Upcycled Wool Sweater
September's Cuddly Buddly Design Team Challenge is entitled 'Teenage Christmas' and it proved to be just the nudge I needed to start my festive stitching. I decided to make an appliqued hot water bottle cover using a Benetton vintage cashmere sweater, which cost me just 20p 'ready felted' (shrunk!) from my local car boot sale;
I then downloaded and resized this 'Santa Sitting' digi stamp so that his face filled the front of my cover and got stitching.
For a complete cuteness overload, gently rouge dear old Father Christmas's cheeks with a red colouring pencil.
The back of the case features a simple overlapping envelope closure, in the style of a pillow case.
Digital stamps are perfect for applique and you could even make a matching card for a real 'Wow Factor'. Just have a look at this stunning example;
It was made by the very talented Wendy over at Crazy4FlowersCards, her whole blog is full of fantastic creations and well worth a visit.