pink sleep mask with eyelashes

While organizing my craft supplies I came across this great black fringe. It instantly reminded me of eyelashes. Of course I immediately started considering what I could make with the eyelashes. Here’s what I came up with: a sleep mask with eyelashes and eyebrows. I used felt, elastic, the fringe I found, and some other trim that looks like ribbon but is much thicker.

sleep mask supplies

I cut out the basic shape of the mask in pink and grey. I cut the black trim into eyebrows and the fringe into eyelashes. I had to give the eyelashes a haircut to make them shorter. I sewed them on to the pink felt. I went with big dark eyebrows, because that’s what I have in real life. I’ve been given a little grief over the years and a few major hints about shrinking down the size of my eyebrows, but hey, God gave them to me and I like them like this.

sleep mask eyelashes closeup

Here is the mask waiting on my pillow to give me a nice sleep-in on the next day when I don’t have to be up before the sun. Hopefully the mask will have it’s maiden voyage on Saturday. A little more sleep is always good. :)

pink sleep mask with eyelashes

Update: Here is a photo of Maddie wearing the mask. She wasn’t around when I shot the photos for this post, but she she found the mask later and did her own photo shoot. Man, I love this kid and her creative spirit.

sleep mask with big eyelashes

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24 Responses to Sleep Mask with Eyelashes

  1. Nancy says:

    Wonderful! I’d love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!

    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/01/an-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-2-and.html
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    Nancy

  2. Susan says:

    So cute! Any plans to add this to your etsy shop? I know someone who would love one!

  3. Brenda says:

    This could not be any cuter!! Love it! :*)

    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

  4. That is too funny. My BF is always complaining about our bedroom being too bright, I should make him one of these! LOL.

  5. shelley says:

    that is so great I need one of those. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Nicole says:

    Hey! Thanks for the kind words on my blog…your blog is so lovely and I love love love that sleep mask!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  7. Maria says:

    How fun and whimsical! Love it! Great idea!

  8. This is super cute! Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday :)

    Also, in case you haven’t seen it, I’m giving away a copy of a new GF Paleo cookbook, Primal Cuisine, so swing by and enter to win!

    http://www.poorandglutenfree.blogspot.com/2013/01/primal-cuisine-cooking-for-paleo-diet.html

  9. Christine says:

    Oh my goodness!! This is SOOOO CUTE!!!! I have to make some for my little sleeping beauties!

    Thanks so much for partying with me last week at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m really looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow evening!

  10. […] and nephew. The pink one is a smaller version of the sleeping mask with eyelashes that I shared here. For the blue mask I cut out glasses in felt and sewed them onto the mask. Both masks are made from […]

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your awesome project! Visit us again next week and link up more awesome stuff!

    Have a great week!
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/02/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-18/

  12. […] and sewed in the elastic band at the same time. The other sleeps masks I’ve made are here, here and […]

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