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« on: July 22, 2009 05:36:34 PM »

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  Smiley

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.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009 07:21:49 PM »

How thoughtful! I like the different fabrics. I've used rice bags to help kitties after their surgeries, and someone made the mistake of throwing them in the laundry... there was rice everywhere not to mention some started smelling like mold... So whatever you do, don't do that Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009 07:37:18 PM »

I love this idea Smiley we made them even more simple in high school when I had a sprained ankle we filled a gym sock up with rice, nuked it and wrapped it around my ankle Smiley
great idea for hand warmers! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009 08:00:31 PM »

She really liked them, but it will be another few months before I know if they are truly useful!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009 08:48:25 PM »

Do you need to put a cup of water in the microwave like you do with wheat heat bags?
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009 11:25:39 AM »

You can. I haven't in the past, but sometimes they do get a little "cooked" smelling, so its a good idea. Thanks!
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