Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Holland's New Shoes

I made Holland some new slippers today. These are the toddler version of my Boutique Mary Janes baby shoes. For this pattern, I added a little leaf to accent the flower. I get so much joy from seeing my little sweetie wearing something I've made. :) Next on the to-do list: Slippers for Daddy

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Top Seller

After a few weeks at #2, Beautiful Baby Shoes has now moved up to be the top seller in the crochet category on Annie's Attic. Thanks to all those who have purchased a copy. :)
The book is also now available on

Friday, May 21, 2010

Toddler 3-Stripe Tennis Shoes

I'm very excited about how cool this new pattern turned out.
These are the toddler version of my baby 3-stripe tennis shoes. Pattern includes sizes:
· 4.5 - (4.5" long - shoe size 4)
· 5 - (5" long - shoe size 5)
· 5.5 - (5.5" long - shoe size 7)
· 6 - (6" long - shoe size 8)

I hope to design the youth size in the next week or two.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chocolate Brown Merino

What to do with some leftover chocolate brown merino wool? Why, design some new baby shoes of course! :) I recently made a custom "smarty pants" diaper cover for Cathie of Phunkey Photos in exchange for a cute listing photo for my shop. Today with the leftover merino, I designed these new Boutique Mary Janes. Pattern includes sizes newborn, 3-6 and 6-12 mos.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Getting Ready for Baby

With a new baby expected in about 12 weeks time, I'm very happy to have finally completed this little blanket! This is another of my "knit-look" designs...which may some day end up in a knit-look book, if my craft publisher decides to go ahead with it. In the meantime, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop and the sample will soon be keeping our new baby snug and warm! :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Second Best

Today I hit 6,000 sales in my Etsy shop and celebrated by giving away a free pattern to 6 winners - all fans on my facebook page. I do pattern and designer sample giveaways from time to time, so become a fan if you'd like to enter future giveaways! :)

My baby shoe book, Beautiful Baby Shoes, has been sitting at #2 on the Annie's Attic top-selling crochet pattern list for a couple weeks. It'd be nice to get to the #1 spot, but I'm enjoying being second best for the time being. :)

Ladies Cabled Cuff Boots

The adult version of my cabled cuff baby booties is now available on Holland Designs...
I realize it's May and in the Northern Hemisphere no one is thinking of making or wearing crocheted boots and slippers...but "down under" these look really appealing with winter on the way. :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Knit-Look Designs

I've been working on a few new designs recently - with the aim of possibly having them published in a future "knit-look" pattern book.
View these projects on Raverly:
Cabled Cuff Booties 
- pattern now available on Holland Designs - includes sizes newborn, 3-6 and 6-12 mos. Adult sizes in the works too. :)
Knit-Look Baby Blanket 
- pattern soon to be added to Holland Designs.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Patterns now on Annie's Attic

After signing a few more contracts, several additional Holland Designs patterns have now been added to the Annie's Attic website as PDF downloads. Some are single patterns; others are pattern combos. Here are the links:
Fascinator Headwrap & Hat Pattern Combo
Rose Garden Mary Janes Pattern Combo
Little Cupcake Booties & Hat Pattern Combo
Vintage Lace Beanie Pattern
Victorian Shrug Baby & Adult Pattern
Seamless Cardigan Pattern

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Blog Carnival

I had never heard of a "blog carnival" until last week...but it sure does sound fun, doesn't it? If you're interested in a wide variety of craft-related activities and projects, check out this website.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Almost Mother's Day

Mother's day is just a week away! This year I decided that among the other little goodies I'd send, I'd also make my mom a pair of slippers. So, today I designed these new cute summery slipper sandals. 
I hope Mom will like them. :)