Thursday, 2 October 2008

Goody two shoes

I'm not sure if blogging twice in one day gets me brownie points, but as Amy pointed out, it was still her yesterday when I posted on my this morning, so maybe I'll count that as yesterday and this as today.

Today was a fabulous, lovely, shiny day - it was warm (26oC), sunny and lightly breezy. The Princess and I headed to our local plaza / mall to do some clothes shopping for me. It was a much more successful expedition than I've had in the recent past, and I was even fiscally responsible enough to lay-by everything instead of buying it straight up. Aren't I good?

Then after a lovely impromptu lunch with Kuka, who works very close by, we came home, threw the doors and windows open, and while Princess G slept, I finished off a little sewing project.

I've been trying to make a pair of these shoes for about two weeks, but kept getting stymied - first I didn't have the right interfacing, then I didn't have the right thread, then I didn't have the right elastic....

Anyway, today, I finally did the last 30 minutes work required, and was very satisfied with the result.



The pic is a little too blue; they're actually light and dark purple. And the sole pulls in a bit where the tops and heels join, but I think that's because the soles might be too thin to resist the elastic (just two layers of cotton, no interfacing or fleece).

Sweet, na?

I've got lots more of these planned. They use a teeny amount of fabric, and take only about an hour or maybe two to make, now I know how to do them.

Wow, two posts in less than 24 hours - whoda thunk it?

9 comments:

amy said...

Oooh, thanks for the baby shoe link! Do you think a beginner could handle that pattern?

kms said...

oh they are so cute! see how productive you are being :)

Bells said...

see I knew you could do it. Off to a great blogtoberfest start!

Cute shoes!

Michelle said...

I love them - nice work.

Rose Red said...

sweeeeet! looks like a couple things to cross off your to-do list!

MadMad said...

Oh, how cute are those?! (You know you can go back and change the post date, right? And then no one will know the difference.... heh heh heh)

2paw said...

I know what you mean about losing the urge to blog, but you're obviously back!! Lovely shoes. Very cute!! Well done.

Jejune said...

Oooh so cute!

Good luck with the Blogtoberfest thing :)

Lynne said...

Cute shoes!

I just heard about Blogtoberfest today; I've been away without internet access. Don't think I could manage to find something to write every day!