My last post I showed the beanie bearded hats that I made for my son and husband. Well, my daughter felt left out and so I decided to make her one as well. It is different but she loves it. I got the pattern from this site: www.eisenbrauns.com It is a very simple pattern and it did not take long to make. The colors are brown by Simply Soft Caron yarn and flannel by Bernat Softee Baby yarn. My daughter tends to name everything...from dolls to pens and pencils...so she gave this hat a name and its name is "Slate". I had my husband photographed in it as well. They both love the hat!! I had fun making all of the bearded hats and enjoyed seeing my family in them.
My stepson , Brandon, saw a bearded beanie online and decided to buy one. He wanted his dad and brother to have one as well so I thought that I could find a pattern online and make one for each of them. I did find several sites but decided to go with this one for the beard. It is http://craftdisasters.blogspot.com. I must admit, the beard was a bit tricky but managed to get it nonetheless with some tweaking here and there. I am still looking for an easier pattern. When I find one, I will be sure to pass it along. So, in the meantime, here are some photos of the two beanie hats and beards I did for my family. The ones I did are the two men on either end of the photo. Brandon, the one in the middle bought his and it is quite nice. Unfortunately it is knitted (something that I hope to take up in the future). He requested one like his fellow companions and so I will be making one for him soon. You can use any beanie pattern (there are hundreds of them out there) and just attach the beard and mustache to them. My husband's hat is in charcoal grey and white and his beard is in grey heather by Caron Simply Soft yarn. My son's hat is in black and charcoal grey and his beard is in dk brown by Caron Simply Soft yarn. In the future, I will start posting patterns. In the meantime, I hope you will like the projects.
The weather is getting a little chilly and I thought to make some beanie caps for my husband and son. Well, my little girl did not want to be left out and so I decided to make her something nice as well. I was searching for a quick and easy pattern for her and found this pattern on this site: http://vallieskids.blogspot.com It is called Olivia's butterfly. It is a very simple and pretty pattern. I made one for my daughter in less than an hour in pink knitted worsted yarn. The beanie caps I will post later once my son allows me to take a photo of him. I hope you like it!
I would like to introduce Mable the cow to all of you. My cousin has a little girl (Emerson) who is sooo adorable and I wanted to make something special for her. I thought that a nice animal purse would be great. I asked her mom what kind of animal she would like and what color. She suggested a cow but her favorite color is purple. Now...who in the world has ever seen a purple cow??? So, I thought that I can give her a cow with purple spots. This is a very special cow just for her and she can give it any color she likes!! So, I made the cow with Super Soft Bubbly Boucle frothy cream by Sensations (I didn't want white as it can get really dirty fast for a 2 two year old), the spots were with Casual Boucle dark purple by Sensations; the horns with Rainbow Boucle in black by Sensations and the muzzle with Golden Rod Incredibly soft yarn in pink by Sensations. Overall it turned out pretty nice. I forgot the take photos of the cow before I mailed it and so had to rely on my cousin to take some photos for me. I am so thankful to her for that because I would not have been able to share Mable (this is what Emerson named her) with all of you. I hope you like it!.
I have finally returned from my trip and words cannot truly express how wonderful it was. Now that I am back, I have lots to post but it will take some time because I have projects upon projects that tend to keep me away from the computer. For now, I want to share with you the baby blanket I made for my husband's grandchild Miu. She is such a cutie pie and I hope that she will stay warm in this blanket. It was made with Bernat Baby Coordinates in white, and Rainbow Boucle Shimmer in pink. It turned out beautiful!
I am so happy to finally show you all the items I have been working on for my sister. To recap from my past posts, I have been planning a shower for my sister and have been crocheting a baby blanket, baby bag, hat, and bootie socks for my sister and her (soon to be born) son, Matthew, before I left for my trip to the Bahamas. The shower turned out great and she was very pleased with the items.
This tote bag was made with Caron Simply Soft yarn in a variegated yarn and ocean color. It has one button to loop over the top and I lined the bag with a light blue fabric covering a piece of pellon that gave it structure. I added a cute hippo applique to give the bag a baby feel and look.
The theme for the shower was zoo animals and so I made a monkey hat from Caron Simply Soft yarn in dk. brown and from Promo Fil yarn in taupe. The booties were made from Caron Simply Soft yarn in white and blue, and from Bernat yarn in a light green shimmer.
The best way to describe me is a person who loves to make others happy. Whether I bake something sweet to eat to satisfy the soul, or crochet something to wear to warm the body, I aim to please those around me! This gives me joy and a sense of fulfillment that I have done my part in making others happy!