It's very hard not to let it be true, that saying about the cobbler's children having no shoes. But, sadly, it really is. When the weather first turned cold, I started dreaming up designs for my girly's boots. I even went ahead and cut them out. Now, here we are, at the end of January and they are finally done. Good thing we live in Michigan, where we are assured of another couple of months' worth of wear. Want to see?
They're my first pair of leather boots, the leather coming from her father's old leather coat. I love when I can do that, make something for my children from something that was once another family member's.
I went with this fabric for the bow because at this time in her life anyway, she has a very bibliographic nature. When she's very tired, she will climb into my nap and say "Anne, Anne." And then she will sit there sweet as can be, and listen to me read her an entire chapter of Anne of Green Gables. It makes for very sweet memories.
And did you notice her sweet little hat? I couldn't resist adorning her head too.
I love the flower made from lefter lace. And the tie is antique velvet ribbon. She's my little elfin love, so how could I not make her a little elfin hat?
She seems to like it.
What do you think?