Monday, January 25, 2016

New Paris Slouch Hats and Photo Session

I had the most fun photo session with my friend at Mak Photography last week! I wish I could do this every week! My new Paris Slouch hat design is complete in all sizes and matching boot cuffs. It will take me a bit to get it all up on Etsy , but I'm excited about these new items! 



Take a look!! Here are some of my favorite shots but seriously they are all great! Some of the items are already posted in my Etsy shop and some I am taking custom orders.


Paris Slouch Hats with bow clips


Paris Slouch Hat and Matching Boot Cuffs
in Pale Grey


Paris Slouch Hat and Matching Boot Cuffs in Purple


Ribbon Paris Slouch hat with Matching Boot Cuffs


Ribbon Slouch Hat in Cream


Boot Cuffs in Cream


Chevron Scarf and Matching Boot Cuffs in Cream


Pale Grey Boot Cuffs


Paris Slouch Hat in Pale Grey


https://www.etsy.com/listing/265256086/the-paris-slouch-hat-in-red-for?ref=shop_home_active_7
Paris Slouch Hat in Red

Paris Ribbon Slouch Hat in Purple

Slouch Hats and Boot Cuffs for Mommy and Baby

Paris Ribbon Slouch and matching boot cuffs in Tan

Chunky Boots Cuffs in Tan


Paris Slouch Hat and Matching Boot Cuffs in Tan


Chunky Boot Cuffs in Tan

Paris Ribbon Slouch Hat
and matching boot cuffs in Tan




2 Thessalonians 3:13 "And as for you brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is right."
 
We talked about this verse in Children's church this past week. We sang the song - "I Am" by Dave Crowder. Holding on to God through storms and difficult times. "I Am" holding on to God's promises and God's teachings. Sometimes it is so hard to do the right thing, but God promises to bless us for obeying his word. I pray this for myself, my kids, as well as the kids I saw in church this week.
Blessings,
Jenny








Saturday, December 5, 2015

Happy Baby Crochet on Instagram

I am so excited to be releasing some new items soon!! I am working on more adult and child accessories. Follow Me on Instagram and Facebook for my most recent crochet creations.

I am so blessed this Christmas to be so busy with Etsy orders and making my Christmas gifts. I am especially thankful for feedback from my customers. Each review is such a blessing to me!

Until next time, here are 2 new beautiful photos from Bella Bebe Photography. I adore her work...and these precious babies. May God bless you and your babies this Christmas season! 


Newsboy Hat by Happy Baby Crochet
Photography by Bella Bebe Photography








Burlap Star Hat by Happy Baby Crochet
Photography by Bella Bebe Photography

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Harvest Fest 2015


Harvest Fest in Marietta Square (Marietta Ga) was great this year! Happy Baby Crochet partnered with Tiny Nose Little Toes and we both did well and were very busy. We had a lot of fun. A touch-a-truck event was being sponsored for the kids by the City of Marietta. There was a costume contest, in which my friend's son won for his amazing handmade transformers costume. Go Jacob! Overall it was a success and we are planning to do a spring show there as well! 




Here are some of my creations at the festival. 




I appreciate so much the support of my customers, reviews posted on etsy, and people who encourage me in this creative business. It is not easy sometimes to keep it up, but I love it and so thankful for my talents. It makes me so happy to crochet things for sweet & precious babies. They are God's most wonderful blessings! 

Please follow me on Facebook & Instagram @ happybabycrochet




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.






Happy Baby Crochet - Baby & Newborn hats, photography props, & accessories

Instagram: happybabycrochet






Tiny Nose Little Toes -
pacifier clips + nursing accessories
 









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