These are the fabrics i have chosen to use for the wheat bags. a soft camel brown for the males and a hot pink for the girls. It is wide strip cotton corduroy and the inner upper lip is going to match the cotton wheat pouch to go inside. I will also applique individual designs on each one.
This is the start of the process of the wheat bags i am making. I have the main body with the upper part lining piece, Where the opening in the bottom is will have velcro closures, the top will have a fabric stopper just for effect. On each of the bags i will have individual applique of their own Likes/hobbies. Now i am going to hunt out some fabrics, eg, Denim for my brother. The outer fabric because it will not be in the microwave does not have to be a natural fabric, but the wheat bag insert does.
I have just finished making these hand puppets for my two 3 year old nephews. I wanted to make them something they could use their imagination with and have an Australian flavour. I am pleased with the way they have turned out. I just need to stuff the heads. I will be making a separate lining and filling that with fibre fill. Already i am thinking of the gifts to make for the adults. I think i will make microwave wheat bags. These will be microwave inserts, I will make the outsides for each one in the style of whoever i think will suit, and the inserts in cotton rectangles unfilled until i get there because i do not want them to have problems with natural products in my suitcase. For example, my mum loves tea pots, i will make the outside in the shape of a tea pot and the microwave insert separately. Mike her husband is into wood work, so i will make his in the shape of a drill or a tube of wood glue but thinking on those lines. One sister is a high flyer, so i am thinking of a mobile phone, and the other sister is more into music, My brother loves motor bikes so getting my thinking cap on i have a few more relatives to think about to get things started. I do not have much time left but i am having fun!