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**
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.
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!
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...
White hat with HUGE flower
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!
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 :)