Sunday, 23 November 2014

Hot Water Bottle

When it's cold I love to snuggle up in bed with my hot water bottle.  I've never liked an electric blanket (The Teenager loves his!!) even though they only cost pennies to run. I recently bought a few new bottles for Christmas presents but they didn't come with covers.  So today I finally dug out some felted tartan and quickly made a cover.  This is the first crafting I've done since school went back in August!  I really enjoyed it. It's not perfect but it's just for me. I'll road test it tonight to see how it performs before I go into production!

A cautionary tale.  Please please never buy a cheap hot water bottle that doesn't have the BS kite mark (or whatever legal safety mark your part of the world uses) and never over fill it.  And regularly check the rubber to see if it's perished. Earlier this year, OH's son had a very serious accident when a filled bottle exploded at the side seam and gave him very serious burns.  His arm, chest, back and cheek took months to heal but luckily he didn't need skin grafts. 

It gave us a huge fright at the time so now we're extra careful using them.

1 comment:

  1. I had an incident just yesterday with a bottlr that leaked, It was fortunate that I spotted the tell tale sign of water seeping onto the bottle cover. This is the second bottle we have had go this year.

    I bought an electric blanket for the bed, it warms it great before we get in and I can leave it on a special programme through the night if its really cold.

    From now on I am using a wheat bag for my feet which do get very cold at times.