Archive for October 14th, 2011
As I have mentioned to you before I sew.
I sew random things, like a hole in JB’s sweatshirt, a zipper on a bag, a tear in Sly’s bed, or a hem on my pants. But I also sew corn bags and buckwheat pillows too. What? Why? How?
>>Well- years ago my Mom made these heating corn bags that you put in the microwave and they stay warm for a period of time, so I started making them. I make them for people at work, family & friends now. They’re something I couldn’t live without now! If you come over my house in the winter I’m usually carrying one around to keep my hands warm. They’re re-usable, conform to wherever you put it, and they’re portable.. perfect for cold car rides!
Here’s the one I just made:
After awhile they start to lose their heat retaining capabilities so new corn is needed.. (if I made you one and it doesn’t stay hot for long anymore, let me know and i’ll make you a new one!)
Oh and another COOL thing about the corn bags is they can go in the freezer too. They make awesome cool packs, for summer days or an injury!
>>Now as for the Buckwheat pillows. My mom had nothing to do with that.
Justin and I were doing some research awhile ago; and stumbled upon making your own pillows. Why buckwheat? here’s why:
- Buckwheat pillows actually attract far fewer dust mites than other types of pillows since the hulls are inedible.
- they offer amazing support.
- the lifespan is up to 10 years.
- buckwheat is a renewable natural source.
- and they are highly breathable so no more hot spots.
Here’s how I made our buckwheat pillows;
They aren’t light dainty little pillows.. Your head is about 8-10 pounds ya know! (so the pillows are 8Lbs)
And there you have it- all it needs is a pillow case cover
Do you use heating pads in the winter? Do you use heating blankets?
When’s the last time you changed your pillow?
….Maybe it’s time for a buckwheat pillow