I didn't make as many of my Christmas presents this year, but one that I thought would definitely be worth the time is this Relaxing Eye Pillow. It's so so simple, and just so nice to have after eating a big Christmas dinner. You can throw it in the microwave or the freezer for your desired temperature. My quilting mom, Brenda Winkelmeyer, passed these instructions on to me. Now after enjoying my own Relaxing Eye Pillow I thought I would pass them along to you.
- fabric, something soft and luxurious
- flax seeds
- dried herb of your choice (roses, chamomile, peppermint, lavender)
- measuring utensil
1. Cut out two pieces of fabric to your desired size. (I have recently become an embroidery fanatic so I embroidered mine.)
2. Put right sides together and sew along the side with a quarter-inch seam. Be sure to leave a couple inches open so you can squeeze your little fingers in there to press out the corner seam.
3. Flip your pillow inside out and iron down your seams nice and flat.
4. In the bowl, mix 3/4 c. flax seeds to every four T. of herbs.
5. Funnel the mixture into your pillow only about 3/4 full.
6. Hand stitch your pillow closed and VIOLA!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
And they are finished! Kind of. My part that is. The actual wrappers still have to be printed, but here's a pretty good idea of what they will look like. (Front, back and inside of the wrappers)
Also, here is a very scrappy looking 3D model of what the box will look like. I designed it to only use one color to save on cost. The granola bar flavor will be stamped on each box. That way only one version has to be printed, rather than four.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Do you remember a reproduction fabric post I made almost A YEAR ago? Well guess who learned how to finish a project. Aside from a couple hand-dyed fabrics and some run-of-the-mill white muslin, these are all 30s reproduction prints. If fabric history has any appeal to you (I'm speaking to about .5% of the population right now) here is a nice little article on fabric during that era.
Notice the quilt pattern - quilting notions! scissors, thimbles, needles, thread...how wonderful, yes? OH! and I got a little adventurous with my backing. Rather than my normal straight yardage, I mimiced the piano key border and ran a strip through the middle.
Please ignore the unfinished edges. I still have binding to do, but just couldn't wait to finish that before posting.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
When I saw Brew Dog released the world's most alcoholic beer in...a DEAD ANIMAL? I had to post at least a picture.
Introducing The End of History at 55%abv. Only 11 bottles will be available but each bottle will come inside a stuffed animal - a rather polarizing and daring packaging move...but very in keeping with the brand and a sure-fire way to get plenty of attention.
Monday, November 1, 2010
For the past few weeks I have been working with Herbal Oats to redesign their packaging. I thought I would share a couple ideas that did not make it to round two. I should have the final wrappers finished in the next few weeks and hopefully ready to hit stores soon after that.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
It's been a while since I posted some new shoes. Lucky for me there was a sale at Dillards. If you haven't seen Shoes #1-5, click on the keyword below and check out the series. My day job is really cutting into my natural light, so pardon the harsh yellows. These shoes are actually a nice peachy pink.