How is it that a week can just fly right by and I didn't even see it? This past couple of weeks have been filled with so many other demands on my time that I barely remember the fleeting moments since last Monday. Oh well, it's Monday again ;o) and here I am, trying to catch my breath and get back to doing what I love. Here in my little Cyber Corner of the World I can share all of my creative projects and ideas, as well as tell you all about the fun things that are going on. For today, however, I'll just share a couple of things with you . . . . here are the sweet sachet pillows that I'm making for Valentine's Day. These are for the Eclectic Artisans Team Valentine's Challenge.
I've been wanting to make some of these ever since Grandma brought us a couple of these wonderful warming pillows that are filled with dry corn. On these bitterly cold, frosty nights, it really warms up your toes if you take one of these (very practical) little bags of corn, pop it into the microwave for about 3 - 4 minutes and then put it in your bed down by your frozen piggies ;o) Warms you right up!
Well, I thought how fun it would be to make something similar, but a bit more feminine (of course!) that could be used for those of us who sometimes experience migraine headaches. These pretty little sachet pillows are filled with rice, so they work the same way as the corn does, but the rice doesn't have that homey, cornbread smell. Which is not a BAD smell, it's just that I thought I could use rice and then add some sachet beads to make the pillows smell really nice. Kind of like aromatherapy in a bag!
So, I experimented with several different designs, and I have many more ideas in my head (as usual!), but here are the first three that I made. I wanted to make a simple pillow that could be used without the little pillow case, but also have the pretty covering so that these pretty pillows could be kept out on your bed or dresser.
The plan is to make one of these for each of my daughters with their initial on them to make it more personalized. These are great for warming up and placing on your forehead when you have a headache . . . . I especially use mine with a sinus headache. Just one more fun way to make the world a more beautiful place! I'll post the tutorial later this week, so please stop back soon because I have lots more news to share with you about new eBooks, tutorials, and even an eZine project that you could get involved with if you want to. Hopefully this week will slow down so that I can at least remember what happens ;o) Chat tomorrow, N