I am SHOCKED!

After 9 years of marriage, Hubby admitted to me that he didn’t like it when I wedge my freezing cold toes underneath his legs in the middle of the night.

In his opinion shoving cold, clammy, smelly and sometimes less-than-pedicured “hooves” underneath his warm butt is not considered “being affectionate”.

I rebutted that there are a lot of moves he makes that I don’t consider “affectionate” either – the hotbox for one – but that I still put up wi…. 
actually, I don’t put up with it.

Maybe he has a point.

I have this rice heating bag that I made last year.  

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel



Nothing fancy.

Just something I can warm up and put over my shoulders, on my lower back or anyplace that’s a bit achey.

Lately, I’ve taken to putting it under the covers.

I thought, given the 6 more weeks of winter we have coming, it might be a nice tutorial to send out to all you other ‘Cold-toes’ out there.

You can make this any size you like, in any shape you like.

A heart might be cute for valentines.

The rectangle works for me because it is long enough to wrap around your neck or lay on your forehead, or cover your (lower) back.

The most important thing: make sure the cotton flannel you buy is 100% COTTON.

Any polyester blends will melt in the microwave and could possibly catch fire.

100% cotton okay?

The girls love their animal prints, so we went with cheetah for their rice bags.

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel


  Turn it inside out and stitch along all sides leaving a small opening so you can fill it with rice.

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel


 Turn it right-side out and then top stitch the same edges – again leaving the small opening.

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel

 

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel

I don’t find that typical funnels work very well for moving rice.
What works best for me is just a rolled up piece of paper.
This way you can gauge how big an opening you want to have to feed the rice through.

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel
please forgive the blur, it was tough to hold and take the photo at the same time.

 Only fill it about 2/3’s the way full.  
You want to be able to move it and bend it to wherever you’re going to place it.

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel


I just ran the opening under the sewing machine again to close it up and done!

Microwave on high for 1 minute:

Make your own heating bag with rice and flannel

 and there you have warm toes!




I nuke mine for 2 minutes and then put it in the bed, under the duvet, a few minutes before I’m ready to crawl in.

Happy Valentine’s Hubby!

Post script:  I’ve read some articles that have stated you can put essential oils in with the rice to get a nice relaxing scent.
It might work – but something about heat and oil together makes me nervous, so ours just smell like steamed rice.


Have a great one!

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