Wednesday

Whaaaat? Only 11 weeks to Christmas!!

Holy Moley where has the year gone?  I just realised that there are only 11 weeks to Christmas!!
I have been making these Newborn Gingerbread Men, Santa suits and Christmas elves for a few weeks now. Better order yours quick!!!

 

The little Santa's elf suits are made in 3 pieces... hat, leggings and top


Santa Suits are a footed jammy with long sleeves and a Santa's hat


Gingerbread Man outfits are a footed Jammy with long sleeves, 
a bow tie, red buttons and a matching beanie



All the sets come in sizes newborn to 9 months


Aren't they just too cute? 
Made in a soft and fuzzy mohair-wool blend from South Africa.

The footed jammys have a button closing at the back, for easily dressing baby.




The little Santa suits are just too snuggly for words.  Just perfect for baby's first Christmas!
Sleepy little elves fast asleep waiting for Santa to drink his milk and munch those cookies!



Don't delay , order your set today !!


Sunday

Classic Baby Bunny Bib Romper


Every baby deserves a beautiful classic handknit.
This adorable romper is simple, sweet and classic all in one.


Adorable bunny cable on the bib

Simple halter neck ties so that the outfit will fit any size newborn, and grow a little with baby
I knitted this in South African 100% Merino superwash. It has a gorgeous
luxurious feel, yet is easy to wash for busy moms.

This little outfit is perfect for a new baby gift or even as a photo prop for babys first photo shoot.

The romper is available in my Etsy store in Cream or Beige
Order yours online in my shop here 




If you prefer to knit for yourself, then I have the knitting pattern in my 
Etsy and Ravelry shops too!
Simple to knit, with 1 ball of any Aran yarn
and 5.5mm (US9) knitting needles.

 





Thursday

DIY Newborn Photoprops :Rainbow Baby and Cupcakes!

Coming up with new photography prop ideas can be expensive. I found a few ideas that you may like.

A sweet and Simple backdrop for your newborn Rainbow Babies or even for a cake-smash photo shoot. You could even use the stretch wraps you already have, or a few colours of tulle. 

Idea from this Pinterest link

Another easy prop idea. 
This little cupcake is made using a lampshade, a wrap and a red beanie! So simple and so cute. You could do this in pink for girls and chocolate or vanilla for boys!

Idea online here 




Baby Winnie the Pooh

I made a custom order Winnie the Pooh for a photographer a few weeks ago. Today she sent me her in use photo! Isnt this just too gorgeous for words?



The outfit is a bonnet and a footed bodysuit Jammy set
Soft and fluffy and cuddly.



I love making custom orders!

You are welcome to contact me on my email here 
Or through my Etsy shop here
or through my Facebook group here  




Saturday

Knitting PATTERN to make an Easy Moss Stitch Chunky Knit Baby Beanie yourself

Knitting PATTERN** to make an Easy Moss Stitch Chunky Knit Baby Beanie yourself 
in sizes newborn up to 3 years old

Quick and easy, in chunky yarn.
Simple moss stitch edging for lovely texture.
You should be able to whip one of these up in an evening! Make a bunch in all sorts of colors!
A quick and easy gift. 



**Skill Level : Easy-Intermediate. You need to be able to knit, purl and do simple decreasing

Yarn: 1 x 50g ball (80m / 87 yard ball) Elle Family Knit Chunky / Worsted 9 wraps per inch yarn

Knitting Needles: 5.5mm / US 9

Button: Optional

**Simple instructions, with lots of photos.

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





**You are welcome contact me if you have any problems with the pattern.
I am happy to help but bear in mind that I am in South Africa, so there may be a time-difference delay.
**The pattern is copyright, so please do not copy, share, sell or rewrite the pattern.

**You may sell the finished product, but please give credit back to my store for the pattern: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyStuffBabyHats
Please use your own photographs to sell the finished product.


You can order from my ETSY SHOP HERE
 Or Ravelry Here 

Wednesday

DIY Newborn Photo prop posing ring


Newborn posing rings are bulky and take up room.
This a cool idea, if you are just starting out and don't have the padding , or if you have forgotten to take yours... make one quick quick 


It looks simple enough to do, simply use whatever you have on hand, 
as long as the blanket that you wrap is firm enough. 

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