Friday, December 17, 2010

A quick warm gift

Our family loves heating pads in the winter time. A few years ago my SIL and her family sent each of us one for Christmas. We all fight over the microwave at night. We love to use them for ear aches, headaches, muscle aches, and my children love them especially for warmth! It's cold here in New England.

We love to make them and give them away as teacher gifts, or gifts for extra special people.
We fill ours with regular long grain rice. There are other options out there, but this seems the cheapest.
There is no right or wrong size. I don't use a pattern. I just cut rectangles and start sewing and filling.
We add instructions inside the gift bag. Heat for 2 minutes on high in the microwave. I put together little gift bags with a note on the outside saying, "to warm you up on cold winter nights." I can't wait to give these great, personal gifts away.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

an update from Laura

Poor Sad Craft blog. Lonely, ignored, neglected, does anyone even check on you anymore?

I humbly take my hat off to all of those amazing, talented, creative women out there who run a craft blog. Most have families and busy lives, still they keep their followers updated everyday with a new project or post. Thank you. (running a craft blog is Hard! Not that it's hard to do crafts, it's just hard to document it along the way, and make it interesting. Never mind the pressure of having to come up with your own idea. I'm a big, fat, copy-cat!) So with that in mind, let me introduce you to one of my FAVORITE sites. It is one of the few I go to daily. And am always trying out the crafts.

Right now I am working on one of the crafts for my children and a few of our friends. I don't want to ruin the surprise so I will share later. But check it out if you haven't yet.

And know, K and I are still out there crafting, but we are probable camera-less and vowing to document the next project...