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Friday, December 31, 2010

Overstock Sale!!!


I've got baskets of items that must go! Dresses, Hats, Clips, bows, for all ages! Over 50 items! Just come check it all out on Facebook! Prices are as marked and free shipping on these items only! These are practically steals!






*you'll have to be a fan of Calleigh's Clips on Facebook to comment on anything! 


If you want to order anything just comment on the photos! Email me or use the contact tab. Then I'll email you a paypal invoice. Don't have paypal that fine because you can still pay securely with debit or credit card! 

End of Year Credits


I've been doing a little blog revamping and I've add a few new tabs to include our shop policies, FAQ's and  most importantly Credits to whom credit is much deserved!  Here are some fabulous people that help my creativity and my business flourish. It's been so fun getting to know some of you more personally through Social networking. I wish you all much continued success in the year to come! Thanks for having a part in Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations!


Thank you for those of you I've recieved patterns, pictures and Ideas from! I wanted to give you each special credit here!

Crochet Patterns:


Photographers:

Sara Mills Photography


Graphic Designers:

Dream Like Magic - for my adorable owl themed banners, business cards and more! 


Not to forget my best friend and my encourager my MOM! She taught me to crochet and we encourage each other in our business ventures! I LOVE YOU!


Best Wishes and Happy New Year to you all!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 10 Posts of 2010

As the first year of my blogging comes to a close I thought It would be fun to look back at my most popular posts and some of my favorites. I'll just do 10 since I have alot of favorites. Some will be about family, some about projects, and of course crochet.











Thanks for making this a fun 2010 of blogging for me. I have lots more in store for 2011! 

Happy New Year! 

Shout out - Erin Tagle Designs

I recently participated in The handmade gift exchange host by Craftaholics Anonymous. If you don't follow her blog you should it's fantastic:




I got to exchange gifts with a great designer. Her name is Erin Tagle of Erin Tagle Designs. 



She makes adorable clothing for little diva's and dudes. From Dresses , shoes, headbands and onsies. You can check out a few of her designs in her Etsy shop.



Here are a few things I received from her in the gift exchange!


I received this adorable apron. I love the colors, prints, and trim. It is very well crafted.



This was my favorite item. It's a silk flower ribbon belt. I've worn it a ton already and gotten tons of compliments. It has  long satin ribbon ties so it can fit anyone and if you need shorter ties just trim it down. It is very well put together. the flowers are sewn to felt backing which gives  is some support and not floppy. 

She also included these crayon mold for the kiddos. I stuffed them in there stockings  for Christmas :)


Thanks Erin for such adorable items! I hope you'll check her out too!

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Owl Applique Crochet Pattern



Owls are so popular right now. I didn't want to write up an actual animal hat pattern since there are many out there plus I love the one I have already. So  I thought I'd try my hand at something different.



I made up this (I think) absolutely adorable owl applique. It can me made to use on hats, headbands, scarfs, clothing and more. I hope you enjoy it.





This is my person pattern and I don't mind if you sell items made from it but please don't copy and steal the pattern. Please just link back to my sight!  Thanks ;)

OWL APPLIQUE PATTERN:


Materials:

Size F Hook (3.75 )

Worsted Weight yarn - I used "i Love This Yarn: Hobby Lobby brand"
Tapestry needle



RD 1 : ch 10, sc in 2 ch from hook, sc in each ch across with 3 sc in last ch, continue around to opposite side of ch, sc in each ch to 1st sc and join w/ sl st

RD 2:  ch1, sc in same st, ch 5, sl st in same sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc , ch 1 turn

(rest of applique is worked in rows)

Row - 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 2- 6 sc in each sc across, ch 1 , turn  (9) 
Row 7 sc dec, sc in next 5, sc dec, ch1 turn
Row 8 sc dec, sc in next 3, sc dec, ch1 turn

Fasten off, weave in ends

eyes: make 2 
ch 3 ,  8 hdc in 1st ch, join with sl st to 1 hdc

Sew on eyes - close together between the ears/horns, I then used black thread to make a few embroidery stitches for the pupal. 

Beak - embroider on in a triangular shape in between the eyes.

Feet - Make 2 

Row 1: chain 4, se in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1 turn (3)
Row 2: sl st in 1st sc, ch 3 sl st in same sc (3 times)
fasten off, weave in ends

Sew feet to applique. 





I hope you love it as much as I do. You do have permission to sell items make from this pattern but not the pattern itself. If you do sell these I just ask that you link back to me :)

The Addison Headband



I thrilled to announce I finally wrote down a new pattern. I released it on Christmas Eve and have already sold a few. I've called it the Addison headband after Calleigh's cousin Addy. It's great for a beginner with basic crochet skills. I love the lacy look of it. They look great in any color  and go great with any detachable bows, clips and crochet flowers. This pattern does included a basic Crochet flower.

This pattern can be made in anysize from Newborn to Womens. I've included approximate measurements for each size in the instructions.

I hope you love it as much as I do. You do have permission to sell items make from this pattern but not the pattern itself. If you do sell items I just ask that you link back to me :)

You can purchase it directly on the blog here for an automatic download from Ravelry, or in my Etsy or Artfire shops

a peek at our Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Our day was spent with family, a few presents, lots of fun memories and a ton of tasty food.

Ayden and Calleigh were thrilled with their Kitchen and Workbench but Ayden loves his train best.





After our Christmas we had fun at Gee- Gee and Pops with the cousins on the 4- wheeler



Check out Ayden's stocking cap. He picked out the colors ;)

Calleigh running around in her Monkey hat


Cason trying to pull Calleigh in the wagon.

Addie sporting her new purple newsboy cap.



I had fun making lots of crochet gifts for family! They all loved them! We had a blessed Christmas and I'm sad to see the season pass but I'm excited for the new years and new ideas to come.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas


Wishing you....

A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for making my first year so much fun! 

Be safe, have fun, Laugh and Love Lots , Enjoy time with family and friends! 

God Bless! 

Elisabeth 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A walk down Memory Lane

As I make hats often I was thinking I never really wear them. I love to create and make them though. Guess I just need to make one special for me. It hard to find time to do that though.

I thought I'd share a memory of a time I didn't wear a hat and should have. When I has in Middle School we lived in Rapid City, SD. The winters definitely get cold but back then they didn't have a bus system so we would walk to school. I seriously had to walk up hill both ways in the cold snowy winters. One day for some reason in the blowing snow I didn't want to wear a hat so I didn't. (bad idea) I got to school and one of my ears was just on fire from the wind burn. I remember sitting in History class thinking I was going to be in big trouble. After class I went down to the office and called my dad and he came and got me from school. I don't remember really getting in trouble or even going to the doctor. I just remember dad taking the day off work and we went bowling and got chili cheese fries. So really it turned out to be a good day. My ear was fine just a little frost bite. So moral of this story keep those hats on! :)

Do you like hats? What Kind?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Happenings

Tis' a busy season.  As this year draws to a close I think back on how my little business adventure has grown and the different directions it's taken. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I started Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations. I can't be more please with the success I've had and thank the Lord for the talents he's given me and a wonderful mom that encourages me to do what I do. 

With this being the first holiday season I've endured I got a little nervous for last minute shoppers. I've squeezed in several large last minute projects and am thankful those will all be in the mail tomorrow just in time for Christmas. I'm so please many of you have chosen our items to give as gifts for the Holidays. I think Handmade is always a little more meaningful but keep in mind it does take longer to make so as you plan for next year. Order early because I'm positive I'll have a closer cut off date to prevent a little less stress on me :). 

I wanted to share a few new items I got to create: 

Set of bear hats for sisters , I made a teddy bear hat for there little brother too! I just love the fuzzy ears on the Koala and Panda hats! 




Lots of head wraps ! These are super popular this year. I'm so glad I wrote up a pattern myself for these and they are a best seller

Look at all the fun colors I got to make for a large order and I loved that the customer wanted other appliques

I used flowers, hearts, & stars, but would look great with as snowflake or dots too!  


This was a hat I made my Calleigh for her Christmas dress. She wore it to church today and got lots of compliments! I love showing off my creations on my baby girl! She just to cute but I'm partial ;)

Wreath Hat



Merry Christmas! 

Thanks for Making this year such a big success and I look forward to the next! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dec Giveaway on Mandipidy

Want another chance to win credit to Calleigh's Clips. I have a great privilege of being part of a giveaway featured on Mandy's blog Mandipidy. This months giveaway is for $20.00 store credit on anything. Any one in the USA or Canada can enter until Dec 14th. She is also having 16 other giveaway sponsors so feel free to join in on the fun of all these great crafters! I know I will!

I know I've been a blog slacker but tis the holiday season and I've been crocheting like crazy! I have lots of things and features to share in the coming weeks!