Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Creative Space: keeping warm

Whoa, its been cold lately! We are sucking energy running heaters of various sorts, shapes and sizes. But there still is nothing like the winter comfort of good old wheat bags and hot water bottles.

This week my little warmers have each had a make over. One of my wheat bags was bought in a rush from a large cosmetics chain store when I used to work in an office in the city. It was a really, really ugly dark green cordurouy, and starting to look worn and tired, so when I spied a remnant of spotty cord for $1.80 at the fabric store I knew it was going to become my new wheat bag cover. Now it both feels and looks great for keeping toes warm when relaxing on the couch.


I don't use a hot water bottle much. I mainly have it for travelling because Australian airport customs very nearly confiscated a very nice wheat bag from me that I took on holidays to New Zealand because of the wheat inside. But a hot water bottle doesn't look or feel good without a cover, so I chopped up an old cardigan I had...


...and stuffed and pushed it around under the needle of my sewing machine, and spruced it up with some embroidery in blue wool. All ready for using at home, and abroad.


For more creative spaces, grab a hot chocolate and a wheat bag and pop on over to Kootoyoo!

10 comments:

Cotton Kiwi said...

LOL, you can rely on Kiwi customs to make sure you bring nothing organic into the country! Love your new covers. That polka dot is divine. I love my wheaties. I use rice to make mine. The heat seems to stay much longer. Your hot water bottle cover is gorgeous. Love the embroidery.

Megan said...

i love my wheatie too, so much snugglier! love your cosy reading area and that spotty fabric is gorgeous :)

KIM said...

oo!!!! warm and cozy sounds good right about now! its freezing! your hot water bottle cover is so pretty!

Little Ted Canvas said...

That look so cosy! Love your cardi cover, lovely! Sure is cold, our heater just doesn't cut it so I've been snuggling with my hot water bottle too...

angelina said...

you are so right.
hot choc, wheat packs, terribly cold weather. i love what youve made from recycling. yahoO!!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i've been trying to work out what to make my hot water bottle cover from and yours have given me a few ideas.
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Kellie Christie said...

Awesome work on the hot water bottle and wheat bag! I too have been running all heaters in my house, can't believe how cold it has been in Brissy.

Kylie said...

These are just fantastic - I love them! Thanks for the inspiration :) K

midge said...

how cosy your space looks. love the work, hottie cover is ace. stay warm

Taylor Made said...

What a lovely hot water bottle cover....clever idea.
It's cold here in Perth also.

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