Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Baby Bonnet With Vintage Lace

I'm loving my newest creations made with vintage lace!

My New Photo Background

I just LOVE this new weathered wood paper I found. It's perfect for photographing my hand knit newborn photo props and it was under ten bucks!!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Was Here

Santa came early this year! I used my stash of vintage lace in place of ribbon and I like the way it looks. Midas decided to open two of his gifts early. I wonder how he knew which ones were for him!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Baby Hats and Headbands

Part of my new Easter collection coming soon to my Etsy shop.

Future Yarn Storage????

My daughter, Kelly is selling this piece and I think it would be perfect in my craft corner. Can't you just picture it full of yarn?

I Made A Bow Holder

It was so easy to make this with just a hanger, glue and ribbon. Now it's super easy to see my embellishments at a glance.

Love

Rachele made me this to cheer me up. It worked. Thank you!!! I love it : )

Monday, December 19, 2011

Elf Judy

Yes, I've been a busy elf : )

Thinking Of Easter Already!

I can't wait to begin designing some new Easter bonnets and baby props. Here are a couple hats I admire.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Tree Has Been Trimmed!

All pretty and festive for the upcoming holidays : )

Hand Knit by Emma

Emma's is a little shop at Grand Central that sells gorgeous hand knits. I bought this little head wrap. Now I need to make some.

Rain

Here is a peek at some scrumptious bath and body products we picked up at a shop in Grand Central yesterday. If you haven't been to the store, "Rain" you are missing out. I love their bath salts and especially their body butter.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Manhattan

Fred and I drove into the city today to see the tree. We ate at Blue Smoke and saw the sights. We searched for yarn shops but found none. Bought some goodies and called it a day!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thick and Thin Baby Headband With Red Flower

Another new headband that will be added to the shop soon. Here is a sneak peak. Gorgeous thick and thin merino wool in cream with a large red flower with pearls. The flower attaches with an alligator clip so it's easy to remove. Headband closes with a sweet little toggle button in the back.



Thick and Thin Newborn Flower Headband

Sweet and simple hand knit thick and thin merino baby flower headband.
Perfect photography prop for your little princess : )


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Free Crochet Pattern for Granny Square Shrug


 I found this free pattern on Kootoyoo's website. I really like it a lot and plan to make one in the future if I ever catch up on my Etsy shop orders!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

 Free Granny Square Shrug Pattern

Free Crocheting Pattern for Baby Bird Hat


Thought I would share another one of my free patterns with you. Hope you enjoy making it!


Many of my customers buy the bird hat pattern with the nest pattern. You can buy the nest pattern in my shop.crochet pattern for newborn nest photo prop

 Crocheting Pattern for Baby Bird Hat
Materials Needed:
U.S. Size “H” crochet hook
TLC Cotton Plus yarn in yellow (or any worsted weight yarn in your color choice)
(1) 3.5 ounce skein will make several hats
Small amount of orange worsted weight yarn
1 pair of 6 mm. black safety animal eyes
Stitch marker
Darning/yarn needle

Hat:    Can be made to fit sizes 0-3 month, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months
With yellow yarn, chain 3, join with slip stitch
6 sc in ring
2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc) ~ attach stitch marker or different color piece of yarn to indicate beginning of each round and move up as you complete each round.

1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (18 sc)
1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (24 sc)
1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (30 sc)
1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (36 sc)
1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (42 sc)
1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (54 sc)
** for newborn size, this is where you would stop increasing and begin 1 sc in each stitch around until hat measures 5” from beginning )**
1 sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (60 sc) (stop here for 3-6 month size)
1 sc in next 8 stitches,  2 sc in next stitch, continue this around (66 sc) (stop here for 6-12 month size)

Now you are finished increasing and will make 1 sc in each stitch around until hat measures approximately 5-7” from beginning. You can make your hat shorter or longer depending on the look  and size you are trying to achieve.

Finish off and weave in all loose ends.

Beak:
With orange yarn, and leaving a 10” tail when starting out, chain 8.
1 sc in each chain across (7 sc)
Chain 1, turn, skip 1st stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, skip 1 chain, sc in last stitch
Chain 1, turn, skip 1st stitch, sc in next 4 stitches
Chain 1, turn, skip 1st stitch, sc in next 3 stitches
Chain 1, turn, skip 1st stitch, sc in next 2 stitches
Chain 1, turn, skip 1st stitch, sc in next stitch.

Attach beak to bottom center of hat by using darning/yarn needle to sew to inside of hat. Finish off and weave in all loose ends.

Attach safety eyes evenly spaced above beak.

**Feel free to sell your finished baby bird hats, however please include my website name (http://www.propshop.etsy.com) on all listings. Do not copy, alter or sell pattern.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Baby Hat Patterns Coming Soon!

Kaylea Brooks bought a taupe flower hat from my shop for her brand new baby girl, Hannah. Kaylea owns White Willow Studio  White Willow Studio, which is a new photography business specializing in wedding and family. I sent Kaylea an extra pixie hat as a way to say "congratulations." Doesn't one-week old baby Hannah look so sweet in both hats!!

                           The pattern for these two hats is coming soon to my Etsy shop Prop Shop .




Crocheting pattern for thick and thin newborn pixie hat coming soon!