September 12, 2010

From the crafty mind of ... a crazed, sleep deprived mommy!

So lately I've been juggling a lot of things, life with a baby, job search, home maintainence, weight loss (attempt), unit families, leading Baby/Toddler Music group and well, my sanity. My sanity seems to be on the loosing end.

In an attempt to not end up curled up in a corner, crying for my mommy (or chocolate!) I have to spend some time, though not nearly as much as I'd like, on craft projects. My main priority is Jamie's Christmas stocking, but I also have two quilts that the tops are about halfway completed (one a little more, the other a little less).

When my mom and step-father came to visit in early August I had the chance to get a little more time in on projects while they took care of the baby. Granted they kept pushing me to relax more than I was, but its hard not to constantly feel like I needed to clean the house while they were here. For years I suffered under a "clean your room, clear your dished" regime.

I did take some time though and wanting to be a little more organized, decided to make a quick-stitch tote (no liner or anything fancy) so that I could keep whatever project (Jamie's stocking) all together and be able to "Grab and Go" if needed (like if Geo has to go to the base to check in or something before we do dinner.)

So mom and I made a quick trip to JoAnn's while my step-father watched Jamie (EEK!) and an hour after starting this is what I had:

My mom really liked it and rather than risk finding it missing after she returned home, I offered to make one for her too. SHe picked some fabric from my small collection and this is what she got a little over an hour later!

Now Jamie's stocking is another story, and I'll post progress pictures and details soon (hopefully!) I seriously have about 8 half-written posts just waiting to be completed. Life here is crazy and I am sorry to say my blog may be suffering, but I will try to be better ... (It took me 3 days to finish this one!)

Until our next cup of tea ...

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ancient one said...

The tote bags are pretty. I have a few myself. (other's made them) They come in handy for taking meds along when you go see a new doctor. I have one hanging on a closet door with maps, GPS thingy, and address book. It's the last thing I grab when we are going on a trip. Hope you do find some time for you ... need to keep your sanity.. ha ha

Vee said...

Both totes are wonderful! I'm impressed that they were done in under an hour. I'd be days at them.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful bags! And the fabrics for both are great. :o) Sounds like you do have your hands full :o)

Stopping by to say hello! I barely manage to get my one post up a week and then usually have time to only reply to comments and those on the memes that I participate it has been for.ever since I have been by. Catching up a bit now.

I finally made it to my 100th post. If you have time and are interested, I have a few giveaways of the art that I do.

Blessings & Aloha!