Saturday, May 07, 2011

What do you do when you can't sleep?

Last night I was exhausted,but for some reason could not sleep. This doesn't happen to me often. In fact Joe jokes that I'm normally fast asleep by the time my head hits the pillow. But last night, whooo, I have no idea what was going on.

After laying there for a quite while I decided to just get up and make the most of this quiet time alone to do some crafting! I needed to make some thank you cards anyway, so it was a good way to feel productive and creative. And by the time I was done, I was feeling quite sleepy and was able to get a good few hours nap before my furry friends came in to bid me good morning.

Thanks, i love being spoiled

Aside from loving the outcome, I also loved that I was able to use up some odds and ends of paper - the bits that are left from other projects, but I can't bear to throw away because that would feel wasteful. So armed with my cupcake paper punch and a box full of papery bits (and Bruno dog, under my armpit, observing every move) I created these cute little cupcakes. I used pastels to add some shading and some mini beads to add 'sprinkles'. What do you think? Not bad for a bleary eyed effort, if I say so myself! :)

4 comments:

fridica said...

Great idea to make use of your insomnia! I always just lie in bed fearing that if I turn on the light and start doing something I'll never ever go to sleep...

StarSpry said...

I love the card, Sam! You always do such beautiful work :)

marycatharine said...

So cute and all the more impressive considering you were sleep deprived.

Kim said...

You are very productive! I usually get up and watch TV or read when I cannot sleep.