A perfect gift for a brand new little person
There are those times when friends and family announce that they’re going to have a baby. What a joyful occasion!
Such a special time merits a very special gift.
You can’t get more special than a hand made crocheted bootie and hat set, all presented in it’s own cute white shoebox.
Ladybird newborn boxed set.
Kitty cat newborn boxed set
The idea behind these boxed sets is to provide a gender neutral gift that can be given to prospective parents even before they announce whether the stork brought them a fairy or a pixie.
Worked up in colours other than pink or blue, these boxed sets consist of a cute beanie hat to fit newborn and matching t-bar booties.
Ladybird beanie and booties
Kitty cat set complete with ears and whiskers!
All sets feature unique designs and carefully painted wooden buttons on the booties and matching crocheted appliques on the hats.
Look at the cute kitten faces
Matching cat face on the beanie
Ladybird buttons with matching 3d ladybirds on the hat.
The sets cost just £15 +p&p which I think represents incredible value for a hand crafted unique gift. ( I also try and infuse them all with oodles of love).
UPDate: Brand new sets hot off the hook
Ladybird baby set with super cute antennae
Beautiful rainbow shoes with matching rainbow beanie
Definitely bright and beautiful.
Still to come:
Available to purchase through my facebook page at the minute.
I shall be listing them in my folksy shop as soon as I have made enough.
Right, off I go.
Posted in Baby accessories, Crafts, Crochet, Gifts
Tagged baby, Beanie, Booties, Crochet, gift sets, Infant, ladybird, ladybug, newborn, rainbow
Celebrating the London Routemaster Bus
Finishing off my transport theme of beanie hats ( check out my other transport beanies here) I thought I’d end with a London icon , the Routemaster bus.
These gorgeous buses were sadly taken off London roads a few years ago and have been sorely missed by Londoners and tourists alike. The few that remain have been privately bought and used as tour buses or party buses.
The good news is that the Routemaster is back! New and improved apparently , well it certainly is on my hat…
Here is my tribute to the lovely big red London bus.
The wheels on the bus go round and round
This lovely muted green chunky beanie is made with double strand DK acrylic yarn, soft and hard-wearing and very easy to wash. The double decker red bus is a crocheted applique and is carefully sewn on . The bus stop is a fun detail. This fun bus beanie crochet hat would fit children from 2 and stretch to fit up to adult.
Number 4 bus ready to leave!
Available directly from my facebook crochet page ( payment via Paypal) this hat costs just £10 plus p+p.
Soon to be listed also in my folksy shop
This lovely hat has been sold to a sweet little boy who is bus crazy. His mum says he loves it!
I can still make this hat to order, just leave me a message on my facebook page or leave a comment below. There would be a 2 week turnaround.
Here’s the boats and planes and a car for good luck.
Soft blue beanie with a cute plane and clouds
Mnnnnneaaaouuuuuuuu ( plane noises)
Will fit up to 6 months old.
Sunset boat beanie ( fits up to 6 months)
Gorgeous gold sunshine and boat on the sea
Brum brum, here comes a bright red car
Black button wheels
No entry! What a smart hat.
All these beanies fit up to 6 months of age and cost £9 + p+p. Every hat is unique as they are all hand crocheted.
Here’s the train beanie. This one is for bigger boys and will fit up to around 2 years old. It’s made in chunky soft acrylic cream yarn and is very cosy as well as being very cute.
Choo Choo! Here comes the train.
Detail of train
Here’s a very handsome night sky beanie also fits up to 6 months of age, made in double strand DK acrylic to make it nice and chunky.
So cute !
View from the top, with sequins.
Twinkly night sky with full moon.
All hats can be ordered directly from my facebook page CrochetBrightandBeautiful ( payment via PayPal)
or soon to be listed in my folksy shop
Do come and have a browse.
I’m going to be selling soon in the Brixton area at three stalls. I shall announce the details anon. Watch this space.
- Smart Stripes and Beautiful Buttons (dianespuppetsproducts.wordpress.com)
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Here’s another beanie.
Pink rosebud beanie
I couldn’t resist the pink again. Sigh. What am I like?
This hat would fit children from around 3 years and would stretch to fit an adult.
View from the top
Side view showing rose detail
This pretty hat costs just £10 and is available direct to order through my facebook page Crochet Bright and Beautiful ( pay via Paypal)
or I shall be listing it soon on my folksy shop ( link below)
More boy beanie hats
(Or rather beanie hats that boys could wear as well… my granddaughter really likes these striped ones)
Girls look good in them too!
This first one is a small hat, it would fit from newborn up until around 4 months.
Small baby blue button beanie
The larger hat is a medium and would fit from 6 months to around 2 years.
Medium baby blue buttony beanie
Button detail. Look at those jolly buttons!
Cute as a button, if I say so myself.
Beanies cost £8 + p&p.
Order directly from my facebook page Crochet Bright and Beautiful
( pay via paypal)
Or pop over to my folksy shop
( I will be listing them shortly I promise!)
