Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summer stitching

So, how have I stayed busy this week? You already know about the cake. I've also been busy at my parents' house doing a lot of crocheting!

Two pieces were made for specific kids. This one (most of which I stitched before our trip) is for Sasha's daughter, Wild Child. Sasha won the crochet giveaway I did recently, and wanted something girly for her 4-year-old. (Sasha, I'll be sending this soon!)

I used this pattern for the hat, and this pattern for the leaf and flowers, though I modified the flowers.

I also made a hat for the baby my mom threw the shower for. It ended up big enough to fit Zoodle, which probably means that baby won't wear it for two more years.

I used this pattern.

The last two hats I've made are for a project I have coming up. I thought about keeping it a secret, but I'm excited so I guess I'll whisper it to you.

I'm going to start an Etsy store for crocheted stuff! I'm trying to build up a stock first, before I open the store.

Okay, now that I've given up my secret (just between us), here are the hats:

Sick toddler not included.
I used this pattern.

Button detail:

And for a lucky little girl, this butterfly hat:
I used this pattern.

Butterfly detail:

I love this pattern; it's so easy to make. I have a lavender one at home that I also plan to sell.

It's fun to have so much time to work on this sort of thing while we're here! Tomorrow we head to northern California to see The Engineer's parents, and I'll probably do a lot of crocheting there too.


Sasha said...

Oh Beth, those all turned out gorgeous, and I know WC will love her hat! I am so excited you are starting a store and can't wait to pass the word around.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Very cute :) I do love how portable crochet projects are.

Unknown said...

I'm so excited for your shop to open! I have been looking for a hat like the button ones that you make. Yuppie!

Call Me Cate said...

The butterfly is adorable. And the detail in that button... I love that you're having so much fun with this inexpensive, portable hobby. To make a bit of $ would be (marshmallow?) icing on the cake.

StrangeMamma said...

Love the hats! Can't wait to order the one Zoodle's wearing (possibly one for each of us) and I absolutely adore the butterfly design.

Amanda said...

Those are too cute, the butterfly one would be cute with a butterfly button or any button right where it gathers.

Mellodee said...

Each hat is cuter than the one before!! The butterfly hat is so clever! I cannot believe that you just started crocheting this summer!! And now you're ready to go commercial!!! I hope you make oodles of money, tons of new friends, and enjoy sharing your talent with the rest of us!! You Go, Girl!!!

Sandra said...

I predict great success at selling your works of art!

Of course, it helps that you have two always-available, cute as a button kids to model for you!

I wish you much success with your new venture. :)

Eternal Lizdom said...

Can't WAIT to see your Etsy store!!!

Lola said...

love, love love them!
when I saw the first pic, I thought "I wonder if she'd sell it".

I want a butterfly one for my oldest...she would love that. Can't wait to see the store!

HeartofGoldPlate said...

Thanks for linking to my bear hat pattern! The hat you made turned out so cute. I always love seeing how my patterns turn out.

Tiffany said...

Love the butterfly hat! Super cute....looks pretty simple, too?

HeartofGoldPlate said...

I forgot to mention in my last comment that you should probably change the link to my pattern to the actual blog post instead of the raverly page. I love ravelry and recommend it to any crocheters I know, but if you're not a ravelry member you can't see the pattern.

Thanks again for posting it!