The weather has finally turned cold here in New Jersey which means it is time for hats, scarves and gloves. These items are the bulk of my business which people love to purchase a new one every year. I prefer to use soft yarn that are gentle to the skin which is what makes my items so popular among my local clients.
Being pregnant with this baby girl has made me want to make more and more baby items. I have been continuing to make headbands which are so cute but with the months getting cold, I have started to make baby girl crochet hats. I have been using the same Mandala yarn with the unique color changes so each hat is different. Currently, I have 2 hats in size 0-6 months to choose from in purple shades and a pink/purple combination. These make wonderful baby gifts or a Holiday gift.
One item that people always ask me to make are baby girl headbands because they just look so cute especially in photo shoots. The only part that I never liked were, if I made them with ties they would come untied or if I made them with a button then I had to make multiple holes for grow with the baby. After last years, Messy Bun hat craze, I decided to use hair ties to make the headbands grow with the baby because they would stretch over the head and then have a secure, snug fit.
Since I can never get rid of even the smallest amount of yarn, I am making these headbands out of leftover yarn from other projects. Lately, I have been using the different multi-colored yarns like Lion Brand Mandala and Bernat Pop so no 2 headbands will be alike. Not to say I can’t use solid colors and make them that way which will probably happen in the future.
Now I can’t wait until my live model is born and I can put some of these headbands on her to show off! If you are interested in looking around my online shop please feel free to click the link or pictures and browse ar
Recently, a friend of mine gave me a box of baby clothes but it was taped so I had no idea what was inside of it. You should have seen my face when I discovered tons of new, white onesies because all I could think of was ideas to make them super cute for Evelynne. Now, I know that Evelynne won’t (or shouldn’t) be here in time to wear this for Halloween but I do have some friends with babies that I can give this as a gift.
If you have a baby they will look adorable in a onesie that Mommy or Daddy made. Or if you know someone that is having a baby in time for Halloween this will be a super cute idea to give as a gift.
What do you need? Super simple and easy supply list….
A onesie or t-shirt in the size you desire, sharpie markers in orange, green and brown, a piece of card and if you have clips they will help keep the onesie in place. Oh and don’t forget to print out the pumpkin stencil in this post.
Step 1: Put the cardboard inside the onesie to help catch the marker bleeds, pull the cloth tight and clip (if you have clips). The tighter the onesie, the easier the markers will glide and less bleeding.
Step 2: Trace the Pumpkin Stencil with Pencil. This can seem difficult because of the grooves of the onesie but keep at it because it makes life easier to get your stencil down in pencil first.
Step 3: Outline your pumpkin in brown and orange
Step 4: Make your Pumpkin how you want. For my onesie, I used brown dots then colored the pumpkin in with orange lines and then added my words which I did free hand. You can use fabric paint or sequins to flash it up.
Now that I have gotten past the half way mark in my pregnancy, I feel like I want to countdown how many weeks and days are left until my due date. Having to keeep going up just feels like it is taking soooo much longer.
I am 22 weeks today but in my mind I have 18 weeks left! Wow only 18 weeks! As far away as that seems it is coming so fast which means getting ready for baby Evelynne. We are starting completely over with baby which means needing to buy everything that she needs. As she isn’t my first, I have an idea of what I want/need and what I don’t to start off with but wow so much has changed in the baby world in just 10 years since I had Danyella.
The latest craze is having boxes filled with baby stuff delivered to you for accomplishing things like creating a registry on Amazon or Target or just paying shipping to a baby box company. A mama in my baby mama group showed us a picture of a box that she recently received just for paying shipping. The company is called Noobie Box and they offer a FREE pregnancy box for just the cost of shipping ($6.95) but there is a downfall…. They only deliver to the Northeast (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI and VT). Thankfully Jersey was on the list so I ordered away.
The box came pretty quickly compared to the Amazon free registry box. Inside the box…. discount cards for Carters and Stowaway Collection maternity clothes, advertisment postcards for babymoov (pregnancy pillow company), noobie milestone boxes for when baby is here (paid service that Noobie Box offers), Baby List registry, plus information brochures for cord blood and breastfeeding. Now comes the good stuff… sample of care/of prenatal vitamins, WaterWipes (I really want to try these!) and Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags and nursing pads. Plus a 4 ounce Mam bottle, Chat Cards Monthly Picture cards (might need to decorate them with some girly colors since they are just gray and a Carters (gender neutral) long sleeve outfit. Just the Carter’s outfit alone is worth the $6.95 that I basically paid for the box!
I am beginning to love these boxes but even better when the boxes are nearly free and filled with baby gear that I know I will use! The bottle was one that I wanted to try out because I learned in the past, not all babies and nipples are created equal so who knows what bottle she will take so buy a couple of each different ones and try them out.
If you live in one of the states they ship too and are pregnant or know someone who is pregnant this box is worth the shipping cost! Visit the their site to order yours today: Noobie Box
*This review is an upaid review of my own opinions. The company did not compansate me in any way, shape or form.