Welcome to Glory Bee Crafts & Recipes. Here you’ll find fun crafting projects and simple but tasty recipes from the creative how-to books written by Gloria Hander Lyons. These titles feature topics about cooking, decorating your home, crafting, and planning theme parties and tea parties. Come on in and explore my blog postings for gift ideas, craft projects, party planning and great recipes.
To make an eye pillow, cut two rectangles approximately 4-1/2” X 9-1/2” from either cotton print fabric or satin fabric. Sew the two pieces together around two long sides and one short side, with the right sides of the fabric facing each other and using a 1/4” seam allowance. Turn the pillow right side out. Mix 3/4 cup dried lavender buds with 3/4 cup flaxseed. Fill the pillow case with the mixture. Turn under the raw edges of the open end of the pillow 1/4” and sew the opening closed.
To use, lay the pillow across your eyes to relieve stress headaches, or warm it in the microwave and wrap it around your neck to reduce tension. If you chill it in the freezer, it can be used to reduce puffiness around the eyes. To help your eye pillow retain its fragrance longer, store in a zipper-type plastic bag when not in use. Squeeze the pillow gently to release more lavender fragrance.
This book has more than 40 fun and easy to make projects for relaxing bath mixtures, beauty scrubs, stress reducing eye pillows, lavender soap, fragrant mug mats, closet fresheners, pomanders, sachets and tasty treats and mixes to give as gifts. Tickle Your Senses with Lavender! Size: 5.5” X 8.5”, Paperback, 60 pages. Price: $6.95