So recently I have seen a few businesses on facebook posting these cute little hottie covers for something called “The Hottie Project” and I was intrigued as to what it was. I googled, and found (among a few other things – hotties of another kind lol) the blog that had started it all ~ Big Little.
The initiative is to get lots of people making nice snuggly warm hottie covers for the children down in Christchurch to keep them warm this winter. I wanted in…this is the second initiative that I’ve been involved in to help Christchurch. (the first was the auctions of Handmade for Christchurch which raised over $16,000)
Here are the first few covers that I made. I found this gorgeous sweat-shirting at a little hospice shop in Tauranga for $1 so what a perfect use for it.
I’ve also just been given some more sweat-shirting and fleece today, that I am going to use as well. I already have 3 red ones cut out and ready to sew. I’m also going to do a few from some woollen blankets that I have lying around my sewing room.
|experimenting with my blanket stitch on my machine. ~ I’ve never used it before.|
If you also want to join in and make some hottie covers, then head over to the Big Little Blog to find out ALL the information.