Sometimes new products emerge very easily - sometimes it takes a bit longer to get a design just right.
This is one of the latter.
About once a month I get a migraine - as migraines go it isn't that bad but I still need to go and lie down in the dark for an hour or two.
I bought a special headache eyepack to help but discovered that it was really badly designed, the light got in and there was none of that feeling of contact that helps headaches. It actually made my head feel worse than better.
So I decided to make one for myself - I wanted it to be heavy, completely light excluding, lightly scented and able to be cooled down. It also had to look good. So I made it out of fine wool gingham backed with a soft navy wool/cashmere mix. I filled it with a wheat/lavender mix for a calming effect and to give weight and allow it to be heated or cooled.
Then it occurred to me that as it is big (20 x 54cm), it could also become a general heat pad, long enough to go round the small of the back, flexible enough to strap round a leg, soft enough to snuggle into with monthly cramps.
So here it is - a super all-round-heating-cooling-headache soothing-snuggly wheatpack. All it needs now is a more catchy name.