Open for Business!

     I did it: I opened my Etsy shop! Check it out. A lot of planning has gone into this, and I'm so excited that it's finally happening! And there are still plenty of cute items to come. I can't wait to get the first order so that I can really get to work.

Here's a taste of the cute things up for sale now!

     One thing that I really wanted to focus on was giving customers the opportunity to customize their orders. When looking at how other crochet shops sell their products, I noticed that many of them were "what you see is what you get." I figure that if I am branding my products as made-to-order, then I might as well make them in the colors and sizes people want. That way, if a mother wants a headband for her baby, she could also get one for an older child to match (wouldn't that just make the cutest picture!). Etsy provides some limitations in this regard, but I've done my best to get around them:)

     Now that Cottontail Crochet is officially "Open for Business," I can do all kinds of fun things! One idea I have in the works at the moment is a giveaway through Facebook. I'm planning on holding a little contest for everyone and giving away one of my own handmade items (in the color of their choice of course)! So, stay tuned and LIKE my Facebook page for the details to come.

~Miss Mandee

What's Next?

     There are so many patterns to try, so many cute ideas, that often times I don't even know where to start. And now that I'm going to be opening an Etsy Shop there are graphics to be made, photos to be taken, and don't forget all the editing to be done. But this has been such an exciting process! I can't help thinking about Cottontail Crochet every chance I get.
     To put everything into perspective, I've decided to list some of my goals for the near future:

1. Try Out Some More Cute Patterns

I don't drink Coffee myself, but I sure do love a cup of hot cocoa, and wouldn't this be perfect for a cup cozy?

I'm a sucker for vintage-syle hats, and cloche is one of my very favorite styles because it's not only cute, but functional as well.

Baby booties are so fun to make, and I think these sandals would be the perfect thing for a darling little summer baby!

2. Make a "How To" Video

     I've learned just about everything I know from "How To" videos on YouTube, and I feel like it's my turn to give back and attempt to help someone else learn. My favorite person to learn from is Paula Daniel (Crochet Hooks You). She explains things so clearly and doesn't go too fast. 

3. Photograph The Things I Have Made

     I've done some photographing already, but there are still other angles I need to get and plenty of picture editing to be done.

That's my little brother in the background holding a stuffed panda. He tries to get in any picture he can. I would like to thank my cute sisters for being such willing models for me!

4. Open My Shop!

     Most importantly, I need to get the ball rolling so that I can start all the many other ideas I have. I hope to have my Etsy Shop open by the end of this week, so stay tuned! All of my items will be made-to-order and you can choose from any color in the palette provided.


     Once again, I am so excited for all of this! I absolutely love to crochet, and I can't wait to share my work with everyone!

~Miss Mandee

Welcome to Cottontail Crochet

     My name is Mandee Thomas, and crochet is my passion. I love to make hats, scarves, headbands, jewelry, baby booties, you name it! Cottontail Crochet is a way for me to share my love of crochet with anyone who is interested in cute handmade items for themselves or loved-ones.
     Stay tuned for upcoming projects, sales, and video tutorials!

~Miss Mandee