Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Darling's New Boots

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?

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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.

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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.

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And did you notice her sweet little hat? I couldn't resist adorning her head too.

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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?

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She seems to like it.

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What do you think?

18 comments:

Duni said...

Hi Susan!

they are absolutely adorable! Love the fabric you used for the bow :)
Your daughter looks so sweet wearing the pretty hat!

Simply Paperie said...

Adorable! Love the big bow :)

Citlalli said...

They are beautiful!! The fabric with the handwriting is the perfect finishing touch. You are so talented!

Maegan said...

Wow those are really beautiful! Love the big bow!

Ellsworth Designs said...

LOVELY, simply lovely!!!!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! She is the cutest thing ever! Those boots and hat are amazing. I need a GIRL!

mer said...

those boots are so cute and that girl is adorable!

found my way over from Chef in Training: Tuesday Talent Show.

Catrin said...

I love those boots. They are adorable. Especially the bow.
Greetings from Germany
Catrin

Ruby Jean said...

Oh these Boots are Adorable.... And to think you made them out of an old leather jacket... WOW!!! the hat is VERY VERY SWEET!!!!

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Just Jaime said...

Adorable! Great job. Love the bows!

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Kristin said...

Totally love the bows!

Jo said...

Love the boots, but I also love that she asks for Anne. Makes me excited about the little girl I'm carrying in my belly right now. When I was Em's age, I loved (and still do) Frances Hodgson Burnett's books, especially The Little Princess. Mine were hardcover with the Tasha Tudor illustrations. What special memories you two are making!

Crafty Mischief said...

Those boots are darling! I love the bow! I found you through Chef in Training. Thanks for sharing! :)

Patty said...

Those boots are gorgeous!

Shiloh said...

Pure sweetness!

D+B said...

Soo cute!! This makes me want to have a little girl.. So I can dress her up all cute!!! I am your newest follower. I found you on a link party!!! If you would like to check out my blog too. And follow me back. That would be wonderful!! I am kind of new to blogging, but excited to share ideas and recipes. And doing giveaways for Mineral makeup.

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Michelle said...

Those boots are to die for! I can't believe you made them from Dad's coat! Featuring today on A Little Tipsy!

Meredith said...

Just saw these on A Little Tipsy...

All I can say is wow, wow, wow! So amazing that you made them from a jacket! Job well done!

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