Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Eye Burrito

One of my favorite books for food and crafts - I like You by Amy Sedaris - Hospitality Under the Influence. Good recipes, quirky crafts and hilarious writing! I don't think she is for everyone, but I find her so funny! In the pantyhose craft section, you'll find the eye burrito. I made one years ago and love it! I keep it on my nightstand or in the freezer if it's hot outside and lay it over my eyes when I need a little relaxation before bed. Think shavasana.Items you will need:
1. Pantyhose (I used hose with a cute pattern)
2. Something to fill it with. (I used lentils but you can use lima beans, barley, rice, etc.)
3. I also added some lavender so it always smells good.

1. Cut the leg off around upper thigh area.
2. Fill with about 1 1/2 cups-2 cups of lentils and push it down to the toe area.
3. With the other leg cut it so you have a six inch piece and fill with lavender. Tie a knot at the end. Put the small lavender pouch in the lentil filled tube.
4. Find a length you like and tie a knot. Double the hose over the whole thing (so there are two layers of hose) and tie.
5. Lay down, place over eyes and relax!

I may have just lost my two new male followers.


  1. Love Amy but not sure I like the name of this craft project but love the idea. "eye burrito" makes me think I will make a mess as i do while eating burritos but absolutely love the idea and find that part very relaxing.

  2. WOW! What funky tights? May I ask what you paired those with? Your denim mini? That must of looked awesome.

    Also, I am pretty sure that Amy did not mention using OLD nylons as a bouquet garni for soups and stews. I have such fond memories of my mother fishing the foot of an old stocking out of her bolognese sauce just before serving. mmmmm....