Hot Water Bottle Covers

May 02, 2012



I popped an extra blanket on the bed last night so I guess it won't be long until I pull out my faithful hot water bottle.  Despite ownership of an electric blanket, in my view there is nothing more comforting than snuggling up with a nice warm hottie :)

My Gran knitted me a pink hot water bottle cover when I was younger  and although I still have it, it is looking slightly worse for wear after all these years.  I do hate to part with it, but a new hottie cover was on the cards.

I used some leftover wool fabric from these embroidered children's coats, to sew up a few little hottie covers this week.  I embroidered the same design as the little coats - "Make a Wish" dandelions.  Embroidering on wool, with woolen yarn is such a pleasing thing to do.  It works up really quickly and has a lovely bold, yet soft look to it - and as you know I just love to embroider botanical designs...


I kept one of the lovely apricot pink ones for myself,  and the other is for my shop this week along with a gorgeous soft green one.

It may seem a little silly, but I am really excited and pleased about my new hottie cover.  Previously I wasn't looking forward to winter, but now it doesn't seem quite so ominous anymore.  Something to be said for old fashioned goodness.

Xx

13 comments:

  1. Oh I'm with you on the hot water bottle front! So so cozy! The only thing is that I never want to get out of my bed in the morning because the temperature difference is too great!

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  2. We are a hottie family - have never had electric blankets. I love those dandelions and the colours are gorgeous too!

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  3. I love my hot water bottle! Beautiful hot water bottle covers. Love the embroidery, so sweet.

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  4. They are gorgeous. Love the embroidery. Cx

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  6. Lovely embroidery. Dandelions are so beautiful and they make my 3yo so happy, too!

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  7. wow so so pretty, and so were those little coats :) LOVE

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  8. We don't do electric blankets either - but are a wheat bag family. I had to whip up a couple of new ones for the kids the other day as couldn't find last years (think I might have feed them to the chooks!) Have you thought of doing wheat bags with your lovely designs?

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  9. It's definitely hottie weather here too!
    Love your dandelion design and the wool covers must be so soft and snuggly.

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  10. Gorgeous! Dandelions are so much better when they look like this ;) Stopping in from our creative spaces. Amy from www.craftyshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Hot water bottles are a 'must' here - they're so cosy and comforting :D Adore you lovely dandelion embroidery - just beautiful!
    Alison x

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  12. My interest in hot water bottles and their covers (yours are so v.pretty) has gone so far I'm writing a book in daily instalments, The Eventful Life of Archie the Royal Hot Water Bottle whose adventures don't seem to end, like the list of uses for hot water bottles.
    http://hot-water-bottle-covers-etc.blogspot.com.au/



    Suzie

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