I'm really proud that in the upcoming issue of Discover Dolls Magazine my baby shoe pattern is being shared and showcased. 

This pattern is so easy to use and so simple but you can produce the cutest shoes, all you will need is a little bit of fabric, very simple sewing ability, you can even stitch these by hand if you don't have a sewing machine and your imagination.

The magazine will contain a full step by step tutorial on how to make the shoes. 

On my example pair I used 2 co-ordinating fabrics and embellished them with ribbon and seed beads to show off the fabric.  

But the sky is the limit with these cute little shoes. You can make them as simple or as decorative as you like.

The next issue of Discover Dolls will be out soon!
I hate having cold feet and yet I don't particularly like wearing slippers, I have the habit of curling up on the sofa of an evening doing some knitting or sewing or whatever, don't like the idea of sticking my crocs (bright pink that I wear slobbing around the house in lieu of slippers)  up on the sofa. 

So during one evening's wandering around the internet perusing crafty websites... I am on a mission this year I want to make all my christmas presents for the people I love. Could be a challenge but I am up for a challenge!  I came across a pattern for a pair of crocheted Mary Jane Slippers. Ohhhhhh how pretty thought I (visit Lisa at Goodknits) I could do with a pair of those for keeping my tootsies toasty.

I modified the pattern a bit,  I wasn't as keen on the whole low toe bit or the strap so I just did a couple of extra rounds before casting off the central stitches. That way I wouldn't have to do the the strap at all.   

The pattern was surprisingly easy to follow,  I'm pretty much a novice at crochet.  Definitely would recommend this pattern to someone new to crochet, it's actually very simple and really quick, in 3 evenings I had a pair of very cute, incredibly warm sofa slip ons and I am LOVING them... LOL  

So this is definitely going on the Christmas present list, I can think of a few people I want to make these for. 

I got the buttons for putting on baby booties but the colour was just so perfect I had to filch a couple for my slippers.  And the crocheted flowers were easy and quick,  I can see myself making lots of these for decorating baby booties and hats. 

See it's all a learning curve, everything thing one tries teaches something and leads on to other fabulous ideas.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my slippers and I now have very toasty toes... I will be making more of these... hmmmmm I am thinking Black and Pink next!