1/14/10

Baby Booties Masterpiece



I love these shoes so much I can't even stand it. Think they would look cute on a necklace? Who knew making a little pair of baby shoes would be so darn fun?! I want a pair of these in my size - I wonder if I can make that happen???....prob'ly not.

A huge thanks to Heather Bailey for the UH-DORABLE pattern on her blog - and to my friends at the DMC Floss company for making the most beautiful thread. Seriously - it's all in the thread, girls. I used two different strands (see photo at bottom) - the green for the vine and the pink for the flowers....and I got this!!!! {aaak!}

Okay, so now all I can say is that these shoes better fit my child because...OH MY GOSH...I'll have a seizure.

Seriously folks - I stitched these shoes in an hour (and I just mean the hand-stitching, not the whole pinning and sewing thing) If you refer to my handy stitch guide, you could whip out a pair in no time for yourself. Just get some white felt, the shoe pattern, some floss and a needle and go at it, honey. (I got my felt at Jo-Ann's on the bolt.) The stitching is really, really, really easy. Play with it and see for yourself.


Of course, I couldn't just make the shoes - I had to have a onesie to go with them. A girl's gotta match, right?



If you do make a pair, I'm going to give one teensy pointer - (referring to the photo with the pins in the shoe) make sure you line up the top toes and the heel, secure, and then go around the edges. If you get puckering, don't worry, try to smooth them out the best you can without unpinning the toes and heel.

Up next: white on white. I'M DYING!!!




46 comments:

Katee said...

I think I may tackle these for my sister and sister-in-law but I am wondering where you pick up "good quality felt"?

Gail :) said...

They are BEAUTIFUL!!! You did an amazing job! And I agree I would like them in Adult sizes :)

Jamie Lamb said...

These are the most adorable creations I have seen in a full year! Way to go!

missliss5/Melissa said...

You've outdone yourself, friend. To die for. Ohhh, my goodness. I still have the darling booties you gave me for Summer. Now that you mention it I think I WILL put them on a necklace.

Julie Harward said...

THESE ARE SUPER DARLING....AND YOU DID THEM IN LESS THAN AN HOUR? YOU ARE SUPER AMAZING GIRL! VERY, VERY CUTE! COME SAY HI :D

especially delicious said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! I could stare at these all day. I wish I was crafty/knew how to sew!

Chris said...

Masterpiece is totally appropriate. Whatever you name her, baby will be well dressed!

Jilly Bean said...

Those are gorgeous! I want a pair for my little girl that's going to be born within the next week or two!

Angela said...

Abby, those are the cutest things ever. I visit your blog all the time just to see what you are creating next. I think I might try this one on a pair of slippers for my temple bag. I had to laugh when I saw that you were from Thatcher. I went to school at EAC and met my sweetie there. It is such a small world.

Sarah said...

to. . .die. . .for!!!!

Christianne said...

These are so beautiful! I just had my first baby girl - after 2 boys and it was so excited all the cute projects that come with baby girls! How fun

Abby said...

Thanks, ladies! I do need to clarify, though, that I didn't actually MAKE these in an hour - but the hand stitching took about an hour. Anybody can do it whether you sew or not - you absolutely wouldn't believe how easy it is. That stitch tutorial I did a while back will show you everything so don't be intimidated!!! This is REALLY very easy and looks like you spent hours stitching!

Jean said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I need a baby shower gift. This is SO it!

KiwiLisa said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! You did a beautiful job! I am seeing little sailboats on the side..... (We will be adorning little boy feet soon.)I Love your blog. Happy Crafting!

Lynaya said...

Those are so adorable. Your little girl is going to be the cutest, best dressed child in the world.

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Adorable! She'll definitely be the best dressed little thing around.

Terri said...

Wow, are those ever lovely, lucky baby!

Craft Tea Lady said...

Wow! What a LOVELY gift to receive! Your handiwork is incredible!

I'm a lurker, I must be... I read DAILY and don't think I've ever posted. BAD, BAD me... especially since I too am a blogger!

I love your site. You inspire me daily.

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Jon and Christine Knecht said...

I was just directed to your blog to check these out...and we seem to have the same philosophy...JUST TRY IT!!! Anyway, as I was reading this and thinking "adult size" ...maybe some felted slippers? Knitted slippers with a felted top with the stitching on top? Or some sewn padded slippers with the rounded top stitched with this pattern? THAT would be SO COOL!!! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

The booties and the onesie are absolutely adorable! I can't believe you finished the booties in an hour. Cute, cute, cute ! Blessings, Tammy

Liz said...

Those are so cute! I Love the colors you chose!

bruce ♥ chanteal said...

Hi! I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog! I found it about a year ago, and it is one of my favorite blogs! You make the cutest stuff, and you are so talented! Thank you for all the fun ideas!

Barefoot_Daydreams said...

Those are beautiful!! You have inspired me. I may have to try those myself. My best friend from high school is having a baby girl soon and perhaps I can get some made for her.

sue said...

These are beautiful!!!

Together We Save said...

These are so beautiful.....

happiestmommies said...

Abby, I always enjoy seeing your tutoroials. Thanks so much for sharing! I am having my MOPS group make your spring aprons using dinner napkins this week for a Mom's Night Out. Everyone is so geeked...They've been hunting napkins for months!

Honey said...

Do you think that a 2 year old is too old for something like this? I'd LOVE to make these for my little Sunshine...really myself...but I figure I could live vicariously.. :)

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Christine said...

Wow! I think I'm in love. I'll probably never make them, but they are to die for! Gorgeous work. I love the colors. The white are darling too!

The Dinner Belle said...

Abby those are so, so beautiful! Best wishes as you approach the end! Hooray!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

These are darling. So sweet.

Blanket America said...

Oh they are lovely lovely lovely...soft and huggable...they are one of the best booties I have ever seen.What detailed fine embroidery really.

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La TempĂȘte said...

They are so darling. I like Katie and Gracie for names. How exciting for your expanding family!

Yarni Gras! said...

such lovely work....those booties BETTER fit. If not, make a mobile out of them! LOL....

Amber said...

Hi, I just found your blog when I was searching for fabrics.. and I love it. Another plus is that we are both LDS also.
~Amber

ChickieChirps said...

They are beautiful! I love the embroidery colours. They are just so sweet!

Nicole said...

HI, my SIL directed me to your site! I LOVE IT! a year ago I started my own blog after I had my first daughter. I sell tutu's, bows,crochet items etc to try and earn some extra cash....Anyways your site has inspired me to keep going and try other items. Thank you I needed that inspiration. Also, if you have any marketing ideas or way I can get my name out there I would really appreciate ANY advice. Thank you for making my day. Nikki
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ClassiclyAmber said...

I love it!! Oooo - those are some of the cutest baby booties I have ever seen. Lovely job!

ecuakim said...

Oh. My. Word. These are the most darling things I've ever seen. Ever.

Scrappy Gifts said...

so exquisite and intricate

sandra said...

I just discovered your blog and love it. I sewed for my children for years and years, then got into quilting. Just yesterday I bought some cute poly cottons for skirts and dresses for my little granddaughter. Thank you for the inspiration!

By the way, your little embroidered bootees are divine.

I miss the sewing days we had in Relief Society decades ago. Maybe they should start up again.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! It's too bad they outgrow them so fast. Thanks for sharing! I'll be linking.

Meagan said...

You wouldn't have the DMC number for the floss would you? Cannot find the right thread and these are too cute to pass up!

Abby said...

Megan, I don"t, but I'll totally find out!! Let me get back with you.

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