Hobbies for Homemakers (Interesting Hobbies to Do at Home in 2022)

My hobbies help me to get my housework done on time. Just the thought of rewarding myself with half an hour of painting or sewing or felting is enough to give me the energy to fly through my chores, even on days when I just don’t feel like cleaning and tidying.

That is why this post is all about hobbies for homemakers. In this post, I share seven hobby ideas that are perfect for homemakers. These hobbies enrich my life, and I hope they enrich yours too.

Hobby Idea #1: Keeping a Scrapbook

As a homemaker, there is a special role that you can take on, and that is the role of the memory keeper of the home.

The job of a memory keeper is to keep a record of the story of your life. When we get caught up in the daily cares of homemaking, it is easy to forget that time is constantly marching forward. But when we consciously assume the role of the memory keeper, we become attuned to the fact that every action that we perform in our homes contributes to the great story of our lives.

My favourite method of preserving memories is to keep a scrapbook. I began my first scrapbook in the year that I met my husband, and I have maintained this hobby over the years. I love being able to flip through my scrapbooks to reminiscence about the different phases of our lives.

Is keeping a scrapbook for you?

If you are interested in documenting your memories, scrapbooking is a great place to start. In fact, I encourage you to start as soon as possible. The sooner you begin your scrapbook, the more memories you will be able to capture.

Hobby Idea #2: Needle Felting

Needle felting is the craft of transforming wool into felt. It is easy to learn and requires few materials—to get started, you just need wool, felting needles, and a felting mat. Once you have learnt the basic techniques of needle felting, you can make all sorts of 2D and 3D felted projects, such as toys, ornaments, and even pictures.

Needle felting is a relaxing sensory activity. There is something soothing about the sound of the needle as it binds the wool together, and it is always immensely satisfying to watch your project slowly take shape.

Is needle felting for you?

If you have an interest in making handmade toys or home decor, I encourage you to try needle felting. Completed projects are great for adding a touch of whimsy to your home, and they can also serve as wonderful handmade gifts.

Hobby Idea #3: Writing Letters

One of my favourite ways to spend a quiet evening at home is to make a cup of tea and write a letter. Letter writing is a slow, quaint form of communication. It demands patience—letters take time to compose, and the response will certainly not be instant. However, in exchange, letter writing affords us opportunities for improving our penmanship, honing our writing skills, and deepening our connections with others.

Is writing letters for you?

If you have family or friends who live far away, writing letters can be a great way to stay in touch.

Hobby Idea #4: Making Cards

If you don’t have enough time for writing letters, cards are a great alternative. On a card, space is limited, so you don’t need to write as much as you might in a long letter. If you want your cards to double as keepsakes for the recipient, opt for handmade cards instead of shop-bought ones.

My best tip for making handmade cards is to choose a medium that you enjoy. For example, if you enjoy working with paper, try adding origami to your handmade cards. If you enjoy needle crafts, try doing some paper embroidery. Keep experimenting until you discover the mediums that feel right to you.

Is card making for you?

If you enjoy quick crafty projects, you’ll probably enjoy card making. Whenever you have 20 minutes to spare, you can make a quick and simple card, and over time you will build up a collection of handmade cards that you can delve into whenever you need to send a card.

Hobby Idea #5: Playing a Musical Instrument

I believe that as homemakers, our moods affect our entire households. When we are happy, we lift the spirits of our entire family. That is why it is so important for us to seek out ways to make ourselves feel uplifted.

For me, playing a musical instrument is a foolproof method of making myself feel better. It is an immersive pastime that takes my mind off homemaking, and the soothing sounds of my favourite classical pieces never fail to provide balm for a ruffled spirit.

Choose an instrument that suits your lifestyle. I chose the keyboard because it is easy to set up and put away, and it doesn’t take much space to store. Best of all, I can connect headphones to it, so that my practice sessions don’t disturb my family.

Is playing a musical instrument for you?

If music has a soothing effect on you, playing a musical instrument could be the perfect relaxing hobby for you.

Hobby Idea #6: Practising Your Penmanship

For most of my life, I wrote in print lettering because that was what I learnt as a child. But I always secretly admired the beauty of cursive script, and last year I finally learnt how to write cursive letters. I spent a couple of weeks learning the shapes of the letters, and since then I’ve been practising my penmanship every time I write something with pen and paper.

Practising your penmanship is a hobby that is perfect for busy homemakers. You’ll be able to work on this hobby every time you pick up a pen to write something, whether it be a quick shopping list or a heartfelt letter to a friend.

Is practising penmanship for you?

If, like me, you admire pretty handwriting, practising your penmanship might be the perfect hobby for you.

Hobby Idea #7: Reading

I like to bookend my days with reading. I start my day by reading non-fiction, and I end my day by reading fiction. I have maintained this habit for many years now.

My daily reading routine allows me to start and end my days on a positive note. Reading non-fiction in the morning furnishes my mind with interesting ideas to ponder as I go about my day. Reading fiction in the evening transports me to another world, allowing me to leave the cares of the day behind.

Is reading for you?

It is never too late to dive into the magical world of reading. If you have been meaning to read more, or if there is a book that you have always wanted to read but have never gotten around to, I encourage you to commit to reading more this year.

Hobbies Enrich a Homemaker’s Life

As a homemaker, it can be hard to find time for your hobbies. But if you want to thrive as a homemaker, I encourage you to try your best to spend some time each week on your hobbies.

Though it might not seem so at first, your hobbies and your homemaking are inextricably linked. When you spend time on your hobbies, your homemaking will improve—as if by magic.

Why is this so? Through your hobbies, you acquire invaluable skills that you can apply to your homemaking. Each time you practise a new song on the keyboard, you forge the habit of discipline. When you sit down to paint a birthday card, you deepen your value of connection with others. As you learn how to read a knitting pattern, you hone your mental faculties. In short, hobbies offer us a pleasant route towards becoming better homemakers.

Let’s make 2022 a year of hobbies. Schedule time for your hobbies this year, and do so without compunction. After all, each moment that we spend on our hobbies is a moment spent on sharpening the skills that are crucial to managing our homes.

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