Matariki Crafting

June 11, 2013

Welcome to those of you who are here from the Matariki Crafting Blog Hop!  I would like to thank Juliet of Tartan Kiwi for a splendid job of gathering us all together for a spot of winter crafting.  

On the weekend I got together with a girlfriend to cut, embellished and sewed a bunch of sweet covers for The Hottie Project - the sister event to Matariki Crafting.

Hopefully you have heard of The Hottie Project.  It is all about the crafting community coming together to create a BIG stack of lovely warm hottie covers to keep Christchurch children cosy and warm this winter. 

Here's how you can help:
  • Create a hottie cover!  Sew, crochet, knit, embroider - whatever takes your fancy!  The key here is keeping children warm, so your hottie cover doesn't need to be super fancy, just lovely and cuddly and something you would love to keep your children warm.

  • If you need a free template/pattern please leave a comment here.   (Anonymous comments are welcome but it means I don't have your email address to send you the pattern, so please pop me an email me at as well :)

Here is a little selection of hottie covers received so far from some very kind and talented bloggers...

What better way to spend your evenings than to have a craft night and invite your friends round for some coffee, cake and crafting?   Details for The Hottie Project are here.  We are hoping to send the first parcel on June 21st so it's time to get crafting!  I can't wait for you to join us :)

Lisa xx

Please check out the following blogs & dates for lots more fun winter crafting projects.  Be sure to link up your hottie pics here, and also to Juliet's Matariki Crafting Linky which will be up soon.  There are lots of amazing prizes to be won, including some of my PDF Patterns.  Yay!

Tuesday 11th June- Lisa - Big Little
Wednesday 12th June - Louana - NZ Green Buttons
Thursday 13th June - Stella - The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse
Friday 14th - Nin - Make. Life. Beautiful

We'll have a wee break over the weekend so you can catch up on anything that you missed!

Monday 17th June - Laura - HOOTNZ
Tuesday 18th June – Rhiannon - Toast and Life
Wednesday 19th June - Dee - Dee*Construction
Thursday 20th June – Miriam – Create Hope Inspire
Friday 21st June - Leonie – Sunshine x 3

Another break over the weekend

Monday 24nd June - Roz - Squiltz
Tuesday 25d June – Holly- Hollymayb
Wednesday 26th June - Juliet
Wednesday 10th July- Linky Party Closes
Friday 12th July- Prize winners announced


  1. wow they all look fantastic - well done you for co-ordinating! :o)

  2. Already! Thats fantastic! Am poised to cut out my pattern this morning if i can get the kids sleeping/distracted...

  3. Thanks for sharing images of contributions so far for the hottie project. Very encouraging. Also nice to have a definite date to work towards.

  4. So great to see that you have received so many already. I hope to start on a hottie cover any day...

  5. What a great pile you have already!
    I have more here to finish embroidering today _and_ I wonder what the post box will bring :)
    such a fantastic idea, blessed to be a part of it
    I heart Christchurch

  6. Such an awesome array of covers! I better get cracking on mine! I love the fuschia embroidery, reminds me of the notebook cover :) xxxx

  7. Those are some super cute covers!! Love it!

  8. Wow - love all the ones you have so far! I started off trying to create my own crochet pattern and have stumbled. Next plan is to search out some free patterns and link them in a blog post :-)

  9. So many lovely Hottie covers, I'll get you some pictures of mine soon. xx

  10. That's great to see so many being made....I'll show mine soon :))


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