These boots were made for………

hmmm, not walking…….how about for sitting there looking cute? 🙂  I have been sick as a dog these last few days.  I never get sick so when I do, it is a doozy!  I took some Sudafed right before bed.  I don’t have much experience with the drug, but needless to say it did NOT help me sleep.  It did the opposite.  I felt wired and jittery.  My mind was racing and I was not sleeping any time soon.  While lying there cursing the thought popped into my head, “Hey, I should get up and design some baby boots!”  So, I did.  I have made a few pairs of shoes now and once you start making them you can’t stop.  Shoes are also pretty straight forward to make.

I drafted a pattern of what I wanted to do and got to work.  The first couple of tries did not work out.  I fixed all the errors I could find and finally a boot that worked!

I added elastic to the backs to help keep them on, but that wasn’t enough to make them stay put.  So then I added elastic to the fronts as well.  I need to work on that part a bit and figure out how to center it more.  Next time I will also use regular thread on this part and not the heavy duty thread.  It looks a little funky.

These are lined with wool felt and the soles are also wool felt.  They are nice and cozy 🙂

The ruffle on the top is actually part of a skirt she had that no longer fits her.  I like the added touch 🙂

Snaps are KAM snaps, love those things!

The houndstooth fabric is a Joann Fabrics find!  They had in grey as well and you know I snatched that up too!  I love me some houndstooth!  Eleanor seems to like her boots, they seem comfy and cozy and that adds up to success in my baby dressing book 🙂


14 Responses to “These boots were made for………”

  1. 1 Veerle Witdouck September 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Ach man, they look sooo adorable! Well done genius!

  2. 2 Irene Call September 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    OMG! These are to-die-for!! Darling 🙂

  3. 4 Emmy September 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    So cute!!! You are so talented. I miss you.

  4. 5 Patty September 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Oh MY GOSH!! Those are the cutest little boots ever. They look beautiful on your baby girl 😀

  5. 6 wendy September 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    These are really cute!
    The problem with the Sudafed could be for two reasons. Firstly I think they do a day one and a night one – the day one has caffeine in it.
    Secondly, it might have anti-hystymines in it. I’m not sure, I can’t remember, but I’m allergic and I have a reaction like you just described – check the packet!

  6. 7 Christina September 22, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Oh boy, the cuteness!!!! Honestly, these are the most adorable boots I have ever seen in my life EVER.
    And I have exactly the same problem with sudafed and any other OTC drug that has a sleep aid. They knock me out initially and then I wake up a couple of hours later feeling like I’m on Speed. Life’s unfair sometimes. I hope you feel better soon!

  7. 8 Mel September 23, 2011 at 1:58 am

    for the sake of sounding redundant here… swoooon, those boots are a hoot! Love it! And now… I’m following you.. beware. ;o)
    needle and nest

  8. 9 Judy March 27, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Another boot fan here! Those are sooo adorable! I can’t believe you actually made them. You really have mad skills!

    Judy @

  9. 11 Kayleigh March 27, 2012 at 4:24 am

    How freakin adorable!!! I would LOVE to have that pattern!!!

  10. 13 Annette March 29, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Love the boots do you think you send me the pattern I have a grandchild that would look great in them

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