Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cravings and Thoughts on Time

Picnik collage

Playing around with a new blog header and a cleaner look for my blog. :) When I cannot sew, I'm thankful to still get in some virtual creative time!

Oh, oh . . . so yesterday, I stopped by a new bakery in town to take photos for an article I wrote. Yum! These are cake balls, ladies. Yes. Cake balls.

Crave Dessert Cafe

Had so much fun using my new lens and looking at delicious treats.


Did I mention it's right on my way to work?

Lately, I've been thinking about my time and how it's spent. I work full-time and spend my evenings and weekends sewing when I can. But there are a lot of other people and things that need my attention, as I'm sure you can relate.

I'd love to take a little survey of you all. Do you feel like you have enough time for the creative part of your life? Wish you had more? This is the category I feel like I'm in right now, although it varies. Holidays aside, I imagine that I'll have more evenings this winter to bunker down and make so many of those projects I've been plotting.

For those of you who do get in plenty of creative time, how do you balance with family, friends and/or work? Do you sacrifice time with people? Time with your other half? Sleep? Especially curious to hear from moms on this one!


  1. I do feel like I get enough creative time but my time with my husband is what suffers for it, unfortunately.

  2. I feel like I can have as much creative time as I need, but perhaps just not as much focus during that time to get as much done as I would like. I have so many things I want to make and projects to design, but sometimes that stage right before I dive in is where I get stuck and have the time slip away.

    Thankfully my husband is really supportive of giving me the time and space to create and likes to be in-the-loop on my project progress. In order to spend as much time with him as I can while getting in enough creative time, I will try to leave hand stitching, embroidery, and knitting work for when we can hang out together at night watching a movie or him reading and me stitching. It seems to work. :)

    I really like your new banner btw!

  3. I love your new header! And I did not realize you were such a good photographer ... I guess all the pics of your projects should have given it away, ha!

    Anyway, as you know, I have no time to craft anymore. My free time is spent on FB (or Pinterest, pinning stuff that I'll never get to make). Maybe someday ...

    Keep up with me, Ted, and our Fab Four at

  4. I feel like I have enough time to create. Still wish I had more. Hubby thinks I get too much (heehee!)

    You really are a great photographer! PS - I need the address to that bakery... ;)

  5. Love the new header- I think I am constantly trying to find a balance between sewing and blogging etc. I sometimes have enough time to create but not enough time with my husband- although it's nice to have a hobby while sports are on!
    It's a constant balance for sure.

  6. My housework suffers as a result of my crafting hobbies. I'd rather create stuff than clean. In addition I've got a serious issue with storage in the kitchen, so because stuff doesn't really have a place, I'm less motivated to clean anything because there's no place to put it once it's clean!

    So if anyone has any ideas on how to fix that problem, I'd love to hear it..

  7. No, I don't have enough time for crafting, sewing or anything. But I will honestly say, that I am lucky enough to have more time than is that possible, I honestly neglect my family, housework and showers. Seriously, my house is dirty all the time....

  8. I wish I had more time for sewing and quilting and being creative. I used to feel like it was the first thing to get neglected. Lately, though, I've tried to set aside days/evenings specifically for sewing. So, if my husband has a test coming up, then I can sew in the time we wouldn't be spending together anyway.

    I do find though, that it is easier to find time now that I stay at home. There are those little half-hours where I'm not getting anything else done that I can sit down at the machine and make a little progress. When I worked full-time, it was much harder to divide up the time when most of the day was trapped at the office! Sorry for such a long comment...

    P.S. Love the header too! :)

  9. Moving to a new state + starting a new job + finishing my schoolwork + trying to spend some time with my family = not touching my sewing machine since August. I'm hoping that things get a little easier after I settle into the job, get things unpacked and finish my education program. I really miss sewing!

  10. Time is my constant challenge. I'm counting the days until i can retire in 3 years. Work 5 days to pay for medical coverage and prescriptions, work sundays at a local art center selling my and other artists' works. that leaves saturday for husband, errands, cooking, cleaning etc. Thanks for giving me a place to whine. I really need one more day in the week just for me.

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