For my shoot with Caleb, I crocheted a new prop that I now don’t think I could do without: a diaper cover!
I used the pattern from this site and just enlarged it a little bit (because I find that my crochet creations often turn out too small). This little prop was so easy to make and worked really well in my photos. It is a comfy and easy way to mask whatever brightly-colored cartoon character you find stamped all over your little model’s diaper 🙂
Alright, this post is obviously not about photography. It is, as the title would suggest, about my new hobby – crochet! I learned how to crochet last year, first from my mom and then from a helpful old lady on an airplane (not kidding – she was so fun). This new skill was super helpful for newborn props, especially since there are a bunch of free patterns out there in the internets. So my first creation was the little baby basket, featured in Benjamin’s photoshoot. I used the pattern from this site.
Next came a hat for Corban’s shoot in the park. You can find the patter for that one here. I’m still working on sizes so this one ended up a little too big but I thought that it added a sweet whimsical feel to the photos.
So this is where the hobby began to morph into obsession. Christmas is coming and I have a niece and nephew that need gifts! And what auntie doesn’t want to be that crazy aunt that crochets all of her gifts? So, as my first step towards becoming Crazy Aunt Sarah, I made… a leprechaun hat. My brother went to the University of Notre Dame so I decided that my nephew needs a hat from his daddy’s alma mater. I didn’t have a pattern for this one but I did have some inspiration:
The finished product:
And of course, once my nephew had his awesome hat all ready to go, I knew that I had to make something for my niece. It just so happens that she is currently obsessed with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. So I decided she needs a Goldilocks hat and a bear hat. The Goldilocks hat is basically a larger version of Corban’s hat up above. The bear hat is loosely based on this monkey hat – I just changed the ears and added a flower. We’ll see what she thinks – two year olds can be tough critics! Hopefully I’ll have some cute pics to post after the big day 🙂