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Friday, January 21, 2011

Dilemma: New dress but no shoes to match

Last Saturday night I picked out a new dress for my sweet little Anna to wear.  The problem was she didn't have any shoes to match.  What is a girl to do without cute shoes?

Until Anna was born, I have been a Boy-Mom. I've been used to blue, sports balls of all kinds and wrestling.  Thankfully,  I am quickly getting used to this Girl-Mom thing.  I think I like it too.  She's my baby doll to dress up and make look even prettier.  God has blessed me with a perfect little model that I get to accessorize!

I had to get creative and since I am on a big crocheting kick, why not whip up some cute little shoes.  Luckily, I had some patterns purchased from a few weeks before and I had the right color yarn.  Nothing like starting two pairs of baby girl shoes at 11 at night!  Some of you wonder how we get all our crafts accomplished, it's called lack of sleep and staying up late!  What we do for the love of crafting!

I started by making Anna a pair of boots.  They are called Warm Winter Booties.  These are precious.  I got the pattern from Tara of Mamachee on etsy.  She is one talented lady and also has a great blog.  I added cute little pink rosettes to give it an added touch.
Once I had them made, I started thinking about Anna's outfit.  She would be wearing white tights.  Hmmm, I think the cute boots will need to be worn another time.  I needed all pink.

I went to my other favorite pattern for cute little booties called the Ava Slipper.  I got this one from Mandy of Little Birdie Secrets.  She is also a very talented lady and makes all kinds of precious crocheted items.  I didn't have any buttons so I made the strap a bit shorter and attached it to the other side.
Now that Anna had cute shoes to wear, she needed a headband with a cute rose to match!  The things I do to make my little girl look even more precious!  I knew I could get this accomplished quickly as Anna has a headband with a flower in almost any color.  Luckily, I had the headband made, I just made a simple rose to attach.  Next time I plan to make a bigger one.  I will share the pattern for that one day soon. Check out my beautiful girl!
Here is a picture of her checking out her new shoes.
She looked beautiful and got lots of compliments from people at church.  Plus, I have items that can be passed on for years to come!

The next time you are in need of something special, why not try handmade.  Either make it yourself or get a gift that was lovingly made.  I plan on making more sweet gifts for my Anna and others.

If you see something we've made that you would like, just email us and we will work out a fair price.

Back to making some gifts for a baby shower on Sunday.  I will show those to you soon!

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  1. WOW! Those are adorable. I just started knitting, maybe one day I will have a little one (grandbaby) to knit something special to be passed down to the next generation.

  2. Thank you so much Lisa! I know you will have a lucky grandchild one day!

  3. I loved them. Those boots are adorable too!


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