Sunday, April 6, 2008

New Shoes

This weekend I made four pair of cloth shoes. I have been wanting to try these for awhile. I am not sure why. Now, writing it out it sounds a little lame. I downloaded the pattern/tutorial from stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html
and it is super easy. I am addicted! Lily loved the first pair I made but they were too small (I was trying the original pattern before I messed with the sizing) and so those became her baby doll's shoes. After I finished a pair for Lily she never wanted to take them off. So extreme was her determination to keep her new slippers on that she even kept them on while on the potty. Normally she must be completely naked or forget it. Then I made some Hello Kitty ones and some for a baby shower. I thought Lily would love the Hello Kitty ones because she LOVES Hello Kitty. I am not really sure how her love with the white cat started. Whenever she sees something with HK on it she just goes ballistic. Granted, she (the cat) is EVERYWHERE in Hawaii. There is a Japanese store near our house that is 70% dedicated to Hello Kitty. We go there as an outing sometimes. Once we even went to MEET Hello Kitty there. It was perhaps the best day of Lily's young life. Anyway, I thought I was being the nicest mommy in the world by struggling with the silky fabric with large, somewhat frighting, kitty heads on it. I guess I didn't realize that cutting up the fabric would be so traumatic to her. I should have just let her keep the yard of fabric. What was I thinking? After a nap (during which I finished the shoes) and letting her hold the remnant fabric she was very pleased to have the Hello Kitty shoes. Downside? I think she might grow out of them tomorrow. Here are some pictures of the shoes:



6 comments:

Kate said...

i love all the shoes. You did an awesome job. you are quite the domestic girl lately. I would love to make some of those shoes when the next kids comes around. I love the shot of Lily on the potty. That is great that she is allready potty training.

Erin said...

I am impressed that Lily is potty training already! But even more than that, I love that her little ankles are crossed and her hands clasped together waiting so patiently. Such a little naked lady!

Steffy said...

Those are awesome!!! I bet you didn't know it but Lily and I share an unexplainable love for Hello Kitty. Harold & I have a Hello Kitty shower curtain, waffle iron, toaster, blanket, and movies. I love Hello Kitty! Harold is not so wild about her.. but he lets me keep all the Hello Kitty stuff so he must like me :)

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Claudia said...

Funny, funny, funny. She looks so poised and proper on her little potty. And I love that Chris is reading her a story. Too cute.

Beth said...

way impressed with the shoes and the potty. mikey cries when we put him on the potty.