Kathy ran a marathon last weekend – I know crazy impressive right – and ever since she’s been bugging me to make her a microwaveable heat-pack so that she can relieve some of the stiffness and knots she’s picked up in her shoulders and neck since.
When I say bugging me I mean we ended up heading to target last night at about 9pm to pick up some big cheap bags of rice because she couldn’t wait any longer so when I say that this was a quick project I mean it was a really quick project – from the time we got back from target to the time she had the hot heat-pack around her neck was about 15 mins and at least 10 of those were me struggling to get the rice into the bag…..there is now quite a bit of rice on the floor of the craft room!
I used stash fabric that I picked up at a rummage sale last year – 4 yards of it for $1, what a steal! – And it’s been sat in my storage closet for over a year now. Well not anymore last night I folded it in half-length ways and cut out a 21x7 inch rectangle (unfolded it’s 42x7) and sewed up the two long ends, flipped it right side out – tried not to spill rice everywhere and filled it with about 2 kgs of rice. Then I sewed up the remaining edge.
All it needs is a few minutes in the microwave on high and it stays hot for ages. In hindsight it has a bit too much rice in it to be comfortable as a neck wrap – but it’s perfect for lying across your stomach. Of course now that I’ve made one I’m going to whip up a few more in different shapes and sizes.