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Update 2/1/14: My Favorite Button

Ok, first things first. Update on the Etsy shop: I have created and named it! My brand name will be Daisy Baby Designs (DB Designs). I originally wanted Crazy Daisy Designs, but upon a google search, a larger company by that name already exists. According to my marketing research, you generally want to pick a name that has a chance at coming up toward the top of a google search. I tried many different combinations, and Daisy Baby won out. I have also designed my logo and created a Facebook page for DB Designs. Check it out here. Oh, and I have a twitter! When my Etsy shop is finally up and running, I’ll be tweeting and posting new listings. So be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ me!

Now for the fun part. We’ve gotten almost a foot of snow in my area over the last couple of days, so I have been house-bound with my ten-month-old. I decided to try my hand at a couple of new things, one of them being attaching buttons to crochet pieces! It is way easier than I thought it would be. I made a coffee mug cozy, and an ear warmer. Both for myself, which I justified by convincing myself I was practicing…Anyway, they came out pretty great! Both are made from scrap yarn I had stocked up from previous projects. I found the buttons in a pack at Jo Ann’s a while back, and I couldn’t resist buying them. I have been itching to use them ever since! Mug cozies and ear warmers are easy for me to whip out in a short amount of time, so I’m thinking I will make quite a few of them for my shop. Maybe even matching sets of mug cozies with fun colors and buttons! Both of the patterns that I used, I found for free via Pinterest. So I am posting links to the patterns, with pictures of how mine came out below.

I am hoping to make Saturday my blogging day. I will try my best to update every Saturday with the progress I’ve made during the week. As always, thanks for reading!

Coffee Mug Cozy

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Free Pattern

Ear Warmer

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Free Pattern

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I’m back from my Holiday Hiatus!

If you are still following me at this point, I thank you. The holidays ended up being a very busy time for me this year; between chasing after my now very mobile infant, and making handmade gifts for our whole family, I didn’t have a whole lot of extra time on my¬† hands. I apologize if you left a comment and I was not able to respond. I am hoping to pick up the pace on my blog, as I have an exciting new project starting up this year. Being a Coloradoan, after the Broncos won the AFC Championship I decided to try my hand at selling some Denver-inspired crochet items. So far, I have sold 7 items. Which is honestly more than I had anticipated. I have also discovered that I enjoy selling my handiwork a whole lot. I had previously considered opening up an Etsy shop, and now I know I definitely will. I have a lot of work to do before the opening, but I am hoping to have it up and running by Easter. Until then, I will be doing loads of research and building up my inventory. My shop won’t only feature crochet items, I am also going to experiment with handmade headbands and tutus. Mostly baby girl things, but I will make some adult and baby boy items. I am very excited to start this new adventure, and would love any tips or suggestions! I will keep the blog updated with the progress I make!