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...