Archives for the month of: June, 2014

Just finished up testing a new pattern that I bought – and I’m super pleased with the results!

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Corey wears this type of hat a lot, and has quite a collection from Goorin Bros.  I’ve been looking for a good pattern for a crochet kids hat version for a while, and found a great one from Jenny Allbritain of Injenuity Designs.  I can’t even imagine the time and focus it took to develop this pattern, because it is incredibly well done.  The hat itself was fairly easy to make, though a little time consuming.  It’s listed as an Easy/Intermediate pattern, and I think a beginner could do it if you just take the pattern one step at a time.  The pattern also contains lots of clear pictures to help you along the way.

I made the 0-6 month size, and it fit 3 month old Stella pretty well with some room to grow.

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It was so much fun taking these pictures of her.  (The doc finally gave her some medicine that has helped a lot with her reflux – I have a mostly happy baby now!)

Bottom line:  I highly recommend this pattern if you’d like to crochet something for a little one in your life.

This gray one is in stock in my shop, or you can always request a custom order.



Well, I’ll announce the store, and link to it today, but technically its already open!  Google says the best time to announce something on Facebook for the most views and shares is Monday-Wednesday between 1-4 pm.  Yeah.  I googled that.  Makes sense, since that would definitely be the time of day I’d most likely be bored at work and searching around online ;).

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Click here to visit the Vixen and Kit Shop!

Either way, I’m really excited to finally have the basics of the store up and running.  I have SO many more ideas for new things to make, but I finally had to stop myself and just get something out there.  As a recovering perfectionist, I wanted to show everything all at once…  “I can do this, and this, and this!!…”  and on and on…  But with the two little ones and Corey and the house to take care of, obviously my “free” time comes in small bits, so I’ll be rolling out new stuff as I can.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Baby Girl Headbands

sunshine strawberry headbandheadband colors

Girls/Teen Headbands

aqua soft pinkgray soft pink flower close

Mix and Match Flower Sets

navy sunshine strawberrygray mint peach


And now I’m off to test a new hat pattern and catch up on laundry!


Just couldn’t help myself. Poor dog is too humiliated to feel patriotic.

I’ve been working on taking pictures for the etsy shop today.  All day.  Since 6 am (ish) or whenever the sun came up.


It’s been quite the marathon photography session and I’m feeling my brain being stretched to the limit, but its so exciting!  I didn’t realize until I started seeing everything on screen just how much I love this stuff!  Hopefully others will too 🙂


There is still quite a bit of work to be done as far as editing all the images and getting the listings online, but I’m loving the process right now! News

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