November 30, 2014

It's That Time Again...

Happy December!!!
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.
  I'm going to add a sleep mask in matching fabric (with a soft flannel on the "eye
side") and then, I'm going to add a candle and other goodies to complete the gift.
I found this pattern on Craftsy by PetitBebeCreatioNZ.
Here's the link (just in case) Best part? It's FREE!!!
And, so it begins...
The Season of Making...and Giving...
Comfort and Joy!

6 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jacque. said...

Great idea, Donna! And, I love the fabric that you used. Looking forward to seeing what your other projects will be.

Sewing In CT said...

Very pretty and thoughtful. I will check it out!! Thank you!

Shirley said...

Good Morning, I have enjoyed catching up with you this morning. I always like to see what you are making and I think of you each time that I use my pin cushion. I love the gift you made in a previous post. It is really cold here today. Take care. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

Buttons said...

Oh, how did you know those "peeper sleepers" were on my wish list? Honest! Too funny.
Beautiful ideas. :)

Createology said...

Lovely gifts in your elegant classic style. I love the fabric you have selected for the total relaxing experience. Thank you sew very much for also including the links. Sharing Joy and Peace...

annie said...

Wonderful thanks for sharing!


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