Monday, May 30, 2011

Handmade Felt Baby Booties

I might have to rename this blog to ‘how time flies’, given the time between posts. It’s not that I haven’t got anything to show you. It’s just that I have been so busy, it’s hard to find time to take photos, make them look nice and then post them with a few words of explanation. Last weekend, for instance, I made a few lengths of nuno felt on silk and constructed a kaftan. It looks quite nice but I think a bit more work is needed. I’ll show you that when I’m happier with it. I also made some felt booties for little bubs. There are two styles so far. The little Mary Janes with a tiny strap. And the wrap over ones. I think they are kind of cute. From time to time I make a sheet of felt to cut up and use for a project and have pieces left over. For a while I just left them to sit, until I could see what they might be. And last weekend it came to me. These pieces would make lovely little booties. Now that it is getting a little colder here where I am, these make a lovely, soft, colourful way to keep little toesies warm. So far I have made them in a size suitable for 3-6 month olds. I’ll see what kind of response I get at the markets and take it from there. Tell me what you think of them.