Sunday, December 7, 2014

Merry Craftmas!

I have been very busy with orders for the holidays. I am almost finished with external orders and then I can focus on stuff for my family. It is amazing how fast the year has gone. I will post the projects I am working on as I finish them. But here is something very special I worked on recently. A good friend asked if I could repair her baby blanket from when she was little. Her grandmother had made it and it was quite tattered from decades of love. I am far from a professional seamstress but know enough basic sewing skills to complete the project. So I got busy. I found some nice soft minky and worked on taking the blanket apart. I had to seam rip the entire binding off the blanket which was time consuming. I made it top priority to be very careful with every step. Once the binding was off, i sewed the minky to the back of the blanket. It was so soft and warm! Then I had to sew the binding back on. This is always the hardest for me because you can only see the top stitches and if you aren't careful, the bottom will be all bunched up or missed completely. After several days work, the blanket was finished and my friend loved the way it turned out. It is always my favorite part when people love what I have done. Here are some pictures!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Crickets?

I am probably the worst blogger/crafter ever. I get so busy and I go through spurts where I'll be very productive with crochet and keeping the facebook page, etsy page, and blog updated. And then life happens and it's crickets for months! I have been promising a tutorial on the pattern I posted for a long time now. I will be working on that FOR REAL the next few days. I have made a practice tutorial to hopefully get some feedback on what I can do better for the videos and see if they make sense. So, please, let me know! I am new to making a tutorials so any feedback is appreciated. I am posting a link to the pattern I used and the link to the tutorial. Enjoy!

http://chucksforchancho.com/2013/12/08/tutorial-tmnt-beanie/

I only did the beginning two rounds for this tutorial, fyi.

And the tutorial video I made.

http://youtu.be/J3tQSdPAyn0


 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Check it out!

I have posted my first pattern! It is under the Patterns Tab. Let me know if you have any questions or need help with it. I am also working on a tutorial on how to work it up for beginners, so be on the look out for that as well. I've had this blog for a year now, and guess I should actually use it! I have lots of friends who want to learn and maybe this will help. If you want to see anything specific in the future, just let me know. I'm really excited!

If you are working it up, and I need to make corrections, please let me know and I will fix it. I haven't ever written up a pattern before, so it's very new. Enjoy!

Photo tutorial to come :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tis' the Season!

I am finally back in action after a very busy summer filled with playing with the boys, golfing, running, and a million other things. Now that it's fall, I am back in action. I have quite a few orders already, which is fabulous! I will keep posting pictures of my newest projects as I get them completed.

My goal for this weekend is to compile my photo tutorial for basic hat making. I promised a sweet woman months ago and got so busy, it slipped to the bottom of my list. So, now I'm making it a priority for her! I'm not so good with the pictures and explaining, so hopefully it will make sense.

I hope you are all excited for some new crafts coming up!!!



Nikki

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to the Little Loves blog. I am excited to begin this new chapter in my business and hopefully share some awesome things with you all.

It is my goal to share patterns, new projects, post tutorials, and answer your questions here. I will hopefully spread my love of crafting and of course crochet with everyone.

Feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. You can always message me on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleLovesbyNikki?ref=si_shop

or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/littlelovesbynikki


Check back soon for an update!


-Nikki