Meet our very own Mary Alice (Hobby Knitter):
Mary Alice is our hobby knitter. Did you know that our very first washable organic cotton facial wipes were originally a knitted version hand made by Mary Alice?
More recently, she has knitted some beautiful gifts for our Digital Marketing Manager, Jen. Jen’s arm was severely injured in an accident and she was growing tired of protecting the skin grafts with unattractive medical wraps. Being the fashionable girl that she is, she tried wrapping it with Faceplant Bamboo headbands for a while, but they didn’t quite cover right. Enter Mary Alice’s beautiful solution: Hand-knitted arm wraps in a selection of beautiful colors and soft cozy fibers. This is a true win-win. Mary Alice relaxes. Jen receives the bounty of her crafting.
Mary Alice learned to knit from her babysitter when she was 7 and has never stopped. She says the feel of the yarn and the repetitive motion soothe her soul.
Crafting and relaxing. It’s just one of the things we do that bring us joy before we Faceplant into our pillows each night. What brings you your greatest joy?
The foundation of Faceplant based on the concept that how you feel before you ‘Faceplant’ into your pillow each night inspires your dreams. And if you feel good before you Faceplant, those dreams will be sweet ones.
It’s a pretty solid logic and our goal is to provide products to inspire happy Faceplanting, but there are loads of other ways to feel good. Sure, we encourage sweet messages on your pillows and cozy bamboo pajamas, but only as an aside to filling your life with many things that help you to feel joy, love and peace.
Enter crafting. We find deep relaxation in doing the things we love and for us, crafting is one of them. We have a crafty group here at Faceplant, and it’s always fun to see and share what our team is working on when they aren’t working on Faceplant.
Brigitte (Costume Designer):
I carved the elements of the head out of foam and hot glued them together to form the wolf head base. I covered it with tape to create a pattern. I cut the tape off and marked the foam base to match each piece, so I’d remember how the pieces fit together. Then the fun part started… stitching it together. It was a challenging sewing extravaganza, but it was a blast to see it evolve each step of the way. Each night as I conquered a bit more of my crafting challenge, I felt a sense of achievement and the joy that comes with that achievement. The greatest joy though was seeing the look on my sons’ face when he spotted the finished “head” sitting on the table.
Crafting and relaxing. It’s just one of the things we do that bring us joy before we Faceplant into our pillows each night. What brings you your greatest joy? What do you do before you Faceplant? We’d love to hear about it….
Sweet dreams always,
It seems like a simple question. For goodness sake, we MAKE pajamas! We know what they are, right? But who knew that quarantining could make such a simple question, so complex? What are pajamas really?
Do you have a Zoom call today? I’d definitely go formal. Capital P- pajamas. Start with the relax tank but layer the swing jacket over it to dress it up. If it’s a serious meeting you can wrap the same Voyageur Wrap from above as a scarf. They’ll only see you from the top, so if you want to wear your racy lacey Zsa Zsa shorts on the bottom, go ahead. You do you, girl!
The decisions may be getting more complicated these days, but if you have to decide between Pajamas and pajamas, we’ve got you covered.
Sweet Dreams Always,
To think that I’ve spent years trying to slow down enough to meditate deeply. I’ve sought out inspiring and soothing thoughts, quotes, psalms and words to comfort my heart and soothe my soul. I’ve pined over the perfect fabric to control night sweats. Designed cozy jammies and slippers to help you and I both feel relaxed before we Faceplant each night. And all I was missing was Squirrel Dancing! The simple and complete joy it brought to them, and in turn to me, to watch him shake his little tail was oddly life-changing. It gave me a hope that there is so much magic to discover in our Covid-induced slower pace of life. One that I hope we will hold on to in so many ways. One where we all can find joy and new ways to relax right in our own front yards.
So, this week, as some of our communities begin to re-awaken and venture out, please be respectful and safe. And please remember to enjoy the squirrel dancing in your own front yard.
Sweet Dreams Always,