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Sunday Loves – Hello Kitty Ballerina!

Yesterday was my niece’s 3rd birthday. She loves Hello Kitty and all things pink so I just had to make her a Hello Kitty in a pink ballerina dress!

Hello Kitty Ballerina

Hello Kitty Ballerina

Hello Kitty Ballerina
Isn’t she cute?! She’s made from the book ‘Hello Kitty Crochet’ using these (dk) yarns:
White and black (black was used for eyes and whiskers) – King Cole Smooth
Pink – King Cole Bamboo Cotton
And the tutu fabric was bought from ebay. I chose a glittery one to add extra prettiness!
To make the tutu I cut 2 big circles out of the fabric (over big so they could bunch up) and two smaller circles inside. I threaded white thread through and put Kitty in the middle. Pulled it tight and tied a knot, then used one end to sew it on securely. I then trimmed it because it was a bit too big and then I was done!

I made the original Kitty a few months back that I don’t think I’ve shown you yet, I’ll show you sometime next week!

Sam xx

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New Item Listed – Baby/Child Bamboo Cotton Crocheted Summer Hat!

I have listed a new item – woohoo!

Baby Hat
It is made with a gorgeous bamboo cotton yarn that has some amazing benefits! Bamboo is eco-friendly as it requires no chemicals and very little water to grow, and it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It also absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than other plants and releases more oxygen. Bamboo cotton keeps you cool as well as absorbing moisture away from your body. It is also great for allergy-prone and sensitive skin, and is anti-fungal and antibacterial! It is breathable and doesn’t retain odors, meaning less washing! With 100% natural fibers it is a great choice for your little one.

Baby Hat
Flowers
It has a really cute triangle design and comes with one big flower and one small one in any colour! There are 11 flower colour combinations to choose from:
Pinks and purples –
Pinks and purples
Greens, white and yellow –
Greens, white and yellow
Blues –
Blues
You can message me if there isn’t a colour listed and I will try to find a matching yarn for you! Or, if you want a different accessory altogether, say a dinosaur or heart, just message me!

Here’s a close up of the scalloped edge

Scalloped edging
For the custom fit: Measure all around your child’s head in a full circle across the forehead. If this is for a gift or you can’t measure for any reason, add the age into the message when buying instead and I will base it on averages. However this is not a guaranteed size and I would recommend measuring for a good fit.

You can buy it from my Etsy shop for £8.50, and I ship worldwide

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you like my newest item!
Sam xx

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Valentine’s Offer! (And A Big Announcement!)

Etsy Valentines Promotion
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one? Or perhaps you just want a nice treat? Well you can get 20% off any item in my shop until midnight on Valentine’s Day! (GMT)
Just enter the code VLOVE15 (No minimum spend – woohoo!)

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGiraffesHat

Plus I have a BIG announcement – I now accept custom orders! As an added bonus you’ll get 20% off them too if you order before midnight on Valentine’s Day (GMT)! I am up for a challenge so whatever you have in mind message me :)

Thanks for visiting,
Sam xx

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I’m home!

Thank you all for your well wishes, I am now home from hospital and slowly recovering. The tumours have been removed and my liver should be beginning to grow back! There was a slight complication and I lost a lot of blood resulting in 7 pints having to be given back to me through a blood transfusion. I was on Intensive care but recovered well, and would have been moved to the high dependency unit and then the ward after a few days but neither had beds available for the whole 2 weeks I was in!

My scar is very big and looks like I’ve been attacked by a shark! Thankfully I don’t mind scars much, and it does look kind of cool ;) It goes from my breast bone and curves down and round to my waist and towards my back – like I said, big!

I didn’t actually manage to get any crochet done while in. For the first week I wasn’t well enough, then I was waiting to go onto the ward before asking for it to be brought in and as I said, I never got onto a ward so never got any crochet done!
Here’s a picture of my progress from before hospital:

Granny Square Blanket

I will be continuing to make it as I recover and will show you my progress!
Sam xx

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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 ^_^

page - Birthday 2014
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