Still crocheting ( what’s new?) and I’m trying to focus on making cute stuff for baby boys. I do tend to really steer towards all things girly so making stuff for boys is often a bit of a challenge.
So here’s what I’ve made:
Smart stripes for handsome chaps
Both hats are made in chunky acrylic yarn and will fit newborn up to 3months of age. The green striped one is embellished with a crocheted toadstool. I think it’s really cute.
How cute and cosy.
The navy striped beanie is also nice and chunky and soft and is decorated with the most gorgeous bright and yummy coloured assorted buttons.
What a smart hat this is!
Oh I can’t help myself. I had to make a girly one too. Here it is, made in baby soft yarn with a pretty pink slub, this delicate little beanie would fit a newborn fairy girl up to 3 months. Decorated with a dainty pink cotton daisy , it is super cute and super soft to boot. In the words of Robert Palmer it is Simply Irresistible.
Sweet candy pink cuteness.
I promise I shall get these listed in my folksy shop soon.
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Here are two beanies inspired by the fairy story of Snow White and Rose Red.
Doesn't she look gorgeous in her new rose hat?
Rose red: a pretty hat for a pretty baby
Rose Red is the smaller of the two beanies and would fit up to three months of age. It is made with double strand DK yarn , in bright red and fuschia . Edged in the bright purply pink and finished off with a pretty scarlet rose with two green leaves. Just adorable.
Bright and beautiful.
Big sister Snow White’s hat would fit 3months to 9 months , made in soft,chunky champagne acrylic yarn, edged in pure white and adorned with a snow white rose with two deep green leaves. Purity and innocence in a pretty beanie. How darling would your little baby girl look in this?
Pretty Snow White's rose hat.
Simple and pure
All my new creations will soon be listed in my folksy shop.
If you are around the South London area on the 30th March I shall be holding a stall at the brand new St Matthews Sundowner fair , in the craft tent in St Matthews Peace Garden, Brixton between 5-10pm.
Alternatively, I’m going to be at the Riverside ( Vauxhall) branch of the NCT’s nearly new sale on Sunday 22nd April , at the Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5JT, between 9.30am and 12 noon.
Do come along and see my stuff in the flesh. Save yourself the post and packaging charges!
My latest crochet creation.
Smart stripes and beautiful buttons
Here I was using up all the bits of lovely soft cotton yarn that I had left. I didn’t really plan the colours, just let the hat create itself.
Then I used some lovely buttons to accentuate the colours.
It is made in super soft, natural cotton yarn so is light and soft and washes beautifully in a cool wash. It would look stunning teamed with jeans and a lacy jumper or even to top a swirly skirt, boho style. It’s casual but dressy , what a perfect accessory.
This hat will fit adults.
It is soon to be listed in my folksy shop and will retail at £20 plus p+p.
Do pop over to my shop sometime and have a nosey around.
Click on the link below to take you there.
The hat from behind
View from the other side
So smart, so funky.
- Beautiful Cotton Boho Chic Beanies (dianespuppetsproducts.wordpress.com)
Now here’s a hat to turn heads.
I'm a tiger, I'm a tiger...
It’s a tiger hat, sans the terrible teeth. It is made in yellow and orange yarn with black and white detail. It will stretch to fit up to adult, but is probably more suitable for children age from around 3 years old.
Beautiful tiger stripes.
What's not to love?
This hat is soon to be listed in my folksy shop. Do pop over to Crochet Bright and Beautiful and have a browse sometime.
I think Lulu would look lovely in this hat. She should wear it while singing…
Baby it’s cold outside
Brrr, it’s freezing out there. Seriously folks you need to wrap up to walk out in the UK at the minute. Yes I know, it’s winter and we really should expect it and if we were Scandinavians or Canadians we would be sunbathing right now! A nice hat is essential in this chilly snap. Tis reet nippy out there…
My facebook wall is being plastered with fantastic crochet links by my lovely friends. Seems like I’m the go-to person if there’s a funny or interesting crochet item and I’m loving it. The latest is this one: Fabulous breastfeeding hat that was posted by my darling Swedish friend, thank you Lena! It certainly provoked comment especially by one lady who really was blown away by it. So I offered to make one for her.
And here it is.
It's lovely isn't it?
What’s the matter? Is it a little plain for you? It’s terribly sophisticated and classy and would go with anything, being a nice neutral shade of cream.
Or maybe not. Let me swivel it for you…
Ehem.. what's that on the top?
You can’t quite see? Okay, let me angle the camera up for you.
and the penny drops.
Yes dear friends, this is a
booby breast beanie. I do hope my lovely friend likes it, it really tickles my funny bone.
It's so nippy out here.
Meet the Booby hat ( for brave strong women)
I’m getting something knitted in return. I’m really excited , I like a surprise.
Oh if anyone shares my friends sense of humour and style , let me know in the comments and I may just make a few to sell in my folksy shop(link below)