Saturday, February 18, 2012

What a busy week it's been! I meant to do sooo much with the blog but I was just so busy. I started doing homeschool Pre-K with my daughter since we were unable to get her enrolled, but it is working out extremely well and I think she'll be nice a ready when it's time to start kindergarten in the Fall. She loves doing it so much too and even when we're done with her work for the day she keeps asking for more and more. I'm really glad she enjoys learning so much!

During the week I was also working on my Cupcake Beanie pattern at a few peoples requests. After getting it tested and retesting it myself as well, I finally have the pattern available at my etsy store: The Cupcake Beanie Pattern.  I'm working on getting the Strawberry Beanie pattern done and writing a few more that were asked for. :)

Here are a few more items I completed this past week:
We needed some new dishcloths and my man requested a large one to go with them. So I made two 8x8 squares and a 8x14 larger towel for him. 

My daughter asked me to make her a strawberry shortcake hat since she loves her so very much, I should be finished with it today. I hope she loves it! And I just finished an earflap hat for my little sister. I'll have to get some pictures posted up this weekend. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

hats, hats and more hats!

I have been soooo busy with crocheting these days that I forgot to post all my creations up! So here is a nice big post to all my newly finished projects! :) I have definitely been a busy, busy girl! This one may be a bit image heavy.

My good friend's oldest girl got straight A's on her last report card. So for a gift, I made her a black & yellow striped beanie she had hinted at wanting a few weeks prior. :)

I loved all the cupcake hats I saw and just had to make one for my daughter! All the ones I saw were band first and then work on the icing part and I wanted to have one from the top to the bottom so I managed to write my own pattern. :) I may post it up for those who are interested.
After seeing my daughter's cupcake hat, another good friend of mine ordered one for herself!

I wanted to take a try at an ear flap beanie and being too lazy to look up a pattern I just winged it. This one is for my son and I wanted to make it extra cute so it ended up with froggie eyes!

A newborn lady bug beanie.

Newborn bright pink minnie mouse beanie. The bow is from a video tutorial I saw, but I for the life of me at the moment can't find the link. I'll keep trying to find it though!

The friend who ordered the teal cupped cupcake beanie also ordered this panda bear beanie as a present for her hunny. :)

3-6 Month Mickey Mouse beanie! My boyfriend's cousin bought this one for her daughter.

A 6-9 Month Valentines day shell stitch beanie.

A strawberry beanie! I created this one because around where I live we have a Strawberry Festival and it's getting close to that time! Again, the only "berry" beanie I could find were from the bottom up, and since I like to go from the top to the bottom, I decided to create this one as well.

I've made some wash cloths and flowers and other embellishments as well, but I think I will leave those for tomorrow's update! I'm so excited to be crocheting and hard at work. I've made it my own little job now and have been selling some locally and just started an Etsy site: Skylay Designs! I will be working hard to get more up on it and try to make this work! I am enjoying it so much right now.