09 December 2009

Yes, we'll be hearing it again soon and we're just so excited!

This morning Oliver and I sat down to a project for his little sister with a pack of gorgeous felt from the folks at TheDailyPincushion and a online tutorial for Heather Bailey's BittyBooties (and some creative inspiration from LaLaShoes as well!). Oliver helped me choose the colors then busied himself with my scraps while I got to work.

I made the tiniest, most darling little baby booties I've ever seen.

Yes, I said "darling".

Aren't they, though?

I battled with the machine for a good long time before concluding that handstitching really was the way to go. Less fuss. Less headache. And a little hand-made touch is nice!


I think she'll be pleased,


don't you?


*If you're looking for some quality felt in brilliant, lovely colors (and that doesn't cost $4/sheet!), I found this shop last week on Etsy and was thrilled with what they sent me. You can choose 10 colors of 9x12 sheets (from nearly 60 color choices) for only $9! And, they're quick to ship! (And no, they're not paying me to say any of this... I was just really impressed and love to pass on a good find to my awesome readers!)

Looking forward to that sweet pitter-patter!

18 comments:

Maryellen said...

WOW those look wonderful. You are so talented !

~ Jennifer said...

How ADORABLE!! Those are the cutest little booties I've ever seen! I think Hazel will be very pleased. ;)

kassiaann said...

Those are so sweet! Do you use a pattern?

Becky said...

You are so talented and energetic!! All I wanted to do when I was pregnant past 20 weeks was eat and sleep!!!:) She'll look precious!!! But was there ever any doubt??? Love, hugs and blessings from Kansas!-Becky

Mindy said...

You're an inspiration. These are adorable, but everything you've made has been.

josh and annie said...

So precious! I just made a pair of those in a maryjane style out of red glittery felt to go with Avalyn's christmas dress!! They are tricky on the machine, took me three tries to get them right!

jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely too die for. Those are the cutest things I've ever seen. You are a talented seamstress.

Chelsa said...

you are amazing girl! is there anything you CANNOT do?? lol!

they are soooo cute and miss hazel wren will be so stylin' in them :)

Susan said...

Yes, adorable! I'm smiling! Mom

Christine said...

I agree, hand stitching is the way to go! Well done! You picked some great colors. And let's be honest: she really won't care (due to being a lump of sweet, clueless baby), but everyone else will rave over her darling shoes. :)

Hilary said...

Wow the sweetness almost made me cry! Really! They are precious! I have never said hi before but wanted to today..your family is beautiful..can't wait to see Hazel :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!

monstersaurus19 said...

You are very talented. I can barely sew on a button. :( The booties are beautiful. Also, I am amazed at your amount of energy. Seems you are also taking on something. Do you have a secret to how you are so motivated?
Thanks so much for sharing your family and your life.

Brittanie said...

Oh those are so adorable!!!

I'm so excited for you. I found it so hard to be excited during my subsequent pregnancy. But sometimes you just have to live in the hope instead of the fear.

Anonymous said...

Those booties definitely warrant the use of the word "darling!"

Liz said...

I cant believe you're only my age, and yet you're so grown up and clever!! What lovely little baby shoes.

Liz

Journeying Five said...

so cute...so sweet!

Michelle said...

Those look great!

Kingdom Mama said...

Oh my goodness! Those ARE darling! I think I need another girl;)