Character Hats for your little character

So I've been crocheting away for a month or so now. I knocked out a few Character's in the mids of mommy-dome. Hopefully I'll be able to knock out a few more before the holiday's.

They are all made-to-order or ready to ship items in my shop. 
(Click on the photos to be taken to their listing).  
 Jame P Sullivan (Sully) inspired

 Thing 1 and Thing 2

Painting away...

I got a 14" x 17" Canson Mixed Media Paper tablet a while back during a buy 1 get one 50% off sale and for the life of me couldn't figure out what to paint in it. I originally bought a 8.5"x 11" (notebook style). That's what I've been using for my Mixed Media Monday pieces as well as just an Art Journal where I pained my Disney Villains.
Well about a month or so ago I finally figured out what to start painting. I have the villain's, Now I need the Princesses to go with them. So far here's what I've done.


 Part of my process when I'm painting.

Snow White



I've also done an inspired scene from The Wizard of Oz.


Draculaura & Elsa Doll's

So i was able to make some dolls for two wonderful little girls' birthday. It was a combination party celebration cause they had family down that weren't able to make it to one of the girl's birthday. So it was a Monster High/ Frozen birthday celebration. I was told they were very happy to receive their dolls and that they carried them everywhere.

Watching waves and playing with Legos

It's Spring Break!, time for some much needed family fun.
Hubs actually took a vacation so we could take Bug and Sprout to LegoLand. None of us had ever been, Oma and Opa (my mom and dad) came too. They got us a nice hotel right off the beach. It was also Sprouts first time seeing the ocean.

She loved it!, she was so amazed and excited to see the waves come in and looking for shells.

Then we arrived at Legoland! 

Of course we had to go to the Star Wars section.

Hubs was trying to figure out how we were going to fit the Death Star into Sprout's stroller and take it home. Lol. Sadly i had to bust his dream and tell him it wasn't going to happen. (I know, I'm such a mean wife)

I have sooooo many more photos, but I don't want to bore you. It was a fun trip, the littles in joyed it and that's what matters. :)

Sly Little Fox Beanie

In the process of making some beanies for miss Sprout, I came across The Friendly Red Fox . She has some adorable crochet patterns, (that I think I'm going to have to also try). I fell in love with her "My Friendly Red Fox" ear flap beanie. What's even more awesome, it's a free pattern.

The pattern was really simple to follow and easy to adjust size and features (like adding the black tips on the ears).
Sprout loved it. She wore it for the entire day once I finished it. 

Cutie Mark Beanie's

So, Sprout LOVES My Little Pony, (and Princesses and Super Hero's) but when I was looking for new hat patterns to make I stumbled upon Playin Hooky Designs. Yes I've talked of this shop before on the "Along Came a Spider" post. 
The MLP Cutie Mark beanies are part of Liz's (Owner of Playin' Hooky Designs) "Graph Beanie". She has a main Beanie pattern "The Graph Beanie" and then your choice of 1 graph when you buy the main pattern (you'll need to buy the main pattern or the graphs are pretty much useless to you). So when I purchased the main pattern I got a Ninja Turtle graph (Post coming soon) and then I purchased the MLP Cutie mark graph bundle.
I was happy and so were both my kids. I was able to get something they both liked and it didn't cost me a fortune to do it, GO me! :D . 

On with the Cutie Mark Parade!....  

Rainbow Dash

Apple Jack


Twilight Sparkle


Pinkie Pie

Along came a Spider Hat

So I was asked by my mother-in-law's co-worker if I could make a spider type of hat for her son cause he really likes spiders. I was like "Sure!"..... then realizing I've only seen knitted spider-man hats and the patterns were pretty advanced for me to work with.
So as I was in search of an crochet pattern that would still look great, I stumbled upon Playin' Hooky Designs . Liz (creator of Playin' Hooky) had an absolutely adorable pattern called "Along Came A Spider". It was a bit different, the way it was designed, so unique I just had to try it out.

Here's the end result:

Bug thought it was pretty cool too. I may be making another in the near future for him as well.

Happy New Year!!

(photo: googled)

Happy New Year from our little family to your's. May this year be good to you and the many New Years to come.