Thursday, 13 June 2013

Mary Jane Booties

Knocking walls down and having the kitchen rearranged in the final weeks of pregnancy left no choice but to hide away upstairs with some wool for company. Fifi on DVD kept small girl happy while I clicked away using my best bamboo needles.




Using this pattern found on ravelry, and some left over wool I made these super fast booties   easily in an afternoon.  I used Sirdar snuggly baby dk wool  which was lovely to work with, feels very soft and is great value;  I made two pairs of booties, two hats and still had wool to spare despite having started with a left over ball.  Best of all the pattern was quick to finish and looks deliciously  cute. Those purple flower buttons I had been saving for something special finished the booties perfectly.





I have enjoyed looking at them  sitting on the kitchen dresser but even more I have loved looking at them being worn by the small person I was thinking about when I was making them.  Even if she does keep kicking them off!



Lying all cosy in her pram is the best place to be at the moment, looking at all  the rain and wind through the conservatory window  has kept her happy for most of the morning.



She is growing so fast that I need to make some larger shoes for her, I found this pattern which I think I will start while small baby is still happy looking at this miserable weather.


These booties would make a perfect little baby gift.   They make you feel happy just looking at their small cuteness.



What is making you feel cheerful today?


30 comments:

  1. those booties are gorgeous I'm going to give the bigger pattern a try as soon as I get some yarn, hope its not too difficult! Your pram is gorgeous! Lovely reasons to be cheerful!

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    1. Happy to help if you get stuck with the pattern x

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  2. They are so cute, as is baby girl. If only I had a baby to knit lovely things for.

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    1. I feel very lucky, and baby things are very quick to finish thankfully

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  3. They're very cute. I love the blanket she's lying on, did you make it? xxx

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    1. Made by a lovely friend - crafty gifts are the best!

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  4. Awwww, they are so adorable! I wish I was more crafty

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  5. Lovely bootees - beautiful baby! X

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  6. I feel very broody all of a sudden Grace!! Good job we are having a new grandchild soon to cuddle.Your daughter is beautiful and I love her bootees!

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    1. She is a delight, as I am sure your new one will be x

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  7. These are sooooo cute! I LOVE baby shoes. What makes them so adorable??? How tricky was the pattern for a beginner, do you think?
    Carly
    x

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    1. Was really easy and I am very happy to help if you need it. A perfect little new knitter project x

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  8. Oh, those booties are just so cute! x

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  9. Beautiful Booties and Bootiful Mummy!! So clever and perfect on your little bundle! XX

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  10. Those booties are just too cute! Gorgeous colours!!!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for popping by x

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  11. Lovely little booties - glad to hear that you are all well. Jx

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    1. Thank you and thank you for inspiration on your blog!

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  13. Love the booties and the outfit (are they crocheted flowers?) and the baby is adorable! X

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    1. She is adorable and outfit is a shop one but I love the idea of adding flowers to her outfits!

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  14. so sweet! I confess I can't knit..

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  15. They are just lovely. I can't believe you knitted them in an afternoon. I'm afraid they would've taken me much longer. x

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    1. They really were very quick, totally my kind of making!

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Thank you for your lovely comments, they really do brighten my day!