I just finished this new custom order and it turned out cute as a button! It has been such a hit, that I am planning on making it a new listing in my Etsy, as well as selling the pattern I created. Any newborn baby would look good in this cocoon!
I used Red Heart Yarn in Tea Left for the tail and Red Heart Yarn in Light Raspberry for the flower. The double crochet stitches make the tail soft, loose, and stretchy. It will expand to fit any baby and keep them nice and warm. The fin was trial and error, filled with many different decreases to get the tipped-fin shape. Once the fin the was made, it was smooth sailing. The tail came along easily. Once finished, I made a waistband and used a chart to make this pretty tropical flower. The headband I created was nothing but a single crochet chain into the back of the flower. All in all, this matching cocoon and headband is easy to make and can be done in a day.
Stay tuned for the pattern and listings soon to come!
What could make the heat of summer better but a handmade crochet sale?! Make the most of your time sweltering in the summer sun with a crochet beaded bikini. Be the best dressed at that Fourth of July barbecue with handmade crocheted anklets or barefoot sandals. Or get all the patterns you want as you wait out the summer in the air condition like me! All of this made possible with this coupon for 10% off your purchase of $20 or more! Now through July 5th, just use the code JULY4TH15 at checkout on the Beanies and Weenies' Etsy shop. Follow us on twitter, facebook, and instagram for more updates like this awesome sale!
It's that time again! The Summer is full of long, hot car rides while impatiently awaiting a well deserved vacation. I recently took a day trip to the aquarium and had two hours to kill, coming and going. I recently found this rough pattern for a crochet bath pouf and decided to put my hot blanket to the side for the summer. Instead, I packed up several lightweight skeins of Sugar'N'Cream yarn in summery colors (which I had gotten on sale at Michael's for almost fifty cent a skein by the way) and headed for the aquarium. After fumbling around for a little while, I finally got the gist of this crochet bath pouf.
Beanies and Weenies has expanded to Fiverr! Fiverr is an online services marketplace. Much like Etsy, Fiverr allows its merchants to sell online services such as SEO optimization writing and online proofreading instead of handmade goods. With the many months I have struggled to get Beanies and Weenies off the ground, I have learned a great deal about online business. Fiverr is a great opportunity for a college student like me to earn extra income on the side. It is entirely self motivated; you are only as successful as you allow yourself to be. That leaves plenty of room for starting a successful online service business. There is a gig for everything and every merchant offers something unique. The best part: every service starts at just $5! With add-on's and speedy deliveries, you could end up with a $30 bill in the end. With all of the high quality services available on Fiverr, it is money well spent. Buyers are protected when ordering services. If an order is delivered not quite up to par, the buyer can reject the delivery until it is redelivered in the correct specifications, or they can cancel the order for a full refund. Working with the seller is the best option and it is easy to do. Between inquires and custom offers, there is no wrong way to work with a seller. Sellers are chomping at the bit to create custom offers, so just one message can land you a deal.
My gigs include recording a minutes worth of music, proofreading up to 5 pages, logo design and more! While I am not an expert in any of these fields, I do have experience such areas and offer fresh, new takes on the projects at hand. In my last month on Fiverr, I have had three orders and five other inquiries. I have learned how to write for SEO optimization and how to use fancy audio recording software. If nothing else, my time on Fiverr will be a learning experience. To find out more or to look into my gigs, you can find me under the username jennilouhoo. Feel free to spread the word and recommend my work to your friends!
I'm Jennifer, a 21 year-old crochet, DIY, and marketing enthusiast who loves sharing my projects and travel and lifestyle posts with the world. I also help people start their own blogging journey through my business, JHB Communications.
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