5 hours ago
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I don't know if this thought came to me because I really need a good night's sleep or because I am genius when only 1/4 of my brain is functioning. I just finished a one hour project and came out with two travel pillows to give the girls as Christmas presents.
I tried to take a nap. To all those lucky people who can nap, I envy you. I can't nap. My brain won't stop for the bit of time I need to be still. I am exhausted. I have a headache And I want a milk-shake. I am a weary mess. (I know I can't be the only gal who likes a milkshake when she's pooped.) I haven't been able to sleep well for several days. Maybe it is because the girls and I are off schedule, eating junk food, and I keep getting visitors around 3 am who need to sleep with Mommy.
Anyhoo, while I was attempting to nap I had an idea to make travel pillows out of a flannel error. By flannel error, I mean that when I bought material to make the girls' their yearly Christmas pj pants I bought enough material to make pants for a four year old. That doesn't work if your kids are eight years old and ten years old.
Back to the pillows... I looked up travel pillow tutorials and found a ton for the "U" shaped pillows - which my girls have never liked. Then I came across this little pillow by Maya Made. I made mine a bit bigger but I think they are a brilliant idea (a nod to my wonderful British friend). I love it that they have pockets and handles (which makes it easier to get a good grip when you bop your sister in the head).