Category Archives: Baby

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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Very Hungry Caterpillar Cocoon and Beanie

SONY DSCNow available for sale on Etsy here! This made-to-order newborn beanie and cocoon makes an adorable photo prop, Halloween costume or swaddle for you new little one!

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Party Hats

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I made these cute little party hats for a friend of mine’s twin girls’ first birthday party.  The pattern for the hats can be found here.  I added the crown myself.

After adding the ruffle edging I changed yarn so the crown would stand out a little, and worked two rows of single crochet- the first in the unworked front loop left after working the ruffle.

Then I did a row of shells (sc, skip two sc, 5 dc in  next sc, skip next 2 sc) around, join with sl st.

Then  a row for the peaks (sc in first sc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, [tr, ch 2, picot, ch2, tr] in next dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc) around join with sl st finish off.

I happened to have some Swarovski elements left over that I glued to the front three peaks of each.

Just a simple project for a quick birthday gift!

I did get the yarn today for the dress that I’m making for my daughter so I can finish it up this week.  After that it’s back to Grannies!

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Newborn Cocoon

Cocoon

I made this awhile back and just haven’t gotten around to getting it listed to sell on Etsy until now.

This beautiful Newborn Cocoon and Beanie is great for those newborn photo shoots!  It is made from a luxuriously soft bamboo yarn. I just love working with this stuff but it is super expensive.

Only one available! Buy it here!

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Design Submission

AfghanI’ve mentioned previously that I’d submitted the pattern for the afghan I made for Greyson’s Baby Blessing for publication.  It was not accepted and I’ve been meaning to get the pattern uploaded to sell on Ravelry myself like I did for Persephone’s Ribbon and Pearls afghan.  Somehow I just haven’t gotten that done and now I’m glad.

I got an email the other day from Crochet World calling for design submissions for their Spring 2015 Special issue “Blue Ribbon Crochet.”

The issue will “showcase a variety of award-worthy projects that reflect some of the most popular fairy-entry categories for crochet designs.”

The email said, “We want fabulous, prize-worthy designs that are exceptional in style but not difficult or intimidating to make.”

My design goes perfectly with what they’re looking for both with its simplicity and coincidentally with the blue ribbon.  I’ve submitted the design and I’m anxious to find out if they’ll use it.

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