3 string headbands
These 3 string headbands are a great inexpensive accessory.
These are so fun, and I love the big buttons on them. I think they would be great with ribbon or brooches. They can be used as a boot cuff, or a spat.
More Photo’s from the photo shoot a few weeks ago. These look beautiful here one in brown one in red. These are fringed and can tie tight or loose be worn on the side or front. You can add a brooch to dress it up. They look great with a T-shirt or blouse.
Turban style Headband
These are the turban style headbands. These look so good. The Photographer did an amazing job getting these product shots.
The Fringed cowl this turned out so good. And Nicole was perfect for this shot. xoxo
Mitten Made Cottage Caplet. This photo shoot went so well and has already started looking amazing. I love how well they photographed. xoxo
I finally had my day at the salon. though i may not have been born a red head, it sure feels natural once I pay for it. <3
Hobbit Hat Pattern
So Finally I have written my first pattern. Learning how to write one was a little easier than I thought. If you love it you can find it on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hobbit-hat Happy Hookn’ xoxo
It's been a minute.
It’s been a while since I last posted. I hope this post finds you all well. There has been so much going on. I lost my day time job, I had an open heart surgery. (but for story reasons, I ran into a bear… you should see the bear), my parents came to michigan for the first time over the summer (I have lived here 13 years and they have never been) I am in the process of Trademarking...
Wyandotte Street Fair
The Wyandotte street fair was over the weekend. It was a four day event that had the best weather. We set up the day before the event started so we would not have to rush so early in the morning. We had plenty of lemonade to stay hydrated and we were across one of the nicest stores that had air conditioning and a juice bar. Everyone love the new pieces including these fingerless mittens,...
Today I received a package that I just adore. I received from a friend across a few states. She knitted me a heart, with the stitches and all how fantastic is this. I have been recovering day by day. With lots of love and texts to and from my good close friends, colleen, sarah, rachel, and a handful of others. I hope to be a better friend this year, a better person in general. I will keep this...
In my adventures in crocheting I have crochet a mustache stick and brooch. I have tried to crochet a beard and fu-man-chu on a stick and it failed miserably. During my recovery from my open heart surgery I have not been able to really crochet, crochet. So I decided to give the beard a go one more time. I have to say I can not read a pattern to save my life, however I do write them in my own...
Over the past few years I have had plenty of peeps ask me do you have any hats. I have time and time again have said no. I have tried, so hard, to make hats that are fun to make and worth selling. I looked long and hard and found a style I loved in knits only. A few years ago I was at a craft show and met some ladies who were selling knit hats and hand died yarns. The hats they were selling were...
Mitten Made Photo shoot #2
I have some fantastic peeps in my life that are great story tellers of product.. Mykela showing the backside of the Daisy Square shrug These headbands are super cute! I love them The Mitten Made Tees as well
The Whip Stitch Art Fair
We arrived at the Corner brewery around noon. My good friend Miss Lindsay was nice enough to join me and be my buddy. She loaded in and loaded out so I did not have to lift anything. We quickly loaded and were able to take our time putting together the display. I quickly realized after setting up that I still need to re-think my display. Overall the show was good. I premiered a few new...
Guess what I am making? If you guessed the item from the photo you my friends are fantastic peeps! I love this shrug and have been working two days on it. It is beautiful and elegant. I am using a robins a robins egg blue for my first attempt though this white is amazing, it even looks likes it’s glowing. I am hoping to have some of these available for purchase this year. each piece of...
Mitten Made Fingerless Mittens →
Motifs & other Woolen Treasures.
I have been a very busy girl over the past few weeks. I have been on a creative ride that has left my head spinning. I have been creating all sorts of newness for Mitten Made this year. I have an ear warmer for the fall, I have designed a Gnome like Hat, and have created a caplet that is to die for. I am feeling good about this years shows, and hope to continue to build and create new items,...
Hooped Afghan Motifs...
I had a thought last night while perusing through blogs on all the new colors of yarn and whats new in fiber. I came across the most stunning afghan blanket all crochet. each piece looked hand crafted and so old school. Each square looking better than the other the detail and texture made me smile, it reminded me of my Grandmother’s blankets, and ones that my aunt had crochet years ago but...
