Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sleep Mask


What a diva I am.  I can’t sleep unless it’s pitch-black in the room, and I’d also like it to be completely silent, as well, which is, of course, impossible.  And since there is a storage barn across the road with about twenty huge halogen lights which (seasonally, thank goodness) blare out their tremendous wattage directly at my face while I’m trying to sleep, I have had to cover the windows with some completely terrible blackout curtains—oh, they’re so ugly—and even then, I felt the need for even more darkness.  What’s a diva to do?  I can’t just lie there squinting all night, can I?  Well, make myself a sleep mask of course, dahling!  Preferably from a soft, awesome flannel by Anna Maria Horner, if possible, oh yes. 

All I did was draw and cut out sort of a bean-shaped shape from two pieces of flannel and three pieces of cotton batting, quilt them together, and attach a satin ribbon at the sides.  Very glamorous. 

Wearing this does make me feel a little bit like Eva Gabor, but, bless me, it’s dark at night.  Ahh. 


  1. Eva would be proud. And Ms. Horner. Looks like a win win situation :)

  2. LOL I am the same - well i was - eye mask and ear plugs much to the amusement of my husband. Now after having Radish I have weaned my self off the mask in the darker months and only wear one earplug, to not hear and to hear at the same time... :-)

  3. O Kristen, you're the best!
    Whenever I am in the need for something cozy or some soothing words I come around here and have a look and a smile and something to marvel at.
    Although I want to keep my ears and eyes attentive even at night and would never think of wearing this kind of otherwise irresistable diva-stuff... I love your words and things!
    x Hilde