What a lovely day it has been today - I was back in the "Nothing" shop after a few days away so I didn't get to enjoy the warm sunshine as much as I'd have liked, but it was so nice to be able to pull on a strappy top and wear sandals on my feet instead of the boots and jumpers I've been wearing lately. In late June too! Crazy! I hope this sunny weather lasts, but something tells me it's not going to...
Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my last post, it's been great to read them all and reply to most of them. Apologies if I didn't reply to you, it's pretty hectic at Lemonade HQ at the moment, but I promise I'll try harder to reply. A couple of you asked some questions, so I shall answer them now:
: : I do have a photo of the owner of the mousie booties wearing them, but I must ask permission from Rachel first before I post personal photos of other people on here...
: : I sadly did not design the patterns for the booties or the finger puppets myself. A lady called Rachel Choi did, and I have provided the links on that blog post to Etsy, where you can buy the patterns for yourself. Please let me know if the links are not working for you.
: : The model who was trying to keep out of shot whilst wearing the finger puppets is the Mothership! She is very patient when I ask her to model the things I make, but she is quite adamant that she does not want to be in the photo!
And so, on to the subject of today's post. You remember me telling you about the other item that Rachel over at The Little Pip commissioned me to make? And I told you it was a story for another day? Well here it is!
Rachel received the booties and finger puppets for Pip, and was ever so pleased with them - so much so that she wanted a matching mousie hat, and asked if I would crochet one for her. Since I don't very often design my own patterns (I lack a little bit of confidence in the the designing department, even though I've been crocheting for well over a year now) I headed straight over to Etsy where I usually find just the pattern I'm looking for, buy it, and get making. This time however, I searched and searched and just could not find a pattern I liked enough to buy. Right, I thought. Pull yourself together Emma, you're going to have to design your own. So I did! I based my design heavily on the one for the sleepy owly hats I showed you in this post, and sought inspiration for the ears from a pattern for a mouse I made several months ago, but the whiskers and nose are all mine! ;)
Would you like to see the finished article? Of course you would!
A sleepy mousie hat for Pip.
Crocheted using my favourite Debbie Bliss cashmerino yarn (55% merino wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere: gorgeously soft and bouncey and perfect for young and sensitive skin....and washable too!) in a light grey and a dusky pink, and white Rowan cotton yarn for the eyes and whiskers and black Rowan cotton for the nose and eyelashes.
Super cute! And both little Pip and mummy Rachel love the mousie hat very much.
I will be putting this and some other creations in my Etsy shop soon, on a made-to-order basis, so you'll be able to order from there, but you can of course still contact me via Facebook or Twitter if you'd like me to make you something, and I'll be happy to give you prices and lead-times and such.
I hope you're all having a super week,
Emmalemonade x x