King Soleil

The Art of the Upcycled Life
Handmade Treasures for You, Baby & Home
Rainbow! This one (and the crochet pattern to follow) is sized for my 4ft crochet rainbow rug and uses all medium weight yarns (a variety of acrylics, cottons, and bamboo), shown in the last post, and a H8 hook.  I love seeing the crazy size difference between my SC stitches on the rug and the SC stitches of the rainbow.  For the free pattern for the crochet rainbow see my Instagram @morgankingsoleil  🌈 Yay for free!! #kingsoleil #rainbow #crochet #crochetpattern #wip #rainbowrug #kidsrug #handmade #madebyhand #free #freepattern #howto #diy #doityourself #nurseryrug #home #design #etsy #rugmaking #color #retro #nursery #kidsroom #playroom #playrug #extremecrochet #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Rainbow! This one (and the crochet pattern to follow) is sized for my 4ft crochet rainbow rug and uses all medium weight yarns (a variety of acrylics, cottons, and bamboo), shown in the last post, and a H8 hook. I love seeing the crazy size difference between my SC stitches on the rug and the SC stitches of the rainbow. For the free pattern for the crochet rainbow see my Instagram @morgankingsoleil 🌈 Yay for free!! #kingsoleil #rainbow #crochet #crochetpattern #wip #rainbowrug #kidsrug #handmade #madebyhand #free #freepattern #howto #diy #doityourself #nurseryrug #home #design #etsy #rugmaking #color #retro #nursery #kidsroom #playroom #playrug #extremecrochet #crochetlove #crochetaddict

Assembling a pair of crochet crabs before they are sewn onto their rugs… with their arms up I sort of imagine them singing Naughty by Nature’s ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ Ho Heyyy Ho πŸ‘― #kingsoleil #thistotallydatesme #naughtybynature #hiphopcrabs  #crochet #crochetcrab #rug #rugmaking #wip #sewing #handmade #madebyhand #etsy #crafts #crafting #mompreneur #ilovemyjob #kidsrug #nurseryrug #home #homestudio

Assembling a pair of crochet crabs before they are sewn onto their rugs… with their arms up I sort of imagine them singing Naughty by Nature’s ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ Ho Heyyy Ho πŸ‘― #kingsoleil #thistotallydatesme #naughtybynature #hiphopcrabs #crochet #crochetcrab #rug #rugmaking #wip #sewing #handmade #madebyhand #etsy #crafts #crafting #mompreneur #ilovemyjob #kidsrug #nurseryrug #home #homestudio

Revamping the shop with some new color and size options as well as photos. Soon I’ll be stocking ready-to-ship rugs and limiting custom made-to-order rugs! Lots to do! #kingsoleil #busybusy #crochet #crochetrug #rug #rugmaking #crochetlove #extremecrochet #crabrug #nautical #kidsrug #modernkids #home #nurseryrug #interiordesign #handmade #madebyhand #nauticalnursery #beachhouse #redwhiteandblue #madeintheusa #etsy

Revamping the shop with some new color and size options as well as photos. Soon I’ll be stocking ready-to-ship rugs and limiting custom made-to-order rugs! Lots to do! #kingsoleil #busybusy #crochet #crochetrug #rug #rugmaking #crochetlove #extremecrochet #crabrug #nautical #kidsrug #modernkids #home #nurseryrug #interiordesign #handmade #madebyhand #nauticalnursery #beachhouse #redwhiteandblue #madeintheusa #etsy

I was taking a quick landscape shot for some beach-y neutrals and blues inspiration when King scared the you-know-what out of me as he popped up from behind this huge piece of driftwood. He promptly told me to ‘shush mama’ after I gasped quite loudly so I didn’t ‘scare the treasure away’. I suppose this was skittish treasure πŸ‘‘ #kingsoleil #SHUSH #dontscarethetreasure #boyswillbeboys #family #familyfirst #mom #momlife #beach #beachday #driftwood #ctliving #longislandsound #outdoors #nature #kids #ig_kids #instagram_kids #jj_vscokids #motherhood #spring #familyfun #getoutside

I was taking a quick landscape shot for some beach-y neutrals and blues inspiration when King scared the you-know-what out of me as he popped up from behind this huge piece of driftwood. He promptly told me to ‘shush mama’ after I gasped quite loudly so I didn’t ‘scare the treasure away’. I suppose this was skittish treasure πŸ‘‘ #kingsoleil #SHUSH #dontscarethetreasure #boyswillbeboys #family #familyfirst #mom #momlife #beach #beachday #driftwood #ctliving #longislandsound #outdoors #nature #kids #ig_kids #instagram_kids #jj_vscokids #motherhood #spring #familyfun #getoutside

