Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Love Hugging Hotties

Take one felted, woollen jumper and :-
Snip, snip, snip,
pin, pin, pin,
sew, sew,sew
One hottie hugger ready to go.
One bright, birdy on the front, just waiting to be hugged.

It's Winter time and the best way to keep warm is to hug a 'Hottie', wouldn't you agree.

Snug as a bug in a rug, one hottie in its cover.

After seeing Kates wonderful crocheted wrap over at www.foxeslane.blogspot.com (follow her links) I just had to have a go. Double crochet all the way, what could be easier.
A spare ten minutes ,a 20% off everything sale at Spotlight and I had a bag full of yarn a size 7 crochet hook and an itch to get started.
So far so good, I made mine a little bit longer than Kates and I am just wondering if I made it a little bit too long. Never mind it will still be worn but maybe not past the front gate!!
I love the colours, all those Autumnal (there's that word again!) tones.
Took hubby to the airport this morning so an early start, I had an hour to fill in between his flight leaving and my favourite cafe opening, what was a girl to do.
Sit in the warmth of the airport cafe and crochet a few rows, whilst watching breakfast TV.
I have a few days to myself until Hubby and No 1 son return from the States, so this should give me plenty of time to finish this project.
I think a raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake will be on the menu for dessert Saturday night to welcome the travellers home.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit, please take a minute and say "hi".
Till next time, I hope you are well and finding time to be creative in some way.
Claire X


  1. Cute hot water bottle cozy! And your crocheted wrap is lovely. I will have to run over to see what Kate is making. I am so behind on on the blogs... trying to get caught up with everyone!

  2. OH and I forgot to ask... where in the US are your hubby and son?

  3. Am I invited for cheesecake??????? I love the yarn you have chosen..the colors are so very autumn. When the cool weather returns here all my needles and yarns come out of hiding. Beautiful and creative are the words for your 'hottie' I really love the way you embroider sayings and such on your creations. It makes them so very special. Someday I hope to see your part of the world..it looks lovely.
    your friend,
    Janet xox

  4. Claire - I love your hot water bottle covers and your bit of nifty crocheting. It has been blazing hot here all day today and we have just passed the longest day. Wishing hubby and son safe journeys. Love Molly xx

  5. Love the 'hottie' cover, and the colour of your yarn is gorgeous.

  6. Hi Claire
    Thankyou for the birthday wishes and lovely comments.
    I'm loving your hot water bottle cover.It's so warm here at the moment we are trying to keep cool !!
    Your crochet wrap looks like it will be ideal for the cold weather,sounds like a great speedy project to pass the time till your loved ones return:0)
    Jacquie x

  7. CLaire,
    I am so excited that you are reading my blog! I am now a follower and I also browsed your blog. First of all, I am in love with your chickens!! That is my dream it have a coop. Also I think your cards are adorable. I am going to tery to make one of those scarves, I am only a beginner when it comes to crochet, do you think I can do it! Please cehck out the blog Ladybug Dreams, she is a friend that has an amazing chicken coop! Don't you just love how people from all over the world can write/read each other's blogs and learn so many neat things!


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