Aunt Nana’s Crochet: Little Prince and Princess crowns

pink crochet crown

I love novelty boutique shops! On Monday while I was walking around Willow Bend shopping mall, I stopped into a little store called Paper Crane. It is mainly a stationary store, but there are gifts available for purchase by occasion.  My maternal heart skipped a beat when I saw crochet crowns for babies. They were priced around $17 a piece, but I did not buy one. I knew I could make several for the cost of one.

princecrown

With the help of Clare at www.bobwilson123.org, I crocheted a crown for my new nephew and his soon-to-be big sister.  This project takes very little yarn, knowledge of 3 stitches and about 15 to 30 minutes of your time (depends on the size). Clare’s video on You Tube teaches this beauty at a very nice pace. By the second crown, I had the pattern down pat and didn’t need to watch.

These would make excellent newborn and toddler photo props.  I can’t wait to see Jenny & Mike’s little prince and princess in a photo with these!

Little Brother and Big Sister crowns

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Aunt Nana’s Crochet: Finishing up Blanket for Big Sister Kit for my niece

scalloped granny squares

This morning I joined all the granny squares using a single crochet stitch. I also made a border using a single crochet stitch. As a finishing touch, I am working on a scalloped edge.

edge

Once the blanket is complete, I am going to package this beauty into a BIG sister kit for my niece.  In learning to sew,  I am practicing by making burp cloths and bibs. I might make some doll sized diapers, burp cloths and bibs for her to play with…and she can be just like Mommy.

My niece is still a toddler. Her kit will not be crayons and coloring books. I am still thinking of creative ideas on what to put into her gift. This auntie wants her niece to feel just a special on the day her little brother is born.

Aunt Nana’s Crochet: Big Sister Kit for my niece

Big Sister 2014

My niece Alexa will have a new baby brother in January, and I have been brainstorming for a cool BIG sister gift for her. Lucky for me, Pinterest helped me come up with an idea.

Having crocheted both my niece and nephew a baby blanket, I decided to design her a new one. This time, I am making 48 mini granny squares in Sugar Pop pattern in multi-colored yarns. It’s playful and pretty (plus, I can sneak in some pink).

bigsisterkitstartIt is a big adjustment becoming a new big sister (I was one once!). A Big Sister kit will hopefully make her day as she welcomes her new baby brother.

Now, I have some granny squares to finish!