Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mini rice bag

It has been kinda cool here for the last few days.  I had an idea that made my hubby roll his eyes and my 4 year-old ask for his own after seeing it.  My grandma made me a rice bag for heating up and putting on sore necks, shoulders or whatever hurts.  My kids got their own for Christmas a couple of years ago.  They have me put their rice bags in the microwave right before bedtime.  They like to snuggle up with these warm bags at night.  I must confess to heating up a rice bag for my bed on nights when the thoughts of cold sheets make me shiver.

 We walk to school every morning and it has been well below zero the last few mornings.  Brainstorm!  My fingers get kinda cold in the mornings... what about a mini rice bag to heat up and put in my coat pockets?
All I needed was a small piece of flannel and some rice.  I cut my fabric pieces in 3X5 strips.  Sew 3 sides together and fill with 1/2 cup of rice.  Sew last side together and done!  I love quick and easy projects.
I put 2 mini bags in the microwave for 40 seconds.  These little bags make me smile when I put my hands in my pockets.  Warm and toasty...

Fish fabric made this "manly" enough for my little man.

1 comment:

  1. Good idea!! I wish I had known about these when Danny worked at the ranch!!