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Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Mambo
Pattern #: L10259
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
SIZE: One Size
About 30 in. (76 cm) circumference
Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo: Zebra
Sewing needle and thread
The kids have been getting kickbacks from the Energizer Bunny. I just know it.
Creative time? Sure! You should have seen the gorgeous piece of coloring book art that I did with the kids the other day. ;) Nearly all mothers struggle with finding the time to be creative, me included. It is just the natural flow of motherhood. Parenting simply requires all of our time and efforts if we want to do our best. That's just the way it goes.
While I was on a recent trip to Michael's (a craft store), I chatted with an employee about this exact situation. Yvette has two children, ages two and five. Her recent craft time is limited to late at night and during her children's nap time. The dilemma resides in the fact that those late nights and nap times are often used as clean up time, meal prep, making phone calls, etc. Yes, I hear you Yvette. With broom in hand, I often pine for creative time. Busy people unite!
So, what do we do? We pick one project and covet its completion for quite some time. Then, one day the perfect opportunity presents itself. We grab it. Almost as if it were a sale item, we run (never walking) all the way to the checkout. We feel no shame in claiming our "prize".
This project is perfect for those of us on a time budget. In less than 1 hour, you too can have yourself a funky necklace that was made by you. Enjoy!
Ben watched the children so that I could have some mommy time at Michael's. I just love going to the craft store to check out what's going on. Finding Martha's new line of yarn and needle crafting supplies was a thrill especially since I've been anticipating its debut.
I must have gotten really excited because I spilled my coffee everywhere! A very nice employee roped off the area for a few minutes and cleaned up the coffee puddle. I swear, I can't go anywhere without something out of the ordinary happening.