By the time I finished daydreaming, fifteen minutes had passed and I figured I might as well finish my workout. You know, instead of abandoning my children. Maybe next time. Kidding.
Joking aside, a big reason I love crafty stuff is it's mine. I spend all day caring for and entertaining little ones.
I wouldn't trade it for the world. And most of the time it's just where I want to be.
But I miss achieving. I long for a performance review, some objective indication of whether or not I'm doing well. It's so easy to lose yourself staying at home. How do I explain to others what I do all day? It's not glamorous. It's monotonous.
I craft to keep my mind sound (weirdo, I know). When I create, I relax. I have an tangible indication that I have done something. It may be small and unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but that doesn't bother me.
I try to squeeze in at least an hour a day (during nap time or after the girls go to bed) to work on some project. Some days I can find more time and other days I can't find ten minutes.
Here are some things I've been working on...
to make these CUTE egg prints really pop:
I took a couple ordinary glass vases and wrapped some jute to them to perk up my mantle:
I'm in the process of sewing drapes for my family room and kitchen. Last night and this evening I finished hanging the curtain rods:
See the back door in the second to last picture? Anyone have window treatment ideas? I have the fabric cut for everything else, just gotta sew it.