I loved Suzie's comment that she has left below... and I have actually just private messaged you Suzie on fb to explain how I manage to do so much and keep on top of everything else.
Yes I have 4 children but I think its important to have time to ourselves too.... If I did everything for them 24/7 and nothing for myself I would go crazy! and thats not pretty believe me :)
Like i told Suzie, my stash lives downstairs on my dining room table and only usually goes away when we have visitors for dinner, so I have total access to it at all times. this means even when Elsie is running around I can still walk past and take a look now and then and tweak things without sitting and thinking about it constantly.
I also don't put housework at the top of my priority list...Im probably gonna get hounded by a million people for that but its just not the most important thing to me in life.
My children are fed, well dressed and well looked after. they never miss out on anything and I spend lots of time playing with them, however I like to do my own stuff when I can too.
I NEED to scrap, its not because i want to but it seriously keeps me sane, for an hour or 2 a day I'm not just mum...I can be me and do stuff that I like.... housework does get done when the children are home, and its impossible for me to craft. I usually do most things before they go to school so that I don't have to run around like a headless chicken when I get home. I tend to prepare meals in the morning before i do anything else so that I know dinner will be ready and they will be fed if I don't feel like doing it later on.
I hoover, clean and do washing like any normal SAHM I just do other stuff to.
I dont think that makes me superwoman or anything special...actually maybe it makes me sound a little bit mad for putting crafting so high up on my priority list but do you know what, I wouldn't change it... I love it and I love making special keepsakes for my children.
So if i don't hoover for one day, the world is not going to fall to pieces... I'l just do it tomorrow.... and to let you into a little secret.... I never tidy toys away when the kids are awake! what a pointless job when they are gonna wanna play with them 5 minutes later! they stay out all day and go away when they go to bed! so if i have visitors yes my house may look untidy but its lived in...def NOT a show home :)
Right now thats off my chest.... I can show you what else i have made whilst Elsie is STILL asleep!
a second page for todays prompt of using wood elements.
this time i chose to use a woodgrain chevron patterned paper as a basis for my layout, I knew i wanted this shape and the photos to be in the middle but the rest just happened as I went along.
I used to try and copy Shimelle's style of making 3 little groups of matching elements, but its gotten more apparent to me lately that it just doesn't work for me.... I cant do matching stuff, it looks weird when i do it... instead I do groups but of other stuff, it makes me much happier and thats what its all about :)
right Mo's awake, time for lunch xxxx