SugarAndSpice

handmade by Christine Hamre

Minnesota, United States · 1695 Sales

SugarAndSpice

handmade by Christine Hamre

Minnesota, United States 1695 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(812)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! I'm in the process of switching my shop over from dolls to weighted blankets and lap pads. If you'd like a blanket or lap pad made from a fabric that I don't have in stock please let me know! I'll happily take custom orders. Thank you! ....Christine :) asugarandspicelife [!at] gmail.com
~Check out my facebook page for updates and info about my shop.....
https://www.facebook.com/asugarandspicelife
~and visit me on pinterest! http://pinterest.com/sugrnspicelife/
~and last but not least twitter :) https://twitter.com/sugrNspiceLife

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 3, 2016

Welcome to my shop! I'm in the process of switching my shop over from dolls to weighted blankets and lap pads. If you'd like a blanket or lap pad made from a fabric that I don't have in stock please let me know! I'll happily take custom orders. Thank you! ....Christine :) asugarandspicelife [!at] gmail.com
~Check out my facebook page for updates and info about my shop.....
https://www.facebook.com/asugarandspicelife
~and visit me on pinterest! http://pinterest.com/sugrnspicelife/
~and last but not least twitter :) https://twitter.com/sugrNspiceLife

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5 out of 5 stars
(812)
Deborah Petersen

Deborah Petersen on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the 3rd one that I have given as a gift and they are so cute.

hotbutterfly

hotbutterfly on Jul 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely precious with prim appeal but without the sad and stereotypical expression and aesthetic that I so often see in other dolls. Looking forward to building a collection!

esrokala

esrokala on Jun 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love my dolls!! Thank you so much!!

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About

a Sugar and Spice Life

Hi there! I'm Christine Hamre. I live in Moorhead, Minnesota with my husband, 4 kids and 3 dogs.

My youngest daughter, Samantha, is the inspiration behind my product line. Sam has multiple disabilities including brain malformations and autism. She's nonverbal and although she's adorable, some days can be challenging. I've been sewing for a long time, making a variety of things, but mostly dolls. I've wanted to create items to help individuals with special needs for quite some time, and then the idea of weighted blankets came along. I made one for Sam to help with calming, and knew I wanted to make them for others who could benefit. I'm making it a priority to keep them affordable and to sew them to order so that they're perfectly suited for the recipient!

In addition to sewing I'm also an Ambassador for the Red River Valley chapter of Ainsley's Angels in Minnesota (www.facebook.com/AAinMinnesota). The mission of Ainsley's Angels of America (www.ainsleysangels.org) is to ensure that everyone can experience endurance events, as well as to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life, by promoting awareness, providing education, and participating as active members in our local communities.

When I'm not sewing or running I enjoy coffee and pinterest. :) http://pinterest.com/sugrnspicelife/

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Last updated on September 16, 2016
"a Sugar and Spice Life" weighted blankets and lap pads are made with super soft minky on one one side and flannel or cotton on the other side. They're filled with hypoallergenic poly pellets with the weight distributed evenly throughout in 4 x 4" squares. Since they are meant to be a comfort, I'm happy to find a fabric for your blanket that will be perfectly suited to your child (or to you!)....any color, pattern, theme, character, or interest. If you want it, I bet I can find it! :)

*Benefits of weighted blankets and lap pads:
Weighted blankets and lap pads are a beneficial therapy tool for children and adults with sensory processing disorders, autism, ADHD, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, stress, PTSD, chronic pain, sleep disorders, dementia, and many more conditions.
Weighted blankets mimic deep pressure touch stimulation, causing serotonin to be released, thus have a calming and soothing effect.
Lap pads are smaller and more portable and can be beneficial in helping with calming and concentration in situations like school, appointments, restaurants, church, and in the car.

*Weight Recommendations:
The recommended weight for a blanket is 10% of your child's body weight + 1-2 lbs. Adult recommendations are 5-19% of ideal body weight. For lap pads the recommendation is 5% of body weight. They are not intended for children under 3 years of age or individuals who are not in good physical health. If you have any questions or concerns please consult your physician or occupational therapist.

*Care of your blanket:
Blankets and lap pads can be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low heat or lay flat to dry.

*Blankets: sizes will range from 40" x 40" to 40" x 60" depending on the weight and size of the individual.
In general: 5 and 6# blankets will be approximately 40 x40"
7 and 8# will be 40 x 44"
9 and 10# will be 40 x 48"
11 and 12# will be 40 x 52"
13 and 14# will be 40 x 56-60"
Please let me know if you'd like a different size.

*Lap Pads: sizes will range from 12-16" x 16-25" depending on weight.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and credit cards payments through Etsy's Direct Checkout. If you are paying via paypal echeck, your order will ship out once the echeck clears.
Shipping
Made to order items will ship within 7 days of purchase. Packages will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail, and you'll receive an email with tracking information when your item ships.

I have not listed shipping options outside of the USA because of the heavy weight of my blankets and the large variability in international shipping rates. But if you're interested in purchasing from outside of the US I would be happy to check into shipping rates for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase! If for some reason you aren't, please let me know within 3 days of receiving your purchase. I will accept returns, and will refund the full purchase price as soon as the item is returned to me. Shipping costs will generally not be refunded. Please mail your item(s) in their original condition back to me within 10 days of receiving them.