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Today I’d like to share a picture of the knitted hot water bottle cover I made for my mother in law for Mothers Day.

Hand knitted hot water bottle cover from 'The Little Knitting Company' kit.

Hand knitted hot water bottle cover from ‘The Little Knitting Company’ kit.

The project was from a kit I saw on C&C, lucky I bought it a while ago as it took ages to work out what I was doing. Luckily after getting in touch with the company, there was a revision in the pattern which helped it make more sence and they also linked to a tutorial for how to do the tie for the top,which I got a bit stuck on.

Sure hope she likes it, I seem to have an allergy to wool and sneezed like I had a cold throughout the project. No more wool for me! The yarn was called Geko and is 85% wool, 15% alpaca. It shed a lot of fibres as I knitted it, so maybe that’s what made me sneeze so much.

Have since found some more hot water bottle cover designs on Ravelry so I’d make MIL another one, but out of different yarn ;) MIL is never far from a hot water bottle cover and these covers look like a much more cozy option to cuddle up to.

My fave hot water bottle cover pattern (design-wise I haven’t tried it yet!) is; All you Need – a classic.

Make Mum smile, make her something special with time and love. You know she will treasure it, and prob show all her friends too :)

Thoughts and prayers for everyone (like me) whose Mothers are no longer with them.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Just wanted to share a picture of a mini book that I made for my MIL for Mothers day, she is very traditional about the spelling ;)

Mother's Day Gift; Mini Book

Mother's Day Gift; Mini Book

I created the main image using Craft Artist software and digikits from Daisy Trail. There is a coordinating card and gift tag to come soon too.

The book is a simple single signature book that is very quick to make, check out the video tutorial I posted previously about how to make the basic book structure and how to sew it up. These video were made for an ATC holder, I simply replaced the ATC holder with paper in its place. I’ll try to get a new video up soon.

For those still lucky enough to have their own Mother’s still around, spoil them while you can. They took good care of you and deserve being made to feel special, at LEAST once a year :)

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I would like to share a picture of my second Buttonhole stitched book.

Buttonhole stitched book with Cuttlebug embossed cover

Buttonhole stitched book with Cuttlebug embossed cover

This was created from

Hammered White Cardstock

Plain white paper (for the pages)

Pearlescent Pink cardstock embossed using Perfect Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Linen thread coloured using Cool Peri Dye based ink in the Adirondack range by Ranger

Here is a close up of the buttonhole stitch on the spine

Spine detail showing the buttonhole stitching

Spine detail showing the buttonhole stitching

I have modified the stitch a little from the description given in Keith Smith’s book, but I like the result, what do you think?

This one is going to MIL for Mother’s Day

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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