Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crochet Flowers and Clips - free patterns

My friend wants me to make her some crochet flowers and attach them to some clips for her daughter so I thought I would take the opportunity to blog it to remember what I did!

I made several variations of these flower here in all sizes. I used a G Hook and an H Hook. You can just use whatever you like though and it will come out a little different each time.

The Patterns:

CROCHET FLOWER 1 - Flowers 1, 2, and 3


Summer Petal Flowers  Flowers 5, 6, and 7
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Worsted Weight Organic Cotton)
G and H Hooks (you can use a larger or smaller hook depending on the yarn you use or how big you want your flower)
Yarn Needle


Chain 2
8sc in 2nd ch from hook (8sc)
2sc in each st around (16sc)
(attach a new color yarn or continue with same color)
chain 3, skip 2 sc (sc in next st, chain 3, skip 2 sc) 5 times.
chain 3, skip next st, sl st in beginning chain 3 (you will have 6 chain 3 spaces)

Petals (you will have 6 total):
work 2dc, 1tc, 2dc, sl st in the first chain 3 space
(sl st, 2dc, 1tc, 2dc, sl st) repeat 5 times in each chain 3 space. End off.

Leave a long tail if you want to sew this flower to a hat, headband or other item.


Chain 2
6sc in 2nd chain from hook (6sc)
2sc in each st around (12sc)
Attach new yarn color
(chain 2, sk 1, sc in next st) 6 times *you will have 6 chain 2 spaces*

Petals (you will have 6 total):
(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, sl st) repeat this 6 times into each chain 2

work this in each petal
(sl st in 1st dc, 2dc in 1st ch 1 space, 2dc in 2nd ch 1 space, 1dc in sl st) repeat 6 times
Sl st into sl st to end off.

Here are directions on how to attach the crochet flower to an alligator clip. Just use the same directions and instead of her silk flower, use your crochet flower.
Tutorial HERE

Monday, March 28, 2011

Easter Bunnies and Chicks

Easter is just around the corner and these hats made some really cute Easter photos!

Here are my Little Chick Hat and Bunny hats for Newborn or 0-3 month sizes. I wrote the patterns for both and hope I can finish and release them soon. Maybe if I didn't have 2 active toddlers running around my house I would have more time to sit and write out  my patterns...all in good time, or God's timing I must say. My little ones won't be this little forever, sadly that is the truth:-)

Little Chick Hat $22 - Photo by Nicodemus Photography

Bunny Hat $30 - photo by Bella Bebe Photography

Bunny Hat - photo by Bella BeBe Photography

Blessing for the week!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baby Showers and Consignment Sales

Newsboy Hat and Blue Booties

Little Blue Booties

I helped to give a baby shower today for a friend who is due with her first baby, a BOY! I just love making baby shower gifts because it's a fun gift for mom in the midst of her diapers, bibs, bottles, burp cloths (even though all of these things are VERY NECESSARY ITEMS).  My friend was excited about them and I can't wait to see them on her little bundle of joy. I think I enjoy seeing them on baby's feet (and heads) as much as the mom's do.
Other than the baby shower, the remaining of the weekend was spent working on a consigment sale I do twice a year. It's called ALL FOR KIDS and the location where I buy/sell is Marietta, GA at the Mt. Paran North location. If you are local....YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT THIS SALE! It's by far the best in the area. Not only do you find great deals, but every time I sign up as a seller, I sell almost all of my items and receive a pretty good return. It's nice to get the check at the end of the sale! They do take 30% of your total sales and pay a $8 seller fee, but compared to Craigslist and Ebay, I think this is totally the way to go. You don't have to meet strangers at weird locations to have them buy your stuff, or worse, they come to your house. You don't have to bother shipping anything and the risk of it not getting there. You don't have to deal with returns....etc. etc.....
So, I sold most all of my baby items this past sale. (my swing, my jumper, my baby bathtub) I'm a little sad since I know this means we are really done having more kids. It really brought more of a realization for me that my baby stuff is gone. We also need the space so it made since to sell it. I am sad though, but I know I am getting older and I am so happy having my 2 sons. God has truly blessed us!
Of course, you never want to rule out God's ultimate plan. If we got pregnant with another baby one day, we would be very happy of course. I never know God's plan and wouldn't want to rule anything out totally, but in my mind he has given me peace that this is it for me and more babies. I will just continue to make cute stuff for them and enjoy my 2 sons for now!

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Well hope you are having a blessed day and take care,

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jesus Loves the Little Children

With Easter quickly approaching, I wanted to share some verses regarding God's love for children. This is why I love babies so much, they are God's unique creation! He is why I live, I love, and I create. Today I want to thank Him for my children and the gifts He has given me.

"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdon of heaven." Matthew 19:14

"Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me, but Him who sent Me." Mark 9:37

Then they brought little children to Him, that He might tough them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, "Let the children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will be no means enter it." And He took them up in His arms, laid hands on them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13-15

Wishing you a Blessed Day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Photography Hats and Cocoons

Happy Baby Monkey hats for Twins $22 each

She is too cute for words... really!!!
Fuzzy Cocoon $37

Happy Baby Owl Hat $30

How BLESSED I am to have this beautiful newborn twins model my new creations? I get to make the hats AND see them modeled...I am twice-blessed! Thank you to my friend Jessica at Angel Eyes Photography for this amazing photos. Check out her website...if you live in the Atlanta area, Jessica is awesome! These will be listed for sale in my etsy shop soon. Until then, if you just contact me for more information.

I not only loved making these hats but when I saw the pictures, I was just SO EXCITED! I am even more excited about all the creations I have roaming around in my head...if I only had more hands and time to make them. I keep praying for patience and knowing that God will give me more time when my kids are a little older.

Well, I have had so much wonderful news today and I am giving thanks to God...I hope you are having a Blessed Day also!