Friday, February 10, 2012

Camo Hearts ...

 Michael is a hunter and his camo of choice is Advantage Max 4-D.  I have search high and low for fabric and what I have found is incredibly expensive.  So, when we got new dog beds I kept the old bed since they had Michael's camo on one side.  I didn't know what I was going to use it for but, I knew I needed to save it. 
He gets up super early and stands out in the cold to hunt, so I thought I would make some hand warmers that he could heat up quickly before he left and stick in his pocket to keep his hands warm.  

 So, I cut out 4 hearts from the dog bed camo - it is a thick material which is perfect for this project.  I sewed each pair together (leaving a hole for turning and filling.  Filled them with rice and sewed them up.  I wanted the seam to be extra strong, so I stitched around the entire heart.  I like the rustic detailing that extra step gives. 
 And now he has hand warmers to keep his hands warm!  

He had no idea why I chose to make them a heart.  They fit perfectly in his hands and I love him. 

I was going to save them and give them to him on Valentine's Day but then he wouldn't get to use them until next duck season, so I gave them to him as soon as I finished a few weeks ago.  A little tip from Michael - if you put them on your dash over the defrost vent they will stay nice and toasty for when you get to your hunting spot.  I know what you are thinking - he's smart and studly!  I know! 

Happy Friday!  Hope you have an amazing weekend!


Jensamom23 said...

Great idea and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing.

Viktoria said...

What a great idea!! I love these!!

The Durrer Family said...

Love them! Let me know when you're ready to take orders! lol