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I have been a busy bee lately and finally took the plunge and started writing my own patterns. It was not as easy as it sounded but I got there eventually. 

These have to be my favourite of my patterns so far, teeny tiny strawberry influenced booties!

  

Cute huh?

So these were made with super duper soft Rico Design Essential Cotton DK in red, sage, nature and curry. They are perfect for the upcoming summer keeping little feet cool by using 100% cotton. 

  

All I need now is another baby, ha ha. 

If you are interested in making these booties the pattern is available in my Etsy shop. Don’t worry if you can’t crochet (or haven’t the time or patience) then you can also purchase the finished product

  

Ooh it feels good to be back, hopefully I can keep it regular this time (fingers crossed). 

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Bye for now…

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I have decided to enter the world of craft fairs even though I find the idea very daunting. What to sell, how to display my items and, most importantly, will I sell anything?!?!?

I love craft fairs and find that everyone seems to have everything just right but I am so nervous I will get it wrong. It’s not until the beginning of August so I have some time to think about it but don’t want to end up spending a fortune making my stall look eye catching and pretty. So if anyone has some cheap and cheerful ideas please, please, please let me in on your secrets.

I have decided to attend a local ‘Makers’ Market’ selling only handmade goods, with the idea that mine will be as good as everyone else’s (fingers crossed).

So far I have decided on hair accessories, key-rings, brooches, stuffed toys, teapot cosies, baby booties and hats, cot mobiles and baby blankets. I thought that the small items would be more appealing to potential customers as I would be able to sell them cheaper plus they do not take long to make. The larger items i.e. blankets and cot mobiles, I was only going to make a few as these are more time consuming and therefore I need to sell them at a higher price. I always think that people don’t tend to take a lot of cash with them to these events, most keeping to a budget.

So here are some of the items I am thinking of selling:

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These are going to be part of the cot mobile.

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I was also thinking this bird bunting may sell.

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So what do you think? Any ideas or advice would be much appreciated. Please visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/OffTheHookCrochets for photographs of my other items and let me know what you think would sell or what you would buy.

Thanks for reading my blog.

I loved dancing when I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a ballerina but mother sent me to do tap and modern dancing, nevertheless I still enjoyed it.

With me having my own little girl (although she is only 10 months old) I would love her to have the experience of dancing but at the moment, considering she is not quite on her feet yet, novelty ballet shoes will have to do.

I took my pattern for baby Mary Jane shoes and adjusted it so I was able to make the shoes without the straps. Using baby pink fingering yarn and 3.5mm hook they look so pretty and dainty but no ballerina shoe is complete without the satin ribbon around the leg.

I took approximately 1 metre of pink satin ribbon and attached it to the back of the shoe with a crocheted heel loop. They were complete!

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Now was the hardest part, keeping my little girl distracted enough to put the on, cbeebies worked a treat.

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Adorable!!!

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