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Projects: Baby Booties

January 25, 2011
Bootieball

Last year was the “year of the wedding,” so this year must be the “year of the baby.” So far, I have two baby projects to make (and cards), this is the first.

Today’s project is a pair of baby booties, done in parchment, for my niece who is due in April. If your friends generally come here from Facebook, I must apologize. I have not posted this project on my Facebook page and probably won’t until the baby arrives.

She knows that she will be having a baby boy, and the nursery is being decorated in various shades of blues. So, I dorso’d a half sheet of parchment with a lovely shade of blue.

The pattern itself is from one of the older Japanese books that I have. It was also one of the less feminine bootie patterns that I have on hand. This particular pattern uses a minimal number of tools, for those of you that are just do not have all the tools on hand — your embossing tools, a 4-needle tool, and a 2-needle tool. I also used the large and small sun tools, but if you don’t have those, you could use your small embossing tool.

I did have a bit of a time putting these things together, partly because they are quite tiny, and my 36fingers are a bit big and don’t move so well. But, I did finally get them together.

One of the neatest ways to show off your little booties is in an acrylic ball. I found one at my local JoAnn’s for 99¢! This is how Nelly shows off her little booties, and it really is a wonderful way to help keep this keepsake safe.

Now I have one other baby item to make for my daughter-in-law, who is due about a week before my niece. The next project will be pink as I will have a granddaughter! Until next time!

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14 Comments
  1. January 25, 2011 7:59 am

    Awwwwww, these little booties are absolutely precious, C!! I love the way they are displayed too and being sealed inside the clear ball will keep them clean and safe…..probably forever!!

    Will be looking forward to seeing the little pink booties next :))

    • January 25, 2011 2:55 pm

      I may not do booties for the granddaughter. I was looking at Julie Misters site and am considering doing a piece of baby furniture (or two) in parchment — she has a couple of pieces that I really like.

      • January 25, 2011 3:02 pm

        Oh goodie!!! More excitement, and anxiety, waiting to see what you’ll come up with :)

  2. January 25, 2011 8:41 am

    This is absolutely precious Chiara, I’ve yet to tackle baby booties, but so love them. Thank you for sharing, can’t wait to see the pink ones {wink}….

  3. Nelly Torn permalink
    January 25, 2011 9:15 am

    Lovely booties, Chiara. Don’t worry about them now they are in these ball. I have made mine 10 years ago, I think and they are still very nice in the balls……….at least the pairs I still have.
    Good luck with the pink ones…………

    • January 25, 2011 2:56 pm

      Gosh, Nelly I didn’t realize you made your booties 10 years ago! Now I am very pleased that I found the display ball for these.

      • January 25, 2011 3:04 pm

        I’m going to look around and see if I can find those display balls here because making a special parchment piece and presenting it in that display is a wonderful idea for Christmas this year….or b’days….or “just because”!!! I really love the idea of encasing the work in something that can be displayed easily while protecting the beautiful work we all love creating so much.

  4. January 25, 2011 8:41 pm

    These bootees are gorgeous, absolutely beautiful……
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxxx

    • January 27, 2011 6:23 pm

      Thank you Karen

  5. January 26, 2011 2:46 am

    Well that’s just a lovely creation and so cute inside that ball! Goodness you have been busy – grat to see your work.

    • January 27, 2011 6:24 pm

      Thanks, Robyn. I see you have been busy creating yourself.

  6. SueJ permalink
    January 27, 2011 5:34 am

    The bootees are lovely, they are on my ever growing “to do list!”
    I love the furniture so imaginative and intricate, good luck with it, I will look forward to seeing what you do.

    • January 27, 2011 6:25 pm

      Sue, thanks. We will see about the furniture. I now have 1 project to do before I set on another pair of booties or furniture. I’m a busy little bee, it seems. :)

  7. February 7, 2011 8:36 am

    What a great ideal!I Went out and found the balls at Michael s Craft store also. Could be used for Christmas ornaments to preserve them. Love it.. Thank you for sharing !

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