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Wild Things Hottie Cover







Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my lastest make. Isn't this the most lovely hot bottle cover  ever? I made it using the Wild Things Hotties pattern by Twig + Tale, for One Thimble 14. There are several designs available. I made the kitty and already started on the panda. A.d.o.r.a.b.l.e! 


I have been using a hot water bottle since I can remember. It's great to sooth nasty cramps or muscular sores, and perfect to warm you up in the winter, or whenever it's cold.

I have always loved to put a hottie inside my bed a few minutes before I go to sleep. Oh the cozy warm feeling of getting into a warm bed... Then I put it at my feet so they get warm, because I just can't fall asleep if my feet are not warm. 

I have had several hot water bottles over the years (because they get old and at some point let the water leak), and they have always been in their ugly raw plastic form... I can't believe that I finally have a lovely cover for it!! Well...actually I don't because this little girl has already claimed this one as hers! I will have to make another one for me and for my two oldest kids, because when they got home and saw this one they asked for one too! 



I am always excited about each release of One Thimble. It is such an amazing sewing digital magazine! I have been joining the release promo tours since issue number 5. You can see my previous makes here:
issue five (the Moku Shorts/Culottes), 
six (the Multi-Apron)
seven (the Jukebox Dress)
eight (the Jackalope Tee and the Fedora Hat)
nine (the Carnival Jacket)
ten (the Playproof Dungarees and the Willow Dress)
eleven (Wild Things Baby Shoes and the Bear & Bunny Baby Quilt), 
twelve (Calla Lilly Crop Top) 
and thirteen (the Sakuro Clutch).

And now, back to issue fourteen and to the Wild Things Hottie! 





Pattern:
Wild Things Hotties, by Twig + Tale.

Fabric:
Fleece, felt and jersey.

Details:
This is a pattern suitable for beginners. You will have to sew straight lines and on the round, and apply double face interfacing. Also there's some embroidery / hand-stitching, but do not worry, it's easy!

This pattern offers options for: a kitty, a panda bear and a owl. I am already thinking of a few more, easy to make, like a bunny! 

The hottie cover fits a standard hot water bottle (8'' x 13.5'', 20cm x 34cm).

The arms can sewn as an applique or secured with snaps. But little Miss R. asked if I could leave the arms free, so I did. 

I had already made a couple of Twig + Tale patterns before, like the Wild Things Baby Shoes and the Pixie Hood Coat (not blogged yet) so I knew this pattern would be great to sew. The PDF layout is very appealing, and the instructions are very complete and easy to follow.




This issue offers 10 PDF sewing patterns, 27 sewing articles & tutorials (at only $25 AUSD!). 

Here are the PDF patterns you will find in this issue: 
– #113 Thread Faction Romper (size 2-10)
– Amuse Boho Dress and Tunic (ladies size xs-xxxl)
– Justin Drop Crotch Pants (size 2-16)
– Timber! Quilt (baby or twin size)
– Trillium Dress and Tunic (size 2T-12)
– Lala Skirt (size 1-10)
– Thyme Vest (size 2-12)
– Loli Dress & Top (size 2-10)
– Enchanting Woodland Meadow Playscape (handsewn)
– Wild Things Hottie Cover (3 options)

And the sewing articles and tutorials:

– Stress Free Invisible Zippers
– Mastering the art of mindful sewing
– How to cover plastic snaps with fabric
– How to make a Cozy For Eternity: Scarf & Cuff
– How to make a stick fort
– How to sew a bullion bunny
– The ins and outs of sewing the perfect buttonhole
– Represent! The secrets of success with brand reps
– The Brain : Big Business : Your Business
– Organic fabrics and much more



Here is the One Thimble 14 tour line up. Don't miss the chance to have a peek at all these amazing creations! You will get inspired! 

2/15/2017 | Not Sew Selfish |  Adventures with Bubba and Bug | Lulu and Celeste




Happy sewing! 

The Sewing Hunt over UpCraft Club!

And it begins TODAY! Don't know what I am talking about? Read all about it HERE! You don't want to miss the chance to win over $2,000 in prizes (including sewing patterns, fabric and a sewing machine!!) 

Made by Sara blog is joining as a sponsor! You can win a bundle of (good quality) Euro knits! 

There is an icon of the Sewing Hunt hidden somewhere on this blog. Find it for a chance to win!! 

And then go the UpCraft Club website for the whole list of sponsors! Make sure to hop over all of them. There are amazing prizes to be won! 

Have fun!

Sewcial Calendar...is back!

Hi! The Sewcial Calendar is back!! 

Back in in January 2014 I started a monthly Sewcial Calendar here at the blog (first post here). It was posted in the beginning of each month listing all sew-alongs and sewing challenges or competitions for that month.

Two years later I took a break because there was at least two other monthly calendar's of all sewing challenges and sew-alongs more thorough than mine. One of them - Swoodson Says - decided not to do it this year and asked for someone who would host it. I immediately said yes! I was actually thinking about getting back to it this year, so this was very timely! 

You can find it here. Have fun!! 

Oh, and if you are hosting any fun event or know of any, please let me know! I will be more than happy to add it there. 

Happy sew-cial-ing! :) 

A nani IRO Tip Top




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An Elephant for Baby T. - his first mama-made Christmas gift!



The best and most beautiful season of the year is just around the corner! (I just love, love the holiday season!) If you are anything like me your sewing machine will be working full steam the week before Christmas in order to have all those handmade gifts made... Well, this year because of baby #4 I thought I'd best start (way) earlier with my Christmas sewing (because everything takes me longer (much longer) to get done) and the thing is: I am already ahead on my gifting list! (Yay!!) 

When Virginia asked me to join this year's edition of Gingercake Patterns Holiday Gifts I immediately said yes! Sewing for a blog series AND tackling my handmade gifts list all at once? Yes, please!