Today’s Frilling Fashionista is really a Frilling Creativista! Meet Amber, crochet extraordinaire. She has been crocheting up some accessory goodness lately, and I couldn’t wait to show you. Some of my favorites are the fascinators she makes and wears regularly:
B modeling a headband…
So cute, right? The yellow one came to me for my birthday. For the record I would just like everyone to know that I was the one who taught Amber basic chain and single crochet stitches waaaaay back when we were in college. I take no credit for how amazingly her skills have progressed since
I know it isn’t winter anymore, far from it here in Texas, but I also had to show you the cute winter hats she makes. This one was made for her kids’ pediatrician, who saw her son in a baby-sized one and wanted one adult-sized.
The aforementioned baby-sized owl version, modeled by Amber’s adorable baby son:
And a cute little girl’s hat with a pink rosette:
Hurray for handmade fashion accessories! Amber, you seriously FRILL me.
BTW, folks: Amber is willing to make YOU a handmade accessory. Send her a facebook message to inquire about designs and pricing.
This little guy was the first toy I made. I have been meaning to show him to you. He’s crocheted of 100% wool yarn and stuffing, with the exception of his eyes and nose, which are acrylic embroidery floss. You can find the pattern here. I just improvised his comb with a series of double and triple crochet stitches.
I think he reminds me of baby, I say, baby Foghorn Leghorn. Maybe we’ll name him Foggy, as a tribute.
Remember when I mentioned that I was working on a cute little crochet teddy bear? Well I finally finished him. Isn’t he cute? He isn’t the shapeliest of fellows, but we think he’s endearing.
B particularly likes to nosh on him.
He seems pretty patient with all our shenanigans.
Here’s the pattern again, in case you’re interested in creating your own friend.
I have recently begun a new crafting addiction: crochet! So far, I know how to crochet granny squares, potholders, dishrags, scarves, and this cute little birdie, of which I have made one, whose wings are slightly crooked, but is nevertheless lovable:
(photo from Bittersweetblog)
But, I think I’m going to have to get a little more ambitious, now that I have seen these:
Ok, I know that birds are getting a little overdone in the design world, but I am envisioning an adorable mobile for Baby’s room…or a Christmas tree decorated with crochet birds, or crochet bird bunting, or using them as fan pulls… oh my goodness I’m getting carried away…
I wonder how long they take to make… longer than naptime?