As COVID continues to dig deeper into our daily lives and the rest of the world feels like its amargedon! Being motivated to do anything seems to be getting more difficult as time goes by.
I felt like this too but in some way life also has to go on even if its in our stay home reduced bubble. I have been working on a special product for a while now. Something I think will be great for an expectant mum, especially at this present time. A handmade gift is always something special. The time taken and the love put into each item can never be replicated in a production item.
With my handmade gifts I want to give each person a piece of history, a piece of belonging, a tranquility in this otherwise choatic world. Take a look below at my new handmade baby gift box.
In this box there is a crochet baby blanket, baby beanie, baby booties and soft toy. As well a cute wicker heart with ribbon and underneath the blanket a special gift for mum! A book of mandala’s to colour. This will give mum some peaceful and quiet time to relax.
I made each item and the book is from Kylie King from https://thephoenixwithin.com.au/ Kylie is an accomplished author and business coach and a mum of 3. She juggles business and home life and offers coaching and hypnotherapy to clients. I have known Kylie for 3 years now and she is an amazing person. She has always encouraged me to follow my dreams, which I have done now.
The packaging is from https://facebook.com/mariasdesignercreations. Maria has provided me with many marketing and packaging items. I love the simplicity and elegance in her product range. Check out her page for ideas for your next product range.
I will be offering more of these packs as I complete them. The next one will be for a new born girl. As well as gender neutral packs. I will debut each one as I complete them.
for details on how to obtain this pack. Please note postage is to Australia only.
Thank you as always for reading my blog. And if you are a budding entrepreneur and not sure what to do about your idea, It takes time to put an idea or dream together, but there is no greater feeling than when the dream comes true… Until next time dream big!
With Covid raging around the world it’s an anxious and stressful time for everyone. I hope you are able to keep safe wherever you are.
The one thing that keeps me sane during lockdown times is crochet. I get so lost in selecting yarns and patterns and counting stitches my mind doesn’t get a chance to wander and think of all the sadness in the world right now.
At the moment I am working on some blankets and baby accessories. I will have some items ready soon for a gift pack. I just got the boxes in today. I will show the preview on Friday.
Above are a cute pair of baby booties. I still have to finish them but I love the colour and simplicity of the design.
August 15 is granny square day. I love to crochet continuous granny square blankets. They remind me of days of old. A beautiful traditional design that will last for decades to come. I am nearly finished the blanket. I am not sure of the name of this Caron cake but I love the blue and mint and white combination!
These are some blankets I crocheted. Some from patterns and some my own ideas. They are in various stages from completed to just needing a boarder to needing just a few squares to complete.
I love the variety of colours and the warmth they radiate!
What are some of your favourite go to projects to unwind! Comment below!
Thank you so much for reading my blog. Take care and stay safe.
How many of you like to do craft projects? And how many of you have a tonne of projects on the go!
Me! Me! I guess it’s a crafter’s curse. No sooner do you start one project that your eyes and mind start to wander to the next and then the next!
So this weekend I made it my mission to put all my craft projects in one place! That way I can see them, they can see me, well not really but you know what I mean! They are there staring at me saying finish what you started!
So that’s the plan, the reality well we will have to wait and see!
In the meantime how cute is this dresser cupboard from http://www.kmart.com.au I often shop there as their range is fantastic and great prices that don’t blow your budget out! I also bought the baskets, faux books and large bowl from there too!
Now I have a heap of storage and I saved money too! The faux books are fantastic! They look amazing and you can hide all sorts of things inside! Ironically mine contain craft magazines and books.
The dresser is easy to put together and light as well so if you like moving your furniture around like I do, it won’t break your back!
The baskets and faux books are easy to look after! Just give them a wipe with a damp cloth or antibacterial wipe.
Overall I love the Kmart range of storage products and have bought many items for my home.
I might do a tour of my kitchen! It’s full of Kmart style items!
Well thank you for reading my post! Hopefully when I write next I will actually have a project finished!
Well it’s that wonderful day of the week again when the working week is kind of half over but you still are two days away from Friday! Hence the name I guess “hump day”
Well to is the day I usually keep you up to date on my crochet work “WIP’s” crochet lingo for work in progress.
This week I want to feature a cute crochet beanie and fingerless glove set I am work on. The beanie is in 100% wool in Charcoal and the gloves are in acrylic yarn in Teal. This set will be available for made to order in my Etsy shop soon. http://www.etsy.com/your/shops/VickysHandcraftedDes
I am hoping to have this set finished by Friday and I will post final photos. I have more work in progress projects such as the Stitchedupcraft #spinyourgrannysquarecal I am commencing to join the granny squares. I am excited to finish this one. Below are some of the squares.
There are a few more but I won’t bore you with them this week! Thank you as always for reading my posts. It means so much to me!