Friday, December 21, 2012

The Apple Cozy Christmas gift

I had to share my teacher gifts from this year. They came out so cute that I even gave them to friends and family for Christmas. Everyone LOVED them!

The apple cozy pattern I used is a FREE tutorial from Little Abbee. Check it out!

So here is what I did:

  1. I completed the apple cozy pattern from Little Abbee - I used Spud and Chloe sweater yarn for the red and a few different yarns for the greens. One was Red Heart Shimmer in green. Cottons work best for the red since it helps to build a firm shape for your apple. I added a cute button.
  2. Along with my organic granny smith apples, I also bought some organic caramel dip from Whole Foods. I wrapped it up in one of their recycled grocery bags, which was a way to save some extra money.
  3. I bought some cute ribbon (sparkles on left, dots on right), tied it up and added a nice gift tag.  
AND.....There you go! Very nice and affordable Christmas (or any time of the year) gift that your child's teachers will love.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Have a Blessed Christmas! - Shop Closed for the Holidays

Reindeer Hat by Happy Baby Crochet
Santa Hat by Yarn Over Crochet
Photo by Bella Bebe Photography

My etsy shop will be CLOSED until after Christmas!
Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Many Blessings,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas!

CHRISTMAS, it's the most exciting time of year! I just LOVE the smells of Christmas.....ummmm. There is nothing better than coming home to our live Christmas tree with its pine smell that fills our entire house. I like to bake at Christmas time so there's always yummy aromas of freshly baked breads, pumkin chocolate chip muffins, and oatmeal raisin cookies. I also love yankee candles like cherry cookie, warm vanilla, and apple spice. Just writing this post is making me hungry!

Christmas is a super busy time of year for most everyone I know. I've been trying to slow down a bit this Christmas. Last year I spent crocheting like mad so this year I have taken in less orders. I have made some gifts for family. I will posting what I made soon. They are very cute.

The best thing about Christmas is that I get to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I try and remember that everything I do should honor Him and be for His glory...even if it's just crocheting baby hats or making Christmas gifts. Some how I hope that what I do will bring a little happiness or joy to a new mom or baby.....bringing a smile to their faces. What I do is not for the money or to boast of my skills or's simply that I enjoy and appreciate the gift that God gave me and I love babies. 

There is nothing like looking back at newborn photos of your own baby. It's the most precious photos you will ever have as a memory of when they were that little.  

So, on that are some of my Christmas items. My etsy shop is a little bare right now because I am trying to keep my workload under control for Christmas. If you don't see what you are looking for (but you know I've made it in the past) please email me and I can definitely give you a turnaround time. Thanks!

Reindeer Hat

Reindeer hat with bow

Christmas hat and cocoon

Snowman Set


Merry Christmas Blessings,

Friday, September 21, 2012

Harvest Square Festival Marietta, GA on October 20, 2012 - BUY LOCAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY PROPS


OCTOBER 20, 2012

(my etsy shop will be closed for new orders until after the festival:--)

I will have lots more hats this year!

Check out my pumpkin hats! I will have matching leg warmers this year!

Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival

Harvest Square is an annual arts and crafts festival held each October. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival includes Halloween Happenings for children.  Free parking will be available in the Cobb County Parking Garage on Cherokee Street.
Where:           Historic Marietta Square
When:            Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
For further information, visit or call 770-794-5601

Harvest Square happens in conjuction with Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings is an annual event for children ages 10 and younger. Carnival games and other special activities, including a costume contest (for both your child and pet), make this a safe Halloween event.  Halloween Happenings is held in conjunction with the Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival. Free parking will be available in the Cobb County Parking Garage on Cherokee Street.
Where:           Historic Marietta Square
When:            Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
For further information, visit or call 770-794-5601.

I am excited that I will also be sharing booth space with my friend, Bethany, who also makes baby wares and baby accessories and my mom who is an artist.

If you are a local newborn photographer, I will be offering discounts for multiple items. Items will be LIMITED so come early to get the best stash! Here are some of the hats and photography props items I will be selling this year. Most of my sizes will be newborn and 0-3 months. Cash and checks are accepted.

Owl Hats



Christmas Sets

Pom Pixie

Hungry Caterpillar

Baseball Hats

Football Hat
Baby Girl Owl hat
Skirtie and Headband set

Elephant Hats



Hope to see you at the festival!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Here's a great blog I just found that has tons of newborn and baby crochet hat patterns! Found at ALLICRAFTS. These hats and photography prop are cute cute and CUTE! This is a great site for the beginner hat maker. All of her patterns are super easy to follow. Check out her adorable creations!

Hope you are having a Blessed day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crochet School

If you are interested in learning how to crochet or brushing up on your crochet skills, you MUST check out this Crochet School page! What a great resource! It's shared on a blog called I think I might go through the school myself since it's always good to practice and review your skills! Click on the photo or go to:


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Getting Ready for Fall and Football!

