Yes, yes, I know. Here I am again after a long blogging break. What can I say? Life just gets in the way sometimes. The working mom life especially. It was a long, rough winter, but after a few illnesses and a huge reading slump, I think I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been pretty busy in the “Hooks” department of my blog as you will see here in a moment. I’m going to post my favorite projects from December of 2018 until the present. I will also include a few Etsy links. I haven’t been very successful with my Etsy shop in the last few months but probably because I’ve been sporadically adding new items as I get them finished. I’ve gone a few months without a sale, which is a little discouraging, but I made the decision to stop making things to order. I had to remind myself that this is something that I enjoy doing and that I would hate to burn myself out. So, if I like something that I make that I don’t want to give away or keep, then I’ll list it. So…here we go..
I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas tree skirt, and I finally got the opportunity when my mom said that she wanted a tree skirt for Christmas. This is a pattern that I bought from Ravelry and it’s designed by Margret Willson. It uses Red Heart Super Saver yarn in six colors. The pattern was originally published in the Crochet World Fall 2016 magazine, but can still be purchased here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-ripple-tree-skirt
This is a mini version of a much larger afghan pattern I found for free on Pinterest. If you know someone doing a woodland themed nursery, this is the perfect gift for them. I made this for a co-worker who is having a baby girl and did not want an overly pink nursery.
I also made these super cute baskets for the same co-worker. They are made from the Yarnspirations pattern I found online. They are great for holding diapers, washcloths, or even yarn!
For about a month I made nothing but baby shoes. These are two of my favorite pairs. The ones on the right are baby boy work boots and the ones on the left are meant to be rain boots, but of course, they’re made of cotton, not rubber. Both pairs are listed in my Etsy shop, and I am planning on making pink versions of these as well! Please visit my Etsy shop! I have lots of other cute stuff for sale! The link is also on my blog homepage.
I made this cute sun hat for a friend’s birthday. I’ve never made one quite like this, but it turned out very well.
This is quite ironic, as I made this adorable cotton yarn owl basket to store…you guessed it…more yarn! This pattern came the Better Homes and Gardens website and was absolutely free! I love those free patterns!