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.