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I am beginning to make a concerted effort to get more crafting and making into my day-to-day life to help combat lots of things (mainly that nagging feeling that comes with staying home- that I don't PRODUCE anything.) I'm happier when I am making.<br><br>
But my sons are 3 and 1. Today was the first day I tried bringing out the sewing machine with them awake and around. Admittedly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> But I have a lot of learning to do to make our crafty days go more smoothly.<br><br>
I think a lot of it has to do with organizing my materials more effectively so that it isn't so likely that the 1 year old can end up pulling down a shoe box of miscellaneous small crafting items on his head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> (Yes, that happened today.)<br><br>
But do you other crafty mamas have any tips?<br><br>
(Xposted in the crafts forum.)
 

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I still have problems myself, but here are a couple of tips that work for me:<br><br>
If you are doing a large number of the same item, make it an assembly line. Do all of your cutting at once, then all of your ironing, then all of your sewing, etc.<br><br>
If there is anything they can "help" you with, you can keep them involved but out of the way.<br><br>
If you have anything that can be moved from room to room, take it with you and work on it when you can!<br><br>
Do as much while they are sleeping as possible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do as much while they are sleeping as possible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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I only attempt knit and crochet projects these days. Easily stashed!
 
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