Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Easter Baskets

This week I've been working on some Easter baskets...





They are pretty simple but they are the perfect size for toddlers! I have them in my Etsy shop already but I might try adding some kind of flower or other applique at some point.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday (Work In Progress)

Right now I'm working on a carrot someone asked me to do for an Easter photography prop. This is very different from anything I've crocheted so far but I think it's looking good!


I used a modified version of this pattern. It didn't call for anything to put inside to keep it firm...so I stuffed in with plastic Walmart bags and it worked just as good as fiberfill!







Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bunny Hat

My friend Ashleigh has started crocheting too and she caught onto it REALLY fast. She came over yesterday to show me a hat she had made and when I saw it I was floored! Its so good! We have put it in my Etsy shop for her to sell...so yall have to go check it out! Its a bunny hat...just in time for Easter! 


**click the picture and it will take you straight to the listing on Etsy**

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chain Necklace and Big Bow Hat

Lately Maggie has gotten more interested in jewelry and purses, so I decided instead of buying a bunch of cheap plastic necklaces and bracelets I would just crochet them! Here's a chain necklace I made last night with a big flower on it. She doesn't enjoy any of my hats so it was nice to finally make something that she was excited about! I got the idea from here


 I finished up this hat this morning. I got the idea from a picture on pinterest, but I think the bow is too big for Maggie's little pea head. Its attached to an alligator clip so we can remove it and just wear the beanie.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Horse Hat

I made this for my little niece, Lauren. I asked her what kind of hat she wanted and she said a horse! I had never seen a crocheted horse hat so I made her pick a back up in case I couldn't figure it out...but I think it turned out cute! 


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Crocheting.

I have finally found a hobby that I absolutely LOVE...crocheting! At first I felt like a grandma sitting on the couch with my hook and yarn, but then I figured out I could make some really cute stuff! I have been at it for a couple of months now and I feel confident enough in my work to open up an Etsy shop. It doesn't have a lot of different items yet, but I am steadily adding things to it. 

Here are a couple of things I have in the shop so far...

Hippo Hat

 White hat with HUGE flower


 Little Monster

 Monkey Hat

 football hat

 Bows
 


Hopefully I will be getting a new camera in the upcoming months, but until then these pictures from my phone will have to do! They would look better if I could get a picture of them on Maggie, but she will have no part in that! I guess she's not going to have a future in modeling :)

So click here and go have a look at the shop for yourself!



And for those of you that are crocheters (is that a word?) her are some sites where I got free patterns.
Monster Hat (I didn't like the actual hat pattern this is where eye and spike pattern)
This was the pattern I used for my first hat!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Christmas 2011

I just realized I never did a post on Christmas. First here is a video of me talking to Maggie about Santa on Christmas Eve.

video


We had our Christmas with every side of the family all on Christmas day...so we stayed very busy!


First was our house



Then Pops and JiJi's house



Then we went to Aunt Jennifer's house with Nana and PawPaw and after that Memaw's with my moms side of the family...but I never got a picture at either one!

The next day we played at home all day with our new toys since we didn't really get to enjoy them Christmas day.


Stuffed Animals

Maggie is obsessed with stuffed animals, and when I say obsessed I mean it is nearly impossible for me to get out of ANY store without a major breakdown to buy one. And apparently EVERY store now feels the need to sell stuffed animals. I just barely got out of Best Buy without getting a Pillow Pet...why does Best Buy carry Pillow Pets?! We also have to take one everywhere we go, and its a different one everyday. So on top of me buying one occasionally, most people think a stuffed animal is a pretty safe gift to buy a baby girl, so in the last two Christmases and one birthday we have acquired quite a few. Well I finally decided to get all these furry friends together and see how may she has. They are usually scattered everywhere (her room, closets, the car...I even found Big Bird in the bath tub one day.)

How ridiculous is this? 

And she has a special place in her heart for each and every one of them. They are her "babies" and she puts them in her shopping cart and stroller instead of baby dolls like most normal kids.

So the lesson of this blog post is...don't buy my kid any more stuffed animals! Thanks :)