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Cuteness! August 23, 2012

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Alright, getting back into the swing of things. Who’s ready to see some of the adorable crochet items I’ve been making over the summer? I’ve been busy… I have 4 new hat designs, and I’m still working on a couple more! Plus, I’m hoping to have time to make a few smaller crochet crafts within the next couple weeks. I really think that scaling back on the # of orders I take has rejuvenated my love for this craft.


Alright… on to the cutness!


First up,  this precious giraffe set that my friend, Kristen, commissioned me to make for her new baby boy 🙂




And, just yesterday, the photographer posted the sneak peaks of his newborn session, and has given me permission to post the picture with the giraffe set here 🙂 How freakin’ adorable is this?!?!


Photo by: Cherish Live Dream Photography


I also made a girl version of this set… same thing, just added a pink crochet bow. I gave it to another good photographer friend, and I’ll post pics of that as soon as she has them ready 🙂



Perry the Platypus April 3, 2012

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Really this project should have been complete back in January! I feel awful that it took me so long. My husband got this order for me. It’s for one of his costumers. HIS plan was to give me the order, then collect the money when he gave her the hat. But here’s the thing:


He kept telling me, “don’t worry, it’s no rush”…. UGH! Way to mess with my brain. I am VERY used to working under a deadline, and the thing that usually keeps the pressure on me is that I have my costumer’s money up front, so I know that I need to deliver, and fast. Not having the money up front, just makes it feel like it’s not a real order in my mind. And that’s bad! Then my husband telling me not to rush, just makes it feel like even less of a real order. So, I kept pushing this hat farther and farther down my order list….


And now it’s 4 months later, and I have only JUST finished it! God, it makes me feel so unprofessional! I can’t believe I let it slip that far 😦


In any event, it’s done now… And it’s pretty cool, if I do say so myself.





Anything you can do… March 12, 2012

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…I can do better!


LOL… but seriously. ;P


So, I was going to wait until after I gave these items to my customer/friend before posting, but…. that got delayed and I just can’t wait any longer! Check out this cute newborn set:


Those little loafer booties were a special request that my friend found on Etsy and asked me to make for her. I love getting orders like that…. because, secretly, I think I can make cuter stuff than most the sellers on Etsy. I have a similar order that someone just put in… An adorable hat that they found on another site, and now I get to make it 🙂 I hope my fans know that I can make more than what I have pictured on my page. And I LOVe to try new things. I can make just about anything… I just need you to place an order so I can fund the project!




Just some things February 24, 2012

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Wow, it’s been 2 weeks since I last posted a blog entry! I’ve been slacking. Sorry about that!


In my defense, the past 2 weeks have been crazy. Valentine’s week is is one of the busiest weeks of the year at my husband’s work. And since Valentine’s Day fell on a Tuesday this year, that means “Valentine’s Week” actually lasted for 2 weeks this year! Hubby was working CRAZY hours (3am-9pm) for 12 days straight, so I didn’t have much kid-free time to post blogs :/


BUT, I have been working 🙂 Since I last posted, I have finished that Blue’s Clues hat I was working on, plus another Blue’s Clue’s hat, a newborn mohawk hat, a couple OOAK headbands, and an adorable diaper cover 🙂 And I still have a couple orders to complete over the next few days.


The Diaper Cover:

The OOAK (one of a kind) Head Bands:


In addition to that, I’m only 22 “Likes” away from reach 500 Facebook fans! Woot-woot! I’m going to do some sort of give-away once I get there. So keep sharing my page 🙂




The new line is complete! February 9, 2012

I finally finished the new line… Well, actually I finished it a few days ago, but I finally took pictures of everything today 🙂 Here it is. Let me know what you think!!!




And that’s it. What do you think?


The new line still needs an official name. I’m leaning towards “Whimsey Couture” , but I’m not sure. If you guys give me some more ideas I’ll put it to a vote!




Blue’s Clues January 30, 2012

I thought I would have the new line complete by now….. but then I got a few orders. And I have to work on the things people PAY me for in order to fund the projects I want to work on.


Right now I’m working on a Blue’s Clues hat for a special soon-to-be 2 year old  that is having a Blue’s Clues party. Let me be honest here….I HATE making this hat. There are sooooooo many little pieces, and it takes so long to make everything, then soooo long to assemble everything. I love the finished product, but the process takes a toll on me!


This is my WIP (work in progress) right now. I’m hoping to make the spots and start attaching everything today, and hopefully it will be finished and ready to mail by tomorrow 🙂


And for those that haven’t seen, the finished product will look like this:





New Hats! January 24, 2012

As promised I have 2 new hats to post today! Yay!


First up, Lilac pixie bonnet with flows and lace. So sweet, and so soft! I know I keep saying this with each new hat, but this may actually be my favorite of the new line 🙂


Then we have this awesome sailor/nautical pixie bonnet. I’ve seen so much sailor/nautical clothing lately, I guess it’s the newest trend, and I love it… I couldn’t resist making a hat to match 🙂


Those are hats #9  and #10, folks! I’m working on 2 more, then the new line (without a name) will be complete!!!!! Yay! Let me know what you think 🙂