Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Latest Milestone Achieved

Last Friday after school, Zella told us she was ready to take her training wheels off of her bike and ride without them. After dinner, we went outside and did just that and helped her ride up and down our driveway for about a half an hour.

Then we began letting go, spotting her here and there especially during those turns and then, just like magic.....She was riding all on her own!

We are so proud of you Zella! Congratulations!:)
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Tissue Box Cozy Gifts

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day!

I made these adorable cake tissue box cozies for my daughters' teachers, to show them how thankful I am for all of their hard work and dedication bettering their education. I used Twinkie Chan's FREE pattern as a base pattern to create all of these.
The chocolate cake was created from the original pattern. Instead of mini 5mm pom pom balls, I used mini buttons as sprinkles.

The party cake was created using the the same pattern; with the exception of the strawberry pink icing, and white icing piping along the edges. I also added a few cherries on top.

The rainbow layered cake was slightly different from the rest. I used the original pattern for the white icing and icing piping along the edges but did something a bit different for the cake part. I crocheted rainbow layers with white icing in between each layer. I hot glued mini pom pom balls on the top to resemble sprinkles.

These were so much fun to make! I know the teachers will love them.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Majestic the Unicorn Hat


This week, I created a unicorn hat for my youngest daughter who LOVES all things unicorn. Her favorite colors are white, rainbow, and silver so I incorporated all of these colors into the hat. The hat itself is mostly all white. The mane and pom pom balls are rainbow colored and the lavender horn has silver stitching around it. It shines in the light.

My daughter squealed with delight when she came home from school yesterday and saw this hat, and then wore it to school today to show it off to all of her friends. I think I achieved the best mom award this week from her. ;)

I have this hat available in my Etsy store now. You can find it HERE.
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Things I Have Been Working On

I am officially all caught up with orders! What a wonderful feeling it is to actually say that! I have had quite a bit of orders this month and just finished and mailed out my last one today.
The hungry caterpillar hat was made for a sweet little girl who is turning one next week.

At the last minute her mom requested I stitch her name Elea Heart somewhere on the hat with her age 1. I decided to stitch her name onto the caterpillar's body and the last segment near the caterpillar's head, I stitched a heart to represent her name and a number one to represent the age she is turning. I think it turned out very cute!

St. Patrick's Day was earlier on this week, and I had quite a few bearded leprechaun hat orders.

What I love the most, is the customer pictures I received of the cuties who wore these hats on St. Patrick's Day! <3


For Etsy orders, I recreated another cute Dave the minion backpack.

And today I finished and mailed out this fun and colorful Rainbow Fish hat. It is a gift for a young man who loves fish.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

It's Cookie Time


My daughter Zella and her Daisy Girl Scout Troop have been very busy selling girl scout cookies to help raise money for their troop. We worked at the cookie booth at our local grocery store and the girls really "ROCKED" it. They sold over 200 boxes within an hour and a half.


Since it is Zella's first year as a girl scout, she set a reasonable personal goal for herself of 225 boxes. So far she has sold 184 boxes and that isn't counting her sales from cookie booths so I think it is very possible she may reach her goal.

If her troop averages 225 boxes per girl in sales, they will get to see 5th Harmony in concert!! How exciting!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Father Daughter Dance


A little over a week ago, my husband took our daughters to their Father Daughter Dance. Xiera wore a pretty teal and white spring dress with matching teal shoes and Zella wore a sweet black, silver, and white flowing ruffle dress with flowers around the bodice with black tights and silver dress shoes. (Silver and white are her favorite colors.)

They were so excited to wear their corsages that matched their dresses.
They had a wonderful dinner date with dad and then loads of fun dancing with their dad and friends.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Someone Had a Birthday

The weekend before last Zella celebrated her 7th birthday. Her real birthday was on February 21st, so we had close family come over that evening to celebrate.

Zella loved spending her birthday evening with her grandparents and great-grandparents.


The Sunday that followed, Zella celebrated once again, but this time with all of her cousins and best friends from school at the roller skating rink.



She is a HUGE fan of all things unicorns and rainbows lately so we made that the theme. ;)


She had a wonderful 7th birthday surrounded by lots of love, laughter, and unicorns.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lucky Leprechauns

I just love how these Lucky Leprechaun Beard Hats turned out. I made these for my dear customer's sons to wear. My daughters had a lot of fun modeling them even in the freezing temperatures we are having outside today.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Shark Attack

This past week I finished this fun custom shark hat for a dear customer of mine. The lucky birthday girl that gets to wear this LOVES sharks and is having a shark themed birthday party. :)

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Crochet D Lane is Officially Published!


I am so thrilled to announce that my ice cream sundae hat design was featured in this month's (February 2014) issue of Australia's Homespun Magazine!

I can't stop smiling and have been on cloud 9 all this week since I was informed about the publish.

I am very grateful to everyone at Homespun for this opportunity. What an honor!
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