Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, February 10, 2012

Warm Hands Cool Hearts

When I was in California last month one of my adorable friends (Hi Diane!), made
me  one of these little handwarmers.  They're made of felt, filled with rice, and embellished
with scraps of fabric.  I loved mine so much that I had to make a few more for my Utah friends.

Just cut out two felt hearts about the size of your palm, sew on a smaller fabric heart,
sew the two felt hearts together, leaving a space to fill it with rice, (I used a funnel),
do a running stitch over the machine stitching with
embroidery thread, tie a fabric ribbon around it, and you're done.

When you're ready to go for a walk and it's a little chilly outside, just microwave
your little handwarmer for about 40 seconds, then slip it in your coat pocket.

The warmth seems to last for at least 45 minutes.

My friend Diane said she saw this cute idea on Pinterest.

I love mine.  Thank you Diane!


Lisa said...

I love them! My daughter made some last year for friends at Christmas, but the heart idea is even better! And not having to find feed corn—frosting on the cake. I'm going to make some now. Thanks for giving me something to copy and take credit for. :)

The Gathering Place said...

What a fun. Idea! I just had the flu and used my rice bags to get warm, but a small portable one to take outside is such a clever idea (and so fun for Valentine's day)! I'll have to try them.

wendy said...

What a great idea...I have a bigger wheat filled thingy (my sister made it for me) that I use to warm sore muscles etc...best thing ever.
But I would not have thought to do this for just hand warmers. Would make a great little valentine gift.
I'd make some...but I don't have a sewing machine. Guess I'll have to tell my sister about it.

Connie said...

What a good idea. Such a great valentine gift! Thanks for sharing!

Diane's Photography said...

Hi Sue, you're welcome and I'm glad you loved the hand warmers! They are wonderful... it was nice visiting with you in Ca...will alway miss you :D