Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sun Hats

I bought this pattern from Busy Mom Designs on Etsy. It is a very simple shell-stitch pattern. I only had one skein of yarn in this lavender and it wasn't quite enough to give Parker's hat the floppy brim. It still works well to keep the sun out of her eyes. The shell stitch body is nice for warm summer days, the kids don't get too hot wearing the hats.

Brynn's Birds

Here is the bird mobile that I finished for Brynn. She chose the paper and beads herself. She also went outside to find the stick.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Although this recent project is not one of crochet, I still wanted to share what I've done. I had intended to crochet Parker a fish mobile to hang above her crib prior to her birth. Well, she is now six months and until today she had no mobile. So, the girls and I went to the craft store to pick up some paper supplies to make this butterfly mobile for Parker. I found the idea on the Indie Fixx blog. I used two dowels but I didn't really know how to tie them together evenly, so it's a bit off kilter. I also used beading wire, so the lower beads do not weigh down the strands of butterflies as I had hoped. Nevertheless, I really like how it turned out.

Brynn picked out some paper so that I can also make a mobile for her room, but she'd like birds. So, we'll see what can do about that.