Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Katiedid Labels

Anyone wanting to start their own home business needs to put a lot of thought into branding. You want people to recognize you and your work. When you do any type of crafting business whether it is sewing or knitting or crocheting you want something that will identify you and that piece. So, labels become a necessity.

There are a ton of tutorials out there with different kinds of labels you can make and usually they are complicated or extremely time consuming. Me, I prefer something cheap and easy that I can get done in a timely manner.

Here's how I got these done...

I bought printable sheets of fabric from Joann Fabrics. The ones I got actually have a fusible side so you could iron them on if you wanted to do so. However, for knit products you probably want to avoid doing that.

Once I got home, I hopped onto Microsoft word. Here's where it got a little tricky. I simply typed out my name in a font. The one I used is the same one that is actually in my logo, but you can use whatever font you would like. Then I made four columns and copy and pasted my logo in enough times to fill the page. Make sure you double space these, as to have enough room to cut around your labels.

I then printed a test sheet, this is important as you don't want to waste your fabric sheets. After you know its how you want them to look, go ahead and print them out.

I personally like how the edges kind of fray a little. If you look closely at mine, you can see what I am talking about. If you don't like that, I would simply make the space around each logo larger and then stitch or even carefully burn the edges to seam them closed. I however skipped this step and simply took matching yarn and stitched the label right onto the hat.

This overall cost me less than $4!! Which is fantastic for anyone on a budget!

The final thing I would like to add though is I haven't tried to wash these. So beware before attaching them to something that will get frequently laundered.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Purple Bow Hat

There are hats like these all over the internet, especially Pinterest. This is just my version. I love the way this purple seems to pop! There will be a pattern for this coming soon. I just need to finish drafting everything up and getting it rolling.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Reveling in Ravelry

Well seems like since Pinterest has been all the craze lately, I haven't really shown anything from my Ravelry queue. Well, here is a look inside.

Snuggly Wuggly Booties: I love these. But I would make a few minor adjustments and turn these into some loafers.

Butterfly Hat Pattern: I am absolutely loving this pattern. It isn't your run of the mill beanie. I am definitely going to be trying this at some point!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Newborn Viking Hat

I have made a Viking hat before, but this one is just so incredibly tiny! This was made for a friend who recently had a baby boy. Still I love the design behind this hat. I think it's so cute for a little man.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Peruse My Pinterest

Brown Boots: I love these little boots. They look like something I would want as an adult! 

Cream Bobble Hat: I love this hat!!! I have really been into the hats that are knit vertically lately. Maybe I just find them fascinating. Either way, I think this hat could be for either gender depending on what color in which you decide to knit. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monkey Hat with Diaper Cover

I love and adore baby photo props. I think they are so much fun because you can be as creative as possible! My newest piece is this monkey suit. 

I used an absolutely fantastic yarn that gave it the dimension in color as well as the fuzzy look it has to it. I really think it looks fantastic in pictures!

But my favorite part about this is the diaper cover. Who doesn't just love that cute little tail? Unfortunately it also was the most irritating about crocheting up this piece. Still I think the turnout was fantastic.

Hopefully, I will see some pictures of this piece on a baby soon!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Peruse My Pinterest- Hunger Games

Just one very special pin this week. I am, like most of the country, obsessed with the Hunger Games trilogy. With the movie opening this past week, I thought I would pay tribute to one of the best book series I have ever read. 

You can find the chart for this on Ravelry and use any hat pattern. I also think it would look great as a flap on a messenger bag.