Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Week 2

Week Two is inspired by one of my favorite tv shows: Doctor Who. It was also inspired by wanting to learn a new stitch, which was so shockingly easy that I can't believe I didn't know it before! I love taking time out when I can to learn new stitches. The best part? I'm featuring the same stitch in an upcoming hat, and I'm sure I'll be using it more as I really like the looks of it!

Here's my TARDIS hat, which is a blue Newsboy Cap with brim and featuring a circle of crystals on either side of it's POLICE BOX sign.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Week 1

I've come out of Maternity Leave and am hard at work right away. I'm currently holding off on custom requests while I stock up my store. Next month I'll start promoting the store again and hopefully start bringing in a good amount of customers again.

This week, I came up with the fun idea of making a hat and matching buddy. This stemmed from my daughter, who LOVES her Elmo hat. She loves even more to walk around with her Elmo hat while holding Elmo. It's adorable that she has a matching plushy to cuddle with that matches part of her outfit.

So I came up with the idea of making a few monster hats that come with matching monster plushes.

Here's my first one, a bright pink and sparkling monster featuring glittery fur and sequins!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Year, New Goals

While I'm itching to get back to crocheting soon, I've been busy thinking up how  this year is going to go. So far it's looking like a bright year - I got an offer to advertise my hats in my children's pediatrician's office, which I plan to do next month when we go back. My hats may also going to be featured in a local boutique store. And, I'm still getting pictures from last year's sales and they're adorable! Today I received one from my triplet order!

I also picked up my crochet hook for the first time in almost two months the other day, to make the infant cookie monster hat into a bigger baby hat. Now my daughter has her fuzzy Elmo hat that she wears everywhere (even to bed!) and my baby son has a fuzzy cookie monster hat! The two of them are adorable as they wear them around together!

After a very busy year, I'm enjoying my pressure free time off to have lots of bonding time with my baby boy, but I'm definitely getting excited about getting back to it in the next month or two! I'm eager to start building up my store again, so in between custom made orders I can also have a large amount of ready to ship items as well.