I finally managed to source some suitable, and equally gorgeous fabric, for little No. 4's slippers. I was determined to get wool but could only find rich colours in quite thin fabrics. With the weather suddenly much cooler in the mornings, it was becoming more urgent that I find something soon.
Well as soon as I saw this pink wool fabric I knew it was the perfect choice! After a quick look at the price tag I immediately placed it back with a shock. Guess how much it was? No, higher, higher. $80 a metre!!! Australian wool too, so not even supporting our own country.
Well, if I only bought 25cms it would only be $20 I thought. You know how it goes, justifying your purchases. What slippers could I get for that price that aren't synthetic anyway? None! Well, that decided it for me, and I have plenty left over for something else - like slippers for the other three who love them too!
The pink wool and the paisley fabric from No. 4's duvet cover, look really nice together, but unfortunately I didn't have enough. I nervously decided to use my fabulous red gingham for the lining.
Here is the slipper in more detail. The handstitched edges and the pretty yoyo for decoration.
Now, the pattern needed altering in a major way as our two year old has massive feet, poor thing, just like her mother! It's a pity I didn't check the width of the pattern as well before cutting into my million dollar fabric, as I would have found out they were far too skinny. What a waste!! The worst thing for me was the gingham I had wasted, as I was saving it for something special.
Never mind. I now have the pattern sorted ready to make more slippers. I love being able to make unique clothes for my children. They always get noticed as we have such a small selection in New Zealand.
I think they have come up beautifully and luckily she does too. It was a rocky start as they were rejected to begin with. She came round to liking them though and she just loves the yoyos on the fronts.
These slippers come from the Tilda Christmas book, a much loved book of mine.
Now, I need to finish off a birthday cake scrapbook for the nearly 4 year old's birthday tomorrow. Nearly finished it, just need to assemble it and wrap it.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my blog recently, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. It means so much to me. Thanks for pushing me to make a rug too, I will need plenty of encouragement that's for sure!
OK, see you tomorrow!