Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Rice & lavender filled heat packs
I have just finished making up some new heat packs. We seem to lose them with great regularity in our home. Admittedly the last lot I made ended up keeping the baby chicks warm last winter [instead of using a heat lamp].
Have you ever made yourself rice or wheat packs? They're super-easy, just sew the shape you're after and fill with rice or wheat. You can add dried lavender, as I did. Far cheaper than buying them, and you can make them as pretty as you like!!
I've always intended to make plain calico ones, and then make a pretty cover for them, so that if the cover gets dirty I can wash it [you can't wash them filled with rice/wheat]. But again I haven't done that this time... I always seem to be rushing to get some made up when myself or one of the family has muscular aches and pains, or another urgent need for a heat pack. Just another incidence of my sewing things in a rush, last-minute!!