Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Manning the Shop"

Lisa & Holland are having a great time in Wisconsin shoveling snow. I am here at home "manning" the shop. It has been really busy, I hope that our customers have not had to wait too long for the delivery of their patterns. I can tell you that I have spent all the profit this month, check out the nice road bike that I have just purchased - don't tell Lisa!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Moose A. Moose

Today I made a Moose...but not just any moose! I custom-designed this crochet amigurumi version of the character "Moose A. Moose" from Noggin for a lady on Etsy. Her granddaughter just adores Moose A. Moose and she wanted to make one for her...but could not find any patterns. It was a fun little project and a nice way to test out the limits of my amigurumi-designing abilities, since as you can see, he's got a rather complicated shape! Holland has been saying "moose" and carrying him around by his antlers.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baby Version

Holland wanted a pair of slippers just like mom's, so I made these for her last night.

Goodie 2-Strap Baby Shoes

Pattern includes sizes 0-6 mos, 6-12 mos & 12-18 mos.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Goodie One-Shoe

I don't know why I decided to design some new slippers today when I have so much to do to get ready for my upcoming trip! I have about a dozen mini-cupcakes to make for a Little Kiwis Nest order, plus packing to do, etc.
I've only finished one of these slippers so far, as per usual...but plan to finish the other before I leave. They will be great to wear on the 14 hour airplane r
ide to L.A. :)

Goodie 2-Strap Ballet Flats

Features 2 side-buttoning straps and a really cool ribbed detail for a snug fit at the heel.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter Holiday Cardigan

Today I finished Holland's sweater, adding the sleeves, ribbed neckline and picot edging to cuffs, neckline, front and bottom of cardigan. The yarn I used is a cotton/acrylic/nylon/wool blend and is super soft and warm. I may try to write this pattern up in size 1-3 years only and then design something similar in baby sizes later on...