Charlie’s Baby Shower

I was delighted when Whitney asked me to help do the Baby Shower for Charlie! I did the Sweets and Kim did the Savoury.

This was my first venture into Fondant Cake Decorating. I made the Baby Elephant Topper from Gum Paste, and was thrilled with it. Whit asked for two tiers of double layered cakes. Wow a challenge alright! Unfortunately, I had no idea the top tier needed to be placed on a board and be supported, so ot was lop-sided by the time the party started lol!

The Nappy Cake I made as an Elephant too. He was surrounded by little Nappy elephants.20180122_160842-COLLAGE

I added lots of little drawn/cutout elephants to decorate the table and food.

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I made a Guest Book for all to write in as a Keepsake.

I made Shortbread coated with Chocolate, Elephant Biscuits and Chocolate Elephants

I crocheted a few items too – a ripple blanket with an elephant, an amigurumi baby elephant and booties

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All in all it was a lovely day, with family and friends and lots of laughter, happiness and wow! the gifts were amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crochet Design Series 5, In the End… Marketing Your Pattern

Come and get it!

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We have neared the end of the series! Thank you so much for following along with me. It’s great that we’ve learned about design inspiration, writing out your pattern, testing your pattern, and modeling your patterns (taking pictures of your finished items). Now we move on to, what is probably one of the biggest challenges of designers, marketing your work so that others will purchase and download, or visit your site to view the pattern, if it’s for free.

Let’s see what these ladies have to say about the marketing phase of their design process.

Series 5, Crochet Designing, In the end… marketing your Pattern

Welcome, designers! I want to once again thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge to help others in their journey to designing crochet patterns. Your input is valuable. 🙂

Success! You’ve completed your pattern with successful pattern testing and super fantastic pictures. Now, you’re…

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Crochet Design Series 4, The Modeling of your Project Phase

Make it so

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Whew… we’ve made through 3 parts of the 5 part Crochet Design Series. So far, we’ve covered design inspiration, the writing of the pattern, and the whether or not to test your pattern. Now we get to learn about the modeling of your finished project be it my picture taking or video tutorials. 

I don’t know about you but I love seeing beautifully placed pictures of finished items. It doesn’t matter if the item is on a live model or is propped. I’m on of those whose attention will be captured by the simplistic beauty of the finished item.

Let’s see what these talented designers have to say about modeling their finished items.

Series 4, Crochet Designing, the Modeling of your Project phase. 

Welcome, designers! I want to once again thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge to help others in their journey to designing crochet patterns. Your…

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Crochet Design Series 2, the Writing Phase

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Welcome all, once again, to the Crochet Design Series. Thank you for joining me for series 2. Last week you had the opportunity to learn about how to get inspiration for designing. If you want to go back and take a look, you can click here. This week we’ll be discussing the  writing phase of designing your very own crochet pattern. This process can seem daunting for some new designers. It may be easier to crochet your design because you know exactly what you are looking for, but, getting it down on paper where it makes sense… this may not be so easy.

Let’s see what these ladies have to say about the writing phase of their design process.

Series 2, Crochet Designing, the Writing Phase

Welcome, designers! I want to once again thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge to help others in their journey…

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A gorgeous Crochet Bag CAL

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Isn’t she pretty!

We will be doing a CAL of this bag in my Workshop in Potchefstroom.

The bag has been designed by South African Designer Joanita Theron,
and she will be featuring our class on her blog.

The CAL will over 4 weeks, beginning Wednesday 22 July 2015 9:30 to 12:00.
The cost will be R240.00 excluding materials.
A kit will be available for purchase.

If you are looking for a class outside of business hours, please contact me

email: craftcrazygran@gmail.com

fb: www.facebook.com/Craftcrazygran

or on my cell: +27784419705

This is a CAL by South African Designer Joanita Theron. Join her CAL on her blog here:

http://creativecrochettoys.blogspot.com/2015/06/soy-challenge-june-2015-cal-part-3.html