Around Wellington the sun becomes little more than a distant memory during winter and early spring. It does one thing here and it does it well: it rains. It’s just the way it is here. But come late spring just before we completely go all “The Shining” the sun starts to peek out. If you drove an hour north it’s probably been sunburn season for a month or more but here that little bit of sun is still a novelty. As someone who suffers depression that sunshine is like a big ol’ battery charger in the sky. I can feel myself getting happier, nicer to know and more productive. Lying in the sun for even 20 minutes reading or just being alive is truly my idea of heaven. But I find it hard to cover my eyes because of my glasses. They cost a fortune for regular ones so prescription sunglasses are unlikely. Covering my eyes with my arm makes me worry that my glasses will get broken plus you have to tilt your head just so. Hardly relaxing. So I decided to whip up this eye mask.
It took less than 10 minutes to make (admittedly not my best work but they are only for lying in my yard) and even then I dawdled – the longest part was choosing a fabric. I used batting from an old Avon cushion kit I never used but you could use an old thin towel or flannelette instead. Now all I have to do is wait for the next bit of sunlight…..