Friday, January 22, 2010

Baby Shoes and Books and Books

Awhile back I got a pattern for kimono baby shoes.  It intimidated me because I don't usually follow patterns.  But I do want to be able to follow a pattern so I can make more interesting things, so I sat down and tried to do it.  The first pair were WAY wonky, and I ended up somehow making two left shoes!  Not sure how that happened, but it was good practice anyway, and showed me what I needed to do better next time.

So, yesterday I sat down again and had two cute fabrics cut out, and in between playing with Ingrid I'd sneak in a seam here and there (there's really only like four seams to sew in each shoe!)  By the afternoon I had finished a whole pair, and here they are:














I think they are so cute!  Others did, too, and I got a custom order for a whole baby shower gift set including the shoes.  Sweet!  Luckily Ingrid was a little less clingy today so she let me sew for two whole hours.  It was great.
















Then we went to the thrift store, which we hadn't been to in a long time.  I gave away three huge bags of stuff, and only came home with one, so that's good!  We got the cutest dress for a friend's baby:



















And books and books and books.  I found so many books this time!  And I had to buy them all because I'm so sick of the books we have right now.  I like to take half Ingrid's books and stuff them in the closet for a couple months, then rotate them out and it's like we have new books again!  Or, like today, I go wild in the Salvation Army and come home with ten new to us books :)

 













Now it's time to rest, as we were up at 6am...

6 comments:

Fiona said...

Those shoes are super, super cute. Almost makes me want to have a baby to put in them! And I am so, so jealous of your thrift store book finds. I miss that aspect of life here :-(

Lyndsey said...

Oh MAN...I MISS thrift stores. I'm not sure if they even EXIST in PR!

As for the shoes...ADORABLE! Are the bottoms durable? Leather maybe? or just cloth. I think Kaius could use a pair ;-)

Amber Liddle said...

Fiona: I, too, am wanting another baby just to put these on it!

Lyndsey: These so far are just cotton, not very durable. More for just show :) But I will be experimenting with more durable fabric.

heather said...

those turned out really cute!!! i love the whole set. and that dress what a score!!! you could use thrifted leather purses for the soles.

Carly said...

Little quack hide and seek is one of my sons favorite books. Great find! Adorable shoes!

Anonymous said...

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