Adventures In Crocheting
My Adventures in crocheting is about to step up a whole new level, one that I didn’t choose. At least not at the moment. I recently found out about some health issues that now are keeping me from my full time job as a retail store manager and the realization that I probably will not return to work is creeping ever so close and I may be turning to my love of crochet to a full time gig. hmm...
Adventures in Photography
Last fall I was looking for a Photographer to enhance my Etsy page, and to find someone who could really translate texture really well. Lets be honest crochet is not the hottest hobby and when most people think crochet they think Grandma crochet me a baby blanket, or doilies or anything other than fun and funky. So to find someone who could Capture Mitten Made being fun, funky, stylish and modern...
Apple Harvest time again...
Hello Mitten Made Peeps! it’s been a minute. I have been busy crocheting away all kinds of woolen goodies for the fall and winter season. You will be happy to know I have some crocodile scarflettes that are to die for! And I will post them soon. In the meantime I have composed a little poem to help describe the function of the Mitten Made Apple Cozy. Enjoy <3 A Mitten Made Apple...
Zelma & the Bow Ear Warmer
Here is Zelma… Zelma is my display head, I recently have started working on a bow ear warmer for fall and winter. Zelma is sporting one here. She loves it, it’s green matches her skin tone and the pink compliments it. I am excited to unveil these at the DIY street fair.
Are you Mitten Made?
Hey Peeps! Do you or someone you know have a baby that is Mitten Made? Made in the Mitten state that is. Mitten Made now has a small size run of baby tees. Organic cotton and printed by a Michigan local artist. Sizes available: Newborn, 6 mo., 12 mo. &18 mo. I will have adult shirts at the Allen park street fair. Black tee sizes small, medium, large and extra large. WIth a white stamp...
Mitten Made @ the Wyandotte St. Fair
Here is some of the newness in Mitten Made. This Octopus girl is all sass! Big eyelashes and big bow. If you love campy if she was a person I would imagine she would be Divine from Pink Flamingo’s. Last weekend I was set up at the Wyandotte st. Fair. I had a fantastic time, Drank a lot of lemonade <3 It was a great time, I even was able to catch the Detroit Cobras on Saturday...
Tug a Rug
I finally did it. It was around 4.5 hours to finish this small doily rug. It’s cotton rope, and all hand crochet. My fingers and hands need some love as they are slightly rope burned. (so if anyone else is going to try this be sure to get some latex gloves, you will be able to grip the rope and not burn your fingers. Now how to dye this. things to ponder. this is small, perfect for the...
The Rust Belt Market
I woke up earlier than what I wanted too, showered and started a pot of coffee. The night before the car was packed to the gills of product and displays. Sarah met me at the house around 9 and we quickly were off with some minor set backs we arrived at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale Michigan around 10. The morning was already hot and I was nervous about fitting in. Like the first day in a new...
Hooters, and Owls
HOOTERS! Yes I have them, 4 as a matter of fact. These super cute owls are almost finished and ready for The Rust Belt this weekend. So Michigan peeps, if you are looking for something to do over the weekend stop in The Rust Belt in Ferndale, Michigan support your local artist show your Mitten Love and shop local this weekend! The Rust Belt houses 60 local vendors, including food vendors as...
GAFBO Motor City Beard & Mustache Competition
So I guess I should Start from the beginning… I met the Gafbo (Great American Fierce Beard Organization) In February I had contacted them about setting up a table for this competition that was held over the weekend. This Is John Buckler He is one of the founders of GAFBO. This event not only was all about Beards and Mustaches it was about charity as well. GAFBO partnered with Youthville...
If You Like Mitten Made and Live Close
SO cute! I love this one. I do have a love for green and pink and with the little brown heart It’s got to be Love. So with April showers brings summer craft events. If you live in the Michigan area be sure to find me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mitten-Made/112434138802504 Check out the events page to find out where Mitten Made will be. Thank you so much Mitten Made...
yarn, snaps, and material Oh My!
Look what I picked up today some remnant material. These lovely retros will be lining some mitten made clutches very soon, fun and vibrant ready for spring and summer. Are you ready for the warm weather? I am…
One of my most favorite movies is Oh Brother where art thou? I love the music, the imagery, and everything about it. This one is ode to it. Oh dapper dan…
New Felt and other banners...
Mon Cheri! For sure she is super cute with her dark purple background and banner to declare. I am working on some others as well owls, horseshoes, brass knuckles and birds.