If it were up to me I'd have black out blinds, black out curtains and maybe a covering of tin foil just to be sure no pesky sun rays poked through into the bedroom because I wake up at the first sniff of the sun. Kendo on the other hand likes light flooding in in the mornings - because otherwise he finds it really difficult to get out of bed (he's a nightmare in the middle of winter!).
The trick to successful relationships is always compromise, so in this case the compromise is that I generally wear a sleep mask in the summer months so I don't get woken up by the sun at 4am but Kendo can still get his ray fix when he's getting up for work. Everyone's happy.
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Earlier this week I realised my existing sleep mask was getting a bit...well.....gross really (after a couple of months of me sweating in it, drool on it and doing whatever other unladylike things I do when I sleep). Then I remembered that there's a sleep mask pattern in the Amy Butler's book, so last night I set about making myself a shiny new one. I made this entirely out of pieces from my scraps bag (which is a cool way to use up some bits and pieces). I've changed the pattern to put my own spin on it a little - the front of the original is all one piece (not patchwork) and I've used horizontal stitching lines instead of cross hatch for the quilting, I've also added 1" elastic rather than ribbon as I've had tied masks in the past and they never stay in place because I toss and turn a lot in my sleep.
I'm really pleased with how this came out, and I envisioning making a couple more before the year is out.
I'm really enjoying these little sewing projects that I can finish in one evening. I feel like I'm getting my crafty fix without the pressure of having unfinished things sitting around (you know what I'm like for not finishing things, and this is supposed to by my year of finishing things!). Here's to discovering many more quick projects!