A Day in my Crafty Life

My days are not all crafting. I wish they were! But this week we’re trying to give you a glimpse into our lives and how we fit in some crafting as well. So here’s a run day of a pretty typical day at The Crafty Mummy house.

morning coffee owl mug


Wide awake! Very unusual… wish I could go back to sleep again instead of lying there worrying about stuff I need to get done. Oh well… yawn…


Woken by Hubby’s alarm – must have dozed off again!

Check email, Facebook and Instagram on my phone – it feels like getting a jump on the day and lets me wake up while Hubby takes over the bathroom.

Chat to Mr 7 who comes in for a snuggle before he heads off again for breakfast with Daddy.

7:15 am

Get up. Mr 7 is happy playing and Miss 9 is back in bed with a head cold and a nasty cough.

That means a Home Day for me! Yay!

Hubby heads off to work.

7:45 am

Writing my Weekly News for The Crafty Mummy over breakfast. I often have my laptop at the table while I drink my coffee – mornings are when I’m most keen to write, but it’s not always possible.

8:00 am

Oops! Better get ready for school! The usual mad rush! Thank goodness the kids can dress themselves!

EJ12 Fashion Fraud book

9:00 am

Back from school and into chore time – washing, dishes, tidying up.

Miss 9 is back to bed with a book – she is loving EJ12 at the moment.

9:30 am

Cup of coffee in my new mug from Mother’s Day and time to finish the Weekly News.

9:45 am

Time to sew! (The up side of a day at home with a sick cherub)

First I finished off my Craftsy BOM April block:

april block craftsy BOM

Then I set to work on the next block for our Modern QuiltAlong. In June I’ll share this one so here’s just a sneak peek!

sneak peek modernqal june block

11:30 am

Miss 9 has a fever so medicine for her and more sleep. Poor thing!

Time to take some photos of my quilt blocks so I can blog about them.

Also did some more washing and answered phone calls and emails.

12:15 am

Lunch at the computer while I edit the photos and do a little writing.

12:45 am

Miss 9 must be feeling better because she’s hungry!

Then I set her up on the couch to watch TV while I read some blogs, chat on Facebook and fold some washing.

1:30 pm

More chores plus thinking about what to make next – I seem to often be planning projects in my head for when I have time to grab the fabric and scissors!

2:45 pm

Off to pick up Mr 7 from school, followed by afternoon tea and homework. This is our only afternoon at home usually so if they don’t do their homework today, it won’t be ready to hand in at the end of the week. They are pretty good about it. Time for TV and dominoes afterwards.

4:30 pm

Cut out felt for a B-Inspired Mama post – hopefully I will get to that tonight on the couch.

instant entertaining donna hay book

4:45 pm

Dinner into the oven – baked risotto tonight from the Donna Hay Instant Entertaining cookbook.

5:15 pm

Bath time and chores – how does the house get so messy with the kids mostly out all day!?

6:00 pm

Dinner for the kids and I – Daddy working late tonight which isn’t unusual around here.

6:45 pm

It is story time and into bed. We are reading one of the Narnia books, The Silver Chair, together at bed time at the moment. The kids still love to be read to, and they often read themselves for a little while too. Even though they are in bed around 7:15 pm, they won’t always go to sleep straight away.

crochet ripple blanket

7:30 pm

A little kitchen cleaning and some more folding, then crafting while I watch TV.

I finished off this ripple blanket which I started for One Crafty Mumma’s RippleAlong. Nice to get it finished! It will go to Handmade Hightstreet in Brisbane to be sold.

Then I worked on another crochet project, an infinity scarf in variegated yarn.

infinity scarf crochet

9:30 pm

Hubby finally home so good to have a chance to chat before bed.

10:30 pm

Into bed with a book while I listen to the rain. ‘Night!

Tonya Grant (288 Posts)

Tonya is the voice behind TheCraftyMummy.com. She dabbles in lots of different crafts – patchwork, quilting, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet and sewing. She also writes about blogging and social media.


  1. I hope everyone in your house is on the mend! Love your ripple blanket and can’t wait to see your #modernQAL block x
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  2. Nice to see I’m not the only one who sees the positives of a quiet home day with sleepy children 🙂 Hope she’s all better now!
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  3. Lovely! I really have to think in smaller chunks…. I tend to think that I need HOURS to do some crafting, I think I just need to do it in small chunks… Although, the small chunks of time for me are spent madly writing and writing – which is like my craft (without the threads and needles), brings me to my happy place.
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  4. What a day! You need you coffee and I really think I simply must crochet you a mug warmer so it doesn’t go cold while you are busily crafting and being super!

  5. I absolutely LOVE this mug. Where can I find it?

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