Okay, so I'm one of those people who's mind races at night when the rest of me wants to sleep. Not always, but sometimes. Some of those sometimes I just ignore it & *bam!* I'm asleep. Sometimes I try really hard to ignore it & I toss & turn & then eventually fall asleep. Some of those times I toss & turn, I make a promise to myself that I will remember to think of it (whatever 'it' may be) in the morning, and it still won't go away. Those are the times I need to turn on my lamp, look for my pen & grab the post-it's I keep for just such occasions. After it's written down, it goes away & sleep comes. Knowing that, you'd think I'd go straight to the post-it's instead of possibly wasting hours trying not to write things down. Maybe some day I'll learn...!
Last night was a post-it night. I couldn't shake a number of crafty things floating around in my head. A couple new ideas, thoughts on how to finish the tote I started earlier this week, thinking about which type of craft will be best suited for my fb friends participating the the 'handmade giveaway' thingy I made a note about. Six friends & six handmade items, but what do I make for whom? (I never really got a straight answer for that one, the pen only writes what I make it write, unfortunately!) It also hit me that I finished a quick little bag on the weekend & completely forgot to add my 'twelfthzodiac' label to it before sewing it up! Blasphemy!
The wooden handles I ordered on etsy came in the mail & they're so cute I wondered why I only bought one set...then I started thinking about all the fabric I own that would look good with the handles(at this point I almost got out of bed to search through my sewing room for the perfect fabric - but it was cold outside of the covers!), all the fabric on etsy that I'd like for the lining...if it would look best with pleats, or maybe a square bottom? Would it need a magnetic clasp, or is it maybe too 'casual' for one of those (not that they are super fancy, these were the thoughts of a person on the brink of sleep remember!) Anyway.
I turned on my lamp & drew/wrote furiously for a few minutes & then turned off my light and tried to get back to sleep. ~ Three times! lol! I couldn't get it all out in one go...and when I thought two was enough & it was lights out, nope! The neighbours might have thought I was using my light to convey something with morse code. Probably not though, right? That would be weird of them.
It was a fairly fruitful night though. I came up with something totally new...ok, you got me! Not *totally* new, but a new take on my recycle pin that people like but I don't necessarily like making. And I made a prototype today already, so that was pretty productive of me! I also came up with something I called the 'Chloe Zip' - I was thinking of a friends child that I've never met when I came up with it. It's nothing revolutionary, but I think Chloe would like it!
At the end of my blue & pink post-its all covered in purse drawings, is the last post-it. It reads, "GET A NORMAL SIZED NOTE BOOK UP HERE!" And seriously, 17 post-its in one night, they just weren't meant for that kind of thing.