making time to craft
second in our discussion of things that hold us back from pursuing our confident crafting dreams,
let's talk about our constant lack of time and what we can do about it!
not having the time is probably the number one excuse for not being able to craft enough,
and boy do i agree!
making time to craft can be so hard with all the other responsibilities we all have in our lives.
but if we don't have time to do the things we love, then what are we doing it all for?
although i am still learning, every single day, how to be better about making time to craft,
i thought i would share a couple little tid bits i've learned through my crafting years.
- its not about "finding time", its about "making time".
our days are so easily filled with distracting fluff
that if we wait around passively for our schedules to clear,
we'll be waiting a long time!
you need to purposefully set aside time in your schedule to craft and only craft.
- a little bit of time here and there is better than no time at all.
i am very guilty of not starting projects because i only have a short break between commitments
and there's no way i can begin and finish a project in that amount of time.
but what if i actually spent that little bit of time crafting instead of playing on the computer?
i may not finish my project, but i will have actually done something useful!
just a half hour every day adds up to quite a bit after a week... what could you do with four hours?!
- make simple and mobile crafts a part of other activities.
i love knitting because you can take it with you anywhere!
you can knit on the bus, waiting to pick up the kids, watching tv with the mr at night.
you'll be pretty surprised what you can accomplish just by casually working during a movie :]
- spend time crafting with friends!
if you have friends that also wish they had more time to craft,
support each other by setting up crafting dates!
then you have two reasons to go, to catch up with your friends and to work on your crafts.
i've had so much fun in the last couple months sewing with one friend who is also pregnant.
not only did we both make a cute skirt for ourselves,
but we have been able to talk a lot about what we've been learning about babies, haha.
of course i'm still learning how to fit all the crafting i dream of doing
into the limited 24 hours i have every day,
but the tips above have helped me be better about getting things done.
what are some ways that you make time to craft?
by michael ann