Counting Tikis

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This past Friday, January 3rd, was the National Festival of Sleep.  Don’t ask me how I know these things: I am just full of ridiculous and completely useless information.  Lucky for you, I seem to have found a forum in which these little tidbits have become some kind of entertaining medium. But enough about me, more about sleep…

I’m sure you’re sick of hearing phrases like “polar vortex,” annoying words like “subzero temperatures,” and reading all about #chiberia. (okay, that last one, I like, so I approve of the use).  All of these – subliminally  or not – evoke a sense of sleepiness or perhaps an onset of acute narcolepsy and have us jonesing for jammies and and a bed. For those of you fortunate enough to have a few “snow days” off of work or school, snacking, napping and lounging are probably some of your top activities.  What would make this mini-vacation even better? Curling up by a mini space heater with your very own Tiki Pillow!! Just when you think the Tiki Team couldn’t get any craftier…. we go and out-tiki ourselves!

We started with an enlarged tiki image, a white pillow case, sheets of colored felt and freezer paper.

Trace the parts of the tiki onto the freezer paper

*make the tiki cup shape about a half inch larger all around

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Trace and cut out Tiki parts from the appropriate color felt.  *we ended up cutting out two small pieces of black felt for eyes.

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Assemble and sew.

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I mean… how cute is that?! Wishing you all sweet Tiki dreams!

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