Below is one of my first cross stitch patterns stitched by Svanhvit Reith. It has taken me a looooong time to finish the model because I could not decide what to do with it. Finally it came to me… a dream pillow!
Instructions how to make the pillow is not included in the pattern (I’m far from an expert in sewing)… but this is how I made it;
I used some muslin to create a pillow which contains the herbs. This pillow will fit inside the pillow that I made of the stitched Mandala.
The outer pillow (made with the stitched Mandala) contains some fiberfill. Instead of stitching all 4 sides you add velcro to one side so that changing the inside bag will be nice and easy.
The dried herbs inside the bag are (as little or as much as you prefer):
- 2 tablespoons Lavender (relaxing sleep)
- 2 teaspoons Chamomile (relaxing sleep)
- 2 teaspoons Hop (restful sleep and healing)
- 2 tablespoons Rose Petals (any color as long as they are fragrant and not chemically treated)
It suits the subject of the Mandala and I like the end result… and the smell.
Thank you Svanhavit for your wonderful stitch work!