Frilling Fashionista: Amber’s Handmade Creations


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:

Here, her daughter models a barrette version…

B modeling a headband…

And a series of bracelets she’s been wearing and giving as gifts…

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.

May 7, 2012 8:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Fashionistas, Handmade | Tags: , , ,

Fuzzy Baby Rooster


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.


August 3, 2011 10:01 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Crafts + DIY | Tags: , ,

The Bear


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.

July 13, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Crafts + DIY | Tags: , ,

Little Crochet Birdies


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:

via flickr

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?


February 18, 2011 9:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Crafts + DIY | Tags: , , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.