How to Microwave Your Cat

Want to learn how to Microwave Your Cat?

Warming kitty
If you haven’t tried a Wheat Heat Therapy Pillow yet I think you should. I can really recommend you to make or buy your own wheat pillow. It’s great!

Warming kitty

A Wheat Heat Therapy Pillow is microwavable (put it in there for about 2 minutes). The wheat has great insulation qualities due to its cellular structure, which means it can absorb heat (or cold) evenly and keep it there for quite a while. The stored heat is then gradually and effectively distributed into your body. Wheat Bags easily mold to the contour of the area being treated. I’m wearing mine right now, around my neck!

A Wheat Pillow is great when you’re going to bed and you’re freezing, or if you have a sore back, muscle pain, aches or a cold!

But wait… what’s a wheat bag got anything to do with these photos of of a cute kitty that my mother made for me? The cat is the wheat pillow of course. Isn’t it cool?

I’ve been wanting a therapeutic for a long time, so when our friend Susanne the Quilting Quickie brought with her a wheat pillow cat she had made to a Craft Night last year I knew I wanted one just like it. Though I didn’t get to finish that thought before my mom grabbed Susanne’s cat, run with it to the copy machine, made “patterns” for everyone and then decided to sew one herself.

Lucky me I was the recipient of mom’s cat – and, even luckier me, I love the orange and brown fabrics she used!

Warming kitty If you want to make a pillow for yourself, just sew some fabric together and poor in the wheat and stitch the whole thing together so nothing falls out. Than put it in the microwave and warm it up. The cat my mom made is kind of a container for the simple fabric bag. I wouldn’t put the cat in the Microwave, not even a fabric one, because of the zipper. I don’t think that would be a good idea…

Cat whete scarf...
Self portrait. iHanna, wearing her Hello Kitty nightgown and warming wheat pillow as a scarf… Edited in Photoshop. Played with photography today again, I’m having lots of fun with altering photos right now. Fun fun fun!

Stay warm my friends!

Warming kitty

PS: Sorry, I don’t know who made the original pattern & I don’t own the pattern of this softie cat so I can’t share it. Hint though, the body is 47 cm long, excluding the arms and long skinny legs that so nicely wraps around me. I love my wheat squeeze cat!

PS II: My original title for this post was A Wheat Heat Therapy Pillow that looks like a Kitty but then I couldn’t resist the word play of How to Microwave Your Cat…. sorry animal lovers for running to the rescue! No animals where harmed in these experiments, I promise!

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8 Responses to How to Microwave Your Cat

  1. Lisa says:

    Gud va söt! hur skön som helst, mycket skoj pyssel här!

  2. Kristina says:

    I love your CAT and enjoy reading about all of your creations! I’m really amazed how much energy you have ;) and I’m very happy that I can get so much inspiration browsing your blog. (For eg. after seeing your Daily Card Project I came up with a challenge for 2009 – Around Europe without Leaving your House; this basically is an invitation to take a virtual trip around Europe which will be done reading at least one book written by a writer of each European country. By the way, I’ve started with Sweden!)

    Keep creating! Greetings from the other side of the Baltic Sea – Lithuania ;)

  3. Virna says:

    Gaah. I love the expression on the kitty’s face! Haha. Thanks for sharing this idea… :) Your mom is great, now we know where you got your talent from.

  4. Nina says:

    Men s?tast i v?rlden! Och j?tteskoj att du hittade till mig fast jag varit borta s? l?nge. Tack s? mycket! Nu ska jag kika runt och se vad jag missat sedan sist, misst?nker att jag kommer f? en v?ldigt kreativ l?rdagskv?ll. :))

  5. Christina says:

    ?h, vilken s?t katt :-)

  6. Li says:

    Jag har inte microv?gsugn men blir n?stan sugen p? att skaffa en… Men vanlig ugn fungerar v?l det med?

  7. U2Kitteh says:

    Ha!! Hanna, I was on Ravelry about to write you a message there and I saw the listings of your recent blog posts. Now, I thought I kept up very well with your blog but I missed this post! I just HAD to click on this title. Naughty Hanna!! I’m so glad Smilla is okay. (of course I knew she would be!) I’m sure she stuck her tongue out at you for this! Hehe. You are too funny!

    Oh, I LOVE your wheat kitty! All the crazy patterns and colors and big head and long arms. I am so into folk arty cat stuff. ;)) Too darn cute!

  8. iHanna says:

    Felicia / U2Kitteh Yay me!
    You make me so happy, I fooled one! That’s so funny, and by the way, Smilla was with me on this joke, helping me type it! ;-)

    I will write a post on knitting soon as think I might have something to show, at least some fun photos but nothing finished! Thanks for making me smile! Hugs!

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