Hello beautiful people!

Tomorrow I am officially, *officially* on vacation.. hooray!  I feel like this has been a long time coming, esp. with how crazy insane work has been lately!  & because I knew I wanted a 100% stress free work trip, I managed to finish about 85% of all my orders (I’m talking 200+ orders filled in about 5 days) and finalized a ton of branding and design projects.  I’ve been stressed and working myself to the bone the last week, but I’m feeling pretty elated right now knowing that so much of my work has been taken care of.  Even if I know this is only temporary bliss.. I’ll still take it. <3

Aside from that, I finally picked up a brand spanking new heatpress machine.  I mean, this thing is ginormous and I don’t think I was fully prepared for it’s awesomeness.  I’ve always been interested in heatpress and I’ve faked it a few times (you know, hardcore ironing skills), but I figured I would invest in something substantial while I could.  So I stayed up one night, read a million reviews and comparisons and ended up on a machine that was roughly $500+.  It’s not the best on the market but it’ll do for what I want.  Needless to say, I kind of can’t stop playing with it… pictures below:

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I use muslin bags for a lot of my packaging, and this was when the machine first came.  I was trying to heatpress some little hearts inside the hearts… haha.  Obviously this was just a test :)

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Heatpressed my fav Rifle Paper Co. design into a tote – for personal use, not for resale.  Hooray!

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My shop is huge on bachelorette parties, and this was one of the reasons I wanted the press.  These treat bags are so stinkin’ cute… I am so excited to sell my first batch!

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And then I made a tote for my sister with her photography logo…

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And then I found some sandals on sale for $1.25 at Joann’s and figured they were probably easily pressed.. and I was right! haha.  I think I may end up pressing anything and everything around my house…

Anyone else as obsessive as I am?  I get a new machine and I’m obsessed for a few weeks, and then it’s on to the next.  Really hoping this won’t be the case here. :)  Also can’t wait to print my first tshirts.. when I return from vacation!

Happy Sunday, loves!

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