We spent last Saturday stacking the delivery of wood we received for this winter. Fingers crossed we have enough as "they" keep predicting a very cold winter for us in these parts. Although the fireplaces are lovely and toasty, they don't do much for us when it's time for bed. What to do??
For quite a while now, we've been using the good old fashioned technique of hot water bottles. Yup, just like grandma! The kids love them because they are so cosy. We love them because, well, they are so cosy but ecological too.
So in the spirit of the season, I have dug out my fabrics today and am going to make hottie covers for my kids (and myself of course). I can't get that far into the project today because my children have managed to blow up my last transformer. No, that's no a toy. It's an electrical transformer that allows me to use my American bought sewing machine on European current. Don't ask how they do it because we haven't figured that one out yet either, but they do systematically manage to do the transformers in. So while I'm waiting for the new one to arrive, I'm planning.
I have a few ideas in mind. A fur hottie cover? I have at least one child who I know would love that. Embroidered with their names? Possibly. I have time to think, so in the meantime, I'm going to share a few of my favourites that I've found on Etsy with you.
Aren't they just gorgeous?