Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Creative Space

Remember those 12 extra child free hours I have been looking forward too? Well, I've found out that's not exactly how it works:)

While it's true the littlest is now in kinder for 12 hours a week I forgot about the to'ing and fro'ing that occurs, how her time overlaps with middle and oldest's school pickup, how I need to do kinder duty, and how I would try and get things done that are easier without any children around like cleaning and groceries.

As a result, while technically I have 12 "child free" hours a week they do not equate to 12 hours for me and my making! Yes, secretly I was thinking I would have more making time. When a I bemoaned my discovery to a friend earlier this week she laughed, smiled and told me she had already discovered this but didn't have the heart to burst my bubble. She thought it would be better for me to learn this on my own:)

I also think I had been hoping/planning to use all this "extra" time to make stock for my first market of the year which is later this month. Now that I have been disabused of that notion, I feel like I am trying to squeeze in a bit of making everywhere I can - even the children's swimming lessons, which of course are now on two different days instead of one.

I have been working on a few new felt food items (yes, I do love my felt food:) I decided to try making teddy bear biscuits. My middle thinks they look like tigers not teddies. Hmmm.

I have also made some pikelets. I think I need to make them a bit smaller though, as they still feel like pancakes (they are ~3 inches in diameter). I also need to put something on top of them, I am thinking strawberry jam and cream?

I hope you are getting lots done in your creative space this week! You can visit Our Creative Spaces for more:) Cyndy Pin It


teddybearswednesday said...

OMG Brilliaint!! Love your felt Teddy bear biscuits, and I think you've done a great job. Such an original and wonderful idea, though perhaps I'm biased they are my favourite biscuits of all :)

Seaweed and Raine said...

Wish I had a secret recipe for you that would make your 12 hours truely turn into crafting ones. Alas.
Morning tea at your place is looking good though... Raspberry jam and cream please :)

Claire said...

Oh Cyndy, your Teddy Bear bikkie is sooooo cute.

It looks yummy, well done, I just want to dunk it in a cuppa and enjoy it.

Enjoy the extra child free time crafting.

Katie said...

Yes I'm with you - felt food is sweet! My first started prep this year and I am now crazy busy! I just can't get used to the whole drop off / pick up thing, especially with two little ones in toe, seems I just get home from dropping her off then am straight back to get her!
And I think jam and cream would be the perfect topping for your pikelets. yum :)

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