Itchin’ for some new (baby) shoes

Oh man, am I ever itchin’ to make some baby shoes for Fiona. I want to make something comfortable for her to wear, easy for me to put on and finally, something that STAYS on her feet. After perusing for some patterns online and especially in etsy, I have found “the ones.”

These are going to be my first try:

Vintage Flare Baby Loafers @ Winter Peach’s Etsy Shop

These are some others that I’ll probably make at some point, too.

Soft baby shoe tutorial @ The Family Centered Life

Baby booties @ Hello my name is Heather

Cloth Baby Shoes @ Stardust Shoes (photo credit: Michael Miller Fabrics)

Ballerina Shoe @ Homespun Threads Etsy Shop

Another Ballerina Shoe @ Sweet Pea Pattern’s Etsy Shop

Now I’m thinking fabric. I’ve got some really cool fabric remnants from some IKEA curtains …


Big Old Clothes, Little New Clothes

So today, I got my inhabitots “enter to win” email. And the requirement to enter was to post an answer to the question: How are you teaching your green kid the value of good design?

My answer: I am starting to make clothes for Fiona. And instead of buying brand new fabric for these cool, modern outfits (the “good design” part), I am re-purposing fabric from old mommy and daddy clothes (the “green” part). I don’t have any pictures of what I have done yet. But here are some cool ideas from the ether:



From ManiMina’s Etsy Store

Polka Dot Pinafore

I made my first pinafore for Fiona. I chose classy white with black polka-dots and a lining of black and white floral with accents of gold. I know … snazzy for a 7-month-old. I bought the pattern from heidiandfinn on etsy. I l…o…v…e her patterns. Here are a few pictures. Hopefully as I go, I will get better at taking pictures of my process.

Take a look at some more pictures at

Fiona's First Pinafore