Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Show and Tell

I have been slacking in my blogging as of late!  It has been a whirlwind around here with someone in the house being sick almost at all times.  I really think that from the moment we brought our youngest home we have not had one single 7 day period without someone having some form or illness.  I am still taking orders and finishing items, but getting around to blogging about them all is proving more difficult to find time for.  Good news is that the last 36 hours we've had some crazy winter weather (or Snowpocalypse according to some) and the kids have been off school.  We're off again tomorrow meaning I finally have a bit of a breather to get caught up on things!

So, here's a quick view of what I've been up to as of late:

I got "real" tags!  These woven tags are from Custom Couture Label Company on Etsy.  Dianna was amazing and a huge aid in helping me get just what I wanted.  I'm thrilled with how they turned out!  The second pic is the back-side of the smaller tags.

I made a beautifully soft and squishy blanket for Loree of Loree Alayne Photography to use in her shots.  I can't wait to see a sweet little newborn cuddled up on this!

Gina Giraffe is back, this time paired up with a Sweet Traditions hat. 

Inspired by the many beard hats floating around the internet, I came up with my own pattern and made a hat for my brother to wear on his ski trip in Colorado last week.  It was such a hit that I now have a line of 5 more hats that I'm working through for various family and friends.  My husband has had lots of fun modeling these silly creations for me!

I worked up this quick spring hat for my daughter in a fit of longing for warmer weather.  It will go great with her Easter dress this year.

And lastly, another photo prop for Loree Alayne Photography, a cute earflap hat with extra long ties.  The beauty of this hat is that it is a neutral color.  Left alone its great for boys, but add a little flower clip and you've got a darling girl hat too!

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  1. I just love your man's hat with the fake beard!! I might want one myself-see I'm from Louisiana, however, I own land in Alaska and my daughter's family lives in Seattle-lol!!

    What I am most interested in doing is the very cute edging on your daughter's cap with the white flower. It really is so pretty and makes this cap outstanding, enhancing the white flower. I assume this is done with needle and thread-at least that's how I'm going to try it.

    Cristi Cook

  2. Yes, Cristi, the edging is done with needle and yarn! The pattern can be found here: http://mckinleyscloset.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-fever.html

    According to my hubby those hats are pretty warm on the face :)

  3. Wow, you've been busy! The beard hats are too funny, but practical too, since they look so warm. The giraffe never gets old. I love seeing all the different ones you've made. Your daughter's spring hat is adorable and I love the edging! Simple but really gives the hat a little something extra special. Love love love the new tags!!!

  4. Love your beanies - the beard one is such a crack up! Thanks for the label link too - just what I've been looking for.

  5. Very nice! Though, Carolyn does not believe that is Matt doing the modeling! :-) You are so talented!

  6. Recently discovered you on etsy and am so impressed by your "knots"! Not too sure about the beards tho' but thats just me. Love your girls spring hat and the detail of the white stitching around the edge! came to you via icrochet.


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