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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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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

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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I have been thinking of new items to make focusing mostly on babies and children.

My 21 month old little girl has a little kitchen and loves making cups of tea and serving guests plastic cake, so play food was my next mission starting with jammy biscuits.

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These adorable little Jammy Dodger inspired biscuits are good enough to eat, great play food and great for adults too if you are trying to watch the calories 😉

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Mmmm yummy! Next time I will introduce you to my ‘Peas in a Pod’ 🙂

Don’t forget you can purchase these little treats via Etsy or Folksy

I have recently had a customer request for a toddler cowl, I have made scarfs for children in the past but never a cowl and never for such a young person (approx 18 months). I wasn’t too sure that I was 100% happy about making something to wrap around a child’s neck without any sort of fastening or opening for safety reasons but eventually came up with this idea… a scarf which transforms in to a cowl with the fastening of buttons!

I set to work using my usual crochet scarf pattern (a row of sc follow by a row of v-stitch) using a 6mm hook and chunky acrylic yarn in the same dusky pink as the customer’s previous orders, an owl hat and mittens.

I found that the v-stitch made ideal, loose, button holes so I didn’t even have to figure out how and where to put button holes (always a bonus) and stitched three very cute teddy bear printed buttons to one end of the scarf. The scarf therefore turns in to a cowl so easily and there is no ‘hassle’ getting the scarf on and off.

This scarf/cowl has ended up being a one off piece as the buttons I bought were from a craft fair and I can’t find them anywhere else, so there will be no exact replicas, which is always good.

So here’s the end result:

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I love it so much I have decided to make one for my little girl 🙂