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Etsomnia™ 265: Cover Your Face

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Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I’ve spent the last week sewing face masks for my people. There’s something incredibly soothing about working with my hands, and I like that I’m making them something they can use. I’ve gotten through about a dozen thus far, and I fee like I could now make them in my sleep. I thought it might be fun to see what other kinds of masks are out there.

Disclaimer: Etsy sellers’ wares are not medical grade, so anything you see here is for personal use only.

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

Relationship status: Single
I guess it’s no worse than over-drawing your lip liner…
Coolest protective mask EVER. By CoolBedding
So dumb.
I am entertained by how unhappy the bear looks.
So pretty! By LongHandmade
When you just spent a ton on tooth whitening, but COVID.
If you see this, run.
This is fantastic, and it comes in both adult and kid sizes! By QuiltCraftCrochet
You may now kiss the… Never mind.
Anyone else think this might be made from old underwear?
Oh, how I love a good gradient! By FiveElevenDesigns
How extra do you need to be to rhinestone up your face mask?
Since graduations are cancelled, do you think when the quarantine is over, students could throw these in the air with joy?
That is really exceptionally-made! By HappyGiftsUA
I guess it was inevitable that someone would try to make the things fashionable.
“Easy to breathe through…” THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S TULLE, YOU MORON!
Best looking denim mask I’ve ever seen! By Aakasha
Muppet safety gear.
I think this one wouldn’t so much deflect the virus as attract Cthulhu

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 265: Cover Your Face

  1. What ever floats your boat. I guess it is better to laugh than cry.My sister and I made a couple and it wasn’t as easy as UTube made it out to be.

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  2. I actually got featured on the front page of my local paper (small town) for my masks-as-fashion-utility-and-art. I am completely swamped in orders.

    https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/community/2020/04/17/las-cruces-artists-create-stylish-face-masks-coronavirus-cdc/5145358002/

    Hoping I’m not breaking a rule here by posting the link 😉

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  3. Love them! As a needleworker I was particularly impressed with this mask:

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  4. Lets try it again.

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  5. I think it is fabulous that people who have the skills and talent are dedicating their time to making masks for loved ones and the wider community. I have found it quite uplifting. I was wearing a hiking snood/gaiter for the first couple of weeks and then a colleague’s teenage daughter made a mask for me. I can do sewing repairs and take up hems but my hand sewing would not have left me feeling confident about my efforts.

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  6. I am also happy to see thaty some people are being productive during this crazy time = Hal

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  7. Oh my I needed a chuckle at the end of my day! As for your disclaimer about some of these not being medical grade masks– that definition seems to keep changing.
    The mask with the”window” for the teeth–I think I have seen a similar version promoted so those that read lips can see what you are saying–if that makes sense. I have no idea what the window is made of though. Hopefully not plastic.
    Many lovely people have donated masks to the organization I work for. A very small handful have made them out of cloth that was recycled though—some looked like they had been crafted from used baby pajamas. Your underwear mask reminded me of that.
    I have a college kid and a high school kid missing graduation—I’ll have to buy a couple masks and see what their reaction is!

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