Come to Mama!

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There’s a new addition to the Mew Studio!   For months, Dino and I discussed and debated the decision to add this piece of equipment.  Were we financially stable enough to make this commitment?  Could we really handle this new responsibility?  And most importantly, what we do with all the free time this baby would give us?

Though we belabored the decision making process as though we were planning to have a baby, it was really a no-brainer in the end.  I bit the bullet and finally bought an industrial grade paper cutter.  No more of the cheesy Fiskars craft-store quality cutter that wigged out when you put more than 3 sheets of cardstock under the blade.  Nope–this bee-yotch can cut like 250 SHEETS!!!  AT ONE TIME!!!  It takes my breath away when I think of its sheer power.  I stand in awe before its capabilities.

Fact is, my business has boomed this year.  In the first quarter alone I’ve produced work for over 40 weddings already.  And a tremendous portion of production time goes to cutting the paper.  As I learn more about the actual running of a business (not just the fun, creative side of it!) I realized that these types of investments are necessary to make things function smoothly, and will actually allow for growth.

So, she ought to be arriving later this week and we will welcome her with open arms!  (Don’t worry, we’ll keep our fingers away from the blade!)

March 23rd, 2009

12 Responses

  1. I think your paper cutter and my swatch cutter should get together and make babies.

  2. Oh drat. Both ladies… Hm. Well, they’d still make a hot couple. http://cicadadaydream.blogspot.com/2008/09/swatch-cutter.html

  3. such a grown up thing to buy! congrats on reaching this point :)

  4. It’s beautiful. Love new equipment with power and sharp blades! I’m sure it will pay itself off in no time!

  5. oh my god- you will LOVE IT! i just bought mine as well and i don’t dread large orders anymore for the sheer fact that I can now cut everything down in less than an hour… where before i was CUTTING BY HAND and it would take me over a week. job well done! tell your husband to be prepared to be ignored for a few days while you mingle with your new little lady…

  6. KARIN SAMPOGNA says:

    O GOOD LORD – FIRST I THOUGHT , GOOD FOR YO U – YOU’VE SPOKEN ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME. THEN WHEN I READ THAT IT CAN CUT 350 PAPERS , I THOUGHT , WATCH YOUR DIGITS!! WE’RE ALREADY DOWN A FEW IN THE FAM!!

  7. Such a wise, wise investment. So smart! Good for you for taking the plunge!

  8. Kristin says:

    Hi, my name is Kristin and I was wondering if you needed a new best friend. Maybe, we could like . . . hang out in your studio, and maybe . . . like, cut paper or something? Sigh, paper cutter envy.

  9. Laura. says:

    oh, i want one. so badly.

  10. Heavy, dreamy sigh… 250 sheets all at once. oh my… It’s funny, the things that make our heart beat faster! Congrats!

  11. Renee says:

    …ooooh, I didn’t even know that I needed a new obsession!…must…get…one…

  12. God I love slick efficient new toys! They really do make the whole work experience more simple and pleasurable.

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