First lesson in parenting: kids ruin your sleep.
I used to be a pretty great sleeper--I could sleep anywhere, anytime. Now I get to sleep with ear plugs, melatonin, a sound machine and always, always a sleep mask. I only have 1 sleep mask and have been known to go into a panic if I can't find it at bedtime. Additionally, I've been using the same ratty little sleep mask for a few years, therefore I finally decided I needed some new new masks. If you're a regular crafter and sewer you probably already have everything in your craft/sewing pile like I did. The stamping part is optional, but I love the customizable options.
Eye Mask Supplies:
2 different fabrics (one super soft for your eyes like silk or velvet)
sewing machine and other regular sewing supplies
I traced around my current eye mask for a pattern, but there are tons of free eye mask patterns out there, so take your pick and then cut two pieces of fabric and 1 piece of quilt batting for each mask. I used thick velvet for the soft side of my eye mask--partly because it's soft but also partly because it's thick fabric that will block the light well.
rubber stamping scraps (or potato)
potato/sweet potato). Then simply cut the design out and hot glue it onto a scrap piece of wood. Cover stamp with fabric paint and give it a few test runs on paper. Then stamp it onto your already cut out top layer of fabric for you eye mask.
I'm going to show you 2 different ways to do this.
Here is option 1.
In all honestly I LOVE this new mask. So comfy and soft. If you've never tried a sleep mask before give it a shot. They're not just for the Holly Golightly's of the world.