My MIL's birthday is tomorrow and every year it is a challenge to figure out what to give to her. As she has some lower back issues I thought about making her a heating pad that she can heat up in the microwave. I found an excellent tutorial from Abbie of The Green Wife for a Heating Pad Tutorial.
It finishes up at 18" x 7" and took me just about an hour to make.
Sure hope she likes it. Oh well, I'm making her a cake too so my chances are good that she'll be happy.