. . . you know what I'm talking about . . . those great ideas that come to you in the middle of the night! Sometimes they should just stay there! LOL
I've had really bad insomnia for about two weeks now. Yesterday was a bad day. I was cranky, irritable, short-tempered, crying and just a huge mess and a cry-baby! :) Be glad I didn't talk to you! LOL
Anyway, last night, instead of tossing and turning, I got up and just kept myself busy. I got the bright idea to alter a large container I keep my acrylic paints in. I've used TAC paper that is no longer available, but I wanted to show it to you because I thought it came out rather fabulous! I love the bright colors of this paper! I didn't want to use the letters on something that was going to sit on a shelf in my craft room, so what I did was cut out the outline of the letters and stick those on solid colored paper. That was the bad part of the idea. That involved detailed cutting with a VERY SHARP Cutter Bee tiny, itty, bitty scissor and when you are tired, well, that's just asking for trouble. The good news, there was no blood shed ON the finished project!
Then I had this clipboard that I wanted to alter with the same papers. Again, I just love the colors! At first, I could only get ribbons on the ends of the clips, but I thought it looked "weird" with nothing in between. I got the "bright idea in the middle of the night when I REALLY should be sleeping" to run a wire through the clip, tie it and thread the ribbons through that. Well, let's just say, I didn't mean for the clipboard to have THESE many ribbons! It never occurred to me that the wire would "stretch!" I thought I'd be tying ribbons till dawn.
Supplies: TAC paper and ribbons from my stash
It all turned out good though! I finished like around 4:00, laid down on my bed to admire my handiwork on top of my desk and must have fallen right to sleep cause I don't remember admiring it! :) Slept through till about 10:30 this morning. I think it was a better idea than drinking warm milk but just maybe a bit more dangerous! LOL