April 1, 2011

Teddy Bear Angels

I was recently inspired by a book called Marvelous Journey Home. This story had a huge impact on me and changed my perspective on life. It is a true story about three Russian orphans who had their lives changed forever because someone was willing to love them and pay the price to salvage them. The story teaches that we can all save someone even with a simple act. I highly recommend reading the book, or listening to their inspiring story told on this podcast.

I wanted to see how I could make a difference too, and thought of all the needy and sick children in the world who are in desperate need of a little comfort and hope. I remembered as a child when I used to feel alone and afraid and felt like there was no one who understood my pain, I would seek the comfort from my stuffed animals. They always listened without judgment and always kept my secrets safe. They gave me the comfort I needed at those times to feel like someone cared. It may seem simple, but I know how heeling a stuffed animal can be, and they can give just enough comfort and hope to make a difference in their life during difficult times.

Yesterday I whipped up a couple of these teddy bears from one of my favorite amigurumi books (shown below). They were really easy to make and a lot of fun! Why not make a few of them and donate them to needy children in your area? Here is a link with resources for how and where you can donate them: http://volunteerguide.org/volunteer/fifteen/donate-toys.htm

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
-- Vincent Van Gogh

February 24, 2011

The Newborn Mohair Wrap PDF pattern is now available for purchase in my Etsy shop. Enjoy!

February 17, 2011

My Crochet Supply Kit

I thought it might be helpful to show everyone my personal crochet supply kit that I use on a daily basis. I used to keep everything loose inside a pencil bag but it made things difficult when trying to fish around for a small needle or find just the right hook. About a month ago I decided I needed a more efficient container for my tools and when I saw this one at Joanns I knew it would be perfect.
The reason I love it so much is that it literally has a spot for everything I use. It even has dividers so you can customize it just the way you want it. I put my larger hooks and pens in one section, smaller hooks in another, scissors, needles, stitch markers, tape measure, and thread in the others. I also try to keep at least 2 of everything so that way when one gets lost in the couch cushions I can keep working on my project until the other one turns up. Hopefully this is helpful :)

December 6, 2010

New! Flapper Beanie Sets

Ever since the release of my best-selling Newsboy Visor Beanie & Diaper Cover Set I have been getting tons of requests to design a similar set for girls. Well the wait is over! Inspired by my sister Sharli and her soon to be baby girl Alexa, I've created a set that is cute, classic and timeless. I also couldn't help but design some matching booties to go along :) Stay tuned for the chance to enter to win one of these sweet sets, or click here to snag one now in my etsy shop!

June 17, 2010

Oatmeal Button-Strap Beanie & Diaper Cover Set

New photos by the oh so talented Katie Moss from Peekaboo Photography. LOVE this little baby boy:) New oatmeal color now available for purchase in the shop!

June 4, 2010

Barley Button-Strap Visor Beanie and Loafer Bootie Set

This set is inspired by my cutie-pie Oliver who just turned 9 months. I have been perfecting the patterns since Oliver was born and now 9 months later I am finally 100% satisfied with the designs.
Also take a sneak peak at this new Tie Suspender Onesie coming soon!
Thank you to Skye Johansen for the beautiful photos!

June 2, 2010

Newborn Flower Earflap Beanie

New Beanie now available for purchase in the shop!
Thank you Skye Johansen and this cute baby girl for the adorable photos!

May 29, 2010

Holy Cuteness from Debbie Stoller?

Thought it was pretty cool today when I went on Stitch Nations website to look for new yarn colors and saw a shout out from Debbie Stoller (I want her job). I had to do a double take and was like....WHHHAAA???!! That's Me! I felt sorta like a celebrity! Thanks Debbie!

May 18, 2010

2 new hats now available!

Flower Newsgirl Beanie in Rose Pink

-Available in sizes 6 Months-4T (Pattern coming soon!)

Baby Flower Cap w/ Pink Hydrangeas

-Available in sizes 6 -12 months.

May 17, 2010


 I'm doing a crazy insane giveaway to launch the arrival of my Newborn Night Cap Beanie & Diaper Cover Set CROCHET PATTERN
It's such a super sweet deal because
EVERYONE can be a winner! And the even better part is it is great for beginners, using only a few simple stitches and materials.

Basic materials needed:
-Sizes J & I crochet hooks
-Medium worsted yarn. I used Stitch Nation 100% wool yarn found at most Micheals or JoAnn stores or HERE.

Stitches you need to know:
ch(s): chain(s)
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together

How to Enter: Fulfill @ least 3 requirements below.... That's It!
1. Become a follower on my blog
2. Become a fan on Facebook
3. Follow me on Twitter
4. Get a friend to follow my blog
5. Get a friend to become a fan on Facebook.
6. Get a friend to follow me on Twitter

Then what? Email me @ polkadotposh@gmail.com telling me which 3 requirements you met and I will send you your FREE Newborn Night Cap Beanie & Diaper Cover Set CROCHET PATTERN !

But Hurry! This giveaway ends on Wednesday 5/19/2010

May 9, 2010

Lacy Petti Rompers!

I'm jumping up and down in my seat with excitement to announce the arrival of these sweet Lacy Petti Rompers. I will have more pictures coming VERY soon but I couldn't wait ANY longer to share it with you RIGHT NOW! They are available in this light pink color and also a light turquoise. Both colors come available in a newborn size or toddler size. I'm currently taking pre-orders on my website. There is limited quantity and theses are going to go FAST so you wont want to wait to call dibs on yours. 

May 5, 2010

Fab + Fun Mother's Day Giveaway!

You won't want to miss out on this people!
It's the
Fab + Fun Mother's Day GIVEAWAY! One lucky mamma will win all 25 awesome goodies including a beanie from ME! For details on how to enter visit Laura Winslow Photography