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{relaxation eye pillow}

As I mentioned in the previous post, my Bachelor’s Thesis was due yesterday. It. is. DONE! Yay!!
That also means that I have been pretty busy the last couple days and haven’t really gotten a chance to be creative. This is where my amazing, creative mom comes in! She’s basically guest posting for me today. Well, idea and picture-wise she is. :)

She made this wonderful eye pillow. Eye pillows are usually used for relaxation purposes in yoga. They are filled with spelt (you can also use flax seeds) and a few drops of lavender oil and are supposed to help headaches and work as an antidepressant. The pillows have the perfect weight to put enough pressure on your face to contour it, blocking out the light.

Materials you’ll need:
  • fabric (2 pieces about 8 x 3 inches, plus 14″ seam allowance).
  • sewing machine and thread
  • scissors
  • ribbon (optional)
  • spelt
  • lavender oil
{relaxation eye pillow}
How to:
  1. Sew both sides of the fabric right side together, leaving about a 1 12″ opening. If desired, sew in the ribbon on one of the short side of the fabric.
  2. Turn the fabric inside out.
  3. Drop a few drops of lavender oil on the spelt or flax seed and fill the pillow.
  4. Stitch the opening shut by hand.
  5. Relax!

I’m partying here


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    Tuesday May 17th, 2011 at 01:13 PM

    This is so nice. I love the fabric!
    Thank you for sharing!

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    Tuesday May 17th, 2011 at 02:38 PM

    What a lovely, simple gift this would be! Thanks for sharing the idea.

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    Tuesday May 17th, 2011 at 04:04 PM

    YEAY on being done with your thesis!! I know what a relief that can be. Great tutorial by your Mom..I like the pretty fabric that she choose.

    Delighted Momma

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    Tuesday May 17th, 2011 at 04:22 PM

    , I need one f these :)great idea!

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    Tuesday May 17th, 2011 at 05:40 PM

    this is fantastic. il be on the hunt for spelt this afternoon now.

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    Tuesday May 17th, 2011 at 06:38 PM

    GREAT gifts, I’ll have to remember this for next mothers day, as I give all the ladies in my neighborhood a handmade gift! thanks

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    Baby's Breath Handmade
    Tuesday May 17th, 2011 at 09:43 PM


    I’m your newest follower! Would love for you to follow back! :-)

    Baby’s Breath Handmade

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    The Ellis'
    Wednesday May 18th, 2011 at 03:33 AM

    I love it!! We are faithful followers of your blog! :)

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    Wednesday May 18th, 2011 at 03:50 AM

    be an awesome gift!!! love it:) thanks

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    Wednesday May 18th, 2011 at 04:20 PM

    LOVE this idea! I found your blog through Someday Crafts. Please stop by Sew Woodsy and link up this project!

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    Cozy Home Scenes
    Thursday May 19th, 2011 at 03:52 AM

    So practical and pretty. I love the fabric.

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    Thursday May 19th, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Visiting from the Thrifty Thursday blog hop. I’m now following your blog. I hope you could follow me back.

    Thank you.

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Thursday May 19th, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! You really make my day!!

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    Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife
    Thursday May 19th, 2011 at 08:00 PM

    This is wonderful. Especially for someone who suffers with headaches. TFS!!
    Stopping by from A Glimpse Inside.

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    Desiree @ The 36th Avenue
    Friday May 20th, 2011 at 05:55 AM

    Great idea, beautiful fabric and a perfect gift… Could you tell me where did you get the fabric from. I think is perfect for my girls room. Thanks for sharing ;)

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    Saturday May 21st, 2011 at 05:06 AM

    Oh, I have to try this! I need all the help getting to sleep that I can get.

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    Sunday May 22nd, 2011 at 09:54 PM

    I have to try this, I have a bit of a problem when I want to go to sleep or to just relax and this sound so great, I even got lavender oil and a lot of fabrics — going to make me on tomorrow since it´s eve here now:) Just followed your blog and you are more then welcome to visit mine :) Thanks for sharing this idea with me/us:)

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    Monday May 23rd, 2011 at 01:34 PM

    I love it! Beautiful fabric.

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    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    Wednesday May 25th, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    Very relaxing, and VERY cute! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again this week :)

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    Wednesday May 25th, 2011 at 09:01 PM

    There is nothing like lavender oil for relaxing. It’s my favorite scent!! What a nice project. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Saturday June 4th, 2011 at 03:43 AM

    This was such a lovely idea!
    I featured this on my post today called ‘Alooooha Friday Wrap Up’ so I hope you check it out! My followers are sure to love it as well :)

    ~Jill from ‘Just Dream, Jelly Bean!’

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    Tuesday July 16th, 2013 at 08:45 PM

    Super Post!
    Gefällt mir richtig gut die Idee.. da ich oft starke Kopfschmerzen habe würde ich das mal ausprobieren. Allerdings würde ich zu dem Dinkel echte getrocknete Lavendelblüten hinzugeben.

    Wie viel Gramm Dinkel wären eine gute Füllung? Da du oben schreibst, dass dies das perfekte Gewicht dafür ist.

    Vielen Dank und weiter so!

    PS: Habe den Blog eben erst entdeckt und bin begeistert!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday July 21st, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      Vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar, Jennifer!
      Wie schön eine Leserin aus Deutschland zu haben! :)
      Ich habe gerade mal mein Dinkelkissen gewogen, da ich es damals einfach gefüllt habe ohne weiter drauf zu achten wie viel eigentlich rein passt.. Es sind ungefähr 220 Gramm.
      Getrocknete Lavendelblüten sollten genauso gut funktionieren wie das Öl. Hmm.. Ich liebe den Geruch!
      Ganz liebe Grüße aus dem hohen Norden!

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    Tuesday December 17th, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Hey, I was searching for an eye-pillow pattern, this one is so lovely and looks easy to make. Very nice explanation as well. I’ll make a couple of them, they’ll make great christmas gifts. I love handmade gifts, thanks for sharing :)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday January 2nd, 2014 at 09:49 PM

      I’m so happy to hear you liked the eye pillow! ;)
      How did they turn out?
      I hope you’ve had a great Christmas and start into the new year!
      XO! Vanessa

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        Saturday January 4th, 2014 at 11:13 AM

        Thanks for your very nice comment :) They really made great gifts, my friends loved them! Unfortunately I forgot to take some photos„ I would share with you. Now my mom, and my boyfriend’s mom are on the list, I’ll make for them, too. If have any chance I’ll make one for myself:) I wish you a very generous new year Vanessa, all the best!

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