This past weekend as Dave and Finley headed off for some holiday shopping, Fin asked Dad where they were going? "Shopping of course to buy Christmas presents," replied Dave. "But Daddy, you're not supposed to buy presents, you're supposed to make presents! Oh Finley, you just made my year!
Yesterday Finley got his wish and we made presents for their teachers. Hadley took a little nap, so Fin and I got in some crafting time. These little flax seed hand warmers are simply heated in the microwave for 30 seconds and can be put in gloves, socks, or in a pocket to keep you warm on those chilly mornings.
All we did was cut out a rectangular piece of fabric in your desired size, fold it in half, sew seams along 2 sides, fill with flax seeds, and top stitch or hand stitch the opening closed. We chose to put a small heart stamp on to personalize it a bit more. Finley (and Hadley when she woke up) helped with each step. They are getting very good at pushing the pedal on Mama's sewing machine while Mama guides the fabric. Putting the flax seed into the pouches was great practice for little fingers.
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