Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Crafting is soooo addicting!!

Wouldn't you agree? I'm currently drawing up some patterns to create my own handmade dolls, animals, plushies, etc. I haven't been able to sew them all together yet but once I get some free time I'll definitely be able to hand sew these suckers.

I've been doodling a lot though, and I'm very excited to show off my final product(s). I may need some pattern testers. :)

Aside from all that my little boy turned 3 on Monday! He had such a wonderful birthday. We had a delicious ham dinner with baked beans and a salad. Then we had cake. Peanut got to pick out which cake he wanted and he chose a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. It had beautifully decorated balloons on it and I put on his number 3 candle. He was so excited to see his cake and candle that he blew out his candle twice before we got to sing to him. Haha. While we were singing to him Peanut decided to sing as well, gosh it was the cutest ever.

Good day everyone,

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Time slipped away

It's crazy how quickly time can pass without us even knowing. Anyway I had been SUPER busy with all my custom orders; but now that I am working SOLELY on my shop and an inventory, I will not be as busy but busy enough to keep the roof over my head. :)

Well let me catch you all up on what I'm currently working on. Right now I am working on a beautiful knit sweater that I just started.

That's just the beginning. I'm doing a k1p1 ribbing in Red Heart Super Saver Burgundy. I can not WAIT to see how this turns out!

I'm also working on a Pikachu hat for my son. He is turning 3 on Monday and I'm making this special, just for him. I designed the hat on my own and I'm not 100% sure if I'll be posting the pattern, yet.
This isn't the best picture but a bad pic is better than none right? right.

 Other than these items, I'm looking at expanding my shop. Not only for knit and crochet items but opening the "doors" to new horizons. :)

I have a brand new Kangaroo hat that I designed on my own that I WILL be posting very soon. Stay tuned for a whole bunch of new and exciting things.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So I've been thinking...

I've been really wanting to get into writing (FREE) patterns more often. I have SO many ideas, but where do I start?! I would love to hear some input on new types of products or patterns you may want to see here on my blog. What if I did some sort of giveaway? If I got some sponsors to help sponsor the giveaway and the idea I choose to write a pattern for would win. Lots of things for me to think on.

What do you think? Would you want to be apart of the giveaway or would you want to participate?

Back to work :)

What I'm currently working on, have an idea of what it may be? ;P

They're baaaack

YES SIR!! They are back! Furby's that is. Who remembers those fuzzy little Gremlin lookin' guys?! I know I do. They first came out in the 90's and I remember all my friends had one. I wasn't too big on the at the time but I guess they kind of grew on me. When they made a reappearance about 10 years ago, my grandmother bought my little sister one for Christmas and it was AWESOME! We (being my sister, brother, and I) all learned the Furby language and actually spoke it to each other!! Haha! Great times.

Now, the new ones have DIGITAL eyes! How awesome is that?! Well, being the fact that Furby is going to be a HUGE thing again this holiday season, I have been making crochet Furby inspirted hats, for all sizes! I can make Furby inspired stuffed toys and even little Furby inspired purses. If Furby isn't your thing, I've been making Gizmo inspired hats, stuffed toys and purses as well. They can be furry or not, all depending on your preference. :) I can't wait to show you all the current one I'm working on. It should be done tomorrow so hold onto your seats, this may blow you away.

Goodnight everyone!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yo Gabba what?!

Look what is fresh to hit the market!!!

One Eyed Monster Hat (inspired by Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba)

He is such a big hit in my house. My little Peanut absolutely LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba! When I made the One Eyed Monster, he was jumping for joy and your little one will too! I can make all the characters just leave your email in the comments below or feel free to email me directly and we will work out the details. 

Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ballet Booties (free pattern)

 This is my very first FREE crochet pattern! Hope you all enjoy. This pattern is copyrighted and is not to be sold. You are free to make these and sell the finished product.

Charissa’s Ballet Booties (12 months)

I used a G hook (4 mm) for this pattern and any kind of WW yarn :)

Row 1:  ch 17
Row 2:  sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across (16 stitches)
Row 3:  sc in each stitch on other side of chain (end of 3rd row = 32 stitches around) sl st in end
Row 4:  ch 1 turn, sc in each of the next 9 st, hdc in each of the next 2 st, dc in each of the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st, 4 dc in next st
Row 5:  Working around – 2 dc in next st, dc in each of the next 4 st, hdc in each of the next 2 st, sc in each of the next 9 st (39 st) and sl st to join

Body of Bootie
Row 6:  chain 1, sc in each stitch around (39) slip st to join
Row 7:  chain 2, (counts as first hdc) hdc in each stitch around, (39)  sl st in 2nd chain of (chain 2)) to join
Row 8:  chain 1, sc in each of next 10 st, hdc in each of the next 4 st, dc in each of the next 11 st, hdc in each of the next 4 st, sc in each of the next 10 st (39) sl st to join
Row 9:  chain 1, sc in each of the next 10 st, **sc in next stitch, sc2tog** 7 times, sc in each of the next 10 st, sl st to join.

Copyright 2012 ~ A Girl and Her Yarn Boutique

Monday, September 10, 2012

Well I've been a busy bee...

Here's what I've been cookin' up. Along with all the orders I've received since posting the Mr. Grinch Hat, this hat is one of the orders.

Princess Space hat
With the inspiration of Star Wars very own Princess Leia, I've created the Princess Space hat. My customer will be so pleased, which makes me a happy camper!! :)

ALSO!!! I've been working on some free patterns for you all so stay tuned, awesome things are coming your way!!

Have a blessed evening everyone!!