My friend Greta had a baby shower today. It was a stylish get together and it was so good to see her. Only 5 weeks left and she’ll be a new mommy (although, maybe she can already be considered a new mommy just for being pregnant?). I was blown away by all the gifts, some items I hadn’t heard of or even knew existed. And the adorable baby clothes! So tiny! I mostly bought a group of items off her registry, but this morning I had just enough time to whip up a second pair of felt shoes (first pair here, little boy booties here). I don’t know how long I’ve had those butterfly buttons, but I remembered them at the last minute.
Two interesting things – Mariah, who organized the shower (and who handmade the most adorable burp cloths. I wish I had taken a picture of them) held something called a “diaper raffle.” Basically, your name was entered if you brought a package of diapers, and the winning person got a prize (in this case a nice gift card). A great way to get the new mom stocked up on diapers. The other interesting thing was that, besides registering for just pink items, Greta also added solid white, yellow and green colored items, so that if they had a boy down the road the same items (bibs, blankets, burp cloths) could be used again. That made so much sense, but I doubt I’d have thought of it. So I’m sharing it here! 🙂
PS. I thought I’d respond to Aubrey’s comment/question here in the post. The pink and white felt was sewn together by machine, and then the button embellishment and felt strap were sewn on by hand. The velcro was self-adhesive, and I started to secure the ends with a few stitches, but I ran out of time, so I hope the adhesive holds!
The template I used came from a book. I wish I could remember the name of it. However, four of my favorite online felt shoe tutorials and templates are Martha Stewart’s Felt Baby Shoes, Baby Booties, and Crocheted Booties (if only I knew how to crochet!) and Heather Bailey’s Bittie Booties. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but they loof very fun and fabulous!
Martha Stewart’s Felt Baby Shoes and Baby Booties