6 Comments March 13, 2006
Archives – March 13, 2006
Thank you ALL for sharing your thoughts about being crafty with the little ones. I really appreciate each and every one of you taking the time out of your day to visit with me and write your comments and encouragements. It is always helpful to know others feel similarly to you and battle the same things and what you all do to make crafty time. Thank you. Some days you all are the only adults I communicate with ALL day until the hubby comes home. A bit of my problem is comparing myself and my situation to other people I see that seem to have no problem creating grand masterpieces while having 5 children at home that they are homeschooling and then making gourmet dinners to boot! Comparing yourself to others is ALWAYS a bad idea.
That being said.
I adore my daughter. I am not trying to change the way I parent her. I have made many hard decisions in regards to the way we are raising her. I won’t get into all that right now though. I think almost all of our decisions have been the right ones. This child is truly amazing.
She is only 2 so I don’t really expect her to go play by herself alone for an hour. An somedays when I’m feeling crafty, she is just in a whiney, toddler mood. Who can listen to that and feel creative? Not me. I know that she will be grown up too fast and I will miss her always wanting to be with me and on me. I know that being crafty and learning to sew are not my top priority. In the big picture, it really isn’t important at all. Keely is important and always will be. I know in a few years I will have lots of time to pursue crafting. That is why I really am going to just focus on simple, quick crafts for awhile. Just so I can have a creative outlet but keep my focus on being Keely’s mommy. Which is my most important and rewarding job.
Seriously ya’ll (
3 Comments March 13, 2006
Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about! CARDS- quick, relatively easy cards, glorious cards! I am so in love with the top (pink) ones. I just can’t stand it. The fabric is from an old, thrifted crib sheet. The bottom cards are just cut up thrifted skirts. I was trying to figure out how to sew a circle (Told ya I need simple tasks. Didn’t you believe me? 8-)). And the best part was Keely sat next to me and played farm animals while I sewed all of these. She had taken a really good nap and was in a good mood. I jumped all over that! It really made me feel better, especially after my crafty meltdown. uh-hum. I guess you just have to seize whatever moments you get, right?
So, what do ya think?
6 Comments March 13, 2006