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handmade items: custom bit warmers, hand warmers, and gift sets with both!

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    11-04-2011, 05:51 PM
  #1
Weanling
handmade items: custom bit warmers, hand warmers, and gift sets with both!

Custom Bit Warmers - $18 each (includes shipping)
Last winter I decided that standing around warming up my horse's bit with my hands was a big fat waste of time that I could be spending riding instead. I looked online at the ones that were commercially available and was disappointed with what I found. They needed to be plugged in, had to be boiled in hot water after using, or used single-use pads that had to be replaced. This one I designed is reusable and microwaveable. The fleece cover is removable so you can toss it in the washing machine when it gets dirty. The filler in the insert is organic and non-toxic, so if something happens to cause a spill you don't need to worry if kids or pets eat a little bit before you can bust out the vacuum. Just wrap the warmer around your bit and it does the work while you tack up.

You choose your own outside/inside color combination! PM me with your selections and I'll give you my PayPal info.

Solids: black, cotton candy pink, sky blue, chili pepper red, hunter green, lime green, sunshine yellow, royal purple, royal blue, tangerine orange, white, heather grey, rich burgundy (see this page if you're more of a visual person)

Prints: It's easier if you just look at the ones available on this page. You can also PM me with special requests.




Custom Pocket Pals (Hand Warmers) - $15 including shipping
Some of you asked if I was going to make hand warmers to go with the bit warmers, so here they are! I've used the Grabber hand warmers (and similar types) with great results, but the fact that they are single use sometimes leaves me feeling like I'm throwing away money. However, having cold hands is no picnic. Pocket Pals come in pairs and are perfectly sized to fit in your coat pockets or in the palm of your hand. Microwave them before you leave the house and keep them in your coat pockets for warm hands no matter what you're doing out in the snow. Just like the bit warmers, the covers can be removed and tossed in the washing machine when they get dirty.

I do not recommend most of the prints I have available for the Pocket Pals because most of the prints are too large to look good on a small item.

Solids: black, cotton candy pink, sky blue, chili pepper red, hunter green, lime green, sunshine yellow, royal purple, royal blue, tangerine orange, white, heather grey, rich burgundy (see this page if you're more of a visual person)

PM me with your color selection(s) and for my PayPal info.




Bit Warmer and Pocket Pal Gift Sets - $30 includes shipping!
Perfect for holiday gift-giving, whether it's for a friend or for yourself! Sets include a custom bit warmer and a pair of matching/coordinating Pocket Pals. PM me with your color and print choices and for my PayPal info.
     
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    11-08-2011, 01:52 PM
  #2
Weanling
Bumping.

Also, this little guy makes me happy.
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    11-09-2011, 01:10 AM
  #3
Yearling
I am definitely going to want one of these bit warmers in royal blue but I cannot order it for another week. (Pay day) haha About how long do you think they stay warm for? I am about a 20 to 25 minute drive from my barn. Will it stay warm enough the entire time?
     
    11-09-2011, 11:32 AM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by nicole25    
I am definitely going to want one of these bit warmers in royal blue but I cannot order it for another week. (Pay day) haha About how long do you think they stay warm for? I am about a 20 to 25 minute drive from my barn. Will it stay warm enough the entire time?
Do you want solid royal blue or the royal blue tie-dye?

I've not actually done any proper testing on the lasting-ness of the warmth, but what I can tell you is how I use mine. I live a 15 minute drive from the barn, so before I leave my house I pop my warmer in the microwave for 45 seconds and then stick it in my coat pocket. By the time I'm done tacking up (and my best horsey friend EventinginMI can tell you I'm kinda pokey when it comes to tacking up) and the warmer has done its job, it's still warm so I put it back in my coat pocket. All told that's probably about 45 minutes and it's still warm. I would expect that your 20-25 minute drive would not be a problem.
     
    11-09-2011, 11:46 AM
  #5
Yearling
Okay cool! I am like you I take my time getting ready. I'll just be sure to put it on my bit as soon as I get there. I think I might like the tye dyed one
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    11-09-2011, 11:47 AM
  #6
Yearling
I can be your test subject for how long it lasts
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    11-17-2011, 08:42 PM
  #7
Weanling
Almost-Friday bump...
     
    11-18-2011, 11:38 PM
  #8
Weanling
So you can keep reheating these warmers over and over? Is there a lifespan (one season?)
     
    11-19-2011, 01:55 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Shasta1981    
So you can keep reheating these warmers over and over? Is there a lifespan (one season?)
Yes, you use them over and over. I don't know if there is a lifespan. I imagine eventually there is one, I mean sooner or later everything wears out right? But I have various things I've made for myself (my own bit warmer, a neck wrap, an eye mask) that I've heated and used many times and they still work fine.
     
    11-29-2011, 01:21 PM
  #10
Weanling
Bumping!
     

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