Hey there, I thought I'd share this eye mask here today. This post was originally part of Rachael's "Raccoon is the new black" series. Maybe it will help keep some of those early morning rays out of your eyes and maybe it will help you to catch a few more winks...
Raccoons are the new foxes, which were the new owls...haven't you heard?!
Thanks so much Rachael for letting me join in on all of the raccoon fun. There have been so many great ideas so far. I mean, seriously, I can't wait to try all of them!
Don't be robbed of your sleep anymore! Make yourself a raccoon eye mask and get your beauty rest. And if you find that you were, for some reason burglarized, check out my raccoon eye pillow (or boo boo healer) for those day after eyes.
Here's what you'll need: felt, 1/4" elastic, small piece of fabric for the back.
With or without eyelashes. If you choose to use the eyelashes be sure to have a good amount of the bottom of the eyelash underneath the eye so that the eyelash is sewn on when you sew the eye. Then pin.
Once you have the front of your mask complete you will need to cut out another piece of felt and one piece of fabric for the back. I used an organic cotton for my backing. Make sure that it is something soft, as it will be sitting directly against your eyes.
Sew the felt and fabric together with right sides facing using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave about 2" open on the side for turning.
Pin a 15" piece of 1/4" elastic to the sides and then carefully sew around the entire mask.
I promise, it does fit an adult! These kiddos were just having too much fun with it...and it's pretty hard to take a picture of yourself, by yourself while wearing an eye mask...I couldn't see a thing!
Anywho...I hope you enjoy and get some sleep! Thanks again for having me Rachael. And don't forget to stop by my blog, buzzmills...for some more raccoon fun!