Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Homemade Bed Buddy


I am always cold in the winter time and we keep our heat set fairly low to save on those bills. I've been meaning to make a "bed buddy" for quite some time and I finally made one this weekend! I didn't use a pattern or anything and it was so easy. I made a "pillow" out of a scrap of plain white fabric, filled it with white rice (not minute rice) and sewed it shut. I then made a removable case for it that can be washed. I just warm it in the microwave for about 2 minutes, then put it under the covers by my feet. It stays warm for quite a while and keeps my feet so nice and toasty. I love it! My girls both want one now. I wonder if these might make good frugal Christmas gifts for next year?

9 comments:

Tracy said...

I love that idea! I should make one for my grandmother to use while she sits.

Daughter of the King said...

Great idea..I used to have kitchen curtains in that fabric....

YES..think they would make GREAT Christmas gifts...

Deby

All things bright & beautiful... said...

Hi - I think these would be great for presents. It's lovely. I put these on a list of frugal Christmas gifts but have yet to do them - I got the list ideas from the organized.Christmas site. I also wondered if I could make tiny ones to go inside gloves - I've seen something similar in the shops.
Lynn

Beautifuly Created said...

What a wonderful craft. I have been wanting to do something like this for a while now. I also want to do in a tube shape to have a neck wrap.

Amanda said...

Yes, they will make great Christmas gifts! Sign me up!

Yet another reason why I wish I could sew. *sigh* Maybe someday. I should probably learn to cook first. lol! :)

50shousewife said...

Thank you for the feedback! Since you all think it's a good idea guess what everyone will be getting for Christmas next year? :)

I can do some "pocket" size, some in a tube shape...thanks for the ideas! I also thought about putting some lavender or other herbs in with the rice to make it smell good when it's warmed up.

Amanda, if I can learn to sew anybody can! I didn't take a single home ec class in school and the only things I knew how to make when I left home were toast and Hamburger Helper. :)

Melonie said...

Put me on the "yes, it's a great idea" list. LOL I was going to suggest the lavender as well, but you're a step ahead of me. ;-)

All things bright & beautiful... said...

Amanda - my teachers thought I was dreadful at both sewing & cooking. What I found out years later when I married was that I was dreadful at sewing & cooking if shouted at & expected to produce results quickly (which is what had happened at school). If I take my time & am relaxed I find I can do both ok & I bet you will too!
Lynn.

mississippi said...

Hi,
I was browsing the internet for the mix of lavender in a neck bed buddy and discovered this great site!
I was rear ended this summer and I have a pain "in the neck". I want to put lavender with the rice to help me sleep better. Anyone know the formula?

ps I love the patterns on the home page as I have some that look llke them. (only old and tattered).
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone