The Holidays :)

I must admit there was a time I let my business run me, especially around the holidays  & missed many of special moments because I had taken on too much sewing. Dont get me wrong I love every minute of it but that balance we are always seeking life.

Thursday, was an especially busy day here at my house I had to start and wrap up a few projects,had a few orders to ship. Make breakfast , pack lunches, do laundry and get everything ready for the kid’s school performance.

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Well after my daughter’s hair was curled just the way she wanted. No time for dinner, so the pizza was ordered (something had to give, I am not super mom). She requested that I make her dress I had made  her more sparkle and add a frosty…. um ok…. its 5pm I have 30 minutes…

as I go down to my stash of fabric and turn on my machine to “whip” up something fabulous;

I reflected in that moment to years past. I am ashamed to admit I have missed many a school functions due to the fact I had orders to sew… piles …. totally blessed….totally insane at the same time. We have had a lot of twist and turns this year lead me to enjoying the holiday season this year and working smarter… can’t work less with 4 kids.

I paused in my thoughts & spotted a tee on top of a pile of fabric scraps. It has a frosty & he lights up, double-score!

 I immediately cut Frosty off the tee…. yep that happened.

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rummaged through my scraps and grabbed some heat n bond and fired up the machines, iron & glue gun…

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My daughter went through my stash of button and embellishments I use in my crafting craziness, mostly last years left overs.

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As I finished up in just a few minutes to spare, I realized how special this was to my 9-year-old daughter.

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I have been working smarter and harder. But also making time to soak up those crazy holiday moments.

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xoxo,

Becky