Tuesday, February 19, 2013

For Cute Little Feet

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.

More Goodies

Got a few more photos uploaded so I thought I would post them here for you to enjoy.

I made these cute little John Deere tractor shoes for a friend who was having a little boy. I'm always thankful for the awesome fabric stash I've built up over the years. It allows me to make cute things that are perfect for the receiver at the last minute.

This year's Halloween costumes were fun to make. Donevan wanted to be Captain America. Evan found this great mask and shield and I made the rest of the costume. He was pretty excited about it. Clara is somewhat obsessed with Toy Story so I thought she would love to be Jessie the Cowgirl. I was right. I made the shirt and stitched some cow print onto some of her jeans. The hat was a clearance find, but was brown so I painted it red and white. The wig was, of course, red yarn.

Iris wanted to be an Oregon cheerleader so that's what I made. She loved it. I was a little sad that they didn't let me choose what they were going to be this year, but it was still fun to make exactly what they wanted.

My adorable Captain America!

My sister suggested that for Christmas she would like a Family Home Evening Board, but I didn't want to do just a regular FHE board with the tags with everyone's names that hang on the pegs. I decided that I would make it a chalk board. That way if "Mom" needed to do more than one task, she wouldn't need more than one tag. Does that make sense? So I painted a board with chalkboard paint and cut the vinyl on my Cricut. I also attached a clothespin to hold a piece of chalk on the side. It has a sawtooth hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.

I'm really behind on all the birthday cakes I've made, but this is the most recent so as I find the pictures of the others I'll post those as well.

This is obviously for Clara's 2nd birthday. Remember how I said she loves Toy Story...well here is more proof. I looked all over Pinterest and other blogs to figure out a cute way to do a Jessie cake. There are so many good ideas out there. In the end this is what I came up with. I really liked it and Clara loved it!

I was debating on what I should do for the cupcakes. I thought about red hats, green aliens, etc. but finally went with the cow print. It was easy and really went with the whole "Jessie" theme.

Well...that wasn't much, but as I go through more pictures I'm going to keep posting. I really want to get all my projects on here so I can always remember them. Feel free to let me know what you think.