Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Crochet and Newborn Photo Props

When it comes to crochet, newborn photography prop making seems top at the list for the hottest craze. I think there is a new prop shop popping up every minute on etsy! I can't believe some of the things being created. I've seen some beautful crochet work recently and super talented artists.

My photographer friend is the one who suggested I start making photo props. I was busy making and selling baby gifts, shoes and hats, but she showed me some photographs on etsy...and I was hooked! I am enjoying it so much...so much more fun than just boring old baby shoes and hats.

If you can crochet baby hats, blankets, cocoons, headbands, slings, or anything of the like, you should try selling some items on etsy and see how it goes. There are some great patterns you can find for making photo props. I would strongly suggest this since you never know with other baby crochet patterns if the sizing is correct. You definitely want it to fit. There are some crochet pattern designers who have lots of experience in this area.

So, how do you know who to buy your pattern from? What pattern do you choose? Well, I have a great suggestion!

If you aren't already a member of RAVELY. Go sign up. You can search for patterns (click at the top on "patterns) you want to make. (example: baby photo prop hat) Then, once you find a pattern you are interested in, click at the top on "projects." Most of the patterns have other people who have already made items from the pattern. They like to share pictures of their work. If you like how the other projects turned out, that probably means it a good pattern and it's okay to buy it.

I create most of my own patterns but I have bought some that I really like on etsy from Inner Hooker, Mamachee, and Little Abee. Sometimes it's silly to write a new pattern for something when these other designers have already perfected it!

Well, good luck with the pattern search and now I will share with you the hat I just made using a pattern from Inner Hooker. It's her pumpkin hat pattern. Soon to be available for slae in my shop!

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