I haven’t joined in with the fabulously inspiring ‘creative space’ for a long time…
Inspired by many other clever gals across the internet and my stash of origami paper, I’ve been making some mini bunting birthday cards for friends.
Then I tried making some mini bunting by just sewing triangles together.
I made these ones from an old Melbourne street directory for an extremely well-travelled 3 year old who has a thing for maps and had an aeroplane themed birthday party.
I also made some for my extremely well travelled sister-in-law who has a ‘thing’ for bunting and is currently living overseas. Thought they might reminder her of home.
I quite enjoyed making them as I have a ‘thing’ for cutting paper with scissors.
It is a great ‘in-front-of-the-telly’ activity. I need some more of those in my life. I spend far too much time on the move and ‘getting stuff done’ after the kids go to bed and I need to allow myself some time just to sit in front of the telly. This way at least I can still feel productive and not like I’m completely wasting my time.
Such frivolous time wastage can sometimes feel like a thing of the past for me. Pre-children. They just don’t seem as urgent as the thousand other things that need to be done. After pushing myself far too hard on too many occasions, since starting this blog, I am starting to realise that these things are possibly even more important for a mother sometimes. When we have taken some time out doing something that relaxes or refreshes us we are much better mothers and much better people. Sometimes those dishes just have to wait and cutting up paper triangles can be even better for the soul of someone like me who is completely energised by doing something a little bit crafty, creative and frivolous.
Do you feel like you are wasting your time if you just sit and watch telly, read a book (or a blog), go for a walk, sit at the park watching your kids or cutting up paper triangles? Or are you good at looking after yourself?
To check out other creative souls, head on over here. You’ll be stuck for hours and just maybe, that might not necessarily be a bad thing.