Monday, March 12, 2012

Oh the Photography Props!

So I have now received shots from two photographers displaying a few of our items! I have to tell you it is really exciting! Like waaaay more exciting than I thought it would be! I honestly NEVER imagined that I would be so tickled pink over seeing my creations, my work in use! It is kinda invigorating! I really wish that I had the talent that these amazing people have because honestly the garage would be transformed into a complete photography studio! ;) Oh yeah! But, alas, I do NOT have that talent! I can totally handle the kiddos like my girls who pose without any push... Sheesh if all kiddos were like that I could totally be an amazing point and shoot photographer! haha...

Anyhow I told you that I was going to share... I know its kinda creepy BUT I have totally started myself a little photo album of these shots! Not only are they amazing shots, BUT I am so proud that my little hobby, my baby, has even come this far! Its hard to explain, but I am pretty sure that I will also have this feeling when my first child graduates or something like that! lol

The pouch is my pattern and is available on the blog, the headband was from a pattern that I purchased (you can get one here) and am able to make for sale... ;)  hint hint ;)

These shots are from a great photographer in North Carolina, if you are in that area I would DEFINITELY suggest you hit her up for some awesome shots of your little kiddos!  Check out Ashley Paige Photography on Facebook!

Anyhow I am working on something that one the of the photographers mentioned to me and REALLY need to stop blah blah blahing about it and just DO it already! <3

I will definitely be posting some new pix and patterns soon!  I have honestly just been going nuts with the crazy weather changes we have had in New England and I feel like my allergies are on a roller coaster!  I think that if this winter is any indication then we are in for a H-O-T summer ahead!

Well I am off to be crafty! ;)

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!

<3 Teri

Monday, March 5, 2012

Basic Beanies = A World Of Opportunity!

Super EXCITED this week!  We are focusing on different beanies that can be created using the simple beanie increase base... Basically you would start these hats out EXACTLY the same way as any other hat and then you wind up with a LOVELY textured side!  The ones that we have done up so far today all start out with a half double crochet beanie base!

I got so excited that I lost my camera in my confusion of yarn! lol... I will DEFINITELY be posting some more pictures this evening!  I am so in love with this idea!  AND we are working on some different "flower" ideas, although some are more adornments than flowers!

What is on your plate this week?  Do you have anything new on the horizon?  Are you crafting your heart out to deal with life's stresses?  (Oh wait that is me this week! ;)

Until later...

<3 Happy Crafting!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Newborn Bulky Pouch Crochet Pattern

By: Teri Diamond for Diamond Crochet & Crafts © 2012

Abbreviations Used:
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
SL ST – Slip Stitch
YO – Yarn Over
ST – Stitch
Tutorials available at
Materials Needed:
     Bulky Weight Yarn (Homespun is                 sample)
     Q Hook
     Yarn Needle
Size: Newborn Pouch
Gauge: Not necessary
Pouch is began in rounds and changes to rows.

Special Stitch Instruction:
      Beginning of Row - Dc2tg – Chain 1, dc in next sp.
       Dc2tg – Begin dc do not pull through the last two loops of stitch, double crochet in next stitch, when you complete the second double crochet you will pull through the two loops of each stitch together, pulling through four loops.
Chain 4, sl st into 1st ch, ch 2.
Rnd 1 – 11 dc in ch 4 circle, sl st to ch 2 sp, ch 2 (12 st)
Rnd 2 - *2 dc in 1st sp, dc in next,* repeat around, sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 2. (17 St)
Rnd 3 – *2 dc in 1st sp, dc in next 2 sp* repeat around to last sp, dc in last sp, sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 2. (22 st)
Rnd 4 – Dc in next 4 sp, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next 3 sp* repeat around, sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 2. (26 st)
Rnds 5-9 – Dc in each sp around, sl st to ch 2 sp, ch 2. (26 sp) *You may need to skip last sp to keep the stitches at 26*
{You will now switch to rows to create the back and hanging sash}
Row 10 – Dc2tg, dc in next 15 sp, dc2tg, ch 1, turn. (17 st)
Row 11 – Dc2tg, dc in next 13 sp, dc2tg, ch 1, turn. (15 st)
Row 12 – Dc2tg, dc in next 11 sp, dc2tg, ch 1, turn. (13 st)
Row 13 – Dc2tg, dc in next 9 sp, dc2tg, ch 1, turn. (11 st)
Row 14 – Dc2tg, dc in next 7 sp, dc2tg, ch 1, turn. (9 st)
Row 15 – Dc2tg, dc in next 5 sp, dc2tg, ch 1, turn. (7 st)
Row 16 – Dc2tg, dc in next 3 sp, dc2tg, ch 1, turn. (5 st)
Row 17 – Dc2tg, dc in next 1 sp, dc2tg, ch 2, turn. (3 st)
Rows 18 – 29 – Dc in next 2 sp, ch 2, turn. (3 st)
{If you would like a longer sash, repeat row 29 until the sash is the desired length.}