Friday, 28 November 2008

Soft shoe love!

When I was told last night that today's combined mother's group birthday party was definitely a goer, I had a brief moment of panic, realising that last time I saw our first mum to bring another baby into our group, I promised her I had a little gift for him at home. (A little fib, saying I already had it, but I had only the fabric and hadn't gotten around to doing anything with it...)

After finishing my own bubba's blockout curtain #1 ready to hang, I pulled out my Ottobre magazines ready to make up a cute pair of overalls that would be the perfect size for him. However on closer inspection the little overalls had a sewn crotch rather than snaps there. Sure I could modify it, but it was already 10pm, I hadn't even drafted the pattern, and I was in no mood for modifying patterns to watch it all go wrong due to being so tired.

So out came the baby shoes pattern again. I just love it. So quick to make and so gratifying as they are just too cute for words. And this time I decided to use the beautifully soft suede that one of my due in December forum buddies sent me last time she spied baby shoes on my blog. She had a whole heap of scraps given to her, not big enough for much else except baby shoes and maybe teddybear paw pads, but oh so soft and a gorgeous colour, and perfect for the shoes! I love stroking the soles of these shoes, just so nice to touch!

I had the shoes made by 11:30 and then waddled off to bed, thinking I'd grab a little white gift box on the way to the party and tie it with a nice blue ribbon. But the 4:30am loo stop woke me up, and suffering "pregnancy back" I tossed and turned and couldn't get back to sleep. SO what is one to do at a quarter to six when the house is all quiet? Head to the sewing room to applique a onesie of course! Luckily I had a 00 in my box of things to embellish as little Lachlan is already nearing the 3m mark - it has been a while since I've been able to catch up with the Mums due to work.



So here is what I will be giving Lachlan's mummy today. I hope it's a hit!


10 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh that is so cute, it will definitely be a hit! I'm embarrassed to admit that I've had some cloth shoes on my to-do list since before I had Cheriese..... I really must try to make some soon (or she'll be in real shoes!)

Emma said...

I am sure they will be a hit!

Beetlehouse Designs said...

Beautiful Joy...absolutly gorgeous!!!

Sereknitty said...

Super cute!

Little Munchkins said...

I love the AH fabric. And looks even better made up into those shoes and appliqued to a tshirt. So cute and adorable!

Brissmiths said...

Just gorgeous, I'm sure the Mum (and little boy) loved them. I hope you get more sleep tonight :)
Susan

Kris said...

Gorgeous set!

Kylie said...

Cute - well done - i am certain that she liked it.

Hope the back ends soon for you:)

Juni said...

I love your little car applique - just gorgeous!

The Humming Cat said...

Super cute Joy, I am sure it will be VERY well recieved! I just don't know where you get your energy from, you really should be taking it easy.