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Contruction Hats

My favorite little customer celebrated his 2nd birthday this year.  His mom said he loved cars and trucks and thought a yellow construction hat would be just the ticket for him.  So I looked around at some construction hats and came up with a design.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/482808751/baby-construction-hat?I got the hat finished and boxed it up and sent it off and never heard anything.  This is totally unlike his mother she usually let’s me know the moment things arrive and what she thinks of them.  She was planning a wedding though, so I didn’t want to ask thought I’d wait until after the wedding.

Well the wedding came and went and still didn’t hear, which is alright but I of course was wondering if she didn’t like the hat.  So I was chatting to her about something else and asked about the hat.  The box never made it there!!!!

So now his birthday is passed.  So she mentioned that he liked paw patrol and a paw patrol hat would be really cool.  I had never heard of paw patrol (the disadvantage of having grown kids and no grand kids, no excuse to watch cartoons lol).  So I started looking around and there was a character called Rubble.  And guess what……Rubble wore a construction hat!

So I took my construction hat design and modified it to make a rumble hat.  All that was required were ears and a paw patrol emblem.  Now I can’t sell these because it would be a copyright infringement, but I am working on a pattern for the construction hat that hopefully I will get posted by next week.  Just making sure that the pattern is easy to follow.  The construction hat has been added to the shop  you can find it here.  Am also going to try to keep the newborn construction hats in the RTS section of the shop.

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!

New Venture

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged.  Been really busy lately.  Have started building websites for people.  I was a programmer, but have been out of it for a few years while raising the kiddies.  The kiddies are all grown now so time to get back into things.  So in addition to the crafting business I’m now designing websites.  It is so much fun.  Two of the sites I’ve done are www.rhinosemporium.com this one was a from the ground up build.  And www.craftyvine.com this was a WIX site.  Both of these small business owners were fun to work with and I think the sites turned out really well.  Have 2 more I’m working on now.  Hopefully I’ll get to build a site for me soon.

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.

 

Flowers by Marie

Cascading Bouquet

Marie has a wonderful eye for floral design.  She works at a florist and also makes and sells her wonderful silk creations online.  I’m fortunate that she has chosen my shop to sell her beautiful floral designs in.  Some of her latest creations are designed for the bride to help her have that perfect day.

Daisy Bouquet

Her cascading bouquet is absolutely gorgeous, can you picture this being carried down the aisle by the stylish bride.   And if the super sophisticated is not quiet your cup of tea look at this gorgeous bouquet with daisies for the bride who wants to keep things a little more simple.

Rose Bouquet

And she has thought of the bride who wants to be eloquent and keep it simple with this gorgeous Rose bouquet.

Wrist Corsage
Silk Boutonniere

And not to worry she has thought of the rest of the bridal party too.  There are boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen and wrist corsages for the mother of the bride and groom.

And if you don’t see anything that quiet matches your dreams for that special day just send her a note.  She loves to do custom designs to make that special day even more special.

Adding Pet Items to Store

We received a request to do a craft show to benefit a humane society.  The event is going to be held at a dog park, so decided this was the perfect time to add some pet items to the store.  I’ve made sweaters for my dogs, but until now not for others.   Rhino makes dog collars and leashes out of paracord and  has decided to start making cat collars (the fact that a kitten was added to the family could have something to do with that).

dog sweater one - 1 cat and cat collardog sweater one - 5  cat collar

Cape and Dresses

Have been doing some slightly different things lately.

Made this shell cape that I just love. cape - 5

Also made these 2  baby dresses, so cute!

pink and black dress with flower headbandpeach baby dress

Then I worked on this cute little lady bug photo prop for baby.
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