Making Stuff: Felt Flower Eyepatch

by This is Carrie on November 8, 2010

Along with announcement that Pumpkin was going to need glasses came the news that she would need to patch her strong eye for an hour a day to give her weaker eye a chance to catch up again.  The optometrist suggested placing tape on the lens each day, but I immediately remembered this beautiful eye patch made by Heather Bailey and knew something pretty might make the patching hour not quite so dreaded.

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Llamabean November 8, 2010 at 8:31 am

What a great idea! Pumpkin looks great, it is nice that you could find a way to glam up what could be a hard hour for her.

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kage November 8, 2010 at 11:06 am

Pumpkin, you have the best mama.

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rebecca November 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Our daughter had to patch her weak eye for up to 12 hours a day for 16 months as a 3/4 year old. She had to wear basically a giant bandaid over her eye. I so wish I had thought of something a little more fashionable for her. Great job – she looks so cute.

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Anatema November 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Greetings from Madrid (Spain)

I´ve been reading your blog a few weeks and now I decide to comment. :)

I must say sorry for my terrible english.

I think your eye patch is a great idea and so cute too.

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mommymae
Twitter: mommymae
November 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm

this is fabulous. you are fabulous. thinking of you each day as baby days draw near.

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mia November 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

how do you fasten it to her glasses when she needs to wear it?

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This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie
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it’s two layers of felt sewn together at the top and bottom so it can just slip on. If she were more active during her one hour of patching, I’d have do figure out something so it wouldn’t slip around, but the dr wants her to spend the hour focusing on something like a book, the computer or a movie, so it stays put just fine.

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Allison November 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Lovely.

And perfect French knots, to boot. Well done!

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Amanda November 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Cute! I blog for Littlefoureyes.com and have shared patch information with our parents as well as posting a foam patch tutorial. WOuld it be ok to link to your post and share with our families?
Thanks!

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this is carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie
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What a great site! Link away.

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Martina November 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

That’s really pretty! I had to wear a patch over my good eye following a cataract surgery when I was 3 years old. I had a cloth one that would never stay on so we ended up with brown packing tape with a fun sticker over the front. MUCH frustration from me as a toddler but my current eye doctor thinks it made a difference and gives kudos to the brave mama who had to enforce the dreaded patch.

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Mia November 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm

That is the cutest freakin eye patch I’ve ever seen.

Any mom who hand fashions an eye patch is awesome, and you lead the pack.

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Wendy January 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

that is super freakin sweet. kinda makes me wish i needed an eye patch for an hour a day, but then again… why not?

as an added bonus, her night vision will be maintained during the time she’s wearing the eye patch. thats why pirates wore eye patches, you know. they could have the patch on above decks and, upon going below decks, they could switch the patch to the other eye (that hadn’t been exposed to the sun’s blinding glare) and be able to see more quickly than someone who’d not done the same.

there you go. totally random and thoroughly interesting fact of the day.

may pirate pumpkin ever thrive.

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jennwith4 February 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Really cute! Ive been searching the Internet for eye patches since my 8yr old just found out she needs to wear a patch. I’m hoping to make her some.

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melissa August 17, 2014 at 9:25 am

Do you make and sell these by chance?

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