Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Weekend Kraft werk: "The Robots"

(Hee hee, sorry, I just could not resist slipping that one in!)

I whipped up a bunch of little soft shoes over the long weekend using this pattern. The instructions were very easy to follow and these shoes were easy to make. I did need to go out and purchase a leather needle for my machine before I got started though. In the last Sassy Apron Swap, Katie very kindly added some extra material from which to make the soles out of, and I had a few suede scraps that my mum donated to me as well (she makes teddy bears and uses suede for the paws), so I was all set to go.

They proved to be very quick and easy to make, about an hour each, and I'm sure with some practice and more organisation they'd be quicker. The little black dinosaur shoes were my first attempt, and I was much happier with the ones I made after that. I got a bit creative, appliqueing little robots and dinosaurs onto everything. After taking a look at my fabric collection, it seems I have a thing for robots...

Two of the five have already been passed on and went down a treat with my cousin's little boy. I will post the other three off to my friend, Von, today. She likes robots too! (Only four pairs are shown because I made two identical pairs of booties with red robots)

Summary: Quick, easy and fun. Would definitely make again.

17 comments:

kt mac said...

oh these look fantastic!

my favorite is the first pair. baby blue with the robot appliqué! very cute

How much fun are these to make??
addictive I'd say.

and I'm glad I was able to help out with the soles. I don't know why but we have a ridiculous amount of that suede and it was a joy to share it with you and see what designs you came up with. I just love how soft the soles are done in suede. you've inspired me to make some more soon :)

twocheeseplease said...

Oh hi, another Melbournite!

I stumbled across your blog from the CRAFT:zine page. Congratulations on being featured there!

I really love your take on these baby booties, especially the robots at the top. So cute! I wish I had young'ins around to make booties for. I'd really, really love to make some but I'd feel a bit naff just keeping them around since I don't have someone to hand them on to!

Michele Quigley said...

Very cute shoes! Well done. Glad you found the pattern and tutorial useful. :-)

Dot said...

very cute! i was going to do something like that for my little one but he grew out of baby shoes before i got around to it! i have a soft spot for robots and these are great!

dot

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I really love your take on these baby booties, especially the robots at the top. So cute! I wish I had young'ins around to make booties for.

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