Orchid-in Blossom- Most of the flower girl dresses I make are white, ivory, or champagne, so it’s always a nice change of pace to use some color for a spring wedding. Blossom is one of my favorites for the season with a light pink bodice, light pink tulle, and I use this oh-so-pretty green silk dupioni to make the sash 🌸🌱 #kingsoleil #flowergirl #flowergirldress #dressmaking #sash #spring #springwedding #gardenwedding #crochet #crochetlove #madebyhand #handmade #etsy #bridal #weddingstyle #pinkandgreen #madeintheusa #sewing #clothingdesign #kidsclothing #gardenwedding #gardenparty #birthdaydress #girlsfashion

Orchid-in Blossom- Most of the flower girl dresses I make are white, ivory, or champagne, so it’s always a nice change of pace to use some color for a spring wedding. Blossom is one of my favorites for the season with a light pink bodice, light pink tulle, and I use this oh-so-pretty green silk dupioni to make the sash 🌸🌱 #kingsoleil #flowergirl #flowergirldress #dressmaking #sash #spring #springwedding #gardenwedding #crochet #crochetlove #madebyhand #handmade #etsy #bridal #weddingstyle #pinkandgreen #madeintheusa #sewing #clothingdesign #kidsclothing #gardenwedding #gardenparty #birthdaydress #girlsfashion

One of my favorite things; taking work outside. This is work, you ask? Why yes, yes it is. #kingsoleil #quityourdayjob #ilovemyjob #likeaboss #crochet #crochetblanket #ombre #bamboo #yarn #yarnlove #color #getoutside #outdoors #home #mylife #mompreneur #etsy #handmade #madebyhand #workfromhome #babyblanket #crochetaddict #crochetlove #yarnlove

One of my favorite things; taking work outside. This is work, you ask? Why yes, yes it is. #kingsoleil #quityourdayjob #ilovemyjob #likeaboss #crochet #crochetblanket #ombre #bamboo #yarn #yarnlove #color #getoutside #outdoors #home #mylife #mompreneur #etsy #handmade #madebyhand #workfromhome #babyblanket #crochetaddict #crochetlove #yarnlove

Because when you are on the beach, and the sun is setting, and the ocean is sparking, and the seagulls are calling, and your bucket is full of beach treasures, you can only do one thing; you dance πŸŒ… #kingsoleil #soyoudance #noworksunday #kids #beach #beachday #sunset #ocean #longislandsound #newengland #ctliving #family #familyfirst #ig_kids #instagram_kids #jj_vscokids #my_365 #discovery #outdoors #momlife #myworld #dancing #myhappiness

Because when you are on the beach, and the sun is setting, and the ocean is sparking, and the seagulls are calling, and your bucket is full of beach treasures, you can only do one thing; you dance πŸŒ… #kingsoleil #soyoudance #noworksunday #kids #beach #beachday #sunset #ocean #longislandsound #newengland #ctliving #family #familyfirst #ig_kids #instagram_kids #jj_vscokids #my_365 #discovery #outdoors #momlife #myworld #dancing #myhappiness

I always feel totally surrounded by color making these bohemian garden name signs. Grass green, fuschia, persimmon, lemon, goldenrod, and a dusty blueπŸ’ #kingsoleil #embroidery #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #etsy #namesign #hoopart #home #gardennursery #nursery #nurseryart #babygirl #itsagirl #cottage #boho #handmade #madebyhand #color #floral

I always feel totally surrounded by color making these bohemian garden name signs. Grass green, fuschia, persimmon, lemon, goldenrod, and a dusty blueπŸ’ #kingsoleil #embroidery #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #etsy #namesign #hoopart #home #gardennursery #nursery #nurseryart #babygirl #itsagirl #cottage #boho #handmade #madebyhand #color #floral

Because when you’re making dragonflies, one does like a touch of gold ✨ #kingsoleil #embroidery #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #namesign #handmade #madebyhand #rose #floral #vintage #vintagenursery #shabbychic #dragonflies #fiberart #textileart #art #nursery #nurseryart #wallart #etsy #crafts #babygirl

Because when you’re making dragonflies, one does like a touch of gold ✨ #kingsoleil #embroidery #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #namesign #handmade #madebyhand #rose #floral #vintage #vintagenursery #shabbychic #dragonflies #fiberart #textileart #art #nursery #nurseryart #wallart #etsy #crafts #babygirl

You Are Loved in a minty teal with shades of pink rosettes on white linen; just perfect for what I’m looking forward to this spring 🌱 #kingsoleil #youareloved #embroidery #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #hoopart #fiberart #spring #mothersday #nursery #nurseryart #shabbychic #frenchcountry #love #family #home #design #springfever #floral #flowers #gardennursery #cottage #handmade #madebyhand #etsy

You Are Loved in a minty teal with shades of pink rosettes on white linen; just perfect for what I’m looking forward to this spring 🌱 #kingsoleil #youareloved #embroidery #embroideryart #embroideryhoop #hoopart #fiberart #spring #mothersday #nursery #nurseryart #shabbychic #frenchcountry #love #family #home #design #springfever #floral #flowers #gardennursery #cottage #handmade #madebyhand #etsy