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].
This time I used a soft towelling fabric, and made a variety of sizes and shapes. They contain rice and dried lavender so should be lovely and aromatic while warming up our sore muscles/acting as hot water bottles in bed.
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!!
I wear many hats including wife, mum, chauffer, cook, dressmaker, family historian, housekeeper, friend, crafter, daughter, role model, musician, planner, sister, quilter, mentor... and I love all my hats [well maybe not the housework one!].
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, "My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?"
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
SEWING TO DO LIST
fabric boxes for my new sewing room storage
fleece - tracksuits or jackets or other warm clothes
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