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tazzy - 01/11/2013 10:43:39
   
Hand warmers
Have any of you Lovely people ever made any hand warmers?.. :?: :?: Im thinking as the weather is definitely chilly .... Id have a go... Ive been looking online at the free sewing patterns And the look so easy to make!!! :D :D :D and as I have so much extra scrap bits of material Thats too good to just throw away ;) ;) Id thought Id use a little up!! Im going to try the ones that you can Heat up in the micro-wave for 1-2 mins Or can store in the Freezer for bumps and a cool compress... All I need (apparently) is White Rice and a few drops of essential oils.... Besides material cotton needle etc... I was thinking they'd make very very quick Stocking fillers!!!!! and useful too!!! :hug: :hug: :hug: Ive even "found" a little Ditty to make a tag to go with them...I cant remember Where Or Who??? But just wanted to share ;) ;) ;) ;) This Little Pillow Made with rice Is such a comforting Device, Microwave for 1-2 mins on high, and Kiss those aches and pains Good Bye, Apply it to that troubled spot The heat will ease the pain a lot, Or warm those little toes so cold You'll find this nice to have and hold, Or freeze it for a Little While and fix that "boo-boo" up in style, Instead of a Compress made with ice, Use this pillow mde with Rice. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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swania - 01/11/2013 11:13:08
   
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Well i've never made any hand warmers but what a great idea. And I love the little ditty. Good luck with making them and I can't wait to see the results. Hugs Sonia x
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ceej2 - 01/11/2013 13:04:41
   
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I haven't made hand warmers but I did make loads of rice socks ( fill cotton socks with rice and slip into decorative cover to make pretty) to help relieve minor joint pain... It is a nice cheap easy option but the problem I found was that the rice needs to be replaced fairly often or it goes a bit stinky :o even when scented. The gel pads are a much cleaner option but not sure on cost... Would love to see what you come up with...
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tazzy - 02/11/2013 10:34:47
   
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Thanks Ceej was it the pure White rice you used or the instant quick boil stuff?.. What Im doing is Only smallish squares.. with a Muslin rice bag popped inside.. The Muslin is Sewn into 4 strips.. so that the rice does not go all one end.... Ive not heard of it going smelly before...but thanks for telling me... Hmmm Maybe I should supply some refills too.. :hug: :hug: Or make a Test one first for me ;) ;) Not sure where Id get the Gel pads from ... as The One I have is quite Large.. and so is my Wheat pillow one..... Both bought via my Physiotherapist....
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ceej2 - 02/11/2013 11:50:28
   
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Never heard of instant quick boil stuff :o in relation to rice so I am guessing I used the proper stuff - its the only rice we have, use and eat in our house and it certainly is not instant ... as anyone who has waited for it to cook will tell you :lol: Making a test one for yourself is always a good idea... have fun
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Diamond lass - 02/11/2013 15:56:18
   
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Sound like a great idea Annette.Do have a couple I bought years ago, they are somewhere/or another, will need to search them out. xx
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