I'll end the suspense (cause I know you were just thinking about it all day, right?) and I'll tell ya what the weird craft was. Oh, and I also want to dispel any rumors that it was some kind of sex thing.
When I posted it with the guessing game I just thought it was funny looking. And since I knew what it was for, well... I guess the other things that might go in the hole didn't really occur to me.
Everyone who suggested that it looked like a hemorrhoid pillow was pretty close -- it serves the same purpose that a hemorrhoid pillow does, only for my... ear! This is so stupid and I probably shouldn't have even posted it, but I was just so proud of myself for having a problem, conceiving a craft to solve it, and executing it so successfully! Yay!
So what's my problem, right? Well, I'm not complaining, 'cause it was self-inflicted, but I got my ear pierced last week and now it hurts. Unfortunately, it was on my left side and that's my preferred side for sleeping. So I made this thing to strap onto my head at night -- the ear goes in the middle! (No other body parts, thankyouverymuch.)
Aaaannndd... it worked! The only trouble I had was when I flipped over to my right side and the strap would move, causing the pillow to move and touch my ear. I think a few bobby pins might cure that problem. I'll fill you in tomorrow.
Whew! This post contains a lot of words and no pretty pictures to take the edge off!
Sooo... I'll share the latest ATC I made that's been received. The recipient requested: "a feminine type theme that includes: woman, mothering, sexuality, mother earth, natur-y."
I was kind of at a loss on this one, but I had this great fabric with all of these 50's style moms on it. I cut one out and used a zig-zag stitch to outline her... it gave her a sort of shrine-like "halo" that I really like!
The person I made this for is a vegetarian... but she seemed to take it very well. Perhaps that's a Tofu Ham! ("Tofam"? Hrm.)
All right. Mystery solved. I'm going to bed right now... and I've got my ear pillow on! Oh, yeah -- it looks completely ridiculous on... like I've got one of Princess Leia's crazy giant hair buns. Seriously funny shit.