I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Something For Baby

I have had this charming little pattern for baby slippers for the longest time.

I'm not sure where the pattern came from,.....there aren't even any instructions on putting them together. Just the pieces and the embroidery design.
I knew I just had to make the first pair with "PINK"!! I found the right lining in the perfect pink color and chose the best rose floss.

I had finished one side with the outside french knots in the rose color as well, but felt there was just a little too much rose on the design....

so I changed the outside french knots to the blue I had done the french knot flowers in.

The back also has cute little embroidered flowers...

and I just loved these little flower beads for the straps. I hope to make a few more of these bootie/slipper sets in different colors, along with matching bibs and bonnets maybe? I still have my children's booties, (many crocheted by grandmothers of the family) in storage. How about you? Do you have a special set of little shoes or booties? Did they belong to you or your children? Were they made by a loved one? I would love to hear!


Linda said...

Kathleen...these are so beautiful....your stitching is just amazing.
I have booties from when my daughter was a baby and two pair of little high top boots from when my dad was just a toddler...one pair is red and black kid...they must have been a dress pair...wonderful keepsakes from days gone by...hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

These are so sweet and such beautiful hand-work.

Muddling Through said...

Kathleen, those little baby slippers are just exquisite! You do beautiful work.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

those are so precious!
i have kept all the hand made booties or hats for my kids that they had as babies. i figure when they have children of their own , i will give them back for my grandchildren to wear.

Vickie said...

I just KNEW they were baby booties when I saw them on your other blog! So pretty! I need a little grandbaby to put into them!

I saved booties from my kids and I have booties that were my husband's, and my mom has some of mine. I can't help but puddle up when I look at my kids' little baby things and wish I could have those times back!

Domestically Inclined said...

I just love your blog! I am so enjoying a bit of time embrodering while I recooperate from a knee injury. It is so nice to have guilt free time to work. I haven;t much time right now, but did quikcly scan over much of your beatuiful work. I will have to come by again another time! Thanks for sharing. PS do you mind if I share your post with other and put your link on my page?

Anonymous said...

so lovely.

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Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Kathleen!

I love these darling baby shoes and you did a beautiful job on them! I think of you each day as I look at the precious towel you made me, and yes, never used still!


Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What cute baby shoes! I just love the little flowers all over. Nice job.

Irma :)

Wish on a Whisker said...

So lovely! ~Mandy

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh how cute! Those are the sweetest booties I've ever seen!