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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2003 08:05:32 PM »

I just read this thing on pain packs:

http://www.birthyouwant.com/relax_packs.htm

Interesting. It says over time rice loses its ability to absorb the heat and the cold.

So if you make a flax seed bag, do you just pour in the flax seed straight into the pain pack from a flax seed bag? No special prep (other than mixing in a scent if desired)?

Also, what type of paint did you use? It doesn't crack or peel or fade or anything with time and use? Your designs are absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to try my hand at making one of these. I might print words in that cool 'Rock Steady' grafitti-ish font that No Doubt uses, the kind that was showing up on all the purses and clothes a while ago. I still really like that font! Hahah!

Thanks guys! I'm also new here and, ike singtotheskies, I am amazed at all the wonderful crafty people here!

-Stace
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2003 08:43:26 PM »

I don't know if you need to do anything to the flax seed before you put it in... Anyone?

For the fairy pillows: I used acrylic paint (the apple barrel/ folk art kind), watered down a little so it would flow. Then I used StaSet Fabric Painting Fixative to set it (made by Delta). It's acetic acid (only ingredient) in case you can't find that brand name. All you do is soak it into a paper towel, then iron until the paper towel is dry. It makes the paint more flexible, and you can even put it in the washer AND dryer without problems!!!

For the panda and "You should try this" pillows: I used Painters Opaque Paint Pens, then just ironed them like the package said to. It's the first time I've used them, so I don't know how they'll hold up, but it makes the lettering go really fast with a nice, clean edge.
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2003 01:46:16 PM »

thixle, they look fantastic!

i'm wondering about the cinnamon... did you use powder, or broken up sticks?
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2003 01:59:13 PM »

Ooops! I used powdered cinnamon  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2003 10:34:57 AM »

ah, cool. i suppose broken sticks would work too?

i've also heard you can use deer feed corn in these... here's an interesting read:

http://www.sew-whats-new.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11131&highlight=heat+rice
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2003 09:32:52 AM »

I also just made a bunch of these for Solstice presents and they went over extremely well.  I used buckwhear (the whole berry) for the filling and polar fleece for the fabric.  I was a little leary of using the fleece because it seemed like something that would melt extrordinarily easily in the microwave.  But I saw a cat shaped pillow for sale at my local coop and figured fleece must be safe to use.  They came out great and I included a little tag with the instructions and list of ailments to use the pillows for.

-Turtle
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2003 01:04:11 PM »

hi turtle,

it's interesting you should mention using fleece, as i've heard it can melt, too... check out this thread http://www.sew-whats-new.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11131
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2003 10:15:31 AM »

Here's my sad story about making heat packs...

Having read that corn holds heat better than other grains, I bought a bunch of feed corn at a local health food co-op (bulk food section). A few days later I sewed the muslin bags (about 13 x 9 inches), and being ever so clever, I sewed three channels into the bag so that the grain wouldn't slide to one end.

Then I settled in the living room to fill the bags. I put the big plastic sack of corn on the coffee table, put on a movie, and did my scoop and fill and slipstitch routine. My two kitties were endlessly fascinated with the bag of corn, presumably because I never put big sacks of grain on the coffee table.

This process went on for a while because I am slow at handstitching. They moved closer and closer to the bag. Then I stopped and looked at the cats. Looked at the plastic bag. Realized that they were doing the cat equivalent of pointing. The corn was ALIVE with black bugs. Ick!

Did I mention that I have a bug phobia?

So ended my heat bag plans. But now, perhaps I would be willing to try it again after baking the corn for a long time...er, several days?  Cheesy And I won't be buying grains from the health food co-op again!
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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2003 10:35:37 AM »

oh my god alix! i feel all itchy now! ick.

i guess you could always nuke the grain too, rather then oven bake? it'd be quicker anyways...
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2003 10:50:00 AM »

I should add that I tossed the corn -- and the bag I was making, and the flax seed that I bought with the corn -- after sealing it all in a 2-1/2 gallon plastic zip bag. Not environmentally friendly, no, but when it comes to bugs, I am irrational.

SO, if I did nuke or bake grain, I'd start with a new batch. Don't want anyone thinking that I'd give friends and family bags of corn and dead bugs.

I need another shower. Sorry, folks!
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