After much consideration, I've decided that the theme for our Christmas
gift giving this year shall be..."Comfort and Joy"
With that in mind, I made out a list, checked it twice, and began my first project.
I remembered a tutorial for hand and neck warmers I read and bookmarked, so
in the spirit of "credit where credit is due", I'm sharing the original post with you.
Lori Holt at Bee In My Bonnet has done all the work for the tutorial, and I
wouldn't be a bit surprised if you decided to try one or ten of these yourself!
(Just click on her name to go to her blog for the tutorial.)
The main instruction is for handwarmers (which I'll also be making), but she
finishes with the measurements to modify them into the larger neck warmer.
(By the way, you can also pop these in the freezer to use as ice-type packs, too!)
I decided to use Jasmati rice and infused it with a few drops of lavender essential
oil (right in the jar) before filling the warmer. Then, I started sewing the fabrics.
This project took no time at all. I actually used the whole container of rice in this
one, which I made just a bit wider than in Lori's tutorial. I think it will be just right.