This must be the year for having a baby. Seems like everyone I know is having one. So that means a lot of baby presents! This pair of booties is an original pattern I created using THIS tutorial as inspiration. I say "inspiration" because the video is in Portugese. So I watched it and got the general idea then made my own pattern. My superstar-friend, Sadie, was expecting her 5th (can we say Super Mom!) and pinned that video on Pinterest and asked me to make them. Being that she and I go back to Kindergarten, and they were really cute, I couldn't say no. I just need a picture of the these cuties on those adorable little feet. (Hint hint Sadie) Maybe sometime soon I'll get the pattern on here for others to use. Would anyone be interested in it?
After I made the first pair I liked them so much I decided to make a similar pair for another new baby girl. This one I decided to do in all white. I stuffed them with tissue paper so you can get the idea of what they are supposed to look like. The long ribbon is to tie them up ballet style.
This next pair of shoes went to the same little girl as the all white slippers above. There is a story behind these. The past couple years, we have held a Service Auction at our church and all the women donate items or services to be auctioned off. Services like babysitting or house cleaning, and things like homemade bread or quilts. I donated a pair of custom leather-soled baby shoes. The girl who bought it was expecting her first baby and had just found out it was a girl. She was excited and told me that they were using purple a lot for the baby. So I used the purple leather that I scavenged from an awesome pair of purple leather pants I found at Savers. I happened to have quite a bit of purple fabric in my stash so I had a hard time choosing which I liked best. I thought the purple ribbon across the top was a nice touch. I hope she enjoys them!
This last pair is the same pattern again as the slippers above, but done in brown. So many baby girls!! I love it! I chose not to make these with the ribbons tying up the ankle. Just a cute bow on the top of the foot. I love coral and brown together.
I am so blessed to have so many opportunities to use my talents. I hope these gifts are loved and enjoyed by those who received them.