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So I have been a little quiet on the blog front as I have been very busy creating new items for an upcoming craft fair in July. My brain has been literally on the verge of exploding with the amount of ideas going on in there but they are slowly but surely being released.

The first item I am revealing is a very cute pink princess crown, as the title states ‘every little girl is a princess’.

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This adorable crown is part of my premium range, using James C Brett Cotton On DK, a super soft 100% cotton which is very kind to young skin. I chose the baby pink as I thought it was quite subtle but still very girly.

The crown pictured is for a brand spanking new princess but I have added a satin ribbon so the crown can be adjusted. I am making these lovely crowns in a variety of sizes from newborn to 5 years.

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I think they make any little girl fit right into the role that they were made for, pretty princesses. They also make a beautiful photo prop for those first professional photographs that we all rush out to get in the first couple of months of having our little bundles of joy!

Coming up next, super cute Russian Doll Dribble Bibs.

Off The Hook Crochets

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I have been working on handmade clothing lately along with lots (and lots) of help from my lovely mum.

My mum is a very good seamstress and although I am okay with a sewing machine, she is super quick and a perfectionist. So I am going to hold my hands up and confess mum carries out most the making of the clothing and I ‘decorate’ them 😉

Our first piece was this very cute ‘Rainbow Pinafore Dress’.

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Although the pinafores are very cute they are very fiddly and I really did want to learn the ropes so my mum suggested a lovely elasticated waisted skirt. We used the same denim look cotton as the pinafore and a lovely hand crochet toadstool and butterfly appliqués. I think the bright colours of the bamboo cotton crochet works great with the blue of the cotton material.

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After these makes a started to get excited about making clothes and popped down to my local market to purchase some material. Unfortunately due to my lack of experience I purchased some lovely cream cotton material with a pretty teal pattern but I didn’t purchase enough to make a piece of clothing with. Half a metre looked ample but it wasn’t and I was gutted. It was so pretty but my mum suggested we could use it for pockets on the skirt and I suggested the waistband too. This is the finished piece with a little crochet ‘peek-a-boo’ mouse thrown in for good measure.

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Cute!!!

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As promised here’s my ‘Peas in a Pod’. Keeping on the theme of play food these little guys were next on my ‘to do’ list.

My little one will eat peas until the cows come home so I thought these would be ideal for her but to be honest I can’t see any child refusing to play with them, they are just too cute!

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What do you think?

Using just the simplest stitch of single crochet, these peas are very easy to make, the pod proved a little bit harder but I got there in they end and all three peas fit in there lovely and snug. With little hand embroided faces they are irresistible.

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I have left the little peas loose so they can be easily removed and played with or used as a great counting aid.

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They also make a lovely unique gift for new families who are like “Three Peas in a Pod”

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