I made these for a friend who is about to move to Ontario, Canada who thinks its cold when its lower than 60 degrees F, which means shes going to freeze her a** off
They are reusable hand warmers... you make a fabric bag and stuff it with white rice then microwave to heat when you wish them to be hot. I wanted them to be useful for multiple reasons. I wanted her to have something to keep her boney little hands warm (did I mention the recipient closely resembles a Barbie doll?), and be reminded regularly that there are people who love and miss her here in the South west United States.
Here they are all together!
For Halloween (lord knows it will have snowed at least once by then)
For when she's feeling shy (yeah right)
Camouflage... get it!
For when she needs a fuzzy, sunny day
And for when she needs to kick butt!
A little spidey action!
What does anyone think?
OH! I almost forgot, Most of them have lavender in them as well. For a nice pick me up in the middle of winter...
She was given them while we celebrated her birthday at the Hofbrau House in Las Vegas and she dropped them on the way home (something about a beer soaked bag bottom falling out while stumbling back to a hotel room?) and they needed to be cleaned.
Cleaning option number one... surface clean with a warm wet cloth and let dry thoroughly
Cleaning option number two... surface clean with a cleaning product such as resolve and let dry thoroughly
Cleaning option number three... split a seam, dump the contents (its just a few ounces of white rice after all), wash in a washing machine, refill and re-stitch closed.