Tuesday, 6 November 2012

turning a negative into positive...

 I don't know about you but if I wake in the night I am done for...particularly if it is anytime after 4.30.
Off I pop to the loo and by the time I am back in bed I am wide awake with all the things I need to squeeze into the day ahead.

Normally I just get up at that point and before I know it I am doing something that I keep meaning to do during the day but never have time for. There's always something else to be done then.
One thing that normally gets done in these small hours is sorting fabric. I take one look at the piles that have been cast aside while working - never enough time to put back properly - and realise that even messy me has gone a step too far.

Onto my second cup of tea and still no sign of anyone else I had my fabrics sorted and even better, organised into some fab scrap bags that I have now listed in my Etsy Sample shop.

Thanks to the lightening speed of Instagram and several other insomniacs, some have already been spoken for, but there are still a few that you can grab here. They are full of fantastic designer children's prints from Aneela Hoey and Sarah Jane to Lucie Summers and Jessica Hogarth and lots more imbetween. They may include some of the above. They may include all. But they'll certainly include lots of great fabrics!

I should actually set my alarm for 4.30 every day!

11 comments:

Tracy x said...

cripes you are an early bird!!
always wondered how you managed to do so much x

Charlotte said...

that is an excellent way to make use of those dead hours! I am most impressed!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Getting up at 4:30am I feel sick just thinking about it ;o)

Isisjem said...

what there is more than one 4.30 in the day? I thought it came in the afternoon around about tea time. I would be like one of the walking dead if I tried doing anything at 4.30am! Lol Go you for doing something constructive!

Di said...

4.30am? Yuk. Never thought of doing fabric sorting during the wee hours. Di x

Nicky said...

You might as well get a dog then!

Catherine said...

Oh, I know that feeling, although I don't tend to get up, but will often lie there and plan, or read a book. Maybe I need my EPP upstairs!

Charlotte said...

I'm waking up at stupid o'clock due to jet lag but no pretty fabric here to sort and I haven't set up the sewing machine yet either :-(

dosierosie said...

Know what you mean, I've been awake since 4.30 so at 8.45 the house work is finished.
Gillx

**nicke... said...

4:30 is a little early for me... i am a 6:00 girl myself... xo

Wendy said...

I so wish that would happen to me. I very rarely wake up in the night, but if I do, I'm straight back to sleep. My alarm goes of at 5:45 every morning and I can hit snoooze and be asleep again in seconds!