You will have in the kitchen / garden and old worn out sweaters from your wardrobe or bought from a charity shop for a few pounds.
What you need
2 or 3 coordinating wool sweaters (at least 80% non machine washable wool).
Bowl of rice
Bowl of home grown and dried lavender (or shop bought)
Needle, scissors, pins and cotton thread
Step 1: Put the wool sweaters in to the washing machine along with a couple of old towels and some washing powder. Wash at 60 degrees.
Step 2: Cut up the sweaters along the seams so that you have piece of fabric to work from.
Step 3: Cut out a square template from a piece of paper (I did mine 5” x 5”) and pin to the felted fabric. Cut out 2 squares.
Step 4: Cut out heart shapes from other coordinated felt fabric using a template found on the Internet (just type “heart template” into Google and print out).
Step 5: Lay the heart shapes on top of one of the cut out squares.
Step 6: sew the smaller heart to the centre of the large heart.
Step 7: Now pin and stitch the larger heart to the centre of one of the squares
Step 8: With right sides together sew up the sides of the square , leaving a gap wide enough to enable you to stuff the square
Step 9: Turn the square right side out and stuff the square with uncooked rice and dried lavender. One large spoon of rice to one teaspoon of lavender.
Step 10: Sew up the gap.
See this great Video from my Uniquely UK colleague Simmi – http://gracesfavours.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/tutorial-how-to-ladder-stitch-secret-to.html on how to ladder stitch.
I created some of these by eliminating the square and just sewing up the larger heart shape. A bit more fiddly but I think the end result is even better.
Just pop these in the microwave for 2 -3 minutes where they will be nice and warm and smell sweet too.