Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bear Crazy

In June I took a trip to the local library. While looking through the crochet books there I saw a crocheted bear. He looked so cute I had to go home and start working on some bears. I have had a few doll joints in my stock for awhile, so decided that I would make a jointed bear. Her arms, legs and neck aare jointed.

Then I decided that I would do a string jointed bear. That is when you use a doll needle to use yarn or fishing line to attach the arms and legs to the bear so that they can move up and down. This little bear is made out of simply soft yarn and is soooo soft.

Then a  pirate bear seemed appropriate since I'm currently in the Tampa area.

Then I had the idea for this cute little cuddle brown bear. He by the way sold within a few minutes at the next show I did.

Then there was this cute little purple bear.  She was only 5 inches tall and she too sold very quickly.  Unfortunately this is the only picture I have of her and it is not very clear.

I am sure there will be more bears, hopefully I will be able to post a few patterns soon. Just seems like not enough time to accomplish all I want to. I am sure we all have that same problem.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Catch a Memory Photography

I love meeting and working with talented people.  Recently I had the pleasure of making some items for Jenae Welsh of Catch a Memory Photography in Adrian Michigan.  Jenae ordered a hunting outfit from me and I sent her my camo bunny outfit as well.  We were amazed when we saw the shots.

How adorable are these?  And how talented and creative can you get.  The set-up is so well thought out and so perfect for the baby and the outfit.
Then she sent pictures of the hunting outfit.

Amazing right, so cute!  Then she got together with another really creative person Janel Dick from Crafty Vine.  They teamed up to do Janel's son Wyatt's 1 year old pictures.  I have been making things for Wyatt since before he was born so was really excited to see these pictures.

I was not disappointed!  Wyatt is wearing the crazy chap pants that Janel thought up and I made for her.  The fishing hat he is also a design that Janel asked me to make.  Janel has the best ideas when it comes to outfits!  Here are a just a few of the amazing photos.
Wyatt in Fishing Hat

Wyatt in Crazy Chaps

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rhino's Emporium Web Site

Screenshot (7)Screenshot (4)This was my first website built from scratch. It is being hosted on Host Gator and was build using Kompozer and uses CubeCart for the store portion. Rhino wanted a gray background with his soaps being the star of the page. So I've tried to keep most of the non-product items white, gray or black. This really helps the soaps to pop out from the page. The site is mostly html with some javascript. I am currently working on two more sites. One will be done using WordPress, and not sure about the other one yet.     Hoping to do my site soon on Host Gator. Cube Cart was the best free cart I found out there. The documentation is not the greatest, but it is mostly PHP so was easy to modify the parts that we didn't like.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Venture

It's been awhile since I've blogged.  Been really busy lately.  Have started building websites for people.  I was a programmer, but have been out of it for a few years while raising the kiddies.  The kiddies are all grown now so time to get back into things.  So in addition to the crafting business I'm now designing websites.  It is so much fun.  Two of the sites I've done are this one was a from the ground up build.  And this was a WIX site.  Both of these small business owners were fun to work with and I think the sites turned out really well.  Have 2 more I'm working on now.  Hopefully I'll get to build a site for me soon.