Sunday, September 18, 2011

some new shoes

my love for open toed boots started when i first saw the movie 'in her shoes' with toni collette and cameron diaz. unfortunately i don't possess the long lean legs required to pull them off but apparently they look adorable on short chubby baby legs so i discovered. the baby peep-toe boots have been on my mind for a little while and last night i finally got to work and by lunch time today they were made and ready for testing. they are light and are intended to be worn very casually, scrunched down even and they have some cushioning on the sole for comfort. so far they are staying on extremely well thanks to the ties that tie up in a bow at the front. gracie wore one to bed for her morning nap (yes just one was made at that stage) and to my surprise it was still on when she woke up. her leg had turned a deep shade of purple but that main thing was that the shoe stayed on, ok i'm joking about the purple leg. she actually seems to honestly like them or at least not notice them. i am seeing them worn with the three kittens 'Gracie' dress and a matching bonnet, cuuuute! i need to tweak them a little but so far i am really loving them, they are almost exactly as i pictured them in my mind. so do tell me what you think....?


Thursday, September 15, 2011

crochet dishcloths

these beauties were crocheted for me by my mum. they can be used as dishcloths or washcloths for your face. i never use those ugly old chux anymore. these can be washed over and over and plus they look pretty. i have a bunch more including some i made for the kidlets to use in the bath but these are the more new and fresh ones of the bunch. the one at the bottom has already been through the wash a couple of times and still looks great. dishcloths are the perfect beginners crochet project because they are quick and easy to make. you don't have to make them as fancy as the ones my mum has made. i just crochet a kind of rib pattern for mine with colourful cotton yarn.

in other news...

a huge congratulations to CAPRICE for winning my Gracie dress set in the Handmade Kids blog competition. i read every entry and loved them all, very creative! i even entered for a couple of the prizes myself with the lamest poems ever in the history of lame poetry. speaking of giveaways my own facebook page has just reached 200 likers and i'm starting to think about my 400 liker celebration giveaway. just have to decide what to give away...?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

like free stuff much?

i was featured over on the Handmade Kids blog yesterday. you should check it out if you like WINNING stuff. lots of great prizes and a little something from my shop too! competition starts Thursday this week and is in aid of the Handmade Kids facebook page reaching 4000 likers.

Gracie dress and reversible baby knickers