I recently joined the newly formed knitting club at work and we decided to crochet/knit small items that we can sell at work to raise funds to donate to a charity. Here’s the first project I did for the club from one of the patterns I mentioned in my previous post (or click here), and it’s sold immediately!
Vancouver has been unusually cold this winter, and I saw a girl wearing a very chic ear warmer on the bus before Christmas break. So I think it could be good to make some for the nieces as part of their Christmas presents. I tried three different patterns and they all turned out very cute and pretty. Here’s what I did:
The patterns can be found here:
- Easy Flower Headwrap (Flower pattern can be found here)
- Knitted Look Flower Head Band
- Ribbed Bow Ear Warmer
I heard that the girls got compliments when wearing them, which made my day! Hope you will enjoy making one (or some) for yourself or your loved one(s)!
Last year I made a lamp hat for a cousin’s newborn baby girl. Time flies and the baby girl has turned 1 year old. I was thinking of making something for her and came across this cute pattern – Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes, which will be perfect for the little one who just started walking. And I used the buttons that I bought online a while ago and this is how they look like:
This is a custom order that I did within 2 days – received order on Monday, shipped out on Tuesday, arrived at customer’s house on Friday, gifted on Saturday at a wedding. Hope you will like the couple too.
My daughter just turned 8 and I wanted to do something special but small for her. She invited two best friends from her class for a (birthday) play date, and I did their nails using the Jamberry nail wraps that I bought from my friend. I like them because they don’t chip like nail polish. It’s a little bit pricey but I think it’s worthy.
So I decided to make 3 BFF charms for the 3 of them as part of the party favor. I saw this bear pattern from All About Ami for a while, and finally decided to give it a try. I put my daughter’s charm together with her present (when she was sleeping).
This is how they turn out (I wrote the 3 girls’ initial on the tummy to make each one unique):
My 5-year old boy decided to be a magician for Halloween this year, so I was searching for some DIY ideas online. I found a tutorial from A Craft a Day to make the cape, which is awesome! Since I am a sewing novice, I had to seek help from my mother-in-law though. 🙂 She did the collar a bit different from the instruction, and it looks out very well.
Instead of sewing the hat, I crocheted one using the Halloween Top Hat pattern I found from Red Heart.
For the trick-or-treat bag, he’s using the crochet pumpkin bag for the first time that I made right after last year’s Halloween.
Then my 8-year girl last minute decided she doesn’t want to be Princess Anna (from Frozen) any more. Instead, she would like to be a witch. Fine, her supermom then had to search all over again for witch costume ideas. Then I found one on Pinterest – DIY No Sew Ribbon Tie Tutu. Perfect! Then I went to Michael’s to get the 4 different colors of Tulle to make the Tutu.
As for the hat, I found a post called How to crochet a witch hat for Halloween and used the same yarn that I used for the boy’s magician hat.
Last but not least, we got her a broom from the dollar store, and she’s using the same zombie bag I made for her a few years ago. Hwww, mission accomplished!
And here’s their final look 🙂
I was invited to a baby shower and was trying to make something unique for the mom-to-be/baby. Since the baby will be born in November (Year of Monkey), I decided to make a Monkey something.
After exploring for a while, I came up with an idea – a Monkey Lovey. I was trying to find a pattern but I didn’t see anything that I fell in love. But I did get inspired after I saw the Teddy Doudou pattern that I found. Since I really like the crochet monkey from Stephanie’s site All About Ami, I decided that I would crochet the head following Stephanie’s pattern, and crochet the safety blanket pattern following the Teddy Doudou pattern.
Since I don’t know if the baby will be a boy or a girl, I used Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® – Soft Yellow – 5 oz and Snuggly Wuggly™ Yarn by Loops & Threads® – White – 5 oz that I bought from Michael’s.
This is my finished product: