Welcome to my blog!!

My name is Beth and I am a stay at home mum of two gorgeous girls. I began to crochet when I was expecting my eldest daughter and have never stopped. Crochet is my hobby and I love that others can benefit from it.

I love to create things that are Individual and Unique. Most items I make are one of a kind so you will never see anyone else with the same!

I use a mixture of patterns, modified patterns and ideas from my own head to provide a great selection of babies and childrens clothing, toys and accessories.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Been a while!

OMG I am so bad at keeping upto date with my blog.

Tie top
I have had so many little things going on all over the place lately. I spent about a week sewing tie tops to sell with my friend Angela- was great fun setting up a production line on her dining table- 2 sewing machines, space for cutting, fabric everywhere. We managed to get a great selection made up though so we were happy.

Sea Turtle
I have been busy with people putting in orders for their xmas presents too so all is good- there are going to be some very lucky children out there. Also I have added a new toy to my collection. I was asked to make a giant turtle so made up a small prototype and this is what I came up with. I will eventually write up a pattern for this too. There are a few other ideas floating around in my head that I am dying to try out as soon as I get the time- might have to wait for the new year for some of them seen as my Dad is arriving from the UK in just over 2 weeks and staying for 2 months- exciting stuff- been over 2 1/2 years since we have seen him.
Think that will do me for now- I will try very hard to at least post once a week. Until next time- hope you are all enjoying the weather!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Pattern Available

I have finally got around to writing up my next crochet pattern.

This time I wrote up Marvin.

For those of you that have seen 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' you will recognise this character. He is a favourite in out household and my hubby waited (not so) patiently for about 3 months for me to make him. I loved the way he turned out and got lots of positive feedback so I decided to share him with you all.

I hope to design more crochet patterns for lovable movie characters to go alongside my other babies. That way I will have all ages covered. Who says grown ups can't have toys.

You can purchase my patterns from Etsy or Ravelry.

Happy Crocheting.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Patterns for Sale.

Well I have finally done it.

After so many requests I have finally started to write up my patterns and the first 2 are now available for sale.

You can make your very own monkey or bunny. I will be adding my other animals over the next few weeks.

I have stores on Etsy and Ravelry where you can purchase my patterns.

All Crochet by Beth patterns will be for personal use only as I will still be selling my finished products.

Happy Crocheting everyone.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Custom Made Shopping

You will be glad to know that you don't have to wait for your perfect cuddly friend to be thought about by me.
I have now listed custom options for my main products in my Little Kiwi's Nest store so you can order exactly what you want without waiting for me.

 Custom Crochet Puppy- the puppy is the newest addition to the Crochet by Beth family. I have at the moment only made him in black and white- I also think he would look great in creams and browns. What colour would you choose?

 Custom Crochet Monkey - the monkey is a very cute and cheeky option for the boys- looks fab in the traditional brown but also cute in blues. Don't rule out this cheeky little pal for the girls though- it is just adorable in pink.

Custom Crochet Bunny- the bunny was the first member of the Crochet by Beth family and is still very popular with kids and adults. The bunnies are available in 3 sizes: Baby Bunny is great for new babies- the perfect baby shower gift. Medium Bunny is great for the kids- a real cuddly friend to keep you company. Then there is the Large Bunny which is fab for the big kids or even for adults- go on you know you want one for yourself.

Each listing also have photos of products already made in case you need a little inspiration.

So which one will you choose?

I have put on the listings that you allow upto 2 weeks for your order. This is a worst case- usually I can be done quicker but it depends upon my current workload- if you simply can't wait that long for your new friend then please email me to check time frames

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Member to the Crochet by Beth Family

Hi All.

It has been a while since i did a blog post. I have been pretty busy with various things the last few weeks.

One thing I have been busy with is designing a new cuddly toy to join the Crochet by Beth family. I decided on a puppy to join my bunnies and monkeys. Here he is. I think there are still a few changes I want to make to get him perfect. What do you think?

I have also spent a couple of days working at Baby Vintage which is always good fun. I love meeting the customers and also love having some time to myself while the hubby looks after the kids. Did you know that Baby Vintage came 2nd in the Kids Fashion Review Style Awards- well done Kim and Kelly- you are doing an awesome job.

My latest mission has been to sort out our office (also known as the hubbys junk room) so that my girls can have their own bedrooms. I made a great start on it yesterday but will have to wait until weekend so I cna have some help to do the big stuff.

Ok best get on with things now. Hope you are all having a great week.

Beth x

Saturday, July 24, 2010

More time on my hands!

Well we have com to the end of the first week back at school. Back the mad rush in the mornings to get the kids out of the door.

This term was the strat of some new hours at my daughters kindy. Instead of 5 mornings she is now doing 3 full days. She was so excited that she got to have lunch at kindy!!!! It has been lovely for me too- I have found that I get so much more done with my day- weather it be the house work or crochet or going shopping or for coffee- i'm loving it. Only have to wait until December before I will have both girls at school!!!!!

I finished an accounting course I was doing just before the holidays and last week got my results which i was quite happy with. I know have to have a serious think about what I want to do next- accounting is not for me- although I caould do it I didn't particularly enjoy it- as with most things really- I could always do my work and studies well at school but never really found my pasion.

I love my crochet, and hoping when I get around to it I will also love sewing but I am not really likely to make a carreer and money out of either. With all the extra time I will have on my hands when both girls are at school it will be time to join the real world and think about a job/carreer for the future- I want to do a degree but it is proving very difficult deciding which one to do.

I will keep you posted when I decide!!!!!

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend- we have some lovely weather here in Wellington today.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I survived the school holidays!

How about the rest of you?

I always have mixed feelings about the school holidays. I love that I don't have to rush around in the morning and chase the kids around to get to school and kindy. I love that I get to spend more time with my girls but I always struggle finding things to do to keep them occupied- especially if the weather isn't too great.

Well with a few playdates for the girls, a trip to the movies and lots of beads for jewellary making the kids were pretty happy. The downer of the holidays was that we got burggled!! That wasn't a very nice experience. It's such an awful feeling too- you don't want to stay home and be reminded of it but then you don't want to go out and leave the house empty. We are getting there though. Luckily no damage done and everything that was taken can be replaced. One advantage of being married to an IT geek is that everything on my laptop was backed up.

Anyway I best get on and get some jobs done. Hoping to get back into the crochet with the kids back at school and kindy next week. Kindy is also on new hours for my youngest so she will be doing 3 full days instead of 5 mornings- that is going to be great for both me and her.

Bye for now- hope you all have a great weekend.