this was my surprise gift for family members (and one friend, too). rice packs, sprinkled with a bit of lavender oil. the rice itself is in its own separate sack. the linen shell is to make it all look nice. it closes neatly with velcro. in the microwave for half a minute or so and they transform into an aromatic, cozy heat source. imagine one of these in the bed before you crawl in…mmm, warm toes! now that is what winter is about. i got the idea from this tutorial at the ever-inspiring sew mama sew.
I have been crazy about linen lately. I love, love, love the way it feels and how it creases so easily…makes it easy to work with. it’s got such fluidity and softness. also, it’s made from flax. and, that is just neat. check out this incredible site with one of a kind linens. oh, so hard to steer clear from needless fabric shopping!
I will admit it was a little hard to let these go because, of course, I didn’t get around to making one for our family. but, that is one of the best things about January. it’s a big strip of time, energy and efficiency stretching out in front of me. so much that can be done! and, it will be done well! and cleanly! and I will be fitter! I promise to keep you abreast of how that all works out.
in the meantime, watch for more handmade holiday gifts to come. and, happy new year!
Patty Sampson says
I ran into your mom today when we were both lunching at the same place. She told me about your sewing and your blog. It is such fun to “meet” you here. I also teach sewing classes in Duluth.
Your web site and blog are really fun! I will check back occasionally to see what you are up to. Patty Sampson
nice to meet you, too, Patty! my mom is an excellent sewer, you know. used to sew dresses for me when I was little.
kristen powell says
i love these!!
I love these, I bought one from a friend at the local arts Market here but have sent it off. Think I need to make one for our little family. I share your love of linen, and lucky for me most folks in Malta don’t care for it so it’s always way on sale! Thus all my animals are made from linen.
ooh, how lucky. sale linen sounds dreamy…yet another perk of living on a beautiful, historic, awe-inspiring island. (sigh). good luck in the next few weeks as that little family grows by 1!