call me crazy but earlier this year i had the sudden urge to start making things for a little one. not for right now, maybe in the future :) it's always good to be prepared i guess. I've had quite a few conversations with crafty mama's and all pretty much said the same thing. during there pregnancy they had not one ounce of energy to create. so for that reason, and just because they are just SO adorable i started making these little shoes.
baby steps if you will.
don't look too close as one shoe is remarkably bigger than the other hahaa!
it's just the nature of learning. now a random joke between mr.handsome and myself. we laugh it off :)
and then i made these. my second attempt and still the same thing.. one little shoe... one bigger shoe. ahh... well, i think it might be a hint or something but i guess everything has its quirks. i kept it just the same. i joke that i will just velcro the larger shoe to the baby's foot :) hahaa!
the little buttons were a thrift find for only a quarter. The little straps actually unbutton it's just the cutest thing! i couldn't stop buttoning and unbuttoning them i was very surprised as it was my first attempt ever to create a loop for a button. success!
i also couldn't help myself from playing with them. i sometimes think they are too small but they are supposed to fit newborns so i guess this is a reasonable size. if not, it will fit barbie...hehee.
the nest of things is growing with all things soft and cuddly, i'm patting myself on the back for at least finishing these quirky shoes. :) all patterns were purchased from etsy seller hollanddesigns.
now if only kids never grew up with bigger feet right?
so here they are..a starting point for my little nest.
if you have been wanting to learn to crochet i have to tell you something.
YOU CAN DO IT!!!
- youtube crochet for video tutorials ( i am a visual learner so this rewind capability is amazing.
- find hooks at your local thrift store for super cheap. You can even find inexpensive yarn there. It doesn't have to cost much at all.
- Then sign up for free at Ravelry or the big yarn name brands like Lion Brand or Red Heart and search through hundreds of free & easy patterns for projects.
i'm on my second year of learning and still taking baby steps into creating more complicated projects but you can never finish something you don't even start. :)
happy hook & yarn love sweets,