Things have been super busy at my house this summer. With two little kids at home (one with a fractured foot), it has not been an easy going summer, BUT now it's time to start thinking about Fall time....mmmm, my favorite season!

What can I say about Fall? Well, let's see.....the colors are gorgeous, the clothing, the leaves, the decor, football, scarecrows, pumpkins, yummy smells, fun crafts with my kids. I get so excited just thinking about it! So, due to my whop-whop EXCITEMENT about Fall , here are some little hats to share with you. If you need a cute photography prop for a newborn, search no further than my shop:

War Eagle - my Little Auburn Tiger Hat

Little Football Hat

Newborn football hat

NEW - Elephant Hat (this is perfect for Alabama fans).

Newborn Owl Hat - organic cotton and superwash wool, yummy!
Pom Pixie hat - beautiful Fall colors
Newsboy Hats

Newborn Pumpkin Hat - coming soon

I am also working on the most adorable little Newborn Scarecrow hat. I can't wait to share it! Well, I hope the rest of your summer is fun and restful. Summer goes by way too fast.

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 40:31

I pray you are renewed in the Lord this day!


Monday, June 11, 2012

The New Stuff

Wanted to share some new photos! Some of these hats and newborn photography props are in my shop, some are not, but I wanted to post them on my blog. This summer I will be busy working on some new designs that I hope to have photos of soon too! Wishing you many Blessings this Summer:-)

Baby Blue Newsboy Hat

Blue Bow Tie

Handspun Headband

Brown Bear Hat

Football Hat

Blue and Brown Cotton Set


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Falling In Love with Handspun Yarn

I think God definitely made me a "creative" person. Sometimes I lay in bed awake at night thinking of all the new things I want to make, crochet or other. You might do this too. There are times I get an idea at the store, or while playing with my kids, or searching online but typically it's late at night before I go to sleep (GREAT TIMING!). When I get an idea in my head, it takes every ounce of my being not to jump in the car to go buy the materials I need to start my project right away!

More recently, I have been inspired by the most beautiful handspun yarns, created by work-from-home-moms out of their American homes. Just to touch these yarns sends a tingle through my spine! I love it. It feels so soft and you can just see the beautiful artistic talent that went in to dying and spinning the fibers. Absolutely Beautiful!

So I thought I would share my 2 favorite handspun yarn vendors. All of their yarn is AMAZING! If you crochet or knit, you must get you some of this handspun yumminess!

The first is Spin-Up Yarns.
Andrea creates the most beautiful yarns right out of her home. I am amazed at all she does. So much talent! She has made several custom yarns for me and I love working with her. She is had her most recent update this past Friday, May 25th. Check her out!

The second is Winding the Skein.
Debra from Winding the Skein updates her shop every Monday at 6pm PDT. Her yarns sell very quicky so be ON TIME if you want to buy! Visit her on facebook for her most recent updates. She also sells knitting patterns.

Here are some creations I have made from both
Spin Up and Winding the Skein Yarns! Go visit them today!

The Summer Hat - Made from Winding the Skein's Super Bulky Merino
This one is currently for sale in my etsy shop!

Lady Violet Hat - made from Spin Up Yarn's Faux Cashmere, Bamboo
This one is currently for sale in my etsy shop!

Sweet Pea Hat - made from Winding the Skein's Super Bulky Merino
This one is currently for sale in my etsy shop!
Easter Hat - made from Spin Up Yarn's Watercolor Trees, SW Merino, Bamboo, Nylon

Spring Headband - made from Spin Up Yarn's Watercolor Trees - SW Merino, Bamboo, Nylon


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Giveaway - Happy Baby Baseball Hat

AND THE WINNER IS........Kimberly Gennaro!!!!

Congratulations Kimberly
and THANK YOU to all who entered:-)

The winner has been notified via email.  

Want to win a Newborn Happy Baby Baseball Hat?
Read below on how to enter.....

Photos by Bella Bebe Photography

Please note this contest is for U.S. Residents ONLY. Must be 18+ to enter. 
Size is Newborn only. Winner will be chosen via and winner will be posted here on April 11, 2012. Please allow 2-3 business days for item to ship. Ships first class mail (3-5 business days). This contest is in no way connected to or sponsored by facebook.

How to Enter to Win:

2. Visit Bella Bebe Photography on Facebook, "LIKE"  her page, and send her some love on her Wall.   

3. Share this blog post on facebook.

4. Comment on this blog post with your FULL NAME and/or EMAIL ADDRESS (if no email address is given, please check back to see if you are the winner).

(((*Winner will be chosen by and winner will be posted here next Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. I will also post the winner on facebook.*)))


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