Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Winter Warmers...

Winter is officially here & I must confess that it is not my season of choice. I don't like feeling cold or having to rug up to leave the house.


One thing that we have been making use of already in the quest for warmth & comfort, is heat packs. Filled with wheat or rice, they are easy to make & our collection is growing. A quick zap in the microwave & they are ready for snuggling. As part of our bedtime routine I like to wrap the kids' pj's around a heat pack so that they are nice & toasty for them to put on after their bath.


Given my current love for Chenille I backed this heat pack cover with it. The front is a very quickly put together patchwork. I think i need to make some more masculine covers next.

Heat Pack

10 comments:

One Flew Over said...

What a fantastic idea! How long do they stay warm for?

Zarah said...

Soooo cute!! I ned to make one of these to keep my bed warm while DH is away this summer!! *nods*

Tania said...

The chenille alone is cosy-tastic! It's so cold in this house at the moment I think I'd probably be needing a body-length wheatbag...

mini macs said...

too cute! been meaning to make some of these for my kiddies..
how long do you zap them for? and how long do they stay warm?

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Great idea to use chenille. Chenille just screams "Cuddle me, I'll keep you warm!"

Michelle said...

I'm a big fan of the hot water bottle, but I really need to make some covers for them!

I love your idea of the wheat/heat packs!

Beth said...

Oh, those look so cozy!

Sarah said...

What a lovely mum to pre warm the children's PJ's. My gran used warm my PJ's in front of her heater...

Gina said...

Oooh, chenille! I need more chenille in my life I think. So do you just use regular rice in these heat packs? Or special, heat-pack rice?!

Jo said...

these look great! ~ do you use wheat in yours? are you able to give me some details, what sort of wheat, where to you get it from, that sorta stuff? chat soon, Jo x