As a mother of 2 1/2 a children. (2 of my own and one stepchild:) I have been asked a few times "how do you get all these projects done?" And my answer is.....
Today, while one naps, and one is at a playdate I am working on my posts.
Some days while I am sewing pillows, I occupy my children with crayons and paper.
Sometimes they choose to not use the paper and feel my white dining room table and cabinet look like a great blank canvas. EEK! She is not yet 2 years old, so she will be forgiven for this sin:) And thankfully, this came off with a little elbow grease.
And as you can see I pay close attention to them while I am consumed in my projects, as I was sitting right here sewing these table runners while she did this.....
And some days, I simply rely on the television to entertain them. I painted these side tables this month right in my dining room.
Some days I feel bad for not "playing" with them all day long while we are together. But besides being a mother, there's another part of me, I guess you could say my creative "junky" side, that I just can't turn off. I crave projects like an addict. A good thrift store find or admiring a project I just created and completed.
So, I guess just like any addict, if you have an addiction, you usually find a way to get your fix. Sometimes, it involves sacrafices and consequences. Last week one of them was red crayon:)