A wise lady told me a few years ago,
Build your stash now,
Buy your books/patterns now,
While your little ones are young.
You won't have a lot of time to create while they are little
but, they don't cost you a lot while they are little.
When the littleun's become biggun's,
you will have more time on your hands
and they will cost you a lot more to maintain.
Wise advice I say!