These days it seems like the only free crating time I have left is late in the evenings, when we've (finally!) gotten all the girls settled quietly into bed. This time also happens to be the only kid-free time I have in the day to talk to my dear spouse, and I don't want to just disappear into the room that passes for my studio but which is in fact our fireplace-Christmas tree-family dance party-other living room. (After 2 years in this house, I still haven't settled on a name for this room, though I do so wish it could just be a family crafting studio...)
So given that I don't want to completely ignore Stephen, I like small projects that I can do from the sofa while we chat and watch the news and just unwind together. Brushing up on my rusty drawing skills lately is an activity that works, as is cutting out fabric printing stencils for the girls and I to play around with. I've also run across a couple other small projects that look coffee table-sized, cute, and fun. By way of Craftzine, verybigjen has an eyeball pincushion tutorial on Flickr. (Do I need to explain how psyched my two bigger girls will be when I finish one?)
The Purl Bee is always good for lovely little projects, and I've been thinking about making up some sweet hankies ever since I saw their tutorial.
Meggiecat's going to think I'm stalking her, but I've gotta give her credit for finding mollychicken's adorable fabric house tutorial. Another project my girls are going to go crazy for, I'm sure. I should be set for the weekend, I think!