I work several jobs; I am a full time mother, wife, and babysitter as well as a budding entrepreneur. My sweet baby is a boy, so I cannot put cutesy, girlie stuff on him to model. But the baby I watch, Harper, is a girl! And this affords the the options of having a real life girlie girl model. Today I designed a new product, a cute little headband with flower. I made is during the kids naptime today and when Harper woke up… it was photo shoot time! 🙂
Here are a few pics of the new product; as modeled by Harper 🙂
Phew! That was a long haul. I was recently commissioned to make a 12″ crochet doll for a friend I used to work with. This is the finished product: A little tan baby girl in a pink short sleeve dress. She has on pink and white tights and little brown ballet slipper shoes. On the bottom I felted “love you” in pink and red. Little brown eyes and magenta lips. Cute sweeping bangs and loose pig tails. Super cute, thank you for the pattern Mamachee*Crochet makes me Happy!
I recently received a commission for 2 hats. A fade from light to dark with a small heart and a fade from gray to blue with a moose. The first one was simple! Turned out great and the client loves it! The second one presented several challenges.
First I was going to blend the gray and blue then fade to brown with a moose pattern I designed built into the stitches. But the blue/gray combo didn’t pop like I’d hoped for. So I pulled out all the rows and started again. This time with just gray at the top and fade to blue with the brown as the moose pattern stitches. But, in the way of round worked crochet, all the stitches were slanting and didn’t line up! So I pulled it out again! and started fresh. Gray at the top, fade to blue, and finish with ear flaps. Then I tried to cross stitch the moose pattern into the hat. Epic fail! Pulling the cross stitch out, I decided to make an appliqué of sorts. I crocheted several small pieces and sewed them together to create a moose! Then sewed the moose onto the hat. The end result is pretty good. And the client loves it too!
While these hats were fun to make they were a little stressful because I had to on the fly make up some patterns for the moose I was going to originally use and the moose appliqué too. But I needed the stress, because the best things are created when you are working on the fly 🙂
Not too long ago I put up a post about how slow LBD had been. Well, that must have been the trick to start the ball rolling again because it sure has been busy! I received 3 commissions back to back to back! While that is fantastic and I appreciate the business but dang! Five hats and an amigurumi bunny later I am finally back to working on my own Christmas presents. Not only do I only have seven days to finish all my projects, but I keep adding stuff to the list! I hope and pray to have everything done and wrapped by Tuesday, but that may be optimistic. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a shiny New Year!
My newest commission was for another 3 hats for another baby girl. I was commissioned to make a panda bear ear flap hat, a brim hat with flowers, and a fuzzy hat. These are what I came up with this time…