Sleep is such a tricky thing isn’t it. I usually sleep really well (still making up for about 5 years of interrupted sleep with my boys…), but just recently I’ve been having a really rubbish phase of getting off to sleep for a little while, waking up feeling stressed and *then* I can’t get back to sleep again. When I do manage to sleep, I have classic anxiety-filled dreams – you know the kind – late for an appointment and you are completely lost…. you can’t find your bag and keep searching in rooms where everything has been moved around…. you go to visit a friend but find someone else living in their house…. (tell me it isn’t just me!!).
So for ages I’ve been thinking about making a sleep pillow filled with a herb mix to tuck under my pillow to encourage a good night’s sleep – this stupid insomnia has prompted me to get round to sorting all out. Were you wondering what my applique ZZZs were for? Here’s my now finished aptly-named Zed-pillow.
I’ve given it an envelope-style back so that once the herbs have lost their potency they can be replaced. The dried herbs will be held in a muslin sachet, once I’ve got round to making it…. I also have to work a bit on the herb mix. I’ll share the recipe when I have one figured out – it wont be long, I am so fed up of lying awake nights…!
When I haven’t been appliqueing with my Liberty stash I’ve been cutting it into bits to make some new mini-bundles (3 coordinating 9″x12″ Tana Lawn pieces) for my Folksy fabric shop. I am super-pleased with my shop pics – it’s taken about 6 months for me to get used to my new camera, but I am finally getting there….
It has been such fun putting together coordinating packs and coming up with daft names for all my bundles. Who said cutting fabric was boring?!