she carried them in her basket…


 Many years ago I was in a little store with my aunt when I came upon a little yellow tin that once held Erinmore Tobacco flakes.  It was a little bit rusty, a little bit scratched and perfect in every way.  As I tried to figure out a use for my found treasure, my aunt exclaimed that it should be my “God Box” and then happily explained its purpose to me.  It was simple; write your prayers on a piece of paper, fold it with love, place it in your pillowcase and let go + let god.
I am not what you would call a religious person, but I do believe in the power of prayer and this little tin has remained a meaningful part of my life.  It comes and goes and I will go months without knowing its whereabouts until I find it nestled between the wall and mattress, dust-covered, but still holding my last note of importance. Over the years, I have filled it with feathers and perfume oil; prayers and fears; letters and wishes and I have never been able to deny the sense of peace that washes over me once I surrender my folded notes to its rusted interior.
Now the only issue with having a tin in one’s pillowcase is, well, having a tin in one’s pillowcase.  So I came up with a softer solution which may just be to pretty to be stuffed into a pillowcase and may even earn a place of honour on a nightstand or dresser.
Lavender filled prayer pillows will be available in my soon to be re-opened etsy shop because everyone should have one of these pretties.
go gently + be wonderful
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  1. Posted February 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm by linen+trees | Permalink

    This is so great! I love the idea. And it looks so beautifully sewn! I'm definitely going to buy one! Then I won't have to keep losing my tiny worry dolls in my pillow!

  2. Posted February 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm by Jamie Cafissi | Permalink

    I can't wait for the shop to re-open!

  3. Posted February 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm by heather | Permalink


  4. Posted February 2, 2011 at 12:44 am by JoAnn | Permalink

    Beautiful Erin!

  5. Posted February 2, 2011 at 4:11 am by Lenetté | Permalink

    Totally love <3

  6. Posted February 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm by Katy | Permalink

    This is such a beautiful idea – and project! Love it :)

  7. Posted February 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm by Nutmeg | Permalink

    Lovely, dear! So excited about your shop! I will SO pimp it out too! xo

  8. Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm by Desiree Fawn | Permalink

    I think these are such a lovely idea <3 How wonderful!

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