Actually her name is Eva and her story has little to do with three bears. The only thing this story shares in common is the finished product which I will explain later on. For now, I want to gush about a little girl named Eva who had her first birthday on January 30th, oh how the time flies!! Though its only been a year so much has changed in her little life. She started out as a curious sweet little baby to, a still curious, little girl who loves to dance to the beat of her own heart and who loves kitties. It made my heart happy every time she smiled at me and walked around like she drank too much wine. I was also filled with laughter and joy every time she waved her little finger in the air saying “no no no”, she was already laying down the law with Aunty. She stole my heart the moment I held her in my arms and my love for her grows by the day. I feel blessed to call her my niece and I look forward to the next dance we will share and the stories we will read about kitties.
I came across a pattern a while ago and thought it was the cutest but didn’t really see a purpose for making it until now. It’s a fitting gift for a little girl who lives on the prairies, it is sure to keep her little cheeks warm from the cold winter’s wind. I bought the pattern from an Etsy store named The Velvet Acorn. If you are a hooker or a knitter you should check out her site, it has some amazing patterns and even some finished products for purchase. I must say that the model she uses is adorable as well!!! It’s much harder to crochet items for little ones when you don’t have a mini model yourself. I decided to follow the instructions that were recommended for toddlers instead of chancing it not fitting her or only fitting her for one season.
I used the yarn recommended in the pattern which was Lions Brand Wool-Ease. It provided a great texture and warmth.
I spent this past weekend crocheting away and decided that this crochet project needed an accessory so I went to Etsy and took a peek. My go to accessory is always a comfy pair of shoes and since the little one can’t get enough of walking around I naturally thought she needed her own pair of moccasins. I found a Canadian store on Etsy named Ullaaviggo that has the most unique baby/children’s moccasins I have ever seen. They looked like a comfortable fit and I loved the style, so I went ahead and got a little pair to match the hooded bear cowl I was making.
I just needed to add some finishing touches and I would be done. The pattern made this project fun as it was easy to follow and had clear instructions. I highly recommend getting the patterns as it also has instructions for child, teen and adult sizes.
I can’t wait to see my little niece all snuggled up in her bear cowl with her matching moccasins! The cowl may be a little big for her now but at the rate she is growing she will fit it in no time! I wish you the happiest first birthday little one, Aunty loves you very much and can’t wait to give you the biggest hug and get little Eva kisses on the cheek in return.
*The season of Love is coming up and it may have you feeling all twitterpated. If so, well crafting probably isn’t the answer, but you can try crafting your way to that special someone’s heart. Stay tuned and follow along for some crafting inspired by the season*