Friday

A week of bears!

Its been a crazy week of making teddy bear outfits for newborn photo shoots this week.
Everything from fuzzy bonnets and beanies to, Winnie the Pooh custom order, and Brown Bear fuzzy goodness!
I even found a link to the cutest little bear knitting pattern book, and best of all its FREE!
I just adore how this Winnie the Pooh came out. Its a custom order for a client. 
Simple, and sweet. A bonnet and a footed onesie with built in red sweater.

These two little bears are going to Canada.  
Each set has a bonnet, one has dungarees, and one is a footed pair of trouser pants.
So cute. They would be perfect for a photographer. You could pair them as similar outfits for
twins, or use them on their own. 

This brown bear was made for a sitter-size baby (6-9 months)
I love the fuzzy bear sets. They are perfect for winter or woodland photo shoots.

My all time best seller- my mohair bear bonnets and beanies.

I found this link for a FREE Kindle e-book on Knitted teddy bear patterns. It even includes the little outfits. 

 FREE Kindle book : Easy Knitted Bears: Knitting patterns for bears and outfits
Free Kindle book :

Easy Knitted Bears: 

Knitting patterns for bears and outfits 

Learn to knit your own gorgeous bears with these easy-to-follow knitting patterns from bestselling knitting writer Fiona Goble. The patterns are suitable for almost everyone, whether adventurous beginner or expert. You can create a single-colour bear, a two-tone bear, a striped bear and even a panda – all from one basic pattern. There are also instructions to create a host of clothes, including bride & groom outfits, a graduation outfit, a Santa costume, a ballet outfit, and a sports outfit. If you’re after a cute dress, nightshirt, coat, hat, sweater or dungarees – you’ll find patterns for these, too





Monday

Easy Baby Ella Cardigan & Beanie Pattern

This is one pattern that you just HAVE to have if you have a new baby due!
A very simple baby cardigan and beanie set that a beginner can make. Soft and snuggly and just right for a baby shower gift.  Make it in a lovely soft merino yarn, and it will be just too gorgeous for words !



Lots of pictures to help you along in the pattern. 
A lovely gift for a new baby
Perfect for baby boys or baby girls

The beanie has a roll-brim to make it an easy fit, and so that you can roll the brim down as baby grows.
The cardigan is knit from the bottom up in one piece to under the arms, then has very easy shaping.
The edges are knit into the pattern, so there is no fiddling to add button edges afterwards.

A lovely versatile cardigan that can be made plain, or you can embroider flowers on it for a baby girl, 
sew on fabric decals (like little ducks or bears for a boy)

Skill level : Beginner level knitter. You need to be able to knit, purl and cast off. 
I knitted back and forth on a circular needle, but you can use straight needles too.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Any Double knit / 8ply yarn
5.5mm / US 9 knitting needles
1 button

 
You can get this pattern from my Etsy store here
Or add it to your Ravelry Library here 
Or get it now from Ravelry


Easy Newborn Baby Pointy Elf Bonnet Knitting Pattern


The latest Newborn Baby trend... adorable pointy elf bonnets with a pompom!
So easy to make, even for a beginner knitter.  This pattern gives you two options, either plain or with a garter stitch ridge pattern.  So simple to make, you can easily make it in an evening.

The little elf bonnet fits snugly around babys face. There is a little ridge on the edge to stop the bonnet rolling up.  Knit it plain, or add a cute little pompom or tassel on the end.


Included in the instructions is this garter stitch ridged variation. Its very easy for a beginner level knitter to follow


 Use about 50g of double knitting yarn (8ply) and 5.5mm (US9 ) knitting needles.

You can make crochet chain neck ties like I have, or add a ribbon, or string ties or even little plaits


You can get the pattern for these adorable bonnets in my Etsy Store here 
Or Add it to your Ravelry library  or order now  

Striped Baby Elf Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern

Every baby needs a cute beanie that keeps little ears warm on a cold day.
This darling little elf beanie is a quick and easy knit, that you can whip up in an evening.
Sizes from Newborn to 12 months old


Knit a simple plain beanie, or add stripes in ombre colours.  This is a very versatile pattern.
You can keep it as an elf point, or make the point longer, add a plait or tassel, or even a pompom for variation.

Whether you are a beginner knitter or experienced, this can become your go-to pattern.
It is perfect for a newborn photo shoot, or as a quick gift for a new mom, or pop one in a Christmas stocking. (why not knit it in forest green with red and white stripes?)

Knit a plain one, and add a flower for a little girl. The possibilities are endless.....

All you need is some double knit (8ply) yarn, and 5.5mm knitting needles (US 9).
The hat takes about 50g in total, so you can use up scraps to make fun stripes.

Easy enough for a beginner. All you need is to be able to knit plain, purl, and decrease.

Grab those needles and whip up a few now!

Join me on my Facebook group and post a photo of your completed beanie- I would love to see it!

You can buy the knitting pattern in my Etsy Shop here 
Or in my Ravelry shop 

Friday

DIY Bunny ears teething ring - a great idea for customer gifts

I came across this darling DIY for baby teething rings the other day. What a lovely gift this would make for Newborn photographers to give their clients. Pop one in the package with their photos.
I am sure that the new mommy with be so chuffed!


The bunny ears are made of cotton fabric on one side and terry cloth toweling on the other.
This makes them soft, and great for absorbing all the drooly stuff that teething babies seem to have!
Natural wood rings for little hands to hold easily.



You could get creative and use a cotton fabric in your company colors.

These would be perfect for a gift for a new mommy, or as a Stork-party (Baby shower) gift.

Hop on over to Make-it-love-it for her step by step, free tutorial, with pattern templates and instructions. Click HERE

These are so quick and easy to make, that you can run up a few at a time, for a lovely unique gift.

Happy DIY!
¬ Tania


Monday

Mock Cable Baby Romper - perfect for Boys and Girls

The sweetest little romper for baby boys and girls.
Soft Merino yarn in 4 colours. cables on the bib and a button closure at the back.
Perfect for your new baby or as a photo prop. 0-9 month sizes

 A sweet newborn romper with mock-cable bib

This is perfect for a baby shower or to bring baby home.


The pants are soft and stretchy for a nice fit
Dainty cables on the bib suit baby boys and girls
Button closure at the back neckline.


Made from soft, super-wash 100% Merino wool. 
Wash gently and lay flat to dry to retain the shape.

Shipping from South Africa to the UK is approx 14 business days, Elsewhere up to 25 business days, so please bear that in mind when ordering. 


Sunday

Newborn - 3 months Baby Summer Romper


 New Pattern release!  Mock Cable Summer Baby Romper for Newborn & 3 months old Babies.
Sweet and simple, easy to knit baby romper. A lovely baby shower gift or for bringing baby home.


The leg shaping is very simple, with a knitted gusset.
The pattern is knitted all -in -one.
The bib cabling is easy (no cable needle required!) 
Simply 4 pattern rows, repeated. 


**Skill Level : for a knitter with Intermediate skills.



**Yarn used: any double knit yarn that is 11 wraps per inch

** Needles : 5.5mm (US9)



**Simple instructions, with lots of photos.

**Knitting Style: Knit back and forth on straight needles OR on a circular needle (NOT in the round)


Or my Ravelry Shop here