Last Sunday I woke up and instantly thought of the song “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars and I thought: “I want to do nothing today”. This video is classic -at least in my mind .
But knowing me, that’s just not physically or mentally possible for longer than 10 minutes.
I literally laid in bed for about 10 minutes and started thinking about when I was pregnant with Em. I went to prenatal yoga a couple of times a week to stay in some sort of shape . My favorite part of yoga was the last 10 minutes, where we laid on the floor in a very comfortable position. The instructor would walk around and would very gently push our shoulders into the floor and then placed a relaxation mask on our eyes. That mask just made me sink and stop thinking. I WANTED THAT MASK!!!
So I made it, and now you can too! Whenever I call my parents and Dad answers the phone, I know it means one of two things: either she is either in her craft room doing something or she is taking a nap. If she is taking a nap, Dad always asks ‘Do you want me to wake her?” and my response is always “No! Don’t poke the bear”. And this is what I think every time I think when I’m trying to relax and someone comes by – DON’T POKE THE BEAR!!!! Don’t you do it, don’t do it!!!
To make the Don’t Poke the Bear Mask, here is what you’ll need:
- Pattern for Relaxation Mask, you can download here
- Scrap Material
- Rice or buckwheat
If you have a Silhouette Cameo, you can use my little template for “Don’t Poke the Bear”, in which case you’ll need:
If you don’t have a Silhouette Cameo, write out “Don’t Poke the Bear” with a Sharpie on the materail – cause it is just funny and effectively gets the point across.
With right sides together, sew 1/4″ from the outside, leaving a gap so you can add the rice/buckwheat later. Tip: you’ll notice how I have two sets of two pins on the right, that’s how I know when to start and stop sewing to leave the gap.
- After sewing, turn it right side out.
- Keep the opening open, then sew a finishing seam around the outer edge, about 1/8 to 1/4″ to and from the opening.
- Then fill with rice or buckwheat
- Then sew the remaining seam.
If I have this mask on, everyone should know ‘no I’m not relaxing, no I’m not thinking, I just need a minute, LEAVE ME ALONE! DON’T POKE THE BEAR – or you’ll lose an arm:)’ I think this would go along nicely with one of my favorite lists by Toys In the Dryer: Getting Rid of the Mommy Grouchies.
With love and all the kindness of my heart – this is a fair warning.