Amanda’s Knitted & Crocheted Etsy Gorgeousness

**For anyone who is checking, we are having a baby today, yay!!

I can’t imagine I’ll be back on here this week, and in the spirit of baby, I decided to share some sweet little knitted and crocheted things you will definitely be seeing adorning little lady Keith in the near future. Enjoy.**

I have some fun lovely Etsy baby goodies to share with you today, courtesy of this shop, OED & me.

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OED & me is the Etsy shop of a friend of mine from Cincinnati. Her shop hasn’t been open long, but as soon as I caught wind of it I was emailing her about making a few goodies for our little one. I received my package a few weeks ago and was SO excited. She makes custom items, so I wasn’t exactly sure what they would look like until I opened them up. They were all wrapped up like little Christmas gifts, (or baby gifts, I guess), and I really had to restrain myself from tearing them open as soon as the package arrived. But my strong urge to photo-document everything forced a tiny bit of patience and then I was free to tear away.

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First up, Amanda has a shop full of these adorable little Claire cloches, and can do other colors if you want something that isn’t pictured. Aren’t they sweet?! Mine is a 0-3 month size and I just love the colors. I can’t wait to pop it onto baby’s little noggin.

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A fun thing about Amanda’s shop is that she has a few “custom knit/crochet” listings, so if you have a pattern for something, but don’t knit or crochet yourself, or have the time too, you can send her the pattern and she will make the item for you. Pretty great right? I thought so, especially since I had been eyeing a few patterns on Etsy that I desperately wanted someone to make for me. I just bought the pattern, forwarded it to her with some details about yarn preference, she made them and sent them to me! Which is how I got this SUPER soft baby cocoon,

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and equally soft baby bowl. Have you seen these before? You will shortly. They are amazing and adorable photo props.

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I also found a pattern for this fun little tasseled hat, and Amanda was more that willing to give it a shot. It’s a newborn size and perfect.

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Among these knitted and crocheted beauties, Amanda also sells prints and notecards of some of her photographs in her shop. She included one with my package and I was thrilled.

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Little details like these are one of the reasons that I love Etsy so much! Cute packaging and attention to details makes it feel like you are receiving a special gift, not just something you ordered. (I was actually receiving a gift when I opened this package, but still, it would be no different for anyone else’s order.) Here are a few other goodies from her shop.

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Amanda was also sweet enough to do a guest post for me this week on Lemon Tree Creations, of her favorite “Take To a New Mom” meal. Check it out here. Yum.

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Thanks Amanda!! Can’t wait to have baby snuggled into all of your handmade goodies!!

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