Tag Archives: Clothing

What if it’s rainy AND cold?

22 Feb

Why, then, Baby Boy will have to wear this sweater now, won’t he?

I think I might be growing a Hobbit baby...

 

This was my first attempt at making an actual piece of clothing rather than an accessory, and I was surprised at how easy it was!  The most difficult part was lining up the button holes (and that’s not rocket science, friends).

I’m *trying* not to be stressed about the sizing; I made the biggest size the pattern included, so hopefully by the time the weather turns it will fit my little hobbity son (who is currently practicing his roundhouse kicks on my bladder. Neat).  If it doesn’t fit, well, no worries – It only took me about a day and a half to work up, so I’ll just make another one!

I can't make a sweater without a tiny dragon on it, now can I?

 

So… I’m now off to create more dragony things for the boy (with my feet up and a big glass of water next to me, of course).  Hooray!

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Chainy Hat Has Chains.

26 Sep

A friend of mine saw a version of this hat for sale at Gymboree and, because she is awesome, knew instantly that it had probably been crocheted by a machine (or worse, in a sweatshop), and instead of buying it, commissioned me to make one for her sweet little girl:

It’s really super cute – I LOVE how it turned out, and *hopefully* my friend will send me a picture of her little Bit-Bit wearing it!

 

I didn’t put it up on my Etsy shop because we’re actually working in trade – Miss Michelle actually has her *own* hand crafted business, Bit-Bit’s Hair Bows, and is going to whip up some awesomely adorable hair bows for me to give my nieces (yay!).  You can check out Miss Michelle’s Facebook page here: Bit Bit’s Hair Bows.  She *promises* she’s going to get an Etsy shop up and running in the future — I’ll keep you posted (and of course I’ll post pics of the bows when I get them)!

Headbands A Go-Go

23 Sep

So I was going to do a craft show this October, and actually made several items in advance, but then discovered a conflict and had to back out.  Boo.

The bad news: I have a small apartment, and it has very little room to store pre-made items.

The good news: You’re about to get some awesome deals at my Etsy shop!

These headbands, usually 3/$20USD, are on sale now, 5/$20! Awesome!

Head on over to my Happy Little Shop today & check out the savings!

Sweet Mother of… erm… Babies.

22 Jul

My friend is going to have a baby soon, and since babies tend to like, you know, toys and clothing, I made the following:

the cutest hat in all the land

 

the cutest bunny lovie in all the land

 

the cutest baby shoes in all the land

 

Uhm, so, yes, as usual, I found all of these patterns for FREE. You can find them here:

PIXIE HAT

BUNNY LOVIE (you’ll need a LionBrand login for this one)

BABY SHOES

And as usual, I shunned wrapping paper (SHUN!) and transformed a regular old paper bag into a lovely little gift-giving device with a hole punch and a bit of ribbon:

 

Congratulations, Brandee & Richard!!!

Well, *someone* had to try on the hat!

A Teeny, Tiny Buzz.

30 Mar

Friends! Check this out!  A local photographer custom ordered one of my cute little bumble bee hats!

 

...bzzzzzz...

She wants it to use in her newborn photo shoots – can’t you just imagine how adorable a little nekkid baby with a bumble bee hat will look?

 

I almost can't stand the cuteness.

How exciting!

 

Enviro-Kitty Got Me Thinking

9 Mar

Since Nina’s been so in to saving the planet lately (and also since our old laundry sorter was very anti-kitten), Husband and I recently upgraded our flimsy, mesh laundry hamper to a fancy woven one (which is decidedly more kitten-friendly).

No, this isn't Nina, but it is an example of why mesh bags are decidedly non-kitten friendly.

Poor Nina spent many an evening attacking our meshy laundry area, getting her tiny claws stuck, then crying pitifully until we came to rescue her.  I don’t have any pictures of it because frankly, it seemed mean to take a picture of a poor, scaredy, stuck little kitten instead of rescuing her.  Plus, the camera always seemed to be in the other room.  Humpf.

The problem now is, what do I do with this?

the bottom of our old hamper

the bottom bit of mesh from the old hamper

I kept the three sorting bags – they’ll be good for sorting laundry on trips (and decidedly better than the pillow cases I currently use to organize trip laundry).  The plastic tubing, which was cracked and taped back together in several places anyway, we recycled, leaving just this bottom bit mesh to deal with.

So, I channeled my inner enviro-kitty and poured myself a glass of champagne.

yep! thats one of my happy bead wine glass charms!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Drinking champagne has absolutely nothing to do with being an enviro-kitty.  Kitties probably shouldn’t drink champagne, actually. Champagne is only for adult human enviro-kitties, kk?

So.  Here’s what I did:

1. I folded the meshy mesh in half.

2. I sewed up both sides with my trusty embroidery needle and some scrap yarn.

3. Then, because that’s how I roll, I pretended my stitches were a foundation chain, got out my trusty J hook, and double crocheted up both sides of the bag.

4. I added some handles, which because of the already existing loops in the mesh, I was able to string through the top of the bag, and ended up with this:

practical, but not very pretty...

5. And, since I had a bit of yarn left over, I added a groovy little flower.

And… VOILA!  I  now have a lightweight little bag to carry produce in!  Hooray for no more plastic produce bags!

Enviro-Kitty is proud of me, as evidenced by the fact that she’s sitting on my desk, watching me write this post and purring.  YAY!

Carried Away? NEVER.

22 Feb

Someone donated a ball of yarn to me and I fell in love with it.  I didn’t know how many yards I had, so I figured a scarf was a safe bet.

 

mmm...frosting...

I hate scarves that are too short.  HATE.  They hurt my soul.  So, to make sure this delicious yarny goodness would wrap my soul in warm fuzzies, I made a scarf that was 6 stitches wide (turned out to be about an inch and a half).  I used the biggest hook the yarn would allow, and did back post double crochets (just to be sure there would be no soul hurting).

 

Turns out I had more yarn than I thought I did.

 

Scarfy scarf was a *bit* too big for Nina, too...

So, you might now be asking if there’s such a thing as a scarf that’s too long, to which I say…  NEVER!

 

just wrap it around your neck sixty times and you'll be fine!

…In other news, someone switched the positions of my lip gloss and the crazy glue, leading to what could have been the flustercluck of the century (I think it was me, actually).  Good thing I know the difference between grape and ethyl cyanoacrylate…