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Hat Commission – Poppy The Dog

At the end of last year I had 2 hat commissions, one for a dog and one for a penguin! I’ll leave the penguin reveal for another day, today I am going to show you Poppy the dog!
The lady who commissioned it wanted a hat that looked like her dog Poppy, who is a beautiful beagle. Here are the pictures!

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She has big floppy ears and a squishy 3d nose

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With a lovely snug lining to keep you warm in the winter months

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And giant fluffy pom-poms! (Honestly, they’re massive!)

This was a really fun commission! It is completely my own design, and it was really fun creating it around someone’s pet :)

What do you think?

Sam xx

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Free Pattern – Bunny Egg

Hey everyone! Sorry It’s been soooo long since my last post! Our internet was broken from December to February (yep, right through Christmas…), and since then I’ve been trying to catch up! However I’m back with a bang with a free Easter crochet pattern!

Free Pattern - Crochet Bunny Egg By The Giraffe's Hat

Ready to get started?

Tools 
3.5mm Hook
Darning Needle
Toy Stuffing
9mm Safety Eyes
Safety Nose (Optional)

Work in a spiral, using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds

UK terminology – converted in the key below

Key  
DK – Double Knit/Single Crochet
Dec – Decrease (I use the decrease two together method)
* – Repeat

Body/Egg shape
Round 1: 6dc in magic ring
Round 2: 2dc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *2dc in next stitch, 1 in next* around (18)
Round 4: *2dc in next stitch, 2 in next* around (24)
Round 5-11: dc around
Round 12: *dec, dc in next 4* around (20)
Place safety eyes between rows 9 and 10, with 5 visible stitches between. On the row below place a safety nose (or sew one), making sure it is centered between the eyes. Begin stuffing and forming the shape, then stuff after each row continuing to shape as you go along.
Round 13: *dec, dc in next 3* around (16)
Round 14: *dec, dc in next 2* around (12)
Round 15: *dec, dc in next 1* around (8)
Round 16: decrease twice, dc in next 2 stitches (6)
Fasten off, weaving the tail through the stitches and pulling tight. Knot the end and feed through the body to secure.

Ears
Make 2
Round 1: 5dc in magic ring
Round 2: 2dc in each stitch around (10)
Round 3: *2dc in next stitch, 1 in next* around (15)
Round 4: dc around
Round 5: *dec, dc in next 3* around (12)
Round 6: dc around
Round 7: *dec in next, dc in next 3* around (8)
Round 8-12: dc around
Round 13: *dec in next, dc in next 3* around (8)
Fasten off without closing the hole, leaving a long tail for sewing. Flatten the ear, cupping it inwards slightly.

Sew the ears onto the body and you’re done!

Hope you like it! Let me know if you have any questions or need any help
Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Mother’s Day Edition

I decided to save my Friday post for today so I could do a special Mother’s Day edition!

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Here are the links:
Ceramic Candle Holder – So pretty!
Set Of 3 Wooden Vases
Lime and Lemon Sugar Cookie Truffles
Glasses Case – Cute!
Mother’s Day Card
Lap Tray – Perfect for breakfast in bed!
‘Best Mommy’ Heart Ornament
Soap Gift Set – I love how fresh these look <3
Mother And Baby Spring Sheep – These sheep I made fit so well with this edition I had to include it! :)

I hope all mummy’s out there have had a great and relaxing Mother’s Day! As always, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to be featured in a future post leave me a comment :)
Sam xx

(I have a post coming up in the next few days about why I have been absent for a few weeks in case you have been wondering where I’ve been!)

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Etsy Finds – Birthday Edition

Today’s Etsy Finds is a special edition as it was my birthday on Thursday! I have selected a range of things that I would have loved to receive ^_^

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Here are the links:
3 Bath Cookies
Cat Mug In Back Or White (I NEED this!!)
Fondant Giraffe Cake Topper (I had to include a giraffe ;) )
Candy Birthday Card
Happy Birthday Cake Banner
Personalised Birthstone Necklace (This is beautiful)
Crackle Glass Earrings
Double Flap Clutch (I really want this, it’s so pretty and useful!)
Sleepy Time Epic Vegan Lip Balm (My lips are really sore at the moment so this would come in handy!)

As always, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to be featured in a future post leave me a comment :)

Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Valentine’s Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Hope you’ve all had a great day! <3
I thought today would be a great day to start this back up!

Here’s today’s Etsy Finds!

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Here are the links:

Downloadable Wall Art
Couples Pillowcases (Cute!)
Love Drop Plush Charm (I had to include one of mine, it fit so well!)
Love You To The Moon Necklace (I love how this has the couples birthstones!)
Fingerprint Wall Art
Heart Bath Fizzies (I have to try these one day)
Felt Hearts
Heart Brownies (Yummy)
Hand Painted Card

As always, if you have an Etsy shop and would like to be featured in a future post leave me a comment :)

Sam xx

 

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Pretty Little Bows – Valentines Gift Idea

Good morning!

Mini Bow Hair Clips

These cute little bow hair clips are perfect for any age, from babies to adults!

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

They are made from lovely, super soft yarn and measure 4.5cm each – cute!

They come in pretty organza bags

They come in pretty organza bags

They are £7.50 for a set of 3, and can be posted anywhere in the world! Follow any picture for the link, or go here

Thanks for visiting today!
Sam xx

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Pretty Crochet Flowers

Crochet Flowers
Thought you might like to see some pretty flowers I have made recently :) There are two different sets at the moment, one in luxury/premium yarn which is super soft and quite floppy, and one in standard yarn. The standard yarn is still really pretty though as you can see, and they are slightly bigger.

The luxury yarn is the ones in the background and the top picture, and the standard yarn is the one in the bottom picture. 

They are both listed on my shop here

Hope you like them!
Sam xx