I realize I am not the first to make these advent calendars. But, this is the first creative spree I've had in a couple of years. I went back to school to work on my art degree, and that pretty much killed any free time I ever hoped to find. I have been back at home since summer, but I started home schooling my younger two kids. And finally, after two months of working on making a schedule that stuck, and missing my free time and seriously, maybe desperately, needing my crafting time, I have finally found a way to make it work!
I have invested in another sewing machine. I swore I never would. I actually found a huge relief come from my teen causing my other one to need repairs earlier in the spring. I was so glad when it happened! But, that is when you realize how much you use the blasted things for little fixes. And then I made the mistake of walking through the sewing department at Wal-mart, only looking for some safety pins for a Halloween party. I walked right by the machines, and they were nicer than my old one, and less than I'd spent on it. So, I decided it would be *wise* to get a functioning machine again.
I have the machine out of the box, on the table. I bought fabric, washed it, folded it, set it near the table. and now I have total anxiety! I will work myself up to the sewing. For the time being I am making crafts instead.
This week I have worked on some cute little muffin tin advent calendars, that every stay at home mom has made but me. And I also crafted some cookie sheet count downs. My kids were so excited to see me making things again! How sad they've forgotten what my room used to look like! I have to keep my area more clean this go around as I am doing everything in my bedroom. But, the crafting is back,and it makes me so happy!
I will be back to post pictures of the little crafts and the "how-to" in case I am not the only stay at home mom that didn't yet have these little beauties! First, I really have to get the kids up and moving for school. Priorities...