Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kitty Cat Purse

  A while back I had run across the most adorable Kitty Cat Coin Purse on Pinterest. I immediately pinned it under inspiration because it was too cute not to :) Later when I had a chance I clicked on the actual picture to see where it had originated from and to see if the pattern was available for it.
  Unfortunately the picture went to a very strange website that had a lot of pictures that were not linked to anywhere and had no information about them. To add to it, it had a disclaimer on the side panel saying it could take up to 3 hours or more for the page to fully load???? Insert eyes rolling around and around and finger strumming my lips. 

  Sooo as I find myself doing more and more I figured I would try to make my own version of a Kitty Cat Purse. It actually came out better than I had hoped and what's awesome is, given the style of the little purse, you can alter the colors and buttons/ eyes, whiskers and ear placement to create endless variations. You can also use it as a coin purse or clutch or add a a strap and use it as a shoulder bag. 

  Depending on the colors and style you use to create it, it would be equally appropriate for any age female :)
 The Pattern is available in my Etsy Shop or on Craftsy as some people prefer one to the other. Hope you enjoy making it as much as I did <3

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I'm in LOVE!!

  So I have been MIA for a very good reason. Seems this month my orders went thru the roof so every spare moment (is there really such a thing?) has been spent crocheting away! I actually had to put my shop on a temporary Vacation mode to allow me to catch up a bit which I am hard at work doing :)
  I did have to stop for a few minutes to make this post because I just couldn't wait. Awhile back I posted about a Link Hat I had made for a good friend and offered up both the finished item or the pattern for purchase. Well for Halloween I had the pleasure of creating a baby sized version! It was so much fun and my customer was kind enough to send me a few pictures of the hat on her baby.
  The pictures are sooo adorable!! I was so happy with the way the hat turned out and how well it fit but that little boy with those gorgeous blue eyes stole the show!!
A huge THANK YOU to his mommy for sharing these photos with me and now with you :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big Hit!

    I recently made a pair of Boot Cuffs for a friends birthday. She adores them and pins them a lot on her Pinterest pages. As I had hoped, she really loved them. This style fits at the top of the calf sticking out the top of the boots.
    I created the pattern myself loosely based on some photos I had seen but I added a Picot pattern to create a bit of pop to them especially since they are a very small accessory (though they make a HUGE impact) so I thought I would type up the pattern and offer it for sale on my Etsy. I decided to offer it pretty cheap as a pattern and actually pretty cheap as ready made Cuffs
   Well, my oh my, are they a BIG HIT!! I mean I know they are quite the rage but I didn't anticipate the demand.
  So if you are a crocheter I encourage you to make a few.. for yourself, as gifts, stocking stuffers etc. You can make them in any color and in any size yarn. Perfect for those hard to buy for Teens and Tweens as well! How much better can it get? They are tons of patterns out there besides mine so you aren't limited to one style either.
  If you can't crochet I would be honored to make some for you, or a friend or loved one etc. I have priced mine pretty reasonably since I have seen them average $30-$40 a pair (insert HUGE GULP)
I have to add though that this month has been so busy for me that my usual week turn around is up to 3 weeks from ordering to shipping so you may have to be a bit patient. Hopefully I can get that time frame shortened up soon :)