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Old 02-16-2013, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's so rare that I make an attempt to be creative that I thought I'd share! I had many pounds of leftover cherry pits from when I wanted to make some for myself that I made the rest up to sell. Finally got the sewing done and pics taken tonight.

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Unscented bags


Lavender Scented square bags


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The album has each one shown separately but that's a lot of photos to list!



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Old 02-16-2013, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice job!
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You must have had to eat a lot of cherries...LOL

but seriously, how did this come about...never heard of cherry pits as heating bags, did you buy the pits from a supplier?...very cool...love the lavender touch too...no doggie quilts?
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I feel relaxed just looking at them! I bet dogs would love them as much as their humans!!
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These look great! Heating pads, gin & tonics and Motrin are how I survive my misery inducing cramps each month.
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You must have had to eat a lot of cherries...LOL

but seriously, how did this come about...never heard of cherry pits as heating bags, did you buy the pits from a supplier?...very cool...love the lavender touch too...no doggie quilts?
I had a corn bag that lasted for years, made of the same heavy material that I made these bags from. The rice ad flax ones I bought after that were all made of thin cotton and burned up in the microwave within months. Corn and cherry pits give off a moist heat and cherry pits have a higher BTU than corn, although I think corn stays hot longer. Plus...cherry pits don't have a smell like corn does so you can add any scent you want.

So...I ordered 30 lbs from Michigan, terribly underestimating how many cherry pits made up 30 lbs! Made the ones I wanted and then had all the leftovers.

I made the covers because I hate wrapping the pads in towels since they are always to hot, or if frozen to cold, to put directly on your skin. And you know the stupid towels always slip! I do wish I was better at sewing! They are presentable but could be a lot better.

And..you can wash the cherry pit bags in the dishwasher. They are just like little wood pellets. Just wait till it's thoroughly dry and reuse. Can't do that with corn, rice or flax.
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I feel relaxed just looking at them! I bet dogs would love them as much as their humans!!
I used them on Jax for her ACL. It worked great.
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I wrapped on of these in a towel every night after microwaving it for Hershey the first few weeks we had her. She slept at least 6 hours every night with no problems and no whining from day one.


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You left cherry pits in with a puppy? I wouldn't advise that. They are dried but they still could retain some residual cyanide.
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Where are you selling them? For how much?


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