I made some rice bed warmers. I use them as bed warmers anyway. You could use them to warm anything. Hands, feet, your aching back. Whatever you want. My preference is to toss them in the microwave for a couple of minutes and put them at the foot of the bed a few minutes before we go to bed. The best part is me getting to joke with my boyfriend about having Asian girls in the bed. I’m so funny! LOL
Here’s what I did:
I used some cotton scraps I had and sewed a tube. Then I sewed one end shut.
I put in a cup of rice and a two drops of grapefruit oil sewed it shut. I kept doing it until I had the tube filled. Each cup of rice in its own pocket.
Pockets of rice
Then I encased the whole thing in some left over flannel I had (left over from making my flannel lounging pants).
Completed rice bag
I made two of them so both sides of the bed would be warm when we got in.
I can’t tell you how good it feels to get into the bed and the foot of the bed is warm and cozy. You’ll have to try it for yourself. I promise you’ll love it!
Best part of this whole project is it is made out of scraps! Oh and I forgot to mention how lovely the grapefruit oil smells when it is warmed!
I’ve made a couple more scarves, you know the No Knit, No Crochet Scarf. I saw this lovely purple yarn and thought it would make beautiful scarf. I bought a couple of skeins and went to town!
This time I went with longer loops. I think I like it better. What do you think?
Purple Loops Completed
To get the loops the same general size, I put a strip of masking tape on my sewing machine to use as a guide.
Purple Loops Sewing
I tried something a little different on another one. I braided 3 strands of yarn and sewed that down the middle.
Purple Loops Scarf with Braid
Laid out like that it kind of reminds me of a dust mop. Trust me once it is on, it no longer resembles a dust mop! It looks great! If I liked my own picture, I would have put it on to model it. Alas, you are stuck with the pic of it on my lamp.
These take no time at all to make, so get to it! Christmas is closing in on us!
Oh yeah, here’s one I made out of straight strands of yarn sewn across the strands in five places to hold it together. For a little fun I sewed some black yarn I had laying around into it.