Thursday, July 14, 2011

97th Post: Pretty Ice Pack Holder & GIVEAWAY

What is it, you ask?  Well, holding ice to your body is never very fun.  Aside from the dripping bag (have you noticed even brand new ziplocs leak?), I find that it is simply uncomfortable to hold the ice pack--your hand gets cold and you're sometimes having to perform body contortions.  Plus, every time you move, the ice pack falls out of place.  Having a need to ice my lower back fairly regularly in the last few weeks led me to design this beaut.  Here's how it looks tied on (notice my hands are nowhere near the ice pack!):

I've experimented and determined that it can be tied to almost any part of your body.  The ice pack simply slides into the pocket at the back:

Close up of the tie--just a simple knot.

I think I might try to sell these on Etsy.  They are quick to make, and I think some people might like the idea that they are certainly nicer to look at than some other products out there (including the wet ziploc).  

Thank you to all of you who became followers or left a comment after last week's post!  I made a list of each person's entry based on when you commented or became a follower (or emailed me when there was one day that blogger seemed to be having issues).  I used on online random number generator and it picked Phuong as the winner!  Congratulations, Phuong!

For this week's giveaway, I've made a set of mini cards from the paper I wrote about in post #95.  The photo makes them look larger than they are;  the tallest card (middle) is about 4" tall.  Click on the photo if you want a closer view.

To win this week, you can once again do multiple things (though some are different from last week):

1.) Leave a comment on this post!  Any feedback you can give on the ice pack holder would be particularly appreciated.
2.) Like Parsley Art Studio on Facebook!
3.) Tell your friends!  For anyone who either leaves a comment (and tells me you sent them) and/or becomes a follower, you get another entry.

Anyone can enter--I'll send this set of cards anywhere in the world and include envelopes for each card.  This drawing will close at midnight (mountain time) on Tuesday, July 19, and I'll announce the winner in my next post.  Remember to come back next week for another giveaway (one each week through my 100th post), and good luck!


Sedna-is-my-own-last-name said...

great ice pack idea...esp. for the little wiggly ones who fall down and get bruised. have you given any though to attending careerhearted for parsley arts? if you can't make it, hopefully he'll come to CO sometime soon.

Lindsay Gage Natale said...

This would be perfect for Alex after his motorcycle accident...he's had to do quite a bit of icing...maybe I could commission a masculine one for him?? Can't wait to see you next week!

Haley said...

This is such a cute idea Heather. I'm sorry to hear that you have been having to ice your lower back. Take good care of it (and now you can stylishly do that).

Anonymous said...

I love what you have been doing with that paper. it looks so rich. And of course the tie on ice pack looks awesome. What is that....invention is the mother of necessity? oh wait, I knew I had something backwards all this time! Such a treat to be on your page online when I feel so very very far. xoxoxox