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  1. October 23, 2013
    Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell

    your little hot pad is so cute!!! I’ll be honest though, I don’t sew…..so unless I can convince someone to make me one, I won’t have a lovely scent wafting through my house any time soon 🙁 Do you put a nice hot steaming mug of tea on it before showings so that potential buyers can picture themselves in your house 😉
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      I’m so new to sewing (as in, I’ve had a sewing machine for years, but every time I sit down at it, it’s like the first time… ), but this little hot pad wasn’t too difficult.

      The selling the house part has proved to be much harder! (Update coming soon)

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  2. October 23, 2013
    Bronwyn MayB

    What a great idea!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Bronwyn!

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    • October 25, 2016
      Theresa Bradley

      Hi Tara,
      I love your idea and plan on making them for gifts for this holiday. I am also going to use them for the little hot and cold packs I receive at races from physical therapists who want you to try their company. your little envelope will make a cute holder for them. Thanks for your great idea.

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  3. October 23, 2013
    Melanie

    I’ve never made these before, but they look like a neat gift idea- especially paired with a mug and special tea!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      That’s exactly what I was thinking, Melanie! I’d love to make a few of these and combine them with a selection of teas and a mug!

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  4. October 23, 2013
    Carlee

    WOW, I have never thought of scenting the rice, I may have to do that when I made more warm bags! That is such a fun idea!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, definitely consider scenting the rice! You could use oils noted for their calming effects. It would make for great gifts!

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  5. October 23, 2013
    Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade

    This is the prettiest hot pad I’ve ever seen! That fabric is so pretty, and I love the sequin trim! Lovely! 🙂
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Awww… thank you so much, Heidi!

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  6. October 23, 2013
    Sky

    I LOVE essential oils and use them on my boys daily to try and keep the crud away. Awesome idea to use them to scent a hot pad! And I love your snazzy envelope 🙂
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Sky! When things can be snazzy, I aim to achieve it! 🙂

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  7. October 23, 2013
    Amy Anderson

    This is awesome! I love it!

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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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  8. October 23, 2013
    Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Great tutorial, and I love the choice of fabric and sequins!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Jen! The notions were included in the Fat Quarter package, but I agree – they went nicely with the fabric!

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  9. October 23, 2013
    malia

    Ok this is just darling! Pinned!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Malia! I love the pins!

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  10. October 23, 2013
    Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz

    I’m just obsessed with that fabric!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Isn’t is great, Kenz? I think it would be fantastic in a little girls’ room!

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  11. October 24, 2013
    Mel

    Gorgeous I love the idea of scented packs very clever
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Mel! I love the idea of scenting the room, too. I love essential oils!

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  12. October 24, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    You know I’m never going to sew, but I do love the idea of this! Not to mention it’s so very pretty!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Danni – For some reason, I would have assumed that you sew! But never mind, staples and iron-on fusible tape work well in a pinch!

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  13. October 24, 2013
    onel

    Very smart! I’ve never seen or even heard of this scented hot pad before. This is so cool!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Onel! They’re actually pretty awesome. I may crank some out as hostess gifts this year!

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  14. October 24, 2013
    ChiWei

    I am a crafty genius, thank you 🙂 I have a scented neck warmer at home, so I guess it makes the room smell better and it makes me smell better too! BTW, love the sequins – it goes really well with this fabric! Sort of in a I Dream of Jeannie kind of way – love it!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Yes, you are a crafty genius. I’ve seen the proof! I think the sequins add some “wow” to the look. I imagine that you wouldn’t put as much essential oil in your neck warmer that you would in the hot pad. Otherwise, it could be overwhelming to have it so close to your face.

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  15. October 24, 2013
    Heather

    Gorgeous! Great stocking stuffer and teacher gift idea!! Pinned!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Heather! I love those pins! (And yes, I’m thinking that these might be our teacher gifts this year!)

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  16. October 24, 2013
    Kathy Penney @ Sparkles And A Stove

    I bet these smell wonderful! And it turned out so pretty! Great job!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      They smell fabulous, actually! I’m amazed at how long the smell lasts! Thank you so much, Kathy!

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  17. October 24, 2013
    Steph @ The Silly Pearl

    Oh how I’d love one of these! I love the sparkly gold touch of the trim!
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you Steph! I love all things that have a bit of sparkle to them! (even coasters!)

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  18. October 24, 2013
    Krista

    Yay! Fun challenge! Of course I voted for your- it rocks! Hope I win:)
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Awww… thanks, Krista! I didn’t win, but I’m so happy with the project that it didn’t matter!

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  19. October 27, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    Oh that is brilliant. The fabric you used was so chic and modern. What a great projects to use up some scraps. I’ve never seen anything like this before, it’s really brilliant.
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      It would be a great project to use up scraps! How awesome would a pack of a few mis-matched hot pads be!?!? Hmm… I’m getting ideas now…

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  20. October 28, 2013
    Rose :: Fine Craft Guild

    Voted for you 😉 It is really cute and a bit more original than the others. Not sure how wobbly those tea cups will be, but that’s another story…
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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you, Rose! I’ve been using my hot pad, and so far, all teacups have stayed firmly placed. I think that you have to consider how full of rice the muslin bag should be. There is definitely a lot of “play” in the fabric. This way, the rice holds the cup to the coaster, rather than being a hill that the cup balances on.

      Thank you for the vote, lady! I didn’t win, but it was a fun ride!

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  21. October 29, 2013
    Ruthi

    What a great project!

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    • October 29, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Ruthi!

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      • February 5, 2014
        edith Gilliam

        This looks like a great idea for the holidays. I only have one question. How did you sew the sequins on?

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  22. December 24, 2015
    Deb

    These are just too cute!!!!!! What a perfect hostess/housewarming/welcome gift these would be! I confess that I have very painful hands so I am going to make a couple for myself also. When I am done using it for my morning coffee, I am going to warm these poor, tired hands under them for a few minutes and I think it could be very theraputic. Thank you for sharing this wonderful craft with all of us. Because today is Christmas eve, happy holidays to you and yours……

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    • January 5, 2016
      Tara

      Deb, thank you so much for this lovely comment! How did your warmers turn out?

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