diy post

DIY Weighted Toy/Lap Pad (low Spoons)

I went to Kmart today as I had a free day and needed to get out of the house, they have obviously begun to bring out stock for the new Season as the place was a bit of a mess but I was very happy to see a new product line which I think will be beneficial to People who need DPT/pressure stimming.

Heat me ups are a new (to NZ Kmart anyway) line of cute heatable products.

The majority of the products in the line use a natural grain filling that can be microwaved to provide heat like traditional wheat bags. however, there was an earmuff type that I was unable to get a photo of which I believe use those gel packs which you re-boil after use. 

The thing I like most about this range is that they have several different ways of containing the filling. some are fully enclosed like a traditional wheat bag, some have a velcro cover like you would find on children’s hot water bottles and some are longer to be placed around the neck/shoulders.  

This means that they are easily convertible for people seeking extra weight.

The Teddy bear/ rabbit type has a cover which is very soft and silky and it is removable so the inner could be replaced with a heavier weighted bag.

they are also fairly loose fitting around the insert (the part that contains the grain) which I believe is to make it easier to put on and take off this means that if you struggle with low spoons you could buy two and take the insert from one and add it to the other cover. this is actually pretty inexpensive as they start at only $9 (NZD).

the red heart fabric on the more traditional style ones is a very soft Minky style and nice for tactile stimming. the blue looks like corduroy but I think it feels a lot softer and not as rigid.

the robot is a mix of fine ribbed jersey and a soft fleece o the back. the decorative stitching is very soft and not scratchy.

this type is a few dollars more but is longer and very similar to the sensory snakes that I have seen sold for large amounts of money at disability/therapy shops online, I’m not sure if the cover on this style is removable but if not it would be a fairly easy job to unpick the end seam,add more weight and sew shut and could be done either by hand or on a basic sewing machine).

I have found that for lighter pressure stimming wheat bags by themselves are already a pretty good weight but for people who prefer heavier weights, i believe that this range is easily adaptable to individual needs. 

the who range is made with colors and fabrics that should be good for majority people with heightened senses/sensitivities and the prices are very reasonable  

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I am thrilled by:

- New followers who go on a mass liking and/or reblogging spree.

- New followers who like everything after they start following.

- Crafters and retailers who take the time to thank me for featuring them.

- Crafters and retailers who follow and give some of my own posts a like.

- The amount of people who find the DIY post useful (thanks so much for asking, anon!).

- The lovely people who talk to me about all the toys they find (I’ve got several amazing folks who have sent me a score of things via message for which I need to put together posts).

- People who help me just a little by reblogging my affiliate posts.

- People who have actually bought things through those affiliate posts.

- Anyone who says any variation of “I’ve gone through your blog”.

- This blog becoming so much more than just a place where I talk about things I’ve found.

- People trusting me enough to ask questions of me.

- Getting to talk with some truly lovely people because of this blog.

- Being part of an online community for the first time since my chronic hand pain began.

Thank you, everyone who follows and likes and comments and asks and submits, for being such lovely stimmy people and contributing to all of the above. Thank you. I don’t always get to respond to everything, mostly from having a chronic spoon shortage (pain), but I read everything and truly appreciate that you interact so much with my posts!

(No, there’s no particular follower count to celebrate. I just felt like practicing gratitude tonight.)

And thank you, anons, for being the sweetest anons online!

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.