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.
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!
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!
We were fortunate enough to be asked to make a 1st Birthday outfit for a little boy. My customer sent me several pictures and had some wonderful ideas for the outfit. It is always so rewarding to be able to make someone’s vision come to life, especially when it involves their children. As a parent I remember all those special days!
I loved the baseball hat that looks like a baseball. The little shoes have small cleats on the bottom. The pants have belt loops, a fake fly and I also made a belt to match. The shirt is customized with ‘Birthday Boy’ on the front and his last name on the back and of course the #1 since it’s for that all important 1st birthday!
The place I grew up and most of the places I’ve lived the fall meant time to get ready for hunting. So as fall is approaching naturally my mind turns towards hunting. Some of these hunting items I already had in my collection, some are new. Over the next few weeks I plan on adding more items, 2 more versions of the deer hat and thinking of a duck hat or two.
What do you think of when you think of fall? Halloween, pumpkins, bats, hats? All of these things can be found in our store Babbling Hook Creations We also have a Facebook Store with Rhino’s Emporium and Mad Frills. The hunting outfit and the pink camo boots were special requests. I love custom orders, they allow me to create something just for you!
I love doing custom orders when someone says for instance “I want a hunting outfit”. That gives me the freedom to be creative, to start to design a pattern based on the wish list they gave me. I have found that some customers have such creative minds and can think of things for me to crochet that I would have never thought of. One of my most popular items came about from this process. It is a hunting outfit with a deerstalker hat. I love it and I love making them.
The hat was the first billed hat I had done so it took a few tries to get it the way I wanted it to be. I didn’t want to have to use stiff material to make it stand out, and finally I figured out how to crochet it so it would stand out on it’s own without having to put plastic or cardboard in it. The side flaps were fun to make and then I added 2 snaps to hold them on top.
The boots were a little more trying. I went looking for patterns for these. I found several patterns that I liked portions of and started to combine them for the perfect look. These boot booties are very roomy and look awesome on little feet, they give you that clunky look that hunting/hiking boots usually have.
The diaper cover I wanted to make adjustable, because all little bellies are different. I accomplished this by adding a row of double crochet (triple crochet on larger sizes) this allows for the cover to be buttoned at any position around.
A special shout out to Janel Dick of Crafty Vine. She was the one who originally requested this item. She is such a creative person and was a joy to work with her on this and several other outfits. This one is still my favorite though. This item can be purchased at www.babblinghook.com
I have become totally addicted to making these retro baby hats. I want each one to be unique. Here are my first two and I plan on making a few more in the next couple of days. I’m also working on a fishing outfit, some baby crowns and some crochet edge fleece blankets.
Gold Metalic Pill Box Hat with Pink Trim – Photo Prop