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While I Was Out

I have gone back to work and still trying to figure out how to juggle everything.  Working, taking care of my Mom, running my business and trying to keep up with my blogs became a little too much.  But since I have been missing my blog decided it’s time to figure out how to get it all done.   

Recently I have been trying to crochet more ready to ship items (RTS).
One of the first items I decided to put in the store was this adorable little monkey.  As you can see I am still working on my photos.  I have finally been able to purchase a new camera (one of the advantages of going back to work).  Hopefully you will notice improvement in my images as we move forward with the blog.   

Also I had the opportunity to purchase a life size doll to display my baby items on for pictures.  This should give everyone a better idea of how these really look.  The picture to the let is a mohawk hat that was requested from a Carolina Panther’s fan.  I loved it so much once I designed it I have added it to the shop.  Also have made it in orange and black for the RTS section of my shop.  It can be requested in any team’s colors and if it looks like the RTS ones sell well I will add more teams to the shop.  This picture was taken with the new camera and I think it shows an amazing difference between the picture of the hat and the picture of the monkey.
Will be adding at least two posts a week from now on and hope to start adding a pattern or recipe every week or so.  Have a good week everyone!

Catch a Memory Photography

I love meeting and working with talented people.  Recently I had the pleasure of making some items for Jenae Welsh of Catch a Memory Photography in Adrian Michigan.  Jenae ordered a hunting outfit from me and I sent her my camo bunny outfit as well.  We were amazed when we saw the shots.

How adorable are these?  And how talented and creative can you get.  The set-up is so well thought out and so perfect for the baby and the outfit.

Then she sent pictures of the hunting outfit.

Amazing right, so cute!  Then she got together with another really creative person Janel Dick from Crafty Vine.  They teamed up to do Janel’s son Wyatt’s 1 year old pictures.  I have been making things for Wyatt since before he was born so was really excited to see these pictures.

I was not disappointed!  Wyatt is wearing the crazy chap pants that Janel thought up and I made for her.  The fishing hat he is also a design that Janel asked me to make.  Janel has the best ideas when it comes to outfits!  Here are a just a few of the amazing photos.

Wyatt in Fishing Hat

 

Wyatt in Crazy Chaps

 

 

 

I just had to share this story.  I responded to a post in an Etsy group on Facebook, someone in my area was looking for someone to do a sock monkey newborn photo prop.  They needed it in less than 2 days.  A friend was supposed to have made one, but mailed it too late to arrive in time for photos.  Now it’s the Friday before Christmas, I’m booked plus I have gifts I’m trying to get made.  What’s a person to do?

Well you guessed it I dropped everything else and went into sock monkey mode lol.  How can you not it’s for new born pictures.  The outfit was made, and we met for the delivery and I got to see the most adorable little baby boy.  I am so glad I dropped everything and made this outfit for her.  I don’t usually get to see people when they receive these photo props.  It was gratifying to see the excitement on her and her husband’s face when they saw the outfit.  I can only hope that everyone looks like that when they receive one of my outfits.

This outfit was fun to make, thinking of several more variations!

Here a Hat, There a Hat, Everywhere a Hat

As the weather cools down hats become popular again.  Have been working on lots of hats!

The black and white is a simple beanie in variegated yarn, love this.  The creme colored hat is a thick yarn with sequins and is very chic.  The mint green hat is just gorgeous.  I made this on Friday and sold the first one on Saturday.  The button on the flower is a vintage button.  I love the vintage buttons!

And as a nod to those still in warmer climates I made a black version of
a sun hat.  I absolutely love this hat pattern.  I rarely use other
people’s patterns for hats, but I found this one and loved it.  The
pattern can be found at
http://www.freewebs.com/capscrochet/apps/blog/show/3615272-shell-brimmed-cloche .  The hat is made of 100% cotton.