Monday, January 11, 2010

a crazy hat

I found this wonderful pattern on Raverly by Leslie Nelle-Urinyi, for a freeform crochet hat....I couldn't resist it, all those bobbles and colors. I started as soon as it finished downloading with only one girl in mind......when it was finished we immediately had to rename it "the crazy hat" not only because the hat its self is kinda crazy, but because the girl in the hat went crazy as soon as it was put on her precious little head!!

I did alter the pattern a little to suit a toddler size head, then added the pom pom on the top and ties off of the ear flaps.

I have to honestly say that not only was this hat fun to make, it has quickly become one of my favorite crochet items to date...and Izzy LOVES her new hat with all her hearts delight!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

new year

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was full of children and food, just the way I like it!! Now, I am slowly getting back into the routine of daily life...the boys are back to school, and Isabella and I are preparing for potty training. The year seems to be starting off in slow motion for me.
There has been no sewing going on in my house, I honestly miss it....but it has become quite difficult to persuade my little Bella to let me sew. She is in a cling to mommy mode, which I have totally indulged myself in. Since I have teenagers, I know how precious and short lived, these younger years of a childhood are. I have managed to get a bit of crocheting done though.

I finished this infinity scarf for my sister this week, as a late Christmas gift. I used a stitch pattern that I found on Raverly by mon petit violon. The original pattern was for a cowl, but I really liked the idea of an infinity scarf....the stitching worked out perfectly.

Then I decided to make a matching flower clip that she could either attach to the scarf or wear in her hair. Once that was done, I started working on this adorable hat for my daughter....

I found this pattern on a wonderful blog called Vallieskids. She has a few great hat patterns on her blog, that are not only adorable, but really easy to follow. Isabella loved her new hat, and now wants Mommy to maker her lots more!!

I love black and white photos, although I don't usually use them on my blog because you can't see the colors....but this one was meant to be.