Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Big Little Thing

So, part of the reason that I got into making house shoes is because I live where it's snowy most of the year. So when you go to people's houses, you take off your shoes at the door. Only, I have this thing about going around in sock feet. As in, I really don't like it. At all. But, it's too cold and unpleasant to go around in bare feet. However, I was unable to find slippers I liked in the stores. Because, some people say, I am picky. They say it like it's a bad thing. Ha!

Anyway, I love my little house shoes. I do, but sometimes I need serious warmth. So the other night I made these:

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They're made of a beautiful fawn colored velvet, with some gorgeous black lace that my sister bought for me when she was stationed in South Korea.

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There are six layers of fabric in them , two of which are fleece. Toasty!

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It's pretty awkward taking pictures of your own legs in boots. You get quite a workout!

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There are some bows for embellishment on the back, but I can't decide whether I like them or not...


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What do you think?

36 comments:

Ayana said...

I love these! Can you walk outside in them? Or are they house slippers?

Marie said...

Super cute! Keep the bows in the back! I want a pair! Hope you'll come link up at my Show & Share party that starts every Wednesday!

Marie
mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Duni said...

ooh! I love these! They look soft and comfortable :) When I travel I take along my own house shoes as well. Besides, I always have cold feet, so I really need them!

Susan Woods said...

Ayana, they have a foam insole and can be made with a slip proof vinyl outsole. So they could stand a little light outside wear. But, as they are fabric they aren't made for trekking through the snow. I am trying to learn about and source some heavier soling material. A little at a time.

Simply Paperie said...
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Simply Paperie said...

Oh i LOVE these! I need to add these to my Christmas list asap :)

Ejay said...

My cold feet are very jealous !
These are gorgeous , what a clever idea and so stylish.

sstone said...

I LOVE those. I need new slippers at the moment. I think you should keep the bows. They definitely add.:)
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Fashion By Alicia said...

These are so cute!

Kristine said...

These are crazy cute!!

atouchoflovely said...

Ooooooh those sound so cozy!

Nicole Feliciano said...

MMM. Those look perfect for the cold days ahead.

Yadira said...

Aww! These are cute and they certainly look warm. My own shoemaking adventures have not been so successful.

Susana said...

Hola. Te han quedado muy bonitas las botas.
Un saludo.

Andrea said...

Alright...these are AWESOME! This post is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable this Wednesday. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

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Meredith Resnick, M.Ed, MA said...

Very cute. Love the detail at the top!
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Meredith Resnick, M.Ed, MA said...

Very cute. Love the detail at the top!
Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Stephanie said...

I love those boots, they are so cute.

Junk in their Trunk said...

What a great idea. These are adorable. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

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Just Jaime said...

How impressive!

Andrea said...

You made it!!! I'm really so honored! Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
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Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Seriously?? So fricken cute!! Thanks for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays this week!

Shelley said...

Those are awesome!!! Can't believe you made them! Well, I can, I'm just blown away :D And, love the bows!

morenumerousthansand said...

These are amazing and even more so because you made them! And the bows are adorable.

Carmen said...

OMGosh! You made these? wow...super cute...and comfy looking...Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-rock-10.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

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Christine @ sugarandtrash.com said...

So cute! We don't get snow so I still walk around in flip flops inside.....but I'd bet my daughter would loooove something like these!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Those are AWESOME! Wish I had some on right now...they look so comfy. I like the bows!

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folkhaven said...

Love, love, love these! Would you be willing to post a tutorial?

Seaweed and Raine said...

The bows are a cute addition. Just wondering how your sewing machine liked sewing 6 layers of fabric? And what were the layers made of?

SAMARA NAVI said...

Never in my life have I seen ANYONE make their own shoes!!!! It is brilliant. Do you give the recipes so we can do it or do we just look at it. As for the bows, I am with you...The boots are GORGEOUS, SPECTACULAR without. These boots are the UGG but 100% better. You could go into manufacturing...but then boo, taking a hobbie into production is a huge drag...it kills the passion. I am going to subscribe by email. I JUST HOPE you have the gadget to do so. If not PLEAZZZZZZ put one on. Now I have seen your UBER ARTISTIC TALENT I don't think I can live without you!!! haha. Divine Love, Samara

SAMARA NAVI said...

Never in my life have I seen ANYONE make their own shoes!!!! It is brilliant. Do you give the recipes so we can do it or do we just look at it. As for the bows, I am with you...The boots are GORGEOUS, SPECTACULAR without. These boots are the UGG but 100% better. You could go into manufacturing...but then boo, taking a hobbie into production is a huge drag...it kills the passion. I am going to subscribe by email. I JUST HOPE you have the gadget to do so. If not PLEAZZZZZZ put one on. Now I have seen your UBER ARTISTIC TALENT I don't think I can live without you!!! haha. Divine Love, Samara

SAMARA NAVI said...

Would you consider putting the tutorial for these? I would LOVE to make a pair for my daughter for Chanukkah! Thank you!!! Divine Love, Samara

Susan Woods said...

Thank you, everyone! I have another design in the works. Can't wait to share it.

Samara, I actually do sell them slowly but surely on Etsy. It's just me sewing when the kids are in bed, so I have a bit of a wait. But, each pair of shoes I make is custom designed, so almost every shoe is new and different, which keeps it fun. I have considered a shoe tutorial, but they are so time consuming and I just haven't been able to get to it with the kids, and the orders and the holidays.

Seaweed and Raine, I sew up to eight layers at a time on my handmade shoes, and my machine is a good sport about it mostly. There was one needle to the eye incident, but we don't talk about it. :-)

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

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Kara

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