Monday, 6 December 2010

Vintage Patchwork Hottie

Pretty and practical, this microwaveable hottie pad has been treated to a wonderful cover patchworked from stunning original vintage fabrics in little 2.5" squares, the fabrics dating mainly from the 1940s and '50s. It is backed with pure cotton quilt batting and has been machine quilted in a diagonal pattern.

The reverse of the hottie cover is made from a tiny pink and white gingham cotton with a HenHouse label. The cover has pink bias binding trim to the front edges and a loop with a pretty vintage button to close.

Instructions for heating the hottie pad in the microwave are printed on the hottie pouch itself and are VERY SIMPLE (typically, you place the pouch in the microwave and heat for approximately 2 minutes depending on the power/wattage of the microwave.) They are a much cleaner, easier and safer alternative to hot water bottles, dispensing with the need for boiling water and smelly, perishable rubber! They should last for years (I've had mine for over 10 years!) although replacements can be bought for approximately £6.00 so this is an item to last a lifetime!

A wonderful and completely unique gift - for you or someone special!

The cover complete with hottie pad is priced at £32 plus P&P:

P&P UK: £3.50
Rest of the World = £7.00

(The hottie pad is quite heavy.)