Our yard after the first raking. There were about 7 subsequent rakings, since we have so many mature trees in our neighborhood, and they all drop their leaves at different times.
A “store” set up on our coffee table. This is why I am so glad I switched to keeping our coffee table free of anything earlier this year. It encourages my kids so much in their creative play.
So here we have a bit of a tutorial. I was making these the other night (for Christmas gifts), and I thought I’d take a few photos and make a post of it. Especially since my other tutorial is all the rage on Pinterest, somehow!
Sew most of the way around your shape, lifting the presser foot with the needle still inserted in the fleece to rotate it as you make your way around the tricky curves. Leave about a 1″ gap for the rice to go in. Snip thread.
Ta da! Done. Include these directions for their use:
Heat for 20 seconds in microwave. Put in your mittens or your pockets to keep your hands toasty for 10-20 minutes. Repeat as needed! If they start to discolor or smell funky, throw them away. They’re past their prime. 🙂