Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Harvest Square Festival October 17th, 2015



Mark Your Calendars!!!

and

will be showing and selling at the
Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival -
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
on  Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 in
Marietta Square - Marietta, GA.


***Bring the kiddos ready & dressed in their
Halloween Costumes for trick-or-treats and a costume contest!!


Also that day in Marietta Square: 
Touch-A-Truck - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Halloween Happenings - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Zombie Walk - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.














Monday, April 13, 2015

Craft show in Atlanta, GA - May 2-3, 2015

Come visit us on May 2-3, 2015 at
Woodstock Artist Market Days
in Acworth, GA!
 
 
Happy Baby Crochet and
Tiny Nose Little Toes will have lots of baby and mama goodies for sale! Don't miss it!!
 
 
When: May 2-3, 2015 (SAT 10am-5pm) (SUN 11am-4pm)
Where: 5500 Bells Ferry Rd. Acworth GA 30102
Please look for our booth space located in the artist market.
Contact: happybabyshoes99@gmail.com for more info.
  

 
 
 
Happy Baby Crochet - Baby & Newborn hats, photography props, & accessories!
 
Instagram: happybabycrochet
 
 
 
Tiny Nose Little Toes -
pacifier clips + nursing accessories
 
 
Etsy: www.TinyNoseLittleToes.etsy.com
Instagram: tinynoseandlittletoes
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/TinyNoseLittleToes
 
 
  
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
AND LOCATION OF OUR SHOW PLEASE VISIT:
 
FOR UPDATES: 
VISIT WOODSTOCK MARKET ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/WoodstockMarket
 
 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine's Day Crochet Heart Necklace

 
This is a repost from last year.
I love this little valentine's day necklace! 
 

This is a fun little craft I did with my 6 year old son. We made necklaces to use as gifts for Valentine's Day. I thought they were so cute, I had to post about how we created them!

Here are the items you will need for the project. I used some silk chiffon ribbon, but you may use bulky weight yarn or some other kind of ribbon. I will include the pattern for the crochet heart. 


STEP 1:
To get started, you will need to make the crochet heart. If you do not crochet, you could use a felt heart, heart button, or another "heart" object. Joann's has lots of heart items that would work for this project. 

Pattern for crochet heart. (H hook, worsted weight yarn). *Light pink heart is 100% cotton yarn, hot pink heart is wool yarn.* I prefer cotton for this project. 

Start with a magic circle. Ch 3. Work the following into the circle - 4 tc, 2 dc, 1 tc. Now ch 1 and work the remaining into the circle - 2 dc, 4 tc. Chain 3 and slip stitch into your circle. Pull tight to close your circle and end off. 


STEP 2:
Next, you will need to attach the bell to your crochet heart. This step is optional (my son saw jingle bells and insisted that we add one! :-).




STEP 3:
Next, thread the craft beads on to the ribbon using the yarn needle. This is a great exercise for kids! My son used 2 red, 1 white, 2 red, 1 white, 2 red, 1 white, 2 red. (6 red and 3 white).


STEP 4:
Thread ribbon through your crochet heart. Mommy probably needs to do this step. 

STEP 5:
Now, finish up the other side by threading the remainder of the beads. Tie a bow using opposite ends of the ribbon and there you have it....a very cute heart necklace!

I love it!! Thanks for checking out my craft! 
 
 
 

Also wanted to share my some of my Valentine's day hats for babies. Happy Valentine's Day!!
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/90172400/valentines-day-hat-with-heart?ref=shop_home_active_2
Photo by Lisa Shields Photography
 


https://www.etsy.com/listing/90172400/valentines-day-hat-with-heart?ref=shop_home_active_2
Lisa Shields Photography

 
Photo by Bella Bebe Photography

 







Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year, New Inspiration

With a new year comes new inspiration, and what better to be inspired by than God's word? Colossians 3:23 encourages us that in "whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." To me, this means if I am raising my kids, than I need to do with the best of my abilities and energy. If I am being active in my church, then I need to work at it like working for Jesus. If I am crocheting for babies, then I need to do my best work, closing off all of my ends and making that  project just perfect for a sweet baby. I am excited to start a new year with a plan to work hard, and fulfill God's purpose in and through me.

This past year has been challenging to say the least. I felt God was calling me to try homeschool. Honestly, there were so many days that I just wanted to hide under a rock and never come out! I didn't feel worthy of this call on my life and that I was failing miserably. I also had to take time off from my etsy shop and crochet. I did not stop crocheting though....or I would go completely crazy. Crochet is one of the only things that keeps me somewhat NORMAL, whatever that is!

I actually discovered a lot of inspiration this past year and wanted to share some of my crochet projects. I did branch out a bit from babies to some other crochet interests and ideas.

These are my chevron boot toppers/cuffs. Since I took these photos, I have made a lot more of these and they are even better now. I have been making them all winter. I  made several for Christmas gifts. I love them and plan to release them in my etsy shop soon!



