homemade gifts, so I’m making her another volume of the infamous “Mommy Mix”–a tradition I unwittingly started several years ago when I made her first mix CD (another last minute “gift,” undoubtedly). She DEMANDS them every year. I’m also making her a little set of personalized stationary, employing my recently acquired (and still somewhat questionable) stamp making skills. And of course, there will be a card…

For the other well-meaning procrastinators out there, artist and designer Christa Baca is sharing a lovely, FREE card download on her website in celebration of mamas everywhere. Share the love.

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Remember back in grade school, usually around Mother’s or Father’s Day, when Miss Applebaum would make you sit perfectly still in a chair, point a bright light at your face, and trace the outline of your profile on a piece of paper as it was projected on the wall behind you? Anyone? No?…Eh, well, maybe it was just me and the Victorians.

Anyhoo, ReadyMade has a clever new spin on the old design. Instead of blasting a light at some unsuspecting person’s (or animal’s, or inanimate object’s) face, all you need is a photograph with a “well-defined” subject, an exact-o knife or extra snazzy pair of scissors, some colored paper and a frame, et voila! Of course you don’t *have* to give your creations to Mom or Dad. You can just feel fancy hanging ’em around your very own, very grown-up apartment.

courtesy of ReadyMade

courtesy of ReadyMade