Let me start by saying yesterday was FANTASTIC!!! I had a great time with my family and I think the kids did as well!!! You know you'll see photos soon on my MDS pages:) Well, I certainly can't share everything right now as some people read my blog and I can't spoil their surprises....right? BUT I can share something with you I made for Nathan. He has been asking for slippers, so I thought I'd try making him a pair:)
I used the Vanna brand yarn (because it was on sale....no other reason than that...I don't know much about yarns...I also liked the flecked colours). When I crocheted the yarn, I used a double strand (so I bought two balls of the same yarn and when I crocheted, I had two strands of yarn for each stitch).
I watched THIS VIDEO on how to create the bottom of a bootie, and modified it a bit for Nathan's foot size. I chained 17 stitches and used a 5 mm hook.
Then for the body of the shoe, I watched THIS VIDEO to make the body of the shoe. Because my shoe is a little larger, I used 18 stitches (rather than 16) when working on the toe of the shoe. I also added a row of single crochets on the toe to add a little more surface area. (I did this after the first row).
He then picked the button colour he wanted on the flap on the side of the shoe. What I like about the button is that I can adjust this as his foot grows. These boots are a little large right now, so the button is on a little farther back than I thought it would be, but as his foot grows I can move the button for him.
Well, I hope you like my "non paper craft" post today:) I wanted to share with you what I've been up to! I've been having fun creating handmade gifts and treasures for friends and family! I hope you have a FABULOUS day today!