Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Mark thinks I'm nuts. Once again. But I press on. It's been pretty cold in our less-than-sunny apartment, and the mornings and evenings are just frigid! My friend Kristina gave me about 3 pounds of flaxseed, and a pound or so of lavender, and I have oodles of scrap fabric. Since some of my friends and family will be receiving homemade warmers for Christmas, I figured this was as good a time as any to start practicing. I busted out the fabric, sewing machine, and fillers. I sewed a square along three sides, turned it inside out, filled the pouch with flaxseed and lavender, and then sewed it shut. Viola! I ended up making one for me, and one for Mark. I threw one of them into the microwave for two minutes, and had a cozy little pillow that kept me warm while I fell asleep. I also heated it up before I drove to work, and it was such a treat to be able to feel my fingers the whole way to work!