Recently I started making things for granddaughter that is on the way. Here is one of the blankets that was sent to them. It was a combination of a design I found here with a sun I came up with and a small butterfly. I am not going to say much about the blanket but let it speak for itself.
I work as a school bus driver now and was asked by someone if I could make a scarf they saw on pinterest. After a little playing here is what I came up with. I like it! I used the Little Yellow School Bus pattern by Liz Thorland and put it on a plain black scarf with yellow down the middle for a road. What do you think?
Introducing a new cocoon sleep sack design “Sunflower.”
I wanted to add to my line of sleep sacks or cocoons (as I prefer to call them) for sale. So I went with a flower since it is summer. I also think a rose would be beautiful and would make one as a custom order. In the past, I have done ladybugs, dogs, ice cream and others. Let me know what you think of the design. I think these make great baby shower gifts because they are different and one of a kind.
The beautiful reborn doll was done by Jenni Sholter. I call her Sarah. She is 3 to 6 month size. Most of the cocoons I make are preemie and newborn but I thought she deserved something to sleep in.
A coworker of mine asked me to make a cupcake cap for a baby gift. We see them regularly on girls as they come in the school. I knew I had a pattern but had just not gotten around to making one.
Here is my first cupcake cap. What do you think? Is it precious or what? I am offering custom versions of it in my shop. I decided to offer 3 flavors of cake-white, chocolate and yellow. Then a person can choose the frosting and pompom colors. There will be 2 different prices based on the size of the hat. I know the season is winding down but I still wanted to offer them.
It has been quite a week for me. I have had to limit my activity to things I could do with my arms. Nothing like lifting, bending or driving. Just hang out on the couch kinda thing. I asked the doctor if crocheting would hurt. He gave me a funny look and said “No”. OK I’m set then right? Who cares about walking around if I can create! Just put the yarn near me and I’m set to go.
So I have a friend who asked me to make a dress for her granddaughter. What a treat! I never crochet for little girls except caps. Maybe that is why I am being so critical of what I made. I ended up making 2 dresses because I couldn’t decide how I wanted it to look. The only thing she said was fall colors. Tomorrow I am going to take them to her and let her choose.
Well after I made these dresses, she decided they were too bright. She decided she wanted more muted colors. So I put them in my Etsy shop for $12.00. I would be willing to make a matching headband for an additional $5.00 if a person wanted it. You can get more information on the dresses by checking out my shop.
I made a few other things that will be going in the shop and something for me which I will share soon!
I joined a crochet a long today to make a challenging cardigan for myself. Believe it or not, I have never made one. But this one looked like something I would wear for years. This is important to me. I will share it later, MUCH later.
In the mean time, it got me to thinking about my caps. I have several patterns that I am considering trying. I decided to ask you which one you would be most likely to buy if you saw it. I left one blank in case you have one I didn’t put. I would have have a link to the hat so I could see it. This is the first time I have ever done a poll and I am excited to see what happens! Here are the pictures of the 3 hats I listed. So tell your friends, let other people know and vote. Next Saturday I will count the votes and make that cap.