Handmade in the 505 {giveaway}

I’m so, so excited about today’s post! It’s brought to you by my friend Katie. She and I both went to college together back in New Mexico. We reconnected a few years ago and I found out that not only does she blog, but she has an Etsy shop with adorable gear for babies! Julia sports some of her hair clips and headbands. I must say, clips are awesome, because they can be interchangeable as they grow up. Anyway, I’ll stop talking. Take it away, Katie!


there readers of Jessica Lynn Writes! My name is Katie and I am excited
to be taking over Jess’ blog today to tell you about a little shop of
mine called Handmade in the 505.

First, a little about me: I have two kids and a hardworking husband. We
love living in Albuquerque, New Mexico (aka: the 505). Occasionally I
write about our life in the Land of Enchantment on my blog, Life in the 505. But crocheting is my favorite way to spend any downtime I might have.

began crocheting when I was pregnant with my daughter, who is now
almost three, and fell in love. My first project was a scarf which
turned out to be the most uncomfortable, awkward thing ever! But instead
of giving up, I began making hats and small flowers which I turned into
hair clips and gave away at birthday parties and baby showers.

that I have two kiddos, life is a little more hectic, but when I have
the time, I love to sit down to a movie with my needle and yarn. It’s a
great way to pass these long winter months and also the perfect source
of entertainment when my hubby is watching football.

In my shop, you will find scarves, hair clips, blankets and sunglass
cases, but my favorite things to make are little baby beanies like the
raccoon pictured above. They are the perfect shower gift and so fun for
newborn photos.

Actually, anything baby sized is fun to make.

And girl’s hats. I’m a sucker for little girls in beanies. My daughter gets a new one every year.

children’s head sizes vary, I recently added “made to order” listings
in the shop. You pick the size, color, and any accessories, and I create a
hat made just for your little one.

I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan of cloudy skies and harsh
cold wind. Winter hats might be cute and all but I’m a Spring and Summer
girl through and through. Thankfully, here in the 505, our winters
aren’t too long or too cold, but just cold enough that I’m dreaming of
warmer weather come February. And that’s how I get my Spring fix by
making crocheted flower hair clips.

You can never have enough hair clips and these are great for Valentine’s Day or Easter! I
love how I can crochet practically anywhere and can create almost
anything and I love being able to give homemade gifts and make a little
extra money through my shop.

So, hop on over to the shop and
check it out! If you find something you like, use the coupon code
LOVE10PERCENT to get 10% off your order through the month of February

Also, for a behind the scenes look at what’s going on in my shop, plus a
few pictures of cute kiddos, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Katie’s very graciously giving one of my readers something from her shop! Enter below, because one person will win two of the flower hair clips above! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Either the newborn mouse hat or the raccoon hat. Holy moly those are adorable. And I have a new baby coming in August, just in time for next winter! 🙂

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