Thursday, August 30, 2007

babies need red shoes too

I was incredibly slow to discover the wonder of Japanese crafting books, but wow, how inspiring they are! One in the Handmade Zakka series arrived at my door last week and the very same day I heard that Nadine had had her baby. So, eager to sew for a little baby girl I started picking fabric for the baby shoe pattern. The construction was surprising, and the hand sewing intense, but I should have known that to make something so tiny and sweet requires special processes. Now I just have to get my act together and deliver the little package before baby Lucine's feet get too big! Three years down the road and I have no idea what size newborn feet are. I may already be too late.

P.S. Nadine - if you're reading this pretend that by "Nadine" I mean Georgette. And if you find a wee package hanging on your door, it's from the Baby Shoe Faery. But most of all, congratulations and I can't wait to meet your little lady.


:: melissa :: said... [Reply to comment]

These little shoes are absolutely gorgeous . . . you've done a great job!

Marla said... [Reply to comment]

Way to outclass my gifts! You are awesome, and charming, Sam!

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

Way cute!

Firegirl21 said... [Reply to comment]

I love the little shoes!!
I have the "For Sweet Baby" book from Japan(my friends live there) and it has the pattern in it but it is all in Japanese. Did you have trouble following ?? Can you help me?? thanks...Leslee

Aliza Sartor said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable! I agree with you, I wish I had done this for my daughters, but I too have saved some clothing from when they were babies.
I do, however have a niece that's 4 months old and want to make her one. The sleeper I have been given has a saying on the front, so I will have to try to cut the belly as one piece...have you had this challenge?