As beings made in the image of God, we share the creativity of the one who made the universe. I don’t know about you, but when I don’t get a chance to be creative, I get downright cranky. The problem is that this happens pretty often, since I’m a busy mom.
Solution: Find something I can do in just a few minutes, or a few minutes at a time. I’ve never had time to make any of my babies a quilt, although quilting is one of my favorite activities. This time around, I made a very simple strip quilt and machine quilted it. No measuring, no pattern, just one piece of fabric that was the right size for a crib quilt, strips of fabric sewn together for the front, sewed it together like a pillow case, and turned it inside out. I added a tiny bit of simple hand embroidery, but altogether I probably spent no more than 2 hours total on my project, 10-20 minutes at a time. It was so rewarding! It wasn’t perfect, it wasn’t like something a real quilter would do, but it made me happy to find a way to make something for my little one.
Here are a few other things you can do in 10 minutes:
Spray paint a picture frame or some other item.
Knit or do some other hand work (crochet, embroidery…) while you visit with your husband, child, or friend, talk on the phone, or wait for an appointment.
Journal for a few minutes before you go to sleep.
Create a simple centerpiece for the dining room table.
Sew a small item (such as a pillow cover) that requires only straight lines and minimal measuring and detail work.
I know this is just the tip of the iceberg! What are your favorite quick, creative things to do?
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