Don't say I didn't warn you. Sewing machine and overlocker are back in operation, hurrah! It was refreshing to sew for a change although I snuck some more crochet in there, I just couldn't help myself.
Lisa of Big Little emailed me a very handy hot water bottle template, and I discovered that they are quite addictive to make even though I managed to make my covers quite wonky. Go me! Maybe it was because I was working around my children and not able to fully concentrate on what I was doing when I sewed, or maybe it was because I don't like using pins to hold everything in place as I sew and the fabric shifted. Anywhoozle, these are the results.
Upcycled merino jersey. I kept one of the original tags; it has the care instructions on the back of it which someone might find useful. Not very exciting, I know, but it is very warm and that's the whole point of making them.
Raspberry wool fabric with soft pink wool crochet detail. I used You Go Girl's crochet edging pattern to embellish the back opening. The crochet motif is the same as the one that I used on my earlier hottie cover. This is my favourite cover, I hope whoever receives it will love it too.
It is such a miserable day here, the lighting is not very good to take photos, but here is my little bundle that will be posted to Lisa shortly. If you want to join in, all the details you need can be found here.