Friday, 6 January 2012
Juggling all those different tasks!
I had a bit of a wobble this morning. I'm usually a cup half full sort of person, and I'd definitely say I think on the positive side. But I wobbled this morning because I'm continually amazed by how other women cope so well with running a perfect home (there are numerous blogs out there with such perfect pictures of perfect sofas and perfect table settings and perfect children's bedrooms...). My home never looks like this, which is why I rarely show glimpses of my home. My children's bedrooms are a continual mess, though in the scheme of things, I don't think they are that bad. Let's say, they are lived in. But on top of the perfect appearance, these same bloggers manage to keep their blogs updated regularly (I'm a huge fail on that!), update on Twitter every 2 seconds (fail!), run successful online businesses (Sew Happy is going pretty well, but not nearly as well as some online business), update their facebook business pages four or five times a day (fail), and regularly post on forums - I've been making inroads into Etsy, but ... just how people have the time... I don't get it. This isn't meant to be a rant against other bloggers at all - I just wish I could keep up, and, yes, I'm very very very jelly-ous!
Anyway, in an attempt to try a bit better, I've divided my time today into 1 hour slots, and am seeing what I get achieved. So far, it's worked pretty well. I started with a cup of tea, in my fave new mug, a Christmas pressie, and spent an hour tidying, hoovering, and putting a load of washing in. No pictures, as house still a mess, but bits of it (I emphasize bits) are clean.
Then I spent the next couple of hours sewing. I haven't finished - I'll reveal it soon, but I achieved what I wanted to achieve, and I'm pleased. I'd spent a couple of hours sewing yesterday and made this yesterday:
(The 'O' is finished now... but I had to hurry to take a picture before the light went.)
Now I've allowed myself an hour online. No time to update my Sew Happy Folksy shop (which I'm pretty proud of, having made my 50th sale this week, which was lovely) or even try to get to grips with Etsy and how it works on there (Sew Happy Etsy)... but I decided to update my neglected blog ... hence the post!
I'm thrilled this month to have featured in the January issue of Popular Crafts. Two of my Sew Happy items feature on one page, and I've reviewed the FabricMaster for them... sneak picture here of what I got up to:
Right, my hour's nearly up. On to the next task. There's not enough hours in the day. If you've read this far, thank you! And if you've the time to leave a comment, I'd love to know I'm not alone.