A lovely snowflake motif for the front of the hot water bottle.
I picked up a really great hint from Lucy at Attic24 to shape your crochet - pin it to your ironing board, set your iron at the lowest steam setting and hold the iron above your work for ten seconds with steam. Then allow to cool and voila your work is set
Nifty idea for small pieces!
I still like using a board with nails for square work then I don't have to muck around setting up the iron especially if I have multitude numbers of the same kind of work.
Testing out placement.
If I was sensible I would have made the motif first and sewn in place on the front of the cover before sewing together - but I'm not overly thoughtful that way
Sewn in place
Antique buttons for the buttonholes
I like the first ones, my son like the second - so I went with the second- seeing as I did ask his opinion!
Super large button jar one of three white jars I have. I should sought through and make a mounted frame with my favourites on it
One more button to sew and I'm done, just have to source the hot water bottle - the one I have is missing the cap, so I found out yesterday!