Monday, January 31, 2011

Brown Fleece and Flowers

10x10 Microwavable Heat Pack
I found this cozy fleece recently on the remenant rack.  It's quickly become on of my favorite fabrics. I can just imagine lounge pillows or bolster pillows out of it! Hopefully I will be able to find more of it soon.  For now I've made a few corn pack covers out of it.  It's still to season to stay warm!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fleece Neck Roll - Corn Filled

This is a neck roll that can be heated in the microwave.  This particular one is made from one of the more popular fleece fabrics I have this year. It's filled with about 3 lbs. of corn.  I let Amy use one last night and she enjoyed it so much that she ended up taking it to bed with her!  The weight of the corn, and the heat at the same time is very soothing and great for relieving neck tension and shoulder pain.

This neck roll can also be use as an ice pack as well.  Just put it in a gallon ziploc bag for a couple of hours to get it nice and cold.

Try using these around your knees, ankles, wrists, and elbows too. : )

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Doggy, Doggy, Where's Your Bone!

Several of my clients have ordered heating packs for their cats and/or dogs.  I got an idea to make a bone shaped heat pack.   Will the pets like it more?  What do you think?

Chocolate Snowflakes

 Last night during our family night I was able to make a few hair clips.  Often I have a few different ideas to try out with all different kinds of colors, but this time my only color idea was brown.  How many different kinds of creations can you make with the color brown?  Well here are some clips we came up with.  I say "we" because even though I made these, Amy always tells me her opinions and ideas.  This is my favorite part-having her apart of what I'm doing.

Neapolitan Pinwheel

I call this clip the Neapolitan pinwheel because the colors remind me of Neapolitan ice cream.

Polka Dot and Brown Bow Tie Clip
Pin Striped Bow Tie
 Bow tie clips are one of my favorites, so of course, I made a few of these.

Crochet Hair Band - Brown & Pink

I attached this pretty pink crochet flower to my brown hair band.  That came out nice.

Chocolate Snowflake

And since it is winter I made a few chocolate brown hair clips with snowflakes in the center.  When I have a chance I will make a few "fancier" snowflake clips and post those.  Family night took first priority, as it should  : )

Thursday, January 6, 2011

15x5 inch Ornate

This heating pack was requested by a customer today.  I have never made this particular print in a 15x5 size (usually 10x10 is reqested), but this came out nice! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Childrens Heat Packs

Now that winter is here in full force, it's time to keep the little ones bundled and warm.  My little people hate being cold!  When they come in from playing outside they usually ask me for a heat pack for their little hands, noses and ears.  I decided I should make a heat pack that was more their size. So, I found this adorable fabric to make childrens size heat packs. The panels have 5 different animal figures on them: a lion, monkey, zebra, an elephant and alligator.  Each heat pack is 5x5 inches, and have a different animal on each side. They only take 45 seconds to 1 minute before they are heated and ready to go.  This adds more fun to winter!