Sunday, December 18, 2016

An Elephant Never Forgets...


...nor does a family who lucked out with a phenomenal teacher. My son's teacher will be leaving us after this week since she is due with a baby very soon. Usually my son doesn't ask me to make much for him, so when he asked if I could make something for her new baby, I knew it was a given that she would be getting a lovey.

I decided to go with an elephant because of the whole "never forgets" trait and phrase. She's been so wonderful and supportive of my guy, and encourages his creativity and intelligence. He's become very fond of her and I know he will miss her once she is on maternity leave.

I too grew fond of her through our early interactions this year, and as time went on, even more so. I found myself reminded of the time I spent in my last few months of teaching as she is due to deliver in the same month as I delivered my son. I recall how it felt saying goodbye to students before the holidays, and because of that, I wanted to be sure she got something to remember us while she enjoys life away from school with her new baby.

Here is the sweet little elephant lovey I designed for her. I went with a soft gray and a pretty multi tone mix of purples. An oversize bow plays up the girly element, and the ears got an extra touch of purple edging. I also went for a fun pentagon shape to give it a different flare and made it so it could be draped across baby as a little lapghan.


Overall, both my son and I are pleased with how she came out and are excited to give her to his teacher. His teacher will always be one we will remember, that is for sure.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

No Buns About It!

I have a new listing up on my Etsy shop and it's for a bun hat pattern, yes, you read that correctly, bun hat. If you want it, click here and it will bring you right to the listing.


What is this hat you ask? Well, I had asked the same and then a pair of friends showed me a picture of one. Then they wanted to know if I could make up one for each of them. After taking a look, I knew that would be totally possible.

So, I went ahead and made up a couple for them, and then shared the pic of one that I took of myself wearing one, and suddenly other people wanted one!

They are a cute concept and definitely long hair friendly. Half the time I have to put my hair up in bun anyways after I wore a hat because of "hat hair" as it is! These make it easier and are cute as can be!

I am also selling this now as well, so if you want one made up for you, please click here to go to my Facebook page and send me a message. I'll be more than happy to help you out and make a fun bun hat for you, or whomever you'd like!