Things have been busy on the home front. Carving out time to fill orders and keep up with house projects. I snuck a happy project somewhere in the midst of all that. Couldn't wait to experiment with ribbon and add it to my little "turkey". I think it came out pretty good.
We are making progress on our fall challenge of completing Star Wars character hats. So far it has proved quite challenging as we are creating our own patterns for most hats. Here is the Storm Trooper hat It is complete with the helmet "look" of a Storm Trooper. Considering adding this little guy to the… Continue reading Storm Trooper Hat – Part 2 of Star Wars Cast
After being asked to create a few character hats, I studied and studied photos of the items requested trying to come up with patterns. So far I have 1 of the 3 characters completed and I am CRAZY excited about it! R2D2!I've listed this little gem on our Etsy shop for anyone interested. Take a peek!
After an unexpected positive response to my crochet minion kids hat, I was asked about providing a pattern. I thought about trying to draft up a fancy PDF file and post it for sale, but I am no crochet expert and besides, writing a formal pattern would take me f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I would be happier giving… Continue reading TUTORIAL – Crochet Minion Hat
Another one of our very own creations, the baby girl heart sandal! I love em for summer. Design was a little tricky but after a few attempts I think I got it all figured out. I've made the sandals available in the shop for sizes newborn-18 months. This pair in 0-3 months is looking for… Continue reading Heart Gladiator Sandals
With the sequel to Despicable Me having been recently released, I was reminded how awesome the Minions in the movie are. I wish I could get a real life set of them to help me around the house and with work. Closest thing I could come up with was this crochet beanie in the signature character… Continue reading Season for Minions!
I whipped up this project kinda out of nowhere and without overthinking it, for once. Without an exact pattern, I combined a basic baby shoe with an improvised lion face and tiny 'tail'. The face wasn't too difficult to make, after a couple of tries I had a design I was happy with. I wish… Continue reading Lion Shoes
I decided to finally give my baby ugg boots a more boy-ish feel with a modified button strap and more grown up colors. This camouflage yarn was perfect for just that. I enjoy creating special things for my military folks out there so this pair for little feet is extra special. This pair for 6-12… Continue reading Camo Crochet Ugg Boots
My latest inspiration from a Pinterest find came from this beautiful striped infinity scarf found at Plus3Crochet Even though we are in the middle of summer, I am thinking ahead to gorgeous winter gems. The original post provides a little bit of instruction but not a full tutorial for this project. I added length to mine… Continue reading PINspiration – Striped Crochet Infinity Scarf
Spent some time making a few of these little guys the other day. My mother in law and I shared some crafty time as she helped me complete the tiny headbands. I love that they are different from the usual flower headbands.
Crochet Hair Clips After crocheting up some fun hearts and flowers, I FINALLY figured out how to attach the tiny motifs to hair clips! Here is what the backs look like with tiny little "hats" sewn onto the clips to keep the motif in place. Idea for how to attach the little guy came from… Continue reading Crochet Hair Clips
You know how sometimes you stumble across inspiration when you least expect it? Happened to me the other day. I was already set on purse/tote crochet projects for the spring when out of nowhere, this little gem found me... The creator calls it The Masa Bag. It's a fairly simple crochet bag. The whole… Continue reading Crochet Masa Bag
Crochet Coin Purse with Lace Trim My latest tiny creation is this crochet coin purse accented with a vintage crochet lace trim! I started this project thinking it would be quick and easy but I did not take into account the time it would take to hand sew both the lace and the zipper. I… Continue reading Crochet Coin Purse With Vintage Lace Trim
I was in a little bit of a crochet rut this week and looking for something inspiring. Always on a hunt for a way to use the left over bits of yarn I have lying around everywhere. I came across this post at Marie's Making Blog where she has the most creative pattern for a crochet… Continue reading Crochet Butterflies
After a successful first showing at last month's Harvest Festival, we are hard at work for next week's Christmas Boutique being put together by our newest craft fair friend. Women's accessories were a big hit last month so I am trying my hand at a few new winter items. Here's a peek at some of… Continue reading Prepping for the Christmas Boutique
As you can see from previous posts most of my crafting time is spent crocheting and sewing different things. I had tried to knit at one time but for some reason, I just couldn't get it. It was very different from crochet to me and the use of 2 needles was a bit frustrating. My sister,… Continue reading Newest Chucks For Chancho Contributor – Knit Gems
The first Chucks For Chancho showing was a success. Spent some quality time with my sister, the new Chucks For Chancho contributor. We met some great people and got great feeback about our crafts. It's always uplifting when a complete stranger honestly appreciates something you've created from scratch with your own hands. Leading up to… Continue reading Harvest Festival – our first craft fair
I love challenges! So when someone finds something that catches their eye and they say to me "do you think you could make this for me?", I jump at the chance to prove that I can. Some of my favorite hand crafted items have come about this way. One of my recent 'nailed it!' moments… Continue reading Crochet Baby Cowboy Boots
I am loving the mix of yellows and grays for a gender neutral baby collection. This crocheted blanket compliments the Bumble Bee mary jane shoes and burp cloths. I know I say it quite a bit but this project was super easy! Looks amazing and complicated but it's just a single crochet afghan using 3 strands of… Continue reading Chunky Crochet Baby Blanket – Tutorial
Loving my first finished pair of toddler girl flats, or as the pattern maker TwoGirlsPatterns calls them, Valerie Slippers. They are gorgeous! I purchased the pattern on Etsy along with a few others. This pair is done in a beautiful teal with white trim. As you can see I've attached my signature cards which not only make the… Continue reading Crochet Toddler Girl Slippers