Category Archives: Baby

Baby Afghan and Pillow Set

MainI received a custom order request for this baby afghan from an old friend of mine and I was very honored to be able to accommodate.  Her Grandfather had crocheted baby afghans for all his great-grandchildren before he passed way.  Deanne is now expecting the first great-grandchild since his passing and asked if I could try to reproduce the pattern.  Though the result is not exactly the same as his pattern, it is very close and I hope reminds her of him.

I think this is probably my favorite request ever.  Crocheting an afghan for an order is one thing.  But to try to stand-in and create something on behalf of someone who is now gone is very humbling.  I was so touched to be asked to make the attempt.

EdgingDeanne selected three Bernant Baby Sport skeins in a coral, light taupe, and a matching variegated yarn.  These colors turned out to be just fabulous together and I must say it is one of my favorite afghans I have ever made.

DetailWhen I completed the afghan I still had a lot of yarn left; so I made two solid color pillows to go with it.  I made four flowers using the same stitch as the edging on the afghan and sewed them together on each side of the pillows, using a button in the center and adding pearl beads for embellishment.  I love how the solid pillows look against the stripes of the afghan.

FullIt turned out so pretty that I have listed the set in my Etsy store.  I would love to make the set again in some other customized colors.  I am also working on writing up the pattern to add to my Ravelry store.

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Here We Grow Again Giveaway

The Here We Grow Again Northland Children’s Consignment sale was this past week here in Kansas City.  I had the following promotional display set up at the sale.  
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I received 29 entries for the giveaway and used an online random name picker to select the winner.  Congratulations to…

Chris Gayles

and thanks to everyone for entering!

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Mermaid Tail Photo Prop – Sea Colors

I wish I had this mermaid tail photo prop when my daughter was born. I’ve added another to my Etsy listing in an incredible color and I just love this yarn!  This is one of my favorite completed pieces.  The combination of the pattern* and the yarn is just stunning.

This adorable newborn mermaid tail, bikini top, and headband are perfect for your little maid’s first photo shoot!

Each piece is hand crocheted with variegated yarn, so it is a unique one-of-a kind creation and colors may vary slightly. Includes tail, bikini top and headband.  Flower and button on headband may vary.

This is available in newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.

From a smoke free, pet friendly home.

BONUS DISCOUNT! – If you purchase one of my newborn photo props and are local to the Kansas City Metro area, you can now get a 10% discount off a photo session with Photography by Krista Joyce! Krista has done all of my kids sessions and I have always been BEYOND pleased with the results!

Processing Times are currently 2-3 weeks. If you need yours sooner, please message me and a rush may be possible for an additional $10.

*Design by Longhorn Prairie

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Mermaid Tail Newborn Photo Prop

I just love this mermaid tail newborn photo prop! I have enough yarn for 3 of these. Then I will be making them in some other colors.

This adorable newborn mermaid tail, bikini top, and headband are perfect for your little maid’s first photo shoot!

Each piece is hand crocheted with variegated yarn, so it is a unique one-of-a kind creation and colors may vary slightly.

This is only available in newborn size and will fit babies up to 10 lbs.

From a smoke free, pet friendly home.

BONUS DISCOUNT! – If you purchase one of my newborn photo props and are local to the Kansas City Metro area, you can now get a 10% discount off a photo session with Photography by Krista Joyce! Krista has done all of my kids sessions and I have always been BEYOND pleased with the results!

Processing Times are currently 2-3 weeks. If you need yours sooner, please message me and a rush may be possible for an additional $10.

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Christmas Cocoon and Santa Hat

Christmas CocoonI finished up this little treat this weekend! I wish I had known that Bubba was going to be a Christmas Eve baby or I would have made this last year and used it for his newborn pictures!

The finished cocoon and Santa hat are for sale on Etsy here.

The pattern for the set can be found on Ravelry here.

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Pattern – Basket Weave Baby Afghan

1Here is the afghan I have been working on in payment for my new graphics.  I really like how it came out.  It is a basket weave stitch with a faux ribbon edging similar to the Ribbon and Pearls Christening Afghan.  It also has a double ruffle in two colors with a picot edge.

2The pattern for this afghan is now available for sale on Ravelry!  I’ve set the price for it at $5.00.  I would love to hear from anyone who purchases the pattern and see pictures of your completed afghan!  I may even post your picture on the site here!  Click on the picture to see the Ravelry listing, or just the “buy now” link.  Enjoy!


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Very Hungry Caterpillar Cocoon and Beanie PATTERN

SONY DSCThe pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry Here!

Crochet this adorable cocoon and beanie for your newborn’s photo shoot or Halloween costume!

Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar is brought to life in this delightful pattern featuring the subtle color variations of the beloved children’s book through the use of variegated yarn. The impression of Caterpillar’s body segments is achieved by alternating rows of both loops and back loop only stitches.

Baby can scrunch up inside the cocoon for those adorable newborn pictures. This is only available in newborn size and will fit babies up to 10 lbs.

Pattern includes pictures, gauge, crochet and assembly instructions. Enjoy!

I would love to see pictures of your finished project! Email them to me at the address on the pattern.

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A Busy Fall

VHCCIn spite of my lack of posts lately, I have been incredibly busy with the projects this fall.  I just have not been able to share most of them.

I completed a project for my family to use for the picture we’re going to put on our Christmas cards.  I’m waiting to get the pictures back and then I’ll order the cards.  Once I mail them out I will post.  I can’t wait to share this one.  It was so much fun!

I’ve also been working on the kids’ Halloween costumes.  I am finishing them up this week and I will post pictures of those after Friday.

Once I finish up the costumes, I need to design a new baby afghan for Kristi over at Hang Ups in KC who did my site redesign for me.  She was kind enough to do it for trade in services so I want to design a very nice afghan for her niece’s baby because I really love my new logo!

VHCBFinally, I had to stop all of my projects last week for a quick sale I made on Etsy.  I sold one of my Very Hungry Caterpillar Cocoon and Beanies earlier this month and the buyer wanted to have it for Halloween for their new baby.  I got that made up and shipped out on Friday.  I had never gotten the pattern for that ready to load to Ravelry so I am also working on that this week.

Maybe after I get all of this done I will be able to get back to the Granny Square Project!

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Party Hat Models

Here are the girls in the Party Hats I made for them.  Thanks to Sarah for the pics! I love getting pictures of people using the gifts I’ve made them!

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Blue Newborn Cocoon

1800411_3933348987702_1692691750_nNow available for sale on Etsy here!  This super soft cocoon is perfect to snuggle your new little one for his newborn photo shoot! It is made-to-order and can be customized with an opening half the size of what is shown if desired. As shown it will fit babies to at least 10 lbs.

1610056_3933344067579_1110575709_nEach piece is hand crocheted with variegated yarn, so it is a unique one-of-a kind creation and colors may vary. This is only available in newborn size

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