Sew Inspired: Lavender heat pack

With every passing year, we’ve noticed the aches and pains seem to sneak up on us more often. A quick trip to the microwave, and these soothing heat packs can help with anything from sore muscles to those annoying stress headaches. With only flannel, uncooked white rice, lavender seeds* and a sewing machine, you’ll be minutes away from relief. Cut your fabric to the desired size (we’ve found 12″ by 5″ works great for us) and lay one piece on top of the other, with print on the interior. Using a straight stitch, sew the sides together, leaving about a two inch opening. Turn your fabric inside out and fill with rice and lavender seeds (about 3/4 full). Turn the sides of the open edge in and sew closed.  Finally, pop in the microwave for approximately 1 minute and indulge! Also a great way to treat yourself to a short break at work and recharge those batteries. Happy Weekend!

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Ingrid & Lucy

*essential oils may be used along with or in place of seeds

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Sew Inspired: Tea Towels

Anthropologie, Sur la Table and Williams Sonoma carry some of the cutest tea towels.  When we are in the mood to splurge or if we spot a “must have”, we love to add to our collections.  When it comes to using the Singer I got for Christmas, I definitely consider myself a rookie.  I love finding something in a shop and thinking “oh! I could make that!”.  Many times, my imagination is as far as it goes; however, this time I was determined to put my ideas on fabric!  This project seemed simple enough, since all I needed was a cute trim.  I had these towels in my kitchen drawer and picked up the trim at Hobby Lobby.  A quick straight stitch.. and violá ! A pair of brand new tea towels! We kept this one super simple but for the more experienced, you can dress it up with as much frill as you’d like!  We love this as a gift idea because it’s unique and can be personalized. Check out the photo of the inspiration and then our simple makeover.

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Ingrid & Lucy

Sew Inspired

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We’re always looking for simple, fast & creative gift ideas.  When Lucy decided to pick up sewing, I knew she needed a cute and fun project to display in her sewing space. This personalized canvas art was super easy to make. I picked up canvas, wooden letters, and fabric from the craft store . After stretching the fabric over the canvas, I simply stapled it to the back.  Taking Lucy’s favorite color, I painted the wooden letters…and as an added touch, I distressed the letters a bit with fine sandpaper. The monogram art hangs over her sewing table and hopefully inspires her to create beautiful scarves for me!

Ingrid & Lucy