I have had tons of personal emails from readers and several blog comments, asking where is all the craftin’? So, here is your answer (and thanks to those of you that asked…it made me feel special)
I was going hot and heavy there for awhile (gettin’ ready for several shows and filling some large holiday orders)…
Truth is this…
I haven’t been crating alot lately. I really want to. I mean REALLY want to. I walk by the craft room and kinda let out a *sigh…. Some of the only times, lately, that I craft is to make gifts for people or special orders if someone asks me to make them something in particular.
It’s not for a lack of ideas (I got alot swirling up there) or lack of craft lovin’….
It’s for a lack of time.
I’m finding that between playing with Miss K, preparing meals, cleaning, cooking/baking, laundry, ironing, making beds and family calendar, mopping…..I just don’t have tons of time laying around. I spend her naps cleaning the house and getting food ready/running to the garage with laundry and vacuuming up the extra dog we have laying around here, in hair. Plus, if I get a free 10-15 minutes, I tend to blog my thoughts away or finish up one of the 3 books I’m in the middle of!!!
I’m not sad about it at all…I’m loving this stage in life and am aware that It will get even busier when we add on to our family at some point, so I am also prepared for that. I am also aware that this stage won’t last forever and that makes me get involved with it even more and be actually engaged. My mind can only wrap itself (successfully, that is) around so many things, so crafting has taken a little bit of a backseat. I need to be “present” in what I am doing.
I’m thinking about setting aside one night a week to spend some time creating, because I have 9 zillion ideas in my mind…so we will see.
So….anyhoo. Thanks for asking. I didn’t want to leave you hanging. Now you can carry on your day without any worries or concerns.