|Angel Baby Necklace Pendant|
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
As my friend is approaching her daughter's first angelversary, I wanted to make something special for her. I know everybody handles grief differently, but I wanted to offer a small, affordable way for other moms like me to carry the memory of their child close to their heart. I designed the pendant to be two tiny feet that look like wings, to represent the little angels. Each pendant is personalized with the baby's initials and a heart in the color of their birthstone.
I finally got caught up with all my Halloween orders and had a chance to write up another pattern! This panda hat is one of my favorites, and I'm hoping other people are just as eager to make one!
|Etsy listing ($5)|
Ravelry listing ($4.99)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I absolutely love the way this little hat worked out! The scallop stitching gave it a very dainty, feminine look. The flowers and feathers are on a clip, so they can be removed and worn on the hair when it is too hot for a hat. These are absolutely perfect for newborn photo shoots!
|Buy one here!|
Since the Minion hat proved to be such a good seller, I wrote up the pattern to offer for sale as well. It includes sizes 0-3 month, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 1-3 year, 3-6 year, and 6-12 year. I will be adding adult sizes soon as well. It also includes instructions for how to make it with one eye, as well as with two, and instructions for doing both hairstyles.
|Find the pattern listing here|
My husband has proven to be a great creative partner in my crocheting ventures. He helps me when I have trouble figuring out proportions or placement, and he gives me great suggestions. When I was trying to decide on a new hat to work up, he told me I should make a Minion hat (from Despicable Me). This ended up being one of my biggest Halloween sellers! I let customers choose if they want one eye or two, and if they want the hair all piled together in the middle, or spread out in short spikes. I offer them in child sizes and in adult sizes.
It's no surprise that hat orders start slowing down as the weather warms up, so I didn't bring any yarn with me this summer. But I was pleasantly surprised to get several orders for Mickey Mouse hats, despite the warm weather. I guess they're just that cute! Well, hubby had a brilliant idea that I should write up more of my original patterns and offer them on Etsy as well. So I decided to start with the Mickey and Minnie hat patterns, since they are popular all year around. I offer them for $5 each, or $7 total if you buy both together.
|Pattern listing here|
It has been so long since I last posted! We spent the summer in California for an internship, and didn't have internet at the house we were renting, so I never got around to updating anything. We've been back for about a month and it has been one hectic week after another. My Halloween hat orders are finally slowing down, so I figured it would be a good time to get back on here and update things. In addition to some new items (which I will blog about after this) I got my first order to Japan! I'm pretty stoked to be able to call myself an international and overseas seller. My little business has really been doing well. And since all my earnings go into my work/hobby fund, I was even able to buy a new chromebook this month! (My laptop got stolen last Christmas, and I have been stuck using a really clunky old one until now.)