Sunday, June 20, 2010

Giveaway and A New Style

Belle is 9 months old. I have been really good at getting her pictures taken every 3 months. I am actually quite proud of myself, because I am seriously not the type of person to be on top of things like that. I do realize, though, that as more children come I will do a worse and worse job at this. I was the youngest of four and there is barely a picture to be found! My mom was busy raising four kids, so getting my picture taken at every 3 month anniversary of my first year was not a priority. I totally get it. Nonetheless, I am taking advantage of the time I have with only one child to get her pictures taken at each milestone and to make her look as adorable as I know she is.

Obviously, I had to crochet her something :-) Something cute and flowery for her head! Also, every time she has had pictures taken she has worn a tutu. What can I say? I am obsessed. I am obsessed with my baby being naked with nothing but a tutu on and a head accessory. She is so fat and roly poly that I can't help myself. Anyway, this is the hat I made for her pictures. I LOVE IT! I don't mean to brag about my work, but I am so excited about this little piece. I used my basic shell stitch beanie pattern and then followed this pattern for the flowers. Instead of cotton thread and a tiny needle, I opted for an H and I hook and Sugar 'n' Cream yarn. I threw them together on the side of the hat and think they add a lot of character!




This picture is just my quick snapshot of the hat to show you what I made, but I will be getting the pictures of Belle in 2 weeks or so. Kate Krueger took her pictures. I went to high school with her and our husbands were roommates in college. Her work is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. She took my maternity pictures (click here to check them out...seriously, they are so good) and I honestly could not believe the shots she got and how well the pictures turned out.

I know I am chatty tonight, but I also wanted to be sure to tell you about a giveaway I am having at Fingerprints on the Fridge tomorrow! I am giving away one free item from my Etsy shop (anything your little heart desires), AND if you go to my Etsy shop and mention the giveaway in a message to me about which item you want I will give you free shipping! So, head to this great blog and enter the giveaway and then head to my Etsy shop to purchase something adorable for your little one and take advantage of the free shipping!

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7 comments:

  1. thank you for the gievaway

    i like Newsboy Hat with Buttons. for one year boy...as my son will be one year ....

    hope to win

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  2. That's adorable! Love the flower cluster w/ leaves!

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  3. Super cute stuff! So glad to learn about your shop from Fingerprints on the Fridge! Will for sure be stopping by the shop when it is time for some new photo props!

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  4. Love this pattern. Way cute!

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  5. I am having a hard time following the directions on Rnd 9 on your adorable baby beanie. Are the dc supposed to be clustered? Do I chain 3 sc inbetween the dc groupings or just skip three sc? Do you happen to have a diagram of the rows? I really love this hat and want to make some, but I just can't firgure it out. Help!? Thanks

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  6. Never mind. I figured it out. This is such an adorable hat pattern, the cutest I have seen out there. Thanks again for posting the pattern.

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  7. She's gorgeous!!! Love the hat

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