Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Latest Patterns

Here a few of my latest designs...
Side-Button Loafers - Pattern PDF:

These coordinating pairs I made for my sister's newest little nephews. They were born at the end of August, so
I made these to fit 0-3 mos. I also designed this high-top version and the sample pair is currently for sale in my Etsy shop under my designer handmade section.
Side-Button Boots - Pattern PDF:

Crochet Holiday

I am taking a "crochet holiday." No, don't picture me lying under a palm tree with a drink in one hand and a crochet hook in the other, happily designing baby shoes. :) What I actually mean is I won't be crocheting for the entire duration of my trip. We are going to visit Australia's Gold Coast and will enjoy the gorgeous beaches and even take a trip to Sea World (near Brisbane). Holland will love it, as will we! I'll post a few photos when we get back.
Goodbye dear, sweet crochet hooks...I will miss you! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Petite Purls - Free Patterns

The fall issue of Petite Purls has just been launched. Most of the patterns on the site are for knitting, but they have introduced a new section called "Crochet Corner." Check out my latest baby shoe pattern available for free on their site. Click here to get the pattern. They've named it "Cou-de-pied" which is the name of a ballet pose...for those of you who, like me, never took ballet as a kid. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Handmade Highlight

Normally in this blog I talk about my own handmade designs and creations, but today I am highlighting the gorgeous handmade items of other crafty New Zealand mums. I really appreciate the quality of their products and do not hesitate to recommend their shops at Little Kiwi's Nest. Holland is modeling a beautiful silk, full-circle, "twirly" skirt which I bought from Lylly-Fish. The adorable red polka dot & damask toddler-size bibs I bought from Imba Design. (Be sure to check out Imba Design to read how she came up with the name for her business. It's so cute!!)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hello September

This Sunday is Father's day in New Zealand, so Holland and I will be enjoying a nice relaxing weekend with "our daddy." This photo is of Holland and her Daddy when she was one day old. :)

September will be an exciting month as my newest baby shoe pattern will be available for
free on Petite Purls starting mid-month. Also, several of my patterns (or pattern combos) should be available for download on Annie's Attic later this month. I've had to take a break from designing for a while just to get caught up with all my projects, but hope to have some new designs to show at the end of October...after a little relaxing break on Australia's Gold Coast. :)