Here are some coffee cup cozies that I made for Christmas gifts too. I gave them to my son's teachers and they loved them! I hope to share this pattern on my blog soon.






I have also used this same chevron pattern to make baby blankets and scarves. Here is a sample of my mini blanket. I love this pattern. It's so much fun to use different yarns and see how they turn out.


 
 
Thanks for visting! Be sure and check out my facebook page
for updates and new items. Thanks so much! Jenny
VINTAGE Hat-spiration!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Operation Christmas Child

 
Operation Christmas Child drop off is the week of Nov. 17-24th...coming up very quickly! I love this sweet ministry and it is so special to do with my kids. What better way to share the love of Jesus with a child during Christmas? My kids wrote some sweet notes and I am enclosing photos of us too.
 
I really wanted to include some handmade crochet gifts. I thought about making hats, but with it being so warm (depending on what part of the country), I decided on headbands and hair clips. I also made a little yarn bracelet as you can see in the photos. I hope to have more boy gifts next year.
 
Most of these are crocheted flowers. Some of them I attached to barrette clips and some to elastic to make a headband. I love the thin elastic, since it has an amazing stretch and can fit pretty much any size up to an adult. I buy my elastic from Dogwood Supplies on Etsy. The beautiful fabric flower is from Belle Rose Designs. Also, most of this yarn in the photos is handspun yarn, but any yarn is great to use.
 
 
In my box for a girl aged 10-14, I put some of them in this cute little pink bag!
 
If you need a crochet flower pattern, I have some on my Patterns Page but there are tons of free patterns online. I would check Pinterest and see what you can find. I have posted some on my Pinterest page also.
 
 
I was so excited to drop off my OCC shoeboxes!
 
 
 
Merry Christmas!
Jenny

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Crochet Baby Beanie Hat Pattern & Tutorial


This is a complete tutorial and pattern for a 
crochet baby beanie with optional button.



This pattern and images are copyrighted by Happy Baby Crochet. Please do not share, distribute, copy, re-write or sell this pattern. In addition, all images associated with this pattern are protected. You may not use them as your own. Thanks.

Supplies:
  • Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted Weight Organic Cotton (I used Nature's Choice Organic Cotton by Lion Brand)
  • Button (optional) – medium to large sized
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
Abbreviations:
ch: chain
st: stitch
sts: stiches
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
2dc: work 2 double crochet stitches in the next stitch (increase)

Gauge: 12 sts x 6 rows = 4 inches

Notes: Ch 1 at the beginning of rounds does not count as a stitch. All rounds to be joined to first stitch using a slip stitch. This hat is worked in rounds, place marker if necessary.

Photo Tutorial shown is for 0-3 months size.
**All photos are shown from the left-handed perspective as I am a lefty crochet designer. 

 0 - 3 months (approx. 14” x 5.5”)

Ch 4. Join into a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as your 1st st). 9 sc in ring, join to 1st sc. (9 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3. 2dc in same st, *2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (18 sts)

Rnd 3: Rnd 3: Ch 3. dc in same st, 2dc in next st. *dc in next st, 2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (27 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st. *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (36 sts)
Rnds 5-9: Ch 3. dc in same st, *dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (36 sts)


FINISHING - 1. Using a yarn needle, thread yarn through next st from end off. 2. Pull up. 3. Insert yarn needle back through ending st  4. Pull yarn down to even your stitch. 



Premie / Newborn (approx. 13.5” x 5”)

Ch 4. Join into a ring.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring, join to 1st sc. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3. 2dc in same st, *2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. dc in same st, 2dc in next st. *dc in next st, 2dc in next. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (24 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (32 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts, 2dc in last st. Join. (34 sts)

Rnds 6-9: Ch 3. dc in same st, *dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (34 sts)

End Off.


 0 - 3 months (approx. 14” x 5.5”)

Ch 4. Join into a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as your 1st st). 9 sc in ring, join to 1st sc. (9 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3. 2dc in same st, *2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (18 sts)

Rnd 3: Rnd 3: Ch 3. dc in same st, 2dc in next st. *dc in next st, 2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (27 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st. *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (36 sts)

Rnds 5-9: Ch 3. dc in same st, *dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (36 sts)

End Off.


3 - 6 months (approx. 15” x 6”)

Ch 4. Join into a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1. 9 sc in ring, join to 1st sc. (9 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3. 2dc in same st, *2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (18 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. dc in same st, 2dc in next st. *dc in next st, 2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. (27 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next, *dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of this round. Join. (36 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st. *dc in next 8 sts, 2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (40 sts)

Rnds 6-10: Ch 3. dc in same st, *dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of this round. Join. (40 sts)
End Off.

6 - 12 months (approx. 16.5” x 6.5”)

Ch 4. Join into a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1. 9 sc in ring, join to 1st sc. (9 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3. 2dc in same st, *2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (18 sts)

Rnd 3: Rnd 3: Ch 3. dc in same st, 2dc in next st.*dc in next st, 2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of round. (27 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next st, 2dc in next, * dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of this round. Join. (36 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next. *dc in the next 3 sts, 2dc in next. Repeat from * until the end of round. Join. (45 sts)

Rnds 6-11: Ch 3. dc in same st, *dc in next st. Repeat from * until the end of this round. Join. (45 sts)
End Off.

*Adding a Button:
Sew button to hat at bottom right hand side with your yarn needle. Make sure to fasten button tightly. 


Beanie Hat with Button in Action! 





Please leave comments about how you like this pattern. 
Thank you! Jenny

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day & Heart Pattern


Valentine's Day is so much fun! The kids and I made homemade valentine cards and used these little crochet hearts for several projects. Love is in the air!

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Pattern for crochet heart. (H hook, worsted weight yarn).
Hot pink heart is 100% wool yarn, red yarn is Red Heart soft yarn, light pink heart is 100% cotton yarn.

Start with a magic circle. Ch 3. Work the following into the circle - 4 tc, 2 dc, 1 tc. Now ch 1 and work the remaining into the circle - 2 dc, 4 tc. Chain 3 and slip stitch into your circle. Pull tight to close your circle and end off. 

*Notes: Visit the you tube link above to learn the magic circle. 
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Visit A Time for Seasons blog and check out my valentine's day heart necklace tutorial where we used these hearts for our project. There is also a very hungry caterpillar hat giveaway going on there that ends today!

Blessings and love,
Jenny

“We love because He first loved us.”  1 John 4:19




Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine's Day Crochet Heart Necklace




This is a fun little craft I did with my 6 year old son. We made necklaces to use as gifts for Valentine's Day. I thought they were so cute, I had to post about how we created them!

Please visit my full tutorial on my friend's blog:
A Time For Seasons.....

Also, check out the giveaway where I am giving away this hungry caterpillar hat in newborn size!

Blessings,
Jenny

Friday, January 24, 2014

Gauge, Sizing, and Measuring Crochet Baby Hats

One of the biggest challenges for crocheting baby hats is making sure the hat comes out the right size!
I crocheted so many hats before I figured out how my gauge determined the overall measurement of my hats. Now after many years of making baby hats, I can pretty much determine from the start of a pattern what size my hat will turn out, but it took a long time to get there. 

If you are reading a crochet pattern that provides a gauge in the pattern directions, go ahead and check your gauge before starting the pattern. Each person crochets a little differently. I happen to crochet pretty tightly. If I check the pattern gauge and the swatch is coming out small, then I will change to larger hook. Usually one size up. 

Example -   
Gauge: 4 inches = 11 stitches and 13 rows
This gauge is for a pattern in single crochet with an H hook. 
If you single crochet a swatch that is 11 sts across and 13 rows down, it should come out 4 inches. 
From Lion Brand.com - "Gauge is the term that is used to define the proper tension you should work to insure that the crocheted piece you make will be the right size when it's completed. The hook size listed in the pattern is just the size used by the designer to work at the proper gauge. You may need to change hook size in order to work at the given gauge!"
Most pattern writers will provide you with sizes and measurements at the beginning of the pattern so that you will know what hat size to make, but some do not. Here are the sizes and measurements I use for my baby hats. Please keep in mind, each baby's head size is unique. These sizes are approximates and do not fit every baby. For example, my first son had a tiny little head when he was born. He was in the 13% percentile in head size. But my second son, had a big ole' noggin and skipped the newborn sizing altogether! 

Newborn: 14" circumference, 5.5" from crown to brim
3-6 months: 14-16", 5.5"
6-12 months: 16-18", 6.5"
12-24 months: 18-19.5", 7 1/2"
2T-4T: 19-20.5", 7 1/2"
5T to Preteen: 20.5-21.5", 8"   

Now once you have completed your crochet baby hat. How do you measure the hat to make sure it is coming out the right size? Want to see how I measure my hats? Watch this video! 





I will be posting the pattern for this hat in a separate post coming soon. Stay tuned PLEASE!






Monday, January 6, 2014

Baby it's Cold Outside!

Winter is here in the ATL! Mind you, it is mild in comparison to my northern neighbors, but every girl (baby or mama) needs a hat to keep warm during winter months!

Here's the hat I just made myself. Please excuse the dorky photo. I'm not used to taking photos of me in hats, lol! I also make this hat for newborns as seen in the second photo. The pattern is by Selena Baca from Baca Creations. I wish I could design patterns like this one...love it!
Here's the same hat on a newborn (with a red flower).


Some other things I made this winter for babies:

Snowflake hat and shorties

 White Owl Hat




I think they turned out pretty cute! Wish I had patterns to share for these last two but I pretty much just free handed them. I found the snowflake pattern above online for free but can't seem to locate it now....agh! I think it was pinned on Pinterest. If I can find it I will post it here!


Blessings and Happy Winter!
Jenny