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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"New Shoes."

Hello,

Well, blogging has taken a back seat here at Kainga. Not long after my last post I managed to damage my camera. It is being fixed with a new lense. I found my old camera and charged the battery. I certainly will be using the camera strap in future.

I was recently asked to do some sewing for a Mum to be. I was given the fabric and the links to some patterns etc.


 I found a few more patterns on the net and had a great time creating shoes. After initially finding one of the patterns a little hard to understand the "aha" moment clicked and I was away.


 None of the patterns had any sort of wadding in between the two layers for the souls so I used up some wadding scraps and quilted them together.


 The other link I was given was for a cover for a "Baby Bjorn" unfortunately this one I had to cover was different to the linked item. The straps for doing it up were in a different place. So I had to custom make it. That weekend newspaper came in handy for drawing up templates. I also had to make two bunny rugs. I was given two rugs that the Mum wanted to be made double so the baby will be warm. I did that and machine embroidered hearts to quilt them together. The other items sewn were two bibs including four Bandana bibs and as there was a strip of flannelette left over I made these into two face washers.


Every now and again I find a bargain in the local Good Sammy's especially when I am looking for something completely different. I picked up two balls of 8 ply cotton. I made up two face washers using different patterns from one of my crochet books.

A pinch and a punch for the last day of the month.

Happy days.
Bev C

20 comments:

Dolores said...

Love the little shoes. Looks like we were both sewing for babies.

marina said...

such pretty little shoes and baby goodies.

...........hit and a kick for being so quick!
x

Pauline W said...

The little shoes are lovely. Lucky baby!

Lynda said...

Love all the little shoes - they are very cute.

Maria said...

Gorgeous wee shoes, is Mum having Quads LOL.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh how cute are those wee shoes!! Lovely baby sewing xx

Anthea said...

Well done on all that fiddly sewing Bev! The baby will be very stylish indeed~

Lin said...

Such beautiful little shoes Bev. Lovely work for the Mum to be. xx

Jeanette said...

Love those shoes. So cute. Lovely baby goodies you made. Hugs,xx

Kim said...

One can't live without one's camera, can one?? They are the recorder of our blogging lives. The baby shoes are darling, Bev, gorgeous fabrics. You have been a busy girl.

Katherine said...

Love those baby shoes! Everything you have sewn for the mum-to-be is fantastic. It was one thing I really enjoyed while pregnant with our first was all the knitting of booties, hats, mitts, jackets and when we the first arrived smocked dresses etc. Such fun sewing and knitting and so useful too.

Fiona said...

how cute are those little shoes.. love them. You have been busy!

Hugz

Terri said...

You have been so resourceful and productive lately! Love seeing all your projects - those baby shoes are so cute. Sorry to hear about your camera - hope the repairs are too costly. Happy dayz!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How cute are the shoes Bev....a lovely post, you certainly have been busy with Baby things!

barb's creations said...

Love those tiny shoes! you've been a very, very busy lady. I must have a hunt around for your crochet books at the library and try out a few new stitches I think after seeing yours :) Barb.

Julie said...

Oohhh those baby creations are just adorable Bev, you have been busy. Those little shoes are just sooo very gorgeous. I too, have been enjoying making facewashers & dishcloths - mine are knitted.

Karen S said...

Love all the baby goodies you made. The little shoes are delightful.
Sorry to hear about your camera. Hope it comes back quickly.
Enjoy a lovely weekend.

Mylene said...

Those little shoes are so cute!
Happy week!

Wendy said...

Lovely makes, how kind you are to make all those baby gifts for a young mum! The shoes are gorgeous.

Dasha said...

Those little bootees are just divine! Love them.
Very creative that you had to make your own pattern for the Baby Bjorn