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I am sewing non-stop again.. I was recently asked, for the millionth time, how I get so much done with 3 kids! So here is my secret/blessing.
Secret/Blessing #1~My 3.5 year old loves playing by himself and is awesome at entertaining himself while the older kids are at school during the day. He is at preschool himself monday/tuesday AMs for 2.5 hours. I, of course, am up and down a million times filling up juice cups, turning on a light, checking out the latest Lego creation he has built, getting out playdoh/litebrite/etc…. But otherwise he is a wonderfully entertained little boy! The computer is one of his fave things to do and is 10 feet from my sewing chair, lol…. we talk alot while he plays, until I tell him the computer “needs energy” and I shut it down. Otherwise the child would play CONSTANTLY! And yes I do play with him too. hehe
Secret #2~ All my kids are in bed by 8:15pm on school nights, 9pm on weekends.. I am a night owl and stay up until Midnight usually and often 1am. So there is no 5-food group breakfast at 7AM here, but we manage and I get 6-7 hours of sleep 😉
Secret #3~ Before going to bed I make a list of goals for the day.. I work really hard/fast getting housework, bills paid, things done that must be done so I can work on the FUN stuff!!! Also, this keeps me from standing in my sewing room trying to decide what to do next!!
Secret #4~ I am not always so productive, but knowing that people are checking here daily to see what I have done, keeps me motivated. I have gone through slumps where I dont want to sew/do a thing…
Secret #5~ I watch very little TV. I have a TV in my sewing room and turn it on for noise sometimes.. but we cancelled our Dish in August of last year *it wasnt hooked up in the sewing room anyway*. But we have the 5 basic network channels and I will watch a few snippets between the sewing machine noise.
So onto a few pictures of things done today! Check out the “Sew for your Own” challenge Flickr group for pics of the things for my kids. Sorry the pics are bad!!
Hats, Swaddle Socks, Bibs, Cloth Napkins….
Bibs are a custom order for a customer on my Apple Tree Boutique store!!
Cloth Napkins.. hoping to switch us to 80% cloth napkins and just keep the paper on hand for guests, parties, etc. Here are the first 6 I made from some cheapo flannel I had on hand!
Oh and the 32 week belly picture!!
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