Eye Pillow Tutorial

So you have seen all my new eye pillows and neck wraps!!!  Do you want to make your own this weekend!?!

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Cut fabric into a 9 inch by 5 inch piece. 

Pin your top fabric to your bottom fabric, right sides together.
Sew a half inch seam around the eye pillow except for a two inch opening.  This will be where you turn your eye pillow right side out.
Before you turn your eye pillow right side out, cut off excess fabric.
Flip eye pillow right side out though opening.
I totally forgot what this thing is called.  It’s used to push your corners out and make them all pretty.  You can use anything pointy, but be careful not to push all the way though.
Once you turn right side out, iron flat.  You don’t have to do this, but I always topstitch to give it a more completed professional look.  Topstitch all the way around except at the opening.
 

 

You will need 1 cup of rice and 2 tablespoons of dried lavender per eye pillow.  I get my lavender at Earth Fare or any whole foods store.  If you do not have a funnel, make one out of construction paper.  Using your funnel, add the rice and lavender mixture to the eye pillow though the opening.  Sew up the opening and you are done! 
Use at room temperature or from the freezer to sooth irritated eyes.  Heat in the microwave to melt away tension headaches.  For neck wraps cut a piece of fabric 27 inches by 5 inches.  Use 3.5 cups of rice and 3.5 tablespoons of lavender!!  And if you don’t want to make your own, I’ve gotta covered here!!!

Enjoy! and Happy Friday  xoxoxo Angela

 

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Are you feeling a little stressed?

I will be adding some new items to my Etsy Shop over the next couple of weeks!!!  I’ve really missed sewing and making things and creating.  So I’m hoping to get my Etsy shop up and running again!  I’ve just added these Lavender Neck Wraps and Lavender Eye Pillows!  They make great teacher gifts, Christmas presents, or even a little something to pamper yourself!  In the evening, I love to heat my neck wrap up in the microwave right before I crawl under a blanket on the couch with my kiddos and hubby!  The lavender smells soooo nice and my son is convinced it makes him sleepy!

DSC_0578Lavender Neck Wrap  $18.00

Use at room temperature or from the freezer to reduce pain. Heat in the microwave to melt away tension and stress.

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button bird designs

DSC_0572Lavender Eye Pillow  $12.00

Use at room temperature or from the freezer to soothe irritated eyes. Heat in the microwave to melt away tension headaches.

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button bird designs

Visit my Etsy Shop for more fabric options and be sure to check back as I continue to add new Button Bird Owl Pillows, new George Pillows, and some other new fun surprises!!!

xoxoxo  Angela

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We like the house puzzle!

Work has been busyyyyy.  We’ve been doing two redesigns a week.  TWO A WEEK.  I’m having dreams of toss pillows and poufs and window treatments.  I think one of the reasons why we are so busy is because of course Christina is awesome at what she does but she’s also affordable and she doesn’t always want people to buy new. Before I started working with the redesign company, I always thought interior designers were snotty and expensive and would only suggest buying fancy new things. However, I have seen Christina talk people out of a new couch more times than I have seen her say “yes spend more money on more new stuff”.  The redesign company honestly wants you to love what you have.  Most of the time people have great stuff, things that means something to them, they just have a hard time making it all work together.   Putting a house together is like a puzzle.  We like the house puzzle!!

Sometimes we do buy new stuff.  When Christina said we were going to redesign a sewing room, I almost had a heart attack.  This momma needed a space to call her own, a place to retreat after the kids had been fed and put to bed.  A place to read and craft and sit and relax.  This is by far one of my favorites!!!

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Before

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See all the before and after photos here!  (I am soooo getting that throw).

xoxoxo Angela

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