This is what I've been using those corduroy pants for. I joined a homemade toy swap on Bird and Little Bird and decided to make these. I guess they're kind of my own creation. I got the beginning of the idea a long time ago from Family Fun. They had a pattern for Monster Pals that I really liked. I did make one very similar to that last summer. But over the months I've kind of adapted the idea. I decided to make them smaller, get rid of the ribbons, and fill them with rice. So they can be played with as a bean bag, or they can be heated up in the microwave and used as a hot pack, or they make a nice cold pack if kept in the freezer for a few hours. Lots of possibilities.