Saturday, September 21, 2013

Diamond Capelet

Last month,  my 2 toddlers took a lamb to the county fair.  Now, I had never heard of it prior to this, but my husband talked them into doing the little peewee lamb show.  The kids dress up and so do the sheep.  I did what I do best and crocheted their costumes :)  Brook was Minnie Mouse and I made a cape and cap for her lamb to be Mickey Mouse.  Taylee was Little Red Riding Hood and I made a cape and cap for her lamb to be the wolf.  They turned out really cute and as soon as I figure out how to load the photos from my new (old) phone,  I will post them for you to see.  From this, I ended up designing the Riding Hood cape and the girls really like it.  That is how the Diamond Capelet came about.

This pattern has instructions for sizes Preemie/Doll - Childs 14.  Perfect for those of you who like to make matching items for your little girls and their dolls!  It also has 2 versions.  The first is the Spring/Fall option.  It is less full and open in the front.  The second is the Winter version.  It is quite full and when they lift their arms, there should still be good coverage of the cape to keep them warm.  Perfect for Caroling :)

It's now available here: Diamond Capelet on Craftsy  for instant download.

To make mine a hooded cape, I used the Cora Couture Bonnet from Loops of Love and just made it larger than the size needed so that it would fit better stitched onto the cape.  Another fun option - especially for Christmas time is the Diamond Edge Stocking Cap by Little Luvies.

Friday, September 13, 2013

2013 Christmas Pattern Set Contest

Happy Weekend my friends!  I hope you are able to get out and enjoy a little fall weather.  It has been a typical fall here with sunshine and rain and that crisp, clean cold air in the morning - Love it! 

While I don't care for cold or driving in the snow with crazy people who don't know how to drive in the snow,  I do love winter.  To me, it's wonderful to have the definite change of seasons because it makes you appreciate each one a little more :)  Plus, I love Thanksgiving and Christmas time.  Very Family oriented holidays for us and I love my family!

So,  now is the time everyone is starting to get their ideas going for Christmas presents.  I'm going to start my Christmas contest on October 1st and end it on the 31st.  This will give everyone some time to work up some Christmas outfits and also give the winner some time to use their prize. We haven't had a big support for this contest (I'm a little surprised), so if this one does not get much response, I will not be continuing them.  If we do get a great response this time,  I may throw in some extra prizes, so help me spread the word and get as many projects in this as possible.
                                                                                    Rules as follows:
1.You must use one of my patterns to make a "set". You could use the Bubble Sweater pattern and then make a pair of booties to go with it, or a dress pattern and make a bonnet or hat to make it a set. It must be Christmas/Winter themed - whether it is a Christmasy color or you use a santa hat or elf shoes, Mrs. Claus cape,'s up to you.

2.  The second pattern you use will need to be from another designer.  You will need to let me know what pattern you used and also provide a link to that pattern so that I can give credit to the designer when photos are posted. (also Christmas/winter themed to match your first project)

3.  Your items do not need to be modeled.  You are welcome to share good photos of just the items themselves. 

4.  Entries need to be emailed to me no later than Oct 31st to be included.  Please include the pattern info with your photo and use 2013 Christmas Contest Entry in the subject line. 

Entries will be judged and a winner will be chosen the first week of November.  Winner will be given $25 through paypal to use how ever they prefer. 

To give everyone a chance to get the pattern they want to use for this contest,  I am offering 50% off all of my patterns through Sept 28th from  Crafting Friends on Ravelry.

Good Luck Everyone!  I can't wait to see all the amazing sets you make.  If you need any suggestions on accessory patterns, feel free to email me or contact me through Crafting Friends on FaceBook.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Winner Reveal for Fall 2013 Contest

And the winner of the 2013 Fall Pattern Set Contest is .....

Francie Christensen of The Mad Capper   She will receive her $25 to her choice of Etsy, Michaels or Ravelry. 

I love her choice of yarn and this is a beautiful set! 

She used the Kate Bonnet by Crochet by Jennifer and paired it up with the Lemon Lime Skirt

Thank you to everyone who entered this contest. You will each receive your choice of 1 pattern from my shop for entering.  You all did a great job and I look forward to seeing everyone's entries for the Christmas contest. 
Guidelines for the 2013 Christmas contest will be announced later this month.