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!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cookie Monster Hat

A lot of times, my inspiration for projects comes from my children. My son, in specific, will just tell me what kind of hat he wants. I recently crocheted him a monkey hat, and while he liked it, pretty soon after he was pretty bored, and in need of a new hat. I'm talking a couple days here, folks. He moves quick like his momma.

His request this time?

Yup, a cookie monster hat.

I love the little details I added; like the googly eyes and the cookies hanging from the braids. However, in reality, my opinion was not the one that mattered. C's thoughts? He was in love.

You can see the listing for the cookie monster hat here, or just send me an e-mail at to get started on your order.

Happy Saturday!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Custom Order!

I recently had a custom order for a baby beanie with a heart on it. I love the turquoise, purple, hot pink and light pink wound together, it looks beautiful!

Simple beanies with one embellishment are $15, shipping included. The embellishment can be anything from a heart to a flower or button. You can even shoot me an e-mail if you have something else in mind that you would like to put on a hat {football applique? tractor applique?}, and I can let you know if it is possible. Don't forget to like my Facebook page for sneak peeks of more fun hats!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blog Love

How many of you like to read blogs? What are your favorite ones to read? I am always looking for new blogs to read! My favorites are crochet {of course}, photography, decor and DIY. I also like to read the random life blogs too. In no particular order, here are my favorites:

I think these are all of my favorites, I will go back and add more if I think of them though! {Note, I didn't get any kind of perk for listing my favorite bloggers here, these are just the guys ladies that I like to log into once a day. Generally in the morning. With a cup of something hot.} Do you write a blog? Or read them? List your favorites {including your own blog!} below, so that I can check them out!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Custom Order!

I recently had a customer request a sock monkey hat, to which I obliged of course! I always love when customers give me an idea that I haven't done before.

She requested cream for the top half, light pink for the middle, and for the bottom she requested cream and tan wound together. It's incredibly difficult to see, sadly, but in person it is very cute! Maybe if we're lucky she'll post a photo of the little girl wearing it over on my Facebook page!


I love the way it turned out, and I'm hoping that they love it too! I don't have this sock monkey hat listed on my Etsy yet, but they are $30 with shipping and tax included. They can be customized in any color or size for no additional cost. Shoot me an e-mail at if you are interested in placing an order for one.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Creative Hat Giveaway Winner!

Happy New Year! Can you believe it is already 2013?! This year just flew by for me; I gave birth to my second child, I quit my full time job to stay home and I jump started my crochet business! I am so excited to see what 2013 has in store for me!

With the new year I had a new giveaway! Instead of my typical "worth $20" or "worth $25" giveaway, I decided to have one where you could design your own earflap hat and I could choose my favorite.

Drumroll please!
The giveaway winner is Lisa Leslein!

While all of you gave wonderful and creative ideas, I love the idea of designing a Hello Kitty hat! I know that it will turn out incredible, and I will be sure to share pictures as soon as it is finished!

Lisa, please e-mail me at by midnight tonight to claim your prize! Thank you to all who entered, and be sure to keep referring friends to my page, as I will be having my next giveaway at 200 likes {just 34 likes away!}, and then my following giveaway will be a referral giveaway!

Happy Tuesday!