Friday, February 8, 2013

Custom Order!

This week I had a custom order for a pair of black shoes with pearl buttons and ribbon bows for a new baby girl! I knew that they would be cute cute from the beginning, but goodness! They are super cute!

Here are a few photos before I attached the ribbon to the front of the shoes.

I just love the pearl buttons! The lip at the top is completely adjustable, too! Here are a few photos after I attached the ribbon (in other words, here the cute shoes are- done!)

Aren't they just the cutest baby shoes you have ever seen?! Absolutely adorable! I love the look of the lace and pearls with the hot pink and black, vintage meets modern?

These shoes are available in any colors you would like, and are currently listed in my Etsy shop here without the bow, and here with the bow. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Newborn Set RTS!

I've been putting together some 0-3 month sets that are absolutely perfect for new babies. My first set is monkey! 

When you purchase this set, you receive all three hats at a discounted price! Each hat alone is $18. If you were to buy three hats I would give you a 10% discount off of your order, so the total for three hats would be $48.60. However, by purchasing my ready-made sets, you would get all three hats for $45. I will be working up other colors and animals as well, so watch for those as the weeks progress!

I currently have this set ready to ship, so if you are interested in purchasing it, you can follow my Etsy link here, or send me an e-mail at These items are guaranteed to ship within 24 hours of completed purchase. They are an absolute perfect, custom item to give to a new or expecting mom!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ribbet, Ribbet!

I try to crochet at least one complete item every day during my children's naptime, so if I don't have a custom order that needs sent out then I work up my own designs! This was one of those items where I sat on the couch staring at my basket of yarn deciding what to crochet, when the green just kept staring at me, so I pulled it out and crocheted up this cute little guy!

I could definitely make this guy a little more girly by adding a pink flower or bow also, so don't let the "boyness" of Mr. Frog deter you.

Because I crocheted this guy up from my own imagination, I currently have one ready to ship in a 6-12 month size! Follow my Etsy listing here to purchase, or e-mail me at All ready to ship items are guaranteed to ship within 24 hours.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Custom Order!

Yesterday I got a custom order for a giraffe hat for an unborn baby boy named Jaxon! She was looking for a deep yellow for the main part, with brown for the accents. I ended up having the perfect yellow on hand, and I was able to get it crocheted up yesterday and shipped out today! My official turn-around time is 3-5 business days, but now that I have a postal scale and all shipping supplies at home, I am able to ship directly from my mailbox so much quicker!

I think this little guy just turned out absolutely adorable! I may even like him better than the girly one I made for my daughter's newborn photos!

If you are interested in a giraffe hat of your own, you can check out my Etsy listing here, and leave me the details in the "message to seller" portion! If you don't have an Etsy account, you can send me an e-mail at to get your order set up!

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013 Collection

Just as I promised yesterday; my Valentine's Day Collection! There is still about a week left to order in time for Valentine's Day delivery, so go ahead and check it out!

Starting with my gorgeous new heart headband. This one is my absolute favorite! It can be attached to a thinner elastic, I just love the way it looks with a thicker band! I currently have one of these RTS, but I haven't finished the elastic yet, so it can be any size!

Please excuse my daughter's face in this photo. This was the day before a snow storm, she was mad because the cement was cold. Can you blame her?

I love this girly striped set! Sadly, I don't have any photos of it on a cutie patootie, hopefully I will soon! (All photos below this point taken by TuLeaf Photography in New York, check her out!)

Next up is my chocolate kiss hat, this is my current favorite! How cute would this look on a newborn with a light pink blanket in the background? Gorg!

And my most popular item of the Valentine's collection has been saved for last. This cute beanie is perfect for the little guy in your life!

You can check out the Etsy link for each item above, or shoot me an e-mail at to get your order started!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Custom Order!

I haven't written a blog post specifically dedicated to my Valentine's Day 2013 collection, so I will share that with you tomorrow, but I did post it all up on Facebook and Etsy, and I ended up with an order for one of my Valentine's Day beanies!

These photos were taken by TuLeaf Photography in New York for her mini Valentine's Day sessions:

I love the simplicity of it. It is very obviously a hat for Valentine's Day, yet it is also screams "BOY!", which can be tough to design. Girl designs are requested so much more often, that I tried to make sure that there were boy versions available also. I love the way it came out, and I am so thrilled that someone else enjoyed the beanie too!

If you are interested in purchasing the beanie (you are always welcome to change any of the colors), follow the link to my Etsy link here. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more of my Valentine's collection!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Custom Order!

I live in Iowa, and it is definitely still chilly enough for earwarmer headbands out here. Shoot, we even had an ice storm the other day, and snow appeared today! But, this custom order isn't even for someone local. My customer purchased it for a friend of hers out in Switzerland! Very cool, eh?

I absolutely love the way the gray and cream look wound together, and the wood button really finishes it off! If you are interested in purchasing your own earwarmer headband (in any colors you'd like!), send me an e-mail at or check out my Etsy listing here.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Custom Order!

I recently had a custom order request for a Winnie the Pooh hat and cocoon. I absolutely loved the idea of it, and couldn't wait to get started! 

It was my first time working up a cocoon, so it took me several tries days to get it right, but based on the dimensions of it, it should fit a newborn perfectly! Oh, and for anyone wondering- yes. Making newborn baby hats, cocoons, etc. makes me have baby fever. The items are just so tiny!

I love how it turned out, and I hope my customer does too! Her baby is due in the next couple of months, so hopefully after baby boy is born we will see photos of him in the hat and cocoon gracing my Facebook page!

If you are interested in purchasing your own Winnie the Pooh set, see my Etsy listing here.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 28, 2013

New Boy Design!

How many times do you see items geared towards girls? Headbands, lace, frills and dresses? I'm pretty guilty of that myself! My girl has tons of headbands {I get mine from Birdie Baby Boutique, where do you get yours?}, crochet boots, cute outfits, etc., while my guy is... well, lacking in that area. Don't get me wrong, he wears nice clothes, but he isn't always as head to toe decked out as she is. I don't always make sure his hat, shoes and gloves match his outfit, I just make sure that he actually has them on. I've been working on some new boy designs lately to combat it, so that all of the new mommas of boys don't feel left out!

I am love love loving this set! The colors can be changed out for any colors you'd like as always. You can purchase the set as the beanie and diaper cover or the pixie hat and diaper cover over in my Etsy shop. You can add a wood button to either hat for an additional cost.

Happy Monday!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Custom Order!

Just as I promised you yesterday, I have a hooded cowl to share with you! This cowl is so beautiful, I really don't have a lot of words to explain it, so I'll just share photos!

The cowl is available in any color yarn and buttons. It is crocheted with a thicker yarn and is a great way to be fashionable and warm at the same time!

I don't have it listed on Etsy yet, so if you are interested in ordering, feel free to send me an e-mail at Hopefully the customer who ordered it will post photos of her daughter wearing it on my Facebook page!

Happy Tuesday!

Toy Storage Crate

Long time no blog, eh?

Yea... sorry about that! I haven't had many custom orders lately, mostly Mickey and Minnie hats. Not that I am unhappy about those, I love crocheting them! However, I've made it clear that I love custom orders, so don't be shy! Come out of the shade and tell me whatcha want!

I posted about my son's new closet toy storage with part one and part two, you guys love suspense, right? (Oh, and in those photos I was short two chalkboard labels, well Michael's finally restocked their wood section, so I was able to pick up two more! You guys don't need a photo update on that, right?) Well, I loved my son's crates so much that I decided to paint one up for my daughter's toys too! She doesn't have quite as many toys as he does, so all of her toys fit in this one crate. (Besides her favorite toy ever- Weebles! They are just too big to fit in the crate.) The rocking chair pictured is also from Michael's, we gave it to A as a Santa gift for Christmas this year. I stock up on coupons, and was able to get 50% off of both the rocking chair and the crate! I ended up paying around $25 for the rocking chair and $6 for the crate. What a deal, eh?!

I am too lazy to walk across the room to see what the paint colors are don't have the paint colors handy, but if you let me know which color you are interested in, I can let you know what it is. The lavender is a much deeper color than the photo depicts. I actually love purchasing The Organic Bloom frames, I get them from a local photographer, RST Photography. I have a couple for A's room that are espresso and lavender, so I purchased the same Benjamin Moore lavender color that OB uses on their frames. The espresso is a secret mix, so I couldn't purchase that, I just went with a deep brown that I liked.

It's beautiful! And yes, my daughter's room is lavender and brown, and I've been having a heck of a time finding inspiration photos! If you know of any super cute lavender rooms, drop me a link in the comment section!

I'll be back tomorrow with a custom order for a hooded cowl, you won't want to miss it!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Custom Order!

I'm baaaack! I had some internet problems, but I am back and ready to hit the ground running with this blogging thing.

I had a customer request a monster hat, with a specific color palette and design in mind. I could tell from the beginning that the hat would be super cute, but man! It's even cuter than I imagined.

He is ridiculously cute, right?! These kinds of brightly colored, incredibly fun hats are such great photo props! 

As soon as I completed it, my 2 year old (almost 3!) instantly wanted it. When I told him that it wasn't for him, he no longer cared for his monkey hat or cookie monster hat. I may have to find some extra time to crochet one up for him.

If you would like to order a monster hat (in any colors you choose!), check out my Etsy listing here, or e-mail me at

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Creative Hat Giveaway Reveal!

Remember how I did a creative crochet hat giveaway on my Facebook page? That was such a fun giveaway! I loved reading everyone's unique ideas on how they would like to customize a hat! I ended up going with the Hello Kitty hat designed by Lisa Leslein, (and when I went to ship it, I realized that she lives only one town over from me- so weird!) and I love how it turned out!

I think it looks so cool, and I hope Lisa's niece does too! You can purchase a Hello Kitty hat for $25 (shipping already included) by e-mailing me at

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pink Minnie Mouse

It's official! I have finally gotten around to crocheting up a pink Minnie Mouse hat! (Does anyone else read "pink" in a high pitched voice in their head? Just me? Moving on...)

My daughter is constantly wearing pink, and her previous every day hat was a hot pink beanie with a big white button, similar to this one, except without the white border. While it was very cute, it was just a beanie, and I wanted her to have an earflap hat to get through the winter. I knew that the hot pink Minnie Mouse hat would be perfect because my daughter wears a lot of pink. I'm talking every single day basically. Which is weird, because I always said I wouldn't put my daughter in a lot of pink as a baby, but everything I like just happens to be pink! What's even funnier is that her nursery is done in lavender/brown, yet I never dress her in purple. Weird, I know.

Anyways! Without further ado, pink Minnie!

The prices for pink Minnie vs. red Minnie are the exact same- $15 for a Minnie beanie, $25 for a Minnie earflap hat; shipping included. I don't have the Minnie Mouse earflap hat listed on Etsy yet, but if you are interested in purchasing one, please feel free to e-mail me at and I'll get a listing set up for you!

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Custom Order!

Before Christmas, I had a custom order for a gray, light pink and white striped hat for a baby girl. The customer actually spotted my Etsy listing for a flower hat, which contained the same colors, and loved it!
{my baby girl}

Such a pretty hat, right? Here is my customer's hat.

I love, love, love it. Nothing like reminiscing of newborn baby days to give you baby fever, eh? Now if only the customer would post a photo of her sweet baby in the hat on my Facebook page...

Happy Sunday!