Sunday, December 15, 2013
Lavender Rice Bags
What to do on a cold rainy day locked in the house with an active toddler and a Nanny in a funk? What the heck might as well dig around in our scraps to see what we could come up with in the line of frugal gift giving. A friend gifted a bunch of us gals a set of rice bags years ago that are still working great. They are WONDERFUL on a cold rainy day to cuddle with, great for any pains as they work hot (microwave) or cold (freezer). Our DD's love lavender in any way shape or form. We use lavender bath wash for the grands night time bath. Can't go wrong with lavender.
Lori over at Bee In My Bonnet has a GREAT tutorial for rice bag hand warmers.Sew darn cute and using charm squares is a great idea. Check out her post she is sew good at tutorials!!!
We are a dirty family.. No really we must be as it seems like I am always washing floors, doors, faces, and fingers. I wanted the rice bags to be "Dirty family friendly" sew rather than use cute fabric that we couldn't wash when the bags got dirt (they will get dirty) I decided to stick with the cheap ugly muslin then do slip covers in leftover Minky fabric. Flannel would have been nice as well but Minky is what I had in my stash sew minky it was.
Never made a pillow slip cover before? Check out this U Tube tutorial from Kris. They are so darn easy to make.
I had a 3 hour break from Kara today before she returned for the evening so Mommy and Daddy could attend a Christmas party. I don't think DD#3 was even out of the driveway before I was on the sofa for an afternoon nap. Oh a nap on a rainy cold day, is there anything better than that? Once Kara returned we went out for dinner. A rare treat as Kara isn't always the best dinner companion to say the least. To my delight she was as nice as she could be. We followed up that pleasant dinner with a ride around town looking at Christmas lights. What a joy to live this season through they eyes of a child.
What started out as a grumpy I don't want to do this sorta day turned in to a day of memories with this little wild child I will cherish forever :)