Gifts from the <3

Sparta, Michigan · 68 Sales


Gifts from the <3

Sparta, Michigan 68 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I use a lot of recycled items, currently i am working with leather that was going to be thrown away at a local shoe store.

Products come from a Smoke Free/Pet Friendly home (I have 3 dogs and 3 kids at home)


I use a lot of recycled items, currently i am working with leather that was going to be thrown away at a local shoe store.

Products come from a Smoke Free/Pet Friendly home (I have 3 dogs and 3 kids at home)

Jennifer Bozek

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Jennifer Bozek


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Anonymous on Apr 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

What a great heating pad! Love that you sewed in "channels" so that corn wouldn't lump & clump and shift to one spot. Beautifully made, and a wonderful, practical, functional gift for my pregnant friend. :-)

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping, great product, and very cooperative in communication.

Anonymous on Aug 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much for such great customer service + shipping assistance! I'll be ordering the other this week! Thanks!

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Family oriented

I started out making heating pads for my husband who had hip replacement surgery. He needed something to ease the pains of winter and I felt it was my job to come up with something that would work for him. Remember that this is just where it started. Everything that I make starts out as something that a family member needs and just blossoms from there.


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  • Jenn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, I Do It All

    Hi, My name is Jennifer, I am the owner and curator of this little shop. I am mother to 3 beautiful children. I started crafting before I knew what crafting was. Self taught at most of what I do.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Hello my name is Jennifer and I am here to assist in your purchase today. To the right of the main screen you will see some sections this is a simple way to find what you are looking for.

All of my items are hand made by me save the materials and are made in a smoke free, pet friendly home.

Fillers and a comparison of heating pads:
Different types of fillers are used, but I chose deer corn, which is also called feed corn or field corn. Corn is a larger grain than rice, wheat, or flax, so it can hold its heat longer, yet remain moldable around arms and legs. It's not the same as popcorn, which is sealed closed, builds up steam, and bursts open. Feed corn is naturally cracked open at the bottom where it comes loose from the cob, and will not pop open when heated. Wheat carried warnings from several websites, including a couple of fire station's websites, warning of the danger of fires and explosions from the small grains drying out. If wheat gets too moist, it can start to rot. Rice is also small, and can scorch if reheated before it's completely cooled, or it can scorch if it's heated for too long. Because it's a smaller grain, it doesn't stay warm for as long. Rice tends to develop a slightly rancid odor over time. Flax seed is 30-40% linseed oil, which can be explosive in the presence of oxygen. Flax heating bags have been known to explode. Essential oils and dried botanicals, used for aromatherapy, also carried the risks of fire. They can stain and they tend to lose their scents quickly. People who have used essential oils and herbs report that the scents don't last very long, and there's no way to refresh the bag without staining the cover. Some people are allergic to perfumes, and some people don't like certain scents. If you don't like the corn odor, you can put the inner corn bag inside a Ziploc bag, and then place it in the fabric pillow sham, and the odor will not be noticeable. Cherry pits are expensive; more than ten times the cost of corn, and no mention were made of it having any benefits over corn. The insides of cherry pits are poisonous to a dog or child if they were to chew them open. If some pits were to dry out and crack open, there is a question of the insides getting onto the fabric and soaking through. Heating pads must be kept near electrical outlets, and can pose burn and fire hazards.
No corn bags were recalled or issued warnings by the FDA or the Consumer Products Safety Committee. Several models of electrical heating pads and several models of sodium acetate pads have been recalled.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment is expected within 3 business days of sale if it is not received I will cancel your order. If for some reason you can not pay in that time convo me, I am easy to get along with. Payment can be made in the form of PayPal or Money Order.
All items are usually shipped within a week from the payment’s clearing date. They are sent via USPS First Class mail and come in sturdy packaging to prevent damage.
Refunds and Exchanges
My number one goal is for you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not happy send me a convo and we will work it out. If for some reason we can not work it out I will issue a refund once I have the product back in my hand. I am sorry but I can not refund postage as they will not refund me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you want a different size or color, send me a convo and we will see what we can work out.

Do you want to trade? Convo me and we can talk about it.