I took a quick look the other day for some ideas and came across these lovely little "Chick-sicles" from Just Another Hang up.
I picked out a few fabrics from a stash of old clothes I have kept for upcycling into other projects (most of these clothes seem to have mysterious little holes that I swear are caused by my washing machine). I followed the patterns and instructions on Suzanne's blog, and created my versions of these little cuties:
My daughter just said, "Thank you for making us these birds." I am so glad she likes them.
Note: I just realized the button eyes might not be the best option in the microwave. I will have to remove the buttons and embroider them instead if it is going to be used as a heating pad.