May 15, 2013

Things For Baby Boys (A Virtual Baby Shower) - Baby Boy Shoes

Today I am participating in my first virtual baby shower!!  
This is such cool idea!  Laura from Craftstorming invited me, as well as several others, to this baby shower for one of my favourite bloggy friends, Abby, from Things for Boys.  Abby lives in Australia and her blog is simply AWESOME!  Seriously, there is no end to the tutorials and fantastic recipes on her blog.  After visiting here and browsing the cute things we've made and mailed to Abby for her shower, please hop over to Abby's blog - you will be hooked!


Welcome to the baby shower!!  
This is a complete surprise for Abby, and I hope she will be thrilled that a few of us fellow blog friends from around the world are getting together today to share in the excitement of the arrival of her newest baby BOY!  All of the gifts have been sent to Ros from Sew Delicious and she's on her way to surprise Abby with all of these handmade items.  Congratulations Abby, enjoy the party :)

And now for the presents, or as they say in Australia - the pressies!


These are the wonderful contributors - please click over to each one and have a look at their gorgeous photos!  There will be plenty of photos and details on each blog.  I believe there might even be some tutorials in the mix.

1: Baby Change Mats by Ros from Sew Delicious
2: Flat Teddy by Narelle from Cook Clean Craft
3: Handmade Baby Boy Shoes by Janelle from Emmaline Bags
4: Baby Hats by Jenny from Mend and Make New
5: 
Upcycled Cashmere Baby Pants by Dara from Coffee and Lilacs
6: Nappy / Baby Bag by Jo from Bubala
7: Little Kid Kimono Set by Laura from Craftstorming 

What I am giving:
I made some cute linen baby shoes.  These were a first for me and I hope you like them Abby.  They... well they didn't work out as I hoped, but are still pretty darn cute.  I made them out of indigo linen, and a natural linen with dots, anchors and sailboats.   They are lined with white cotton and open up really nicely to get baby's foot in.   This is not my own pattern, but one from Lena's Patterns (picture and link at bottom).  Her's look so gorgeous in the photo, but mine are a little... crooked. I hope they stay on those cute baby feet for at least one afternoon...



I couldn't send a gift from Canada to Australia with a touch of Canadian culture.  This is not a beanie, Abby - I know you will want to call it that - but it is a toque!  Canadians wear toques for several months of the year, so we know how to pick them.  Well some people do, but I pick mine too large.  This was the smallest Edmonton Oilers toque they had, but it's our famous hockey team, so your new baby has to have one.  Sadly, over the last few years, they are only famous for losing...shhh!


Here is a link to Lena's Patterns for girls and boys. They are pretty adorable!

Lena's Shoe Patterns

Abby, Congratulations to you and your little family on your new arrival.  You already have one gorgeous son and I can't wait to see the new baby.  Enjoy these special days, every moment is a gift!

Take good care!  Now... I need to hop over and see the rest of the presents!!
  Janelle

17 comments:

  1. You are so artistic and you patterns and tutorials are written very clearly.
    I recently bought a 2 cute patterns from a person on etsy and for the life of me I can't figure them out...so confusing and very frustrating....I'm sorry I bought them and don't think I'll ever be able to understand either one...they are both sold by the same person..omg...impossible to follow. Thank you for making all your patterns and tutorials so very easy to follow...Just wanted you to know your appreciated..

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    1. Oh wow, Phyllis! Thank you so much for the validation and appreciation! I need to get some more patterns out there. I'm working on a few ideas ;)

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  2. Those shoes are absolutely adorable, they will look so cute on the baby. I love the fabrics you used!

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    1. Thank you so much Laura. Picking fabrics was the hardest part. But I went with some linen that I already had. Thank you!!

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  3. The baby shoes are so cute Janelle! I certainly didn't notice any crookedness. Haha...I've already called it a beanie, but I will remember to call it a toque from now on. It's almost cold enough to start wearing it ;) Thanks again for this, I feel so special!

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    1. Glad you like them! Unfortunately, you can't tell left from right - but It won't matter! Can't wait to see your new little bundle! Janelle

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  4. What a cool idea - virtual baby shower ! LOVE IT! Love the shoes, and love the fact you sent a toque!!!! So cool! Keep up the great work!
    Lisa

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  5. Great ideas for a baby boys!And the shoes are so cute!!!
    congrats
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/

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  6. Aww, so cute... especially those shoes! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

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  7. Those are so cute! Great gift idea. I'll have to check out that pattern sometime. It looks like it might be a good project for a beginner like me. Saw this on the Craftionary link-up. I posted a couple of things. I'd love for you to visit my blog sometime.

    Gina
    www.ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  8. Everything is addable! Pinned your post. I think my MOPS friends would love this! Join us for Family Fun Friday. Share your posts with 100+ bloggers and 400+ readers.
    http://happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/
    Thanks!
    Monica

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