Iâ€™m lucky to have a space in our house we use specifically for crafting.Â Itâ€™s a little 6×12 foot loft space that overlooks the living room I share with the kids. Regular people would use it as an office. BORING! The kids and I love itâ€¦it contains our creations.Â Apart from our bed at 6am, itâ€™s where we all pile into most oftenâ€¦except dad. He likes it when weâ€™re all in there so he can watch tv in peace.
See my Sweet girl ….
â€¦quietly making something wonderfulâ€¦
Ya wellâ€¦wonderful or not, the process of creativityâ€¦..leads to THIS!
Itâ€™s a constant DISASTER. Thereâ€™s fabric touching paint, rice cakes getting glued instead of eaten, the iron is always hot (I can just hear the emergency room doctor scoldingâ€¦â€Donâ€™t you know itâ€™s not safe to let toddlers be that close to a hot iron!â€â€¦ya ya I know, â€œbut the seams, they need pressing immediately, I HAVE to leave it on.â€) One kid is always using $69 a yard drapery fabric as a paper towel. (the one time they decide to wipe their own face.)
The merging of adult and preschool crafts roomsâ€¦is no longer working.
Now, I realize most craft at their kitchen tablesâ€¦ pulling things out and putting them away.Â â€œJust clean it upâ€ I can hear my mother saying.
Wellâ€¦ donâ€™t you think Iâ€™ve thought of that?Â It just never seems to happen.Â As it is with 3 young kids, I sew in 10 minute increments over a 5 month period to get anything doneâ€¦.usually with someone on my lap.Â So messes in the craft room tend rank low on the priority scale, especially when last nightâ€™s supper dishes are beginning to sprout legs.
Whatâ€™s the solution?Â WAIT!Â The answer was right under by noseâ€¦actually just left of the bathroom.Â We have a lovely, and even better than lovely, mostly empty spare room.
See ya later grandma, hope you enjoy the basement, cause mamaâ€™s craft room is movinâ€™in.
I mean, imagine, SPACE, to work and moveâ€¦Iron seams and not scorch your toddler.Â Perfect! I just gotta convince hubs.