Raspberry Gelato

It was a chilly rainy day. One that would make anyone feel a little blue and most defiantly bored. Ballet class was only two hours away and we were all lost about what to do with ourselves. Considering that the only interesting thing to do that day was crochet, because you can’t go outside and explore the woods when its raining, I jumped onto Ravelry for a little inspiration.

It was then that I found something quick and easy to make, and the little girl standing over my shoulder insisted that I make it right then just in time for ballet class! I had a Sweet Roll of yarn that I’d been saving for something special to make in Raspberry Swirl and she made sure that I knew that was the yarn that she wanted!

So with crochet hook in hand I began making a pair of ballet leg warmers that fit her just perfectly! When I had finished, she grabbed them up and headed off to ballet class reminding me to add some tiny flowers onto them when she got back.

The next morning I began working on a second pair of leg warmers (both of us had forgotten about the flowers at that point) for Raspberry girl’s older sister. She had found my Gelato Pop Sweet Roll and wanted a pair to wear to her ballet class that evening.Etsy ! (4).JPGIt was no sooner said than done. She wore them while finishing up the rest of that day’s school work and all around the house. It was another rather rainy and cold day, so what better to make it seem more cheerful?

It was then that little sister remembered the flowers and demanded that I make them right then. So finding the simplest flower pattern I could it took about ten minutes to create them and a leaf to go with them. No sooner had they been sewed on than she put them on and continued to wear them the rest of the day.

But an hour before big sister’s ballet class I was able to convince her to let me take some pictures of her wearing them for my Etsy shop. She enjoyed it a lot and now whenever spring gives us a chilly day they always manage to find their leg warmers and dance away!

If you are a crocheter and would like to make these for yourself, you can find the pattern here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/484545841/leggings-crochet-pattern-crochet?ga_search_query=Leg&ref=shop_items_search_1 please note that I deviated from this pattern a little to accommodate for the yarn I used.

If you would like a pair of leg warmers and are not a crocheter, you can visit my Etsy shop here; http://www.etsy.com/shop/tiddleandfigg



Springtime Bunnies!

What is springtime without bunnies? All those tiny little fuzzballs just hopping around as cute as can be. Seriously though bunnies, especially baby bunnies are the cutest things in the whole wide world in my opinion. Who can’t love those little guys?

Because they are the most ADORABLE things in the world, when I saw this pattern by 1 Dog Woof I just had to make it! I mean, who can’t love this? So taking up the crochet hook once again I decided to make mine in cherry blossom pink. After realizing to my dismay that I didn’t have safety eyes at all I decided not to wait to finish my project but to go ahead and embroider the eyes. After all, it can’t actually look that much different with embroidered eyes, can it?

Then after an entire afternoon of crocheting and loving and sewing my bunny I realized that I hadn’t given one thought to a tail. What bunny doesn’t have a tail? I couldn’t let it stay tailless. So a million scraps of white yarn later I managed to create the cutest little bunny tail the world has ever seen! At least,that’s what it is in my opinion and I may just think it is because this baby bunny is the result of an afternoon of creating and loving and hoping it would turn out just like the one in the pattern. Needless to say it didn’t turn out quite the same, but it’s still as cute as ever.


Tada! Bunny cuteness in a pompom tail! I know, I know, everything is cute and warm and fuzzy and I keep saying cute. But I can’t help it I’m just so excited over this bunny! I’m not the only one either. No sooner had I finished my masterpiece then it was snatched away by two very small girls who decided it would be theirs but couldn’t decide who exactly got to keep  it. Needless to say an argument broke out about whose it was and whose it wasn’t. So now I’m going to be making another small cute and fuzzy, adorable little bunny but in blue so that we don’t have any unwanted mix ups or arguments about whose is whose. But because I enjoyed making it so much I don’t have any problems with making a second one.

So if you love bunnies as much as I do, and I’m sure you do if you’ve made it this far in my post then please go over to my Etsy shop and order one of these cuties! They’re the perfect thing for photo props, Easter baskets, and baby showers! But if you would prefer to make it yourself I’ll also add a link to 1 Dog Woof’s blog that’ll take you right to the pattern! But before I do I’ve gotta share just one more picture with you. While preparing for my photo shoot one of the little girls decided that the bunny was cold and used her lovey as a blanket 🙂 I think we all can agree that little kids are the best!


The link to my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/51759773/easter-bunny-floppy-bunny-newborn-photo?ref=shop_home_active_1

And for all you crafter’s, the link to the pattern: http://www.1dogwoof.com/floppy-stuffed-bunny-crochet-pattern-easter/

Judah Morgan

Judah is a little boy born in Cincinnati Ohio  prematurely with Potters Syndrome and without kidneys. Because of that he’s had to spend his entire life in the hospital has had many ups and downs. Now weighing an estimated 11 pounds he is halfway to being able to get a kidney transplant! But because he’s been in the hospital so long his mommy and daddy will end up paying off all of his hospital bills for probably the rest of their life.

Because of this, I’ve decided to donate $5 of each of my messy bun hat sales to this little boy. I’m also hoping to create more hats to help him, as he can use all of the help he can get.   204Each handmade hat only costs $20 which means that all profits made by them will be sent to Judah. The only money Tiddle&Figg will get to keep is the added cost of materials and labor. Every little boy deserves the chance at living as normal a life as they can have and even though $5 isn’t much compared to the total cost of keeping him in the hospital, but it will still make a very big difference.

Now, this hat may be girly, but I promise you there are more to come that will be perfect for the boys in your life. But for now, you can find this hat here, and please leave any questions or comments that you may have below and I will try to respond to them as quickly as possible.