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« on: October 29, 2005 01:08:54 PM »

i want to make a stuffed animal or stuffed little boy for my boyfreind who gets migrans all the time, i want him to be microwavable...what fabric is the best and what do i fill him with??  i dont want him to have to use plain old hot towels on his head anymore.  i want someone to keep him company if im at work.. so im making him a headache buddy.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2005 04:38:23 PM »

My microwaveable beanbag thingy is a woven cotton fabric.  Wool would probably be okay, too.  Any small dried grain or legume can be used to fill them with, I like sushi rice for its size. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005 05:14:22 PM »

I think flanel would be good. Nice and soft.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005 05:36:20 PM »

I have a hot/cold pack that's filled with rice and made out of flannel. Flannel works really well, and rice keeps the heat. Plus you can put it in the freezer.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005 05:38:46 PM »

i don't know about fabric, but i've made a few of these and the ones i stuffed with rice aren't very nice.  after a while they begin to smell... like... well, rice. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005 06:10:36 PM »

I fill my flannel bags with flax. For every second you heat it you get one minute of heat. 45 seconds = 45 minutes. It does not smell, and can also be placed in the freezer. I made nice silky pillow cases to put on them after they come  out of the microwave.
 For migranes it works great if you make them long enough to go from temple to temple. I have a lot of flax if you would like some, d
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2005 09:18:22 PM »

(whats flax?)
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2005 09:19:10 PM »

I used to get migraines a lot, and I had of those pillows, but it had cherry seeds in it. People keep telling me that cold is supposed to be better for migraines, but there was nothing like the feel of that thing wrapped around my head, all warm and the seeds were small enough to squish it down into my eye sockets. I don't know about your boyfriend, but I like a little pressure on my eyes when I get a migraine, and I'm not sure flax seeds would be heavy enough. Then again, I have no idea where to get cherry seeds. Luckily, I don't get them much anymore, but that pillow thing was so nice... let us know what you finally do end up using, because I had a horrible migraine on Thurs. and could have used one. I had completely forgotten about that pillow- thanks for reminding me about it!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2005 09:25:12 PM »

i saw a similar bear at my work today and the company used corn kernals, but they warned about other poroducts being smelly after a while....i dont want to be smelly but i dont want to use oil in it either.   what should i do?
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2005 09:28:30 PM »

Ooh where do you get flax seeds??  Shocked
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