You still have three weeks to join in and create a project from any craft book for a chance to win some awesome prizes!
This project is also from the book "Little One-Yard Wonders" by Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker (Storey Publishing). I made the Baby Moccasins, a pattern by Sue Kim.
Notice how I have more photos of Elliot not wearing the baby shoes than I do of him actually wearing them. This photo shoot had me laughing hysterically, because every time I squeeze his foot in one shoe, he'd managed to kick the other shoe off. Hah! Can anyone relate?
I actually didn't much mind... I think his feet look cuter with nothing on them. He does like to nibble on the shoes. With that in mind, I'll probably pop the buttons off before having him "wear them" again.:)
I did change up the pattern to feature a different fabric on the sole (non-slip or "footie" fabric) and a contrasting fabric on the inside. I think these will be more practical once Elliot starts walking, and I really like that pop of black opposite the sole.
These fabrics came from FreeSpirit, and they're designed by Parson Gray. I think it's fun to see something as delicate as baby shoes in prints that are designed to be more masculine and edgy.
All in all, I found Sue's pattern from the book to be easy to follow and really adorable. It's been a while since I took the time to hand sew little details like this on a project, and I found it relaxing.
September marks the 4th Annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds! This year, we're excited to celebrate all month long with a blog hop of inspiring craft book projects and LOTS of giveaways for sewing along with a sewing, knitting, cookbook or other craft book of YOUR CHOICE.
If you are a craft book hoarder, you are not alone. Several years ago, I had an urge to dust off my craft books, unfold those crisp pattern sheets and put those patterns to good use by actually making some projects. :)
2014 Craft Book Month Blog Hop!I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers who will be showing off their projects made from craft books, all month long!
Monday 9/1: Fabric Mutt / Lindsay Sews
Tuesday 9/2: Rae Gun Ramblings / Craftside
Wednesday 9/3: The Feisty Redhead / The Fabric Studio
Thursday 9/4: Marci Girl Designs / Small Town Stitcher
Friday 9/5: LRstitched / A Prairie Sunrise
Monday 9/8: Hopeful Threads / sewVery
Tuesday 9/9: 13 Spools / Lisa Liza Lou
Wednesday 9/10: Stitch This! / My Sewcial Hour
Thursday 9/11: The Littlest Thistle / Fabric Seeds
Friday 9/12: Sew Sweetness / Clover + Violet
Monday 9/15: Inspire Me Grey / amylouwho
9/1-9/30: Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You'll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October, 1!
Rules1) One entry per person.
2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2014.
3) Create a new blog post, instagram, or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2014 or later) and link or refer back to Craft Book Month at Craft Buds (#craftbookmonth for instagram) in your post or photo description. Make sure to list the craft book you used and provide a link if possible.
4) All winners chosen via Random.org. Some prizes available to international winners, so please join us!