Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day FOUR 2011

A little late on the giveaway post today, sorry about that, but it was Christmas party day at pre-school so we had a few other things going on this morning. But back to the giving and festivity around here! I've been giving books away all week as part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - I'm sure you've been checking out all the other amazing giveaways going on too, if not you still have until tomorrow (Friday) at 8pm EST so get going!



Here are the books you can leave a comment to win today: The Artistic Mother, A Practical Guide for Fitting Creativity into Your Life by Shona Cole and Making A Family Home by Shannon Honeybloom.

These books are all about being a creative mom, from finding the time and project to creating a welcoming environment for growth and beauty.

For today's comment I would love when you do your crafting/sewing/creating. I am always trying to fit in more time for my own creativity while I balance the needs of my child and husband and just life in general. Finding that balance seems very challenging some days but I love hearing about how others deal with the same issues.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, good luck and please come back tomorrow for the last day of Giveaway Day (week)!

10 comments:

  1. 5:30-7:45 am. No joke. I wish it was a joke. I run a licensed home daycare and have one kid that arrives around 6. I let her sleep on the couch until the others arrive between 7:45 and 8. I sew while she sleeps.

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  2. At the moment I don't have any children, which makes it a bit easier time juggling wise! In terms of hubby, at the moment he works longer hours then me so I get a bit of sewing/stitching time before he gets home. I also tend to do cross stitch or another quiet craft while we watch TV in the evenings.

    Lovely books, thank you for your generosity this week!

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  3. Whenever I can...which isn't as often as I'd like. It usually happens 6pm - 7:15pm when my husband is home and playing with the kids before dinner.

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  4. My main sewing time on a weekly basis is Saturday afternoons. Weekly housework is ticked off and I have a few hours up my sleeve. The other time is holidays when I have a few 'days' spare to really get my mind into sewing mode...like now!!!

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  5. My wonderful husband looks after the twins for an afternoon or sometimes a whole day at the weekend so I can sew or do something crafty! Also I've been attending evening sewing classes so I can chat with like-minded ladies and learn more from a pro :)

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  6. Well, my husband works 2nd shift so we have a different schedule. After the kids go to sleep, I have anywhere from 1-3 hours (depends on how long it takes to get the baby asleep) to myself. If I got all my 'work' done during the day, that's craft time ! It's not too bad.

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  7. I used to only sew when the kids were in bed, but I hate stopping and restarting projects. So I leave my stuff out on the table when I'm working and just take frequent breaks. It helps that my youngest is 3 and a very independent player.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  8. I had my second child in August, so my creative time has been really limited lately. For the most part I do my sewing/crafting at nap time and bed time. If I have a really pressing project I might have my husband watch the kids for an hour. It really is tough right now, but I have high hopes that some day my girls will take up sewing, knitting, etc. and we can be creative together :o) This is probably wishful thinking, but I can still dream.
    Thanks for this terrific giveaway!
    woodlanrabbit@yahoo.com

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  9. I don't have kids and I still find it hard to fit sewing in. I find that it helps if I leave things organized when I finish. It's easier to get into the next time.

    erikaahaj at verizon.net

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  10. I like to sew in the mornings when the light is best and the children are at school!

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