a few months ago, my sister had her third child...
an adorable, smushy, chunk-a-licious, little girl named serene.
i met her for the first time a couple of weeks ago. she's quite yummy.
prior to her arrival, i made my sister a hot water bottle cover. i can't, for the life of me, remember what the reasoning behind it was... but i think it was something to help with her pregnancy. aches and pains? i don't know. seems like my pregnancy brain just won't let me remember.
i do remember, though, when leo was just a few months old... he would have such tummy pain... and would be so sad about it. brian or i would hold him, with a hot water bottle in between us so it would press against his little belly... and he would be asleep in minutes.
so, even if i can't recall why the cover was made... it can be helpful now that baby serene is here :)
i started by tracing the shape of the hot water bottle onto a piece of paper. i then scrapped together some random pieces of old sweaters. most of them had been felted in the wash, so they were pretty sturdy. and used a nice, big chunk of cashmere i had for one side... so it's nice and soft.
i then used some more scraps to make a design on the front. i serged it all togeher, without doing any sewing. i used a sleeve cuff for the opening to give it some extra give when putting the water bottle inside.
and that was that! a cute little hot water bottle for the mama to